The following provides an up to date list of conferences and events. It includes both UKHCN and external events. Where possible we have included a direct link to conference programmes and a booking link. If you would like us to include your event please use our address.
Future Automobility Colloquium: Does the car have a sustainable and ethical future? WindsorFeature
2nd June 2014
This Colloquium will provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on issues relating to the detrimental social and environmental impact of cars and discuss the mechanisms required for a sustainable and ethical future for the automobile. The colloquium will explore power dynamics and issues of governance in determining how policy can be structured to enable a smooth transition, whilst considering the possibility of disproportionate effects on groups in society. The event will bring together experts from a wide range of backgrounds and differing opinions and skill-sets.
Health and Wellbeing Boards, Public Health England, and the Next Steps for Public Health Policy NEWFeatureNew
3rd June 2014
This seminar will give delegates an opportunity to discuss the progress and next steps for Health and Wellbeing Boards and Public Health England (PHE), and the impact of the return of public health to local authorities.
Designing in Good Health NEWFeatureNew
3rd June 2014
Health and Planning has been highlighted in the recent Greater Manchester Sector-Led Improvement approach to addressing Public Health measures, as a fundamental topic to develop now that public health has transitioned into local authority. This workshop is aimed at public health and planning managers to showcase best practice that exists across Greater Manchester and the national context to help drive health outcomes. Speakers include Stephen Hewitt, Public Health Manager and healthy City Co-Ordinator for Bristol.
Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities NEWFeatureNew
3rd June 2014
This one-day event hosted by the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) will feature presentations on research findings. Building on over a decade of research, the SLRG has been developing new understandings of the processes which lead to changes in people’s lifestyles, behaviours and practices.
The Future of School Nursing – Embodying Principles of Public HealthFeatureNew
5th June 2014
This Westminster Briefing on 05 June in London will explore the evolving role of school nurses and the key challenges faced within the school setting; examine local solutions to excellent school nursing; and help to develop action points.
Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote SeminarFeature
5th June 2014
Building Britain's Low Carbon Future NEWFeatureNew
5th June 2014
The Carbon Plan: Delivering our low carbon future, published by the government in December 2011, set out the Coalition's vision to create a greener and more sustainable economy in line with 2020 targets. The plan set out a robust legislative framework to protect consumer bills and attract new investment in low carbon infrastructure, industries and jobs. But what progress has been made? What more can be done to safeguard the planet for future generations? This will examine the current progress made on delivering this agenda, explore the future thinking, policy and practice behind delivering Britain's green future and provide the opportunity to network with stakeholders across private, public and third sectors.
The Future for Affordable Rent and Social Housing NEWFeatureNew
5th June 2014
Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote Seminar
Greening Education NEWFeatureNew
9th June 2014
Govtoday is pleased to announce Greening Education 2014 in association with the Carbon Trust. The conference will discuss exactly how leaders within the education sector can set a sufficiently sustainable precedent for the young people they teach to follow.
Sustainable Development in the National Planning Policy Framework NEWFeatureNew
10th June 2014
The Sustainable Development Research Network is hosting an evening seminar, which will explore how sustainable development is being addressed through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Department for Communities and Local Government's Chief Planner, Steve Quartermain, will provide a scene-setting presentation, followed by brief responses from different sectors to stimulate panel and audience discussion. The seminar will be followed by informal networking and refreshments.
Urban Areas as Systems – Adapting for the Future NEWFeatureNew
10th June 2014 - 11th June 2014
This Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) Network Assembly event will provide an opportunity to find out about current research projects looking at adaptation and the UK’s built environment and infrastructure. The event is aimed at academic researchers as well as those working in policy and practice. There is no charge for attending the Assembly.
Launch of the Smart Communities report – Working Together to Save Energy? NEWFeatureNew
11th June 2014
The objective of the Kingston University Smart Communities project was to explore the potential and challenges of community action as a route to energy consumption reduction. This event will bring together a group of people from academic, policy and practitioner domains to hear about and discuss the results – with key themes including: community action, energy consumption feedback, the process of change, working with schools and developing energy know-how. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Fred Steward (Professor of Innovation and Sustainability in the Policy Studies Institute), a response from Fiona Booth (Head of Community Energy in DECC), and contributions from some of the local people, groups and institutions that were involved in the project.
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Tackling Food Poverty in the UK NEWFeatureNew
12th June 2014
This will provide all people working with or alongside those who are in food poverty with an in depth overview around the current policy and thinking relating to the provision and future of services to tackle this important issue.
UCL ISR Public Lecture- ‘New Environmentalism and the Circular Economy’ NEWFeatureNew
16th June 2014
This public lecture hosted by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources will explore the need to move away from a linear model of consumption and production where we extract, produce, use and throw away, to a circular economy model.
Children's Voices – a vision for Belfast NEWFeatureNew
16th June 2014
Belfast City Hall | 10.00am-1.15pm
Belfast primary schools present their views on the city
Keynote Address: Sue Rumbold, Child Friendly Leeds
Warmer, Healthier and Fairer: Towards a New Framework for Tackling Fuel Poverty NEWFeatureNew
19th June 2014
Planning Convention – Meeting the Challenge: How will Planners Shape the Future NEWFeatureNew
24th June 2014
The takes place on 24th June in London. This year's conference includes two sessions on The health and sustainable urbanisation challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Healthier Choices, Healthier LivesFeatureNew
25th June 2014
This – which takes place on 25 June in Edinburgh – will consider Scotland's strategy to promote a balanced diet and active lifestyle, establish health improvements in communities and making healthier choices easier for consumers.
