Lectures and seminars Stockholm Public Health Lectures: Diverging trends in premature mortality in the new world

14-05-2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Add to iCal
Other Landstingssalen, Landstingshuset, Hantverkargatan 45, Stockholm

The Department of Public Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine, invites to the lecture "Diverging trends in premature mortality in the new world: winners and losers". Register by 6 May to attend.

The topic of the lecture is the current changes in premature mortality in the US population.

Lecture and speakers

'Death in old age is inevitable, but death before old age is not.' Yet, premature mortality is on the rise among US whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives.

This lecture will discuss a current and pivotal shift in the public health panorama, including its drivers and possible remedies. It shall also address implications of the US trends for European and Swedish settings, and how a similar development may be in the making and/or avoided.


  • Dr Amy Berrington de González, Branch Chief and Senior Investigator, The National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, US and author of seminal work on premature mortality in e.g. The Lancet
  • Associate Professor Andreas Bergh, Senior lecturer, Department of Economics, Lund University and columnist for "Dagens Nyheter"

Moderator: Cecilia Magnusson, Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, KI and Director, Centre of Epidemiology and Community Health, Region Stockholm.

Register by 6 May

To attend the lecture, please register by 6 May via the web form available at folkhälsoguiden.se

If you have registered but are unable to attend the lecture, please unsubscribe by sending an email to folkhalsoguiden.slso@sll.se

About Stockholm Public Health Lectures

The lectures are held by internationally leading experts, taking a popular scientific approach targeting a broad audience. The series focus on key topics in the area of public health, and issues that concern the planning and commissioning of healthcare.

The lectures are held in English, free to attend and targeted to a broad audience Stockholm Public Health Lectures is held twice per semester.



Cecilia Magnusson Adjunct professor