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FPH Annual Conference and Public Health Expo 2017

Public health beyond borders: driving change with evidence

20-21 June 2017
The International Centre, Telford

Conference 2016 debate


Be part of the debate!

Social & networking events
Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony: evening of 19 June 2017
Conference Party: evening of 20 June 2017

Speakers include:

  • Professor John Middleton – President of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Duncan Selbie – Chief Executive of Public Health England
  • Professor Gillian Leng – Deputy Chief Executive, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Professor Dame Anne Johnson – Chair and Vice-Dean, External Relations, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, UCL
  • Dr Frank Atherton – Chief Medical Officer, Wales
  • Dr Anna Cichowska – Programme Manager, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Aileen Clarke – Professor of Public Health and Health Services Research, Warwick Medical School
  • Simon Capewell MD DSc – Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Liverpool
  • David McCoy – Professor of Global Public Health, Queen Mary University London
  • Dr Tara Garnett – Food Climate Research Network, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
  • Mike Rayner – Professor of Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Population Health
  • Liz Noakes – Assistant Director, Health & Wellbeing, Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Professor Rod Thomson – Director of Public Health for Shropshire
  • Andrea Lee – Healthy Air campaigner for environmental law organisation ClientEarth
  • Professor Mark Gamsu – Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Hamish Reid – Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Dr Helen Walters – Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Consultant Advisor, NIHR NETSCC, University of Southampton
  • Alex Bax – Chief Executive, Pathway

Having introduced 'Evidence Into Practice' as a secondary theme for the 2016 conference, it now becomes the main theme for 2017.

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 2017 conference in Telford 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 all four UK nations and from across the full range of public health activities, 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 Telford.

Delegates will be grappling with such thorny issues as:
  • How can public health save the planet?
  • The UK’s humanitarian role post-Brexit
  • What will the public health workforce look like in 10 years’ time?

We hope in to announce conference partners very soon.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Telford International Centre is a purpose-built conference venue with on-site hotels and is centrally located in the heart of the Midlands, so it is easy to get to from anywhere in the UK.

The surrounding area is one of the country's industrial heartlands and boasts stunning locations. Shropshire was the birthplace of Charles Darwin and the Industrial Revolution and is home to the UNESCO world heritage site the Ironbridge Gorge.

What they said about FPH conference 2016:

"The launch was surprisingly lively with music and dancing. The message was that public health is fun! There were many genuine enquiries. Delegates wanted to achieve real change. We met a large number of delegates working in public health departments in councils. Some were councillors in addion to that role. It was a very worthwhile and enjoyable two days. We would love to exhibit again at next year’s conference" - Becky Reynolds, Bricycles

"The Health Careers website is under a year old, so the conference has been a valuable opportunity to make lots of useful contacts willing to help us develop the site" - Jonathan Bardill, Public Health Careers Website Manager

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