Rural Revitalization, BristolFeatureNew
26th June 2014
Shoreditch Research Services is staging a one day conference called ‘Rural Revitalization’ at Bristol University, which will focus on the range of issues that face the future development of rural towns and communities.Full Details
Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference – Glo-cal Health – Making a World of Difference NEWFeature
2nd July 2014 - 3rd June 2014
This – with confirmed speakers including Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health – will reflect on the connections and relationships between global and local public health challenges and interventions, with a special emphasis on creativity and the arts.
Men, Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference NEWFeatureNew
7th July 2014 - 8th July 2014
This conference will bring together experts from around the world who research men and masculinities in relation to health, lifestyle, consumption and wellbeing. There will be an emphasis on critical, qualitative research which draws on men’s voices and priorities, including men who are marginalised in terms of social class, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity and age. The conference will be of interest to researchers, health professionals and policy makers.
7th International Urban Design Conference NEWFeatureNew
1st September 2014 - 3rd September 2014
The 7th International Urban Design Conference, ‘Designing Productive Cities’, will explore the framework required for creating today’s cities, and the process of designing and shaping our cities to make them more functional, attractive and sustainable. Conference streams include: Urban Informatics / Smart Cities; Active Transport; Financing for Compact Cities; Strategic Planning; Whole City Thinking; and International Design. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 May 2014.
Annual UK-Ireland Planning Conference NEWFeatureNew
9th September 2014 - 11th September 2014
The UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference will provide a leading forum to discuss contemporary planning issues and the position of the planning profession in the 21st century. There will be a range of conference themes including: Future Proofing Society (Climate change, demographic change, health, resilience); Planning Policy and Governance (Neighbourhood Planning; Localism, Strategic Planning); Urban Design and the Public Realm; Smart Cities; and Mobility and Transportation Policy.
Public Health England Annual Conference, WarwickFeature
16th September 2014 - 17th September 2014
The conference will bring together those working in public health, from national and local government, industry, academia, the voluntary and community sector, and the NHS, to share knowledge and learn from each other.
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UK Congress on Obesity, BirminghamFeature
16th September 2014 - 17th September 2014
The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) will be holding its first annual conference. Submissions for presentations are currently being accepted.
Active by Design, LondonFeature
18th September 2014
Active by Design is the Design Council's response to the current major health crisis caused by many people's very low levels of activity, and a lack of access to healthy food.
This major conference, taking place in September 2014 to conincide with London Design Festival, aims to inspire and act as a catalyst for national change by sharing success stories of how design is helping people to live fitter, healthier lives.
Tipping the Balance: Tackling Health Inequalities through Tobacco Control NEWFeatureNew
18th September 2014 - 19th September 2014
This ASH Wales conference will hear tobacco control experts from across the UK and abroad speak about the latest strategies, policies, research and innovative approaches to tackling health inequalities through tobacco control.
Alcohol Policy in Practice NEWFeatureNew
22nd September 2014 - 25th September 2014
This course offers robust and current learning about issues in alcohol policy and practice, and a unique opportunity to network with leading academics and policy-makers.
Mental Wellbeing in All Policies: The 8th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, LondonFeature
24th September 2014 - 26th September 2014
An over-arching objective for the previous world conferences has been developing a more comprehensive appreciation of what it means to be mentally healthy. Consequently, the 2014 Congress will take a proactive approach in highlighting the need for the promotion of mental wellbeing in all groups of society. It will highlight the broad range of impacts of mental wellbeing and how action to promote mental health is therefore relevant to a broad range of organizations. Abstracts for the upcoming 8th Congress are welcome and registration is now open.
International Healthy Cities Conference NEWFeatureNew
22nd October 2014 - 25th October 2014
If you want to learn from the innovative and good practices of healthy cities across WHO regions, this 25th anniversary conference is for you!. The conference website is now live and you can register your delegations and submit case study abstracts (deadline is 09 June) on-line – please submit as many case studies as possible! The fees will be 400/250 Euro until 31 July and 500/300 Euro thereafter (see website for information regarding what is included in the fee and who is eligible to pay full and reduced fees). Further information is available from Connie Petersen .
City Health 2014:- ‘Engaging diverse communities in urban health and well-being’.Feature
3rd November 2014 - 4th November 2014
Venue: Casa 400 Hotel, in Amsterdam
AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) and the Trimbos-instituut are delighted to invite you to City Health 2014 organised by Knowledge•Action•Change
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7th European Public Health Conference, Glasgow - ‘Mind the Gap: Reducing Inequalities in Health and Health Care’FeatureNew
19th November 2014 - 22nd November 2014
The 7th European Public Health Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 19 to 22 November 2014.
12th International Conference On Urban Health NEWFeatureNew
9th March 2015 - 12th March 2015
The conference, organised by the International Society for Urban Health, will focus on Urban Health for Sustainable Future: Post 2015 Agenda.
16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health NEWFeatureNew
17th March 2015 - 21st March 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE
The conference is a call for a collective resolution to fight tobacco through cohesion and integration of tobacco control in two broad health and development agendas for achievement of common goals.
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