Join the 11th EURIPA Rural Health Forum

The 11th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will take place from 6th to 8th October 2022 at Catania, Sicily.

The venue for the Forum is the Diocesan Museum on via Etnea 8, in Catania. 

Programme details

It is anticipated that the programme will consist of two parallel sessions, made up of oral communications, workshops and posters.  An outline of the programme is available here.

Practice visits will be arranged for Saturday morning 8th October but capacity will be limited so please sign up when you register for the Forum.  

The registration fee includes coffee breaks and the welcome reception on the terrace of the Diocesan Museum.  But please note that lunches are not included in the registration fee – delegates will be free to ‘do their own thing’ at lunch time. There are many cafes and hotels in the vicinity of the museum for lunches.

The lunch breaks will enable you to enjoy this time visiting the characteristic fish market or tasting typical Sicilian food in the restaurants and bars nearby which offer also a variety of specialties such as arancini, the refreshing granita and the unique ricotta flavour of the famous cannoli. During the break, you can take a stroll in via Etnea – the high street facing the event’s venue – and enjoy the view of the baroque palaces, go shopping, have a glass of wine al fresco or take a rest in one of the hotels located at walking distance. For the sea enthusiasts, just 2 km from the city centre, there is a pleasant seaside promenade going from the golden sand beaches to the black volcanic lava stone cliffs.

The welcome reception and coffee breaks will take place on the terrace of the Diocesan Museum, featuring an amazing view of the city and Mount Etna.

We will hold the Rural Dinner with typical Sicilian dishes at the “Dimora De Mauro” a building from the beginning of the nineteenth century located in the baroque heart of the historical centre of Catania. It is on Via Gesualdo Clementi, a ten minute walk from the Forum venue.

Places at the Rural Dinner are limited. When you register to attend the Forum you can reserve your place at the Rural Dinner (including wine) and payment of 40 euro will be required at the same time as you make your payment to attend the Forum.

There is an opportunity to explore more of Sicily by taking part in our ‘Tourist Offer’: a bus trip to Syracuse and Ortigia on the afternoon of Saturday 8th October. You can find out more here.  You will need to pay for the 'Tourist Offer' at the same time as you make your payment to attend the Forum.