PreconNet events

PreconNet events

PreconNet, knowledge and support for training and guidance -conference in Finland, 2021

The Finnish team organised a national online conference on the 17th of February in 2021. The conference were aimed at the Finnish midwife community, including midwives in work life, midwife lecturers and students and other interested professionals from around the country.

The presentations of the day included an introduction of the PreconNet project, a presentation on Life Course and Preconception Health, a presentation of the Finnish midwife education and the international recommendations, the Honey Comb-model, tools and the PCHC-competencies. The program also included presentations from our partners in Belgium and Slovenia, which both included new and innovative approaches to preconception health. The afternoon ended off with a presentation by the chairwoman of The Federation of Finnish Midwives; The role of midwives in sexual and reproductive health.

Thank you to everyone that presented and participated in the conference!

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PreconNet Conference 2020

Scientific and Professional International Conference


Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Primorska, Izola, Slovenia

17th September 2020

Dear All,
You are kindly invited to the scientific and professional international conference »Strategies for promoting preconception health: state of the art and challenges«, organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Primorska. The conference will be held on 17 September 2020, at the aforementioned faculty, address: Polje 42, Izola, Slovenia (classroom 4, Floor 3, entrance from the Izola General hospital), The conference is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 programme (»Cooperation on innovation and exchange of good practices«), therefore participation is free of charge.

At the conference, eminent plenary speakers will participate: dr. Bole Grace, University College London, United Kingdom, and dr. Zalka Drglin, National institute of Public Health, Slovenia, and other notable experts in preconception health from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Klagenfurt, Austria; VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Brugge, Belgium; Faculty of health sciences, University of Ljubljana and Faculty of health sciences, University of Primorska, all project team members of the PreconNet project (»PRECONCEPTION HEALTH OF YOUTH, bridging the gap in and through education«). In the afternoon session, various preconception teaching/learning tools will be presented in a practical workshop. Hence, it is advisable (not mandatory) to bring your own laptop or tablet.

Please register at the following link:

The application for the allocation of license points was applied to the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia, hence, we are waiting for the confirmation. For additional information, please, feel free to contact us at preconnet[at] (Patrik Pucer and Boštjan Žvanut).
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Conference organisation committee

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PreconNet Conference 2019

International Scientific Conference


Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

9th and 10th May 2019

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