External Events Listing
21 May 2013Launch of the BNF Task Force report – Nutrition and Development: short- and long-term consequences for healthLocation: The Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PEThe British Nutrition Foundation is holding a conference to launch its latest Task Force report on ‘Nutrition and Development: short- and long-term consequences for health’. The report looks in detail at the vulnerable periods during early life where impaired growth or development may lead to chronic disease in later life. It describes the key issues relating to the critical windows of early life development with particular focus on the development of the gut and nervous system, and the perinatal effects of sex hormones in the programming of disease in later life. The report also examines the effects of early life diet and nutrition on chronic disease later in life. The areas examined include: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, bone health, allergic disease and asthma, and cognitive function.The conference is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and the Association for Nutrition.
For more information: http://www.nutrition.org.uk/bnfevents/events/task-force-report-launch
28 May 2013Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AETo mark the bicentenary of the birth of John Snow, the Royal Society of Medicine section for Epidemiology & Public Health is holding a meeting on 'Urban health and communicable disease'.Aims
- To demonstrate that 200 years after the birth of John Snow, communicable disease is still a major factor in urban health.
To raise awareness of the issue of urban health and its long association with communicable disease, identification of vulnerable groups in society today and looking at the impact of social and environmental factors
To increase awareness of some of the challenges associated with treating patients within target population groups with communicable disease
To provide a forum whereby awareness is raised of available services and how these can be accessed
For more information: http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/epd03.php
20 June 2013Location: 20 June 2013, Concorde Centre, Manchester Airport
The UK’s only dedicated learning and development forum for everyone with a responsibility for health and safety in social care, organised by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS).
Featuring expert speakers, breakout sessions, exhibition networking, a safety risk helpdesk and awards luncheon. Key speakers include: Margaret Flynn - Serious Case Review Chair, Winterbourne View Castlebeck; Professor Gillian Leng – NICE; and Sarah Waller – Programme Director, King’s Fund.
Organiser: Sarah Byrne, Mosaic Events, Tel: 0845 6434 812, Email: email@example.com
For more information: www.nashics.org
24 June - 26 June 2013Conference Chair: Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public HealthBristol
The conference will inform international perspectives on:
- Healthy and Creative Ageing - how cultural interventions promote healthy ageing
- Global Health Inequalities and Culture - how cultural interventions respond to health inequalities in different parts of the world
Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing - how cultural interventions contribute to wellbeing and a healthy society
With a particular focus on:
- The latest research and new methodologies
- The dissemination of international research and evaluation
- Local, regional, national, and international policy development
- Developing national and international collaborations and networks
- Museums and Health
- Arts in healthcare settings
Early Bird £350
Full Cost £450
For more information: http://www.ahsw.org.uk/IntConf.aspx
24 June - 30 June 2013Child Safety Week is CAPT’s flagship campaign. The theme for this year is “Be a safety hero”. The theme builds on existing campaign messaging for parents, carers and grandparents that it’s the small things that they do every day that make the biggest difference in keeping their children safe from serious accidents. Despite the constant demands and trials of family life, busy parents take steps day in day out to keep their children safe. It’s these small things they do day after day that make them a hero to their children.
For local practitioners working to make a difference to local children the messaging is that from the small things they do, like a health visitor mentioning hot drinks risks when visiting a single mother in her crowded flat to the bigger things like a children’s centre manager organising accident prevention sessions for their parents, they all make a difference to children in their community and that makes them a safety hero.Organisers of local CSW events are offered free resources (limited print versions available for key groups and the rest downloadable) and supplementary downloads. The free resources are intended to offer organisers the information they may need about organising an event, partnership working and the essential information they need to adequately convey safety messages to parents, carers and families. The emphasis is on making events engaging and fun.
For more information: www.childsafetyweek.org.uk
26 June 2013Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Health and Wellbeing Boards and Public Health England - integration, funding and commissioningLocation: Central London
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Richard Gleave, Chief Operating Officer, Public Health England and Tim Baxter, Head, Public Health Policy and Strategy Unit, Department of HealthThis Westminster Health Forum seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss key implementation issues in the move of public health responsibility to local authorities, following the authorisation of Public Health England (PHE) and Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) in April.Sessions will focus on the challenges and opportunities PHE faces in protecting and improving the nation's health and wellbeing, the role HWBs will play in integrating care services, the commissioning and provision of public health services, and how PHE and HWBs will work alongside other bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups, Healthwatch and the NHS Commissioning Board.Click here> for more details or to book on.
