On March 8, the Centre of Public Health Sciences at University of Iceland, the Faculty of Economics and EDDA co-organised a workshop entitled “Health Consequences of the economic recession in Iceland – areas of emphasis and opportunities in research.” A special guest at the workshop was Dr. Cristopher Ruhm, Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Ruhm is a renowned researcher in the field of Economic Conditions and Health.