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Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to speak at FPH Conference

We are delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, has been confirmed to deliver the keynote speech at the FPH Annual Conference.

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Panel to discuss genetics and its impact on public health

Don’t miss the debate on the subject of public health and genetics at this year’s conference. Speakers include Hilary Burton, Public Health Genetics Foundation; David Melzer, Peninsula Medical School; Christine Patch, Guy’s Hospital; and Richard Ashcroft, University of London.

Step up and join the conference cuts debate

This year’s conference will have a highly interactive debate about the issue of the moment, the government’s budget cuts. Public health experts should know better than anyone else where budgets need to be made safe, and the value of particular work.

So why not make your argument in public at the conference and then debate it with the audience and the panel on stage. We are asking members to submit a proposal on a particular part of public health work and the need for its budget to be ring fenced. Send your 100 word proposal to us, and then be prepared to step up on stage and defend it on the day. Proposals should be sent to:

Judges select winners of first round of abstract competition

Winners of the first stage of the poster competition have now been notified. Well done to all those who were selected by our tough judging panel. You now go through to the second round of judging and are eligible for one of two prizes on the day.

And relax

Make the Social Media Social your last stop at this year’s conference at Imperial College. A chance to sip a glass of wine with your friends and colleagues , discuss the future of public health and just catch up. Kindly sponsored by Kenyon Fraser.

Written: 02/06/2010 , last modified: 02/06/2010