President’s Welcome Message
It is my great pleasure to announce that the international “Public Health Congress on Maritime Transport and Ports 2022: sailing to the post-COVID-19 era” will take place on 21-22 October 2022 in the historic city of Athens, Greece.
The inaugural congress is being organised by the European Scientific Association for Health and Hygiene in Maritime Transport (EU SHIPSAN ASSOCIATION), in collaboration with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports (MedCruise).
The aim of the event is to bring together experts, scientists, researchers, governmental officials, the maritime industry, port administrations, as well as the related stakeholders to discuss best practices and current research and innovation activities and results in ports and in all types of ships of issues related to i) environmental health and hygiene, ii) prevention of foodborne, waterborne and vector-borne diseases, iii) Norovirus gastroenteritis, COVID-19, influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, iv) crew occupational health, v) cross-border health threats related to maritime transport sector and vi) preparedness and response to infectious diseases.
Let us all take the opportunity to network, enjoy and learn from each other during the Public Health Congress on Maritime Transport and Ports.
We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, Greece in October 2022.
President of the EU SHIPSAN ASSOCIATION
Coordinator of the EU joint actions HEALTHY GATEWAYS & SHIPSAN ACT
Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology
University of Thessaly, Greece