NUNAMED 2019

The Danish Greenlandic Society for Circumpolar Health, Peqqissaasut Kattuffiat (The Greenlandic Nursing Organisation), Grønlands Lægekredsforening, Center for Health Research has the pleasure to invite you to the 10th NUNAMED – a Conference on Medicine and Health in Greenland, October 5 – 7, 2019, in Nuuk.

Since 1991 the NUNAMED conferences have been arranged aproximately every third year in Nuuk with 200-250 participants, mainly from Greenland and Denmark. In 2003 NUNAMED was arranged as part of the ICCH12 congress with participants from all of the Arctic area and and from the Scandinavian countries. Since 2003 the number of participants from countries other than Greenland and Denmark has increased, with an increasing number of participants coming from other countries. Please see the history page (in Danish) for an overview of the history of the NUNAMED conferences.

  • To present current research results related to health in Greenland.
  • To debate current research questions related to health in Greenland across the health disciplines.
  • To improve collaboration on health research in Greenland between the health disciplines and between health districts.

The purposes of the NUNAMED conferences are:

We hope that the number of participants at NUNA MED 2019 will be as high or higher than at earlier NUNAMED conferences. There is still a need for strengthening of health research in Greenland to improve treatment, prevention and health promotion.

In attachment to NUNAMED 2019 research courses on PhD and Master levels will be held October 2 – 4, 2019. Further information will follow.

For junior researchers living in Denmark a presentation competition will be held April 2019. The best presentation will be awarded with participation in NUNAMED 2019.

Abstract submission deadline is August 15, 2019.

NUNAMED takes place October 5 – 7, 2019, in Nuuk.

Kind regards,

Danish Greenlandic Society for Circumpolar Health
Peqqissaasut Kattuffiat 
Grønlands Lægekredsforening
Greenland Center for Health Research

Contact: post@nunamed.org
Post adress: NunaMed,  Box 2031, 3900 Nuuk
Webmaster: ako@ssi.dk

For more information, visit the official website (please note, much is in Danish).


PhD course in community based health research – methods and strategies.

In connection with the NUNAMED conference, a PhD-course will be held on community based health research from the 2nd to the 7th of October 2019. The course will be focusing on:

  • Arctic Population modeling its future by levels of education
  • Demographic measures
  • Participatory research methods
  • Community engagement
  • Ethical challenges
  • Multidisciplinary research
  • Good practices of study design.

Registration deadline: 1st of August 2019

Read more about the course here or contact Gert Mulvad (gm@peqqik.gl) for inquiries.