2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting | Pandemics, Conflicts, Climate Change: New Roles and Challenges for National Public Health Institutes

Stockholm in winter

The 2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting will be held on November 30-December 2, 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden. This year's theme will be Pandemics, Conflicts, Climate Change: New Roles and Challenges for National Public Health Institutes.

In recent years, the world has faced crises affecting public health – directly or indirectly. The COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, and climate crisis have had multiples consequences, including on national and global economies and on food security, with an effect on populations’ health and wellbeing, often exacerbating health inequalities.  

The participation of national public health institutes in the management of these crises has often deeply changed their institutional environment, their role in national health systems, and their organization and practices.  

IANPHI and its members have reviewed the impact of those crises and examined them through different lenses with initiatives such as the COVID-19 lessons learned exercise and report and the IANPHI Roadmap for Action on Health and Climate Change.   

To address populations’ new health needs and support decision-making to protect and improve the health of the populations in the context of these crisis, NPHIs have to go through a transformation.  

How can we build that transformation based on the lessons learned from the different crises? 

Preliminary Program and Format

While the meeting will be held in person (pending the evolution of the COVID-19 situation), some sessions will also be offered virtually.


To register to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting either virtually or in person, please contact the IANPHI Secretariat at secretariat@ianphi.org.   

If you would like to make any change regarding your registration information, please contact the Secretariat at secretariat@ianphi.org.   

Practical Information

Event Venue

The meeting will take place at the Scandic Continental Hotel, located at Vasagatan 22, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden.

Hotel contact: continental@scandichotels.com | +46 8 51734200

The hotel is located in the city center. It is a two-minute walk from Stockholm Central Station.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel rooms have been pre-booked at the same hotel as the meeting, the Scandic Continental Hotel.

Participants need to book their room themselves by following this link and use the IANPHI code BFOL291122 to benefit from preferential rates and to change or cancel the reservation free of charge until 6pm local time on the day of arrival. The code is valid until October 6, 2022

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Airport Transfers

  • From Stockholm Arlanda  

By train: the Arlanda Express will take you to Stockholm Central Station every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. The travel time is 18 minutes. It costs extra to purchase a ticket onboard the train, so it is recommended to buy tickets online, at the airport information desks or from a ticket machine. 

By taxi: it takes 40-45 minutes to reach the hotel depending on traffic.  

  • From Stockholm Bromma  

By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operate from Bromma Stockholm Airport once or twice every hour on weekdays. Travel time is 20 minutes. Ticket can be bought online or on the bus. 

By taxi: it takes approximatively 20 minutes to reach the hotel depending on traffic.  

  • From Stockholm Skavsta  

By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches depart from Stockholm Skavsta Airport to Stockholm multiple times a day. The trip last 80 minutes.  

By taxi: it takes approximatively one hour to reach the hotel depending on traffic.  

  • From Västerås Airport 

By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operate between Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm C on some days. Travel time is 80 minutes. 

By taxi: it takes approximatively one hour to reach the hotel depending on traffic.


The monetary unit in Sweden is the krona SEK (plural “kronor”).

Please note that Sweden has yet to ratify the Euro treaty, which means that you cannot pay using Euros (€) – or other currencies than SEK – in cash.

Please note that Sweden is a mostly cashless society. Most of the country’s bank branches have stopped handling cash; many shops, museums and restaurants now only accept plastic or mobile payments. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden at banks, hotels, stores, restaurants, or taxis.

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Average temperatures in Stockholm in December: -3°C to 1°C | 27°F to 34°F

Daily sunshine hours in December: 2 hours

Average rainfall days in December: 18 days


Due to the pandemic, different rules and requirements can apply depending on countries. Before traveling, participants should check the rules in their own country and in Sweden by following this link

About the Host Institute

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health. The agency also works to ensure that the population is protected against communicable diseases and other health threats. Their vision statement: a public health that strengthens the positive development of society.

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2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden