Swiss TPH Symposia

Each year the Institute organises both, a Spring and an Autumn Symposium. To bring a variety of current issues and topics to the forefront, and tap the magnitude of knowledge at the Swiss TPH, the theme of each Symposium, as well as the hosting department or unit, always differs.

Films for Health: an Indo-Swiss Partnership

31 March and 1 April 2015

Basel, Switzerland

Experience of caregivers and family of an aging parent with dementia in Pune, India. A retired Sanskrit scholar with Alzheimer’s dementia is by turns philosophical, wise, loving, angry and childlike. Discussion with directors Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar and principal actor Mohan Agashe and cocktails to follow.

Spotlight on health and social content in cinema, the experience of Indian partners, as well as health, education and scientific communication from Indian and Swiss perspectives.

Spring Symposium 2015

April 23, 2015, Basel, Switzerland


Since the early 1970s, participatory approaches involving community members have been used in the public health sector as a strategy to improve the quality of health services as well as their accessibility. The Swiss TPH Spring Symposium 2015 invites health sector specialists, NGOs, academia and government representatives to reflect on the question of the value of Community Participatory Approaches in Public Health from both, research and implementation perspectives.