FPH Annual Conference and Public Health Exhibition 2016
Public health in a cold climate: Melting hearts and minds with evidence
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing will be heading to the south coast in 2016 for its annual conference. ‘Public health in a cold climate: melting hearts and minds with evidence’ will be held on 14-15 June at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex.
Globally a chill economic wind continues to blow. So, as a public health community, we have an ever greater responsibility to implement the systems, policies and services that are as cost-effective and efficient as possible. Our 2016 conference in Brighton is the opportunity to share the latest evidence, explore new ideas and ensure that current practice is the most effective we can deliver.
We want to bring together ideas, innovative practice and learning from across the full range of public health, from protecting against infection and environmental hazards, to improving care delivery, from new screening programmes to improving health in the populations we serve. Evidence supports all parts of public health – come and share it in Brighton.
Emerging conference themes include:
- Mental health, which is a key focus for Professor John Ashton in the final year of his presidency
- Developing a local authority model for public health
- Putting evidence into practice
- Continuing with the FPH manifesto Start Well, Live Better.
The Royal College of Nursing's expertise in public health nursing will be an intergral part of the conference programme. Some of the sessions included in the programme are principles of nursing aligned to public health as well as health protection and immunisation.
Super-early-bird bookings are now open. In 2015 some of the more popular sessions had a film focus, and we are keen to develop this further in 2016, so we are, for the first time, looking for abstracts for films which will form some of the parallel sessions throughout the event.
We will announce a social programme nearer the date, and this will include a welcome event at the Grand Brighton Hotel on the evening of 13 June and Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Brighton Dome on 14 June.
By bringing together the many streams of the public health community, the three domains of public health and key partners, we will come closer to our ambition of hosting a public health week in 2017.
Brighton is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading conference city, combining a seaside location with a vibrant city atmosphere. Under an hour by rail from London and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport, everything is within walking distance with excellent amenities and thousands of hotel rooms.
Brighton is therefore a popular location, so don’t delay in booking your conference place and accommodation.