keynote speaker Gert Mulvad

Gert Mulvad
Centre for Primary Health
Nuuk, Greenland

Challenges for Health and Well-being in the Arctic. Local Capacity Building Strengthens the Arctic Collaboration.

Gert Mulvad is a family physician at the Centre for Primary Health Care in Nuuk, Greenland. He graduated in medicine from Copenhagen University in 1981. He has been working in Nuuk since 1986. He is married to a Greenlandic wife Amalie Jessen and has 3 children Uiloq, Inunnguaq and Jakob all raised and educated in Greenland. In 1990-2005 Gert was co-chairing the Greenland Autopsy Study involving more than 10 Universities with Arctic Health research.

In 2000 he was appointed as Associate Researcher at the Centre of Arctic Environmental Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark. His research fields are Traditional Food Risk and Benefit, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Family Health and Ethics. Since the Start of Arctic Council 1991 active in AMAP Human Health working group and the Arctic Human Health Expert Group (AHHEG), and in the International Union for Circumpolar Health and Circumpolar Inuit Health Steering Committee. From 2012 on - Chair of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

He serves at the International Advisory Board of the Thule Institute, Oulu University in Finland, is Vice Chair of the Arctic Health and well-being network under the University of the Arctic. He has been the Scientific Advisor at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center, Canada. He serves in many committees involved in health care delivery, research and education and social affairs in Greenland.