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Although our Early Bird rates have now ended please ensure you book onto the conference before 21st September!

Due to uncertainties around “lockdown restrictions”, this event will be held virtually on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September 2021*Available until 27 August 2021

The iHV’s 6th Evidence-based practice conference, “Looking ahead to a fairer future”, 2-day virtual conference is being held on 21 and 22 September 2021.

Our conference programme brings together local, national and international speakers focused on sharing best practice examples and research to improve health visiting practice. This conference will provide a much-needed time of reflection and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on babies, young children and their families, and the services that support them. In particular, the conference will focus on reducing inequalities and this will be explored through a variety of different practice-related topics. What have we learnt from the pandemic? And how can we focus our efforts as we look ahead to the future with a shared ambition to build a fairer society?

Health visitors provide a vital safety-net for all families which is essential if we are serious about reducing inequalities. The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visitors