Posted on February 17, 2009


Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway, with 170.000 inhabitants in the city proper. The Trondheim Region is growing, currently reaching 260.000 inhabitants. Trondheim was founded in 997 by Viking King Olav Trygvasson. A 18-meter (58-foot) high statue of the King stands at the center of the town square. The city is today a center of education, technical and medical research, with 30.000 students. To read more about Trondheim please visit:


St.Olav University Hospital

St. Olav’s Hospital is a health enterprise and university hospital in the Central Norway health region, an area which consists of three counties with a total of 700,000 inhabitants.

In the new University Hospital patient treatment, research and teaching are integrated functions. The new University Hospital is being built at Øya in the central part of Trondheim. The first clinical centers were completed in 2006. The entire project will be completed in 2015.

The hospital project consists of new buildings and a new organization. The center model is introduced in the hospital from 2000. The hospital management consists of managing director an seventeen heads of department. The Faculty of Medicine has reorganized its departments corresponding to the centers.

The University Hospital in Trondheim is the first university in Norway which completely integrates patient treatment, research and teaching. The hospital will have a total area of 197 500m2. From this will 49,500 m2 be used to university and teaching functions.


Conference venue

Øya helsehus

Øya Helsehus was opened in 2008. Located in close proximity to St. Olav University Hospital, the modern facilities are housing a local nursing home as well as the University College of Sør-Trøndelag and the Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. In addition to Øya Helsehus, the conference will utilize smaller rooms in adjacent buildings for parallel sessions and in-depth group discussions.