27 June - 29 June 2013The Congress will take place at the prestigious new Royal College of General Practitioners Conference facility, 30 Euston Square.
The Congress Theme will explore “Breaking down the barriers: reducing health inequalities for Europe’s children and young people”.Aims of the CongressThe reduction of health inequalities for young people has been a major theme dominating EUSUHM Congresses since 2005 – for example there is a tenfold difference in infant and child mortality across the European Region and every year 200,000 children die before the age of five, 40% within the first month of life.
The aims of this London Congress are to identify the causes of these inequalities, the actions which have the potential to reduce them and the stakeholders and opinion formers, including politicians, whose actions can help to achieve the improvements to which we all aspire.
We wish to achieve a consensus at the Congress about the measures that are required and then develop strategies that will enable us to implement these measures and start to address the inequalities. A robust process of evaluation will be required that will be capable of identifying and measuring any progress towards achieving these aims that is made in the coming years.
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4 July 2013The University of Manchester is pleased to announce the 2nd Festival of Public Health UK will be taking place at the University of Manchester on July 4th.
Full details of the event can be found at www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk where you can register and submit abstracts. The abstract submission process is open straight away and it will close on 31st May.The guest speakers will be providing plenary lectures and workshops at the festival. These include:Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England 1998 – 2010
Professor David Colquhoun, Creator, DC’s Improbable Science, University College London
Professor Ian Jacobs, Dean of Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester
Professor Tony Redmond, Chair, Foreign Medical Teams Working Group, World Health Organisation
Professor Darren Shickle, Head of Academic Unit of Public Health, University of Leeds
Dr Michael Donmall, Director, National Drugs Evidence Centre
Dr Arpana Verma, Director, Manchester Urban Collaboration on HealthThis year the Festival will start earlier and finish earlier (10 – 5), have improved delegate materials, and we will provide lunch and tea/coffee. There will be a small charge for the Festival to take these changes into account but we have kept these low to keep the festival accessible to as many people as possible, with prices starting at £20 for concessions. The rates will be staggered over time so we advise booking early to make the most of the cheapest rates. Please see the website for more information.If you have any further queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk
8 July 2013Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AEThe day is aimed at students as well as clinical/non-clinical professionals at an early stage in their career. Speakers will outline the current and future challenges in population health, to give an insight into potential areas of work and study. There will be sessions offering practical advice on matters such as funding, training, and fieldwork, and the opportunity to interact with other students and professionals in public health and epidemiology
For more information: http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/epd04.php
15 July 2013Central LondonThe migration and transition of public health to local authorities is now complete. Public Health England has formally taken on leadership of public health and has developed a strategy to protect health, address inequalities, and improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.
These changes provide a unique opportunity to develop and deliver coordinated strategies and plans of action across local government, leveraging the combined efforts of multiple local authority teams and health system partners to improve the health of local communities.
Our Improving Public Health Conference will deliver a comprehensive overview of the national strategy and key priorities from Public Health England. Evidence sessions exploring five key health issues have been developed to deliver the key guidance about what works in delivering prevention and to help teams identify where to start.Speakers Include:• Chair: Dr Janet Atherton, President Association of Directors of Public Health and Director of Public Health, Sefton Council
• Professor Mike Kelly, Public Health Centre Director, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
• Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive, Addaction
• Dr Annmarie Connelly Director, Health Equity and Impact, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
• Dr Jessica Allen, Deputy Director of the Institute of Health Equity, University College London
• Councillor Jonathan McShane Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, London Borough of Hackney
• Joanna Saunders, Head of Health Improvement Rotherham Public Health, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
• Dr Andrew Furber, Director of Public, Health Wakefield Council
• Andrea Duncan, Programme Manager, Sexual Health and HIV, Department of Health