On 1 May 2024, Public Health Scotland, the Faculty of Public Health, and the Scottish Directors of Public Health Group will join together to host a major public health Conference in Glasgow at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.
This new collaboration between Scotland’s leading public health organisations will bring together Scottish public health practitioners, policymakers, academics, and third sector colleagues to discuss the latest research and practice in public health.
With the Scottish public health workforce leading programmes to tackle major health issues including stalling life expectancy, climate change, rising rates of drug deaths, and child poverty, this Conference represents an opportunity for the entire public health community in Scotland to come together, face-to-face, to share knowledge and drive forward work to protect and improve health for the people of Scotland.
Speakers including Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity), Professor Magdalena Harris (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and Professor Kevin Fenton (President of the Faculty of Public Health) will address delegates throughout the day, alongside poster and parallel sessions showcasing the latest work in public health.
Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, President of the Faculty of Public Health said
“The Faculty of Public Health is so pleased to join with Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Directors of Public Health to host this new Conference.
Given the current challenges and emerging threats to the public's health, the conference is an important and timely opportunity to bring together Scotland's public health community to discuss and develop our practice, and forge new avenues for collaboration.”
Paul Johnson, Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland said
“Public Health Scotland is grateful to be able to work closely with our partners at the Faculty of Public Health and the Scottish Directors of Public Health to deliver this new Conference that will embolden Scotland’s vision for public health.
“The event will enable all who are working to address Scotland’s public health challenges to come together in the spirit of collaboration and innovation, and will provide a real opportunity to align our collective commitment and determination to improving health outcomes across our country.”
Tim Allison, Scottish Directors of Public Health Group said
“Directors of Public Health are delighted to welcome the conference and it is a great opportunity to demonstrate joint working for health improvement, health protection and quality improvement with Public Health Scotland and the Faculty of Public Health.
The conference will help strengthen work on shared national priorities and enable people from local teams and the wider public health community to meet together, sharing ideas and work from across the regions of Scotland.”
You can register for the Conference and find out more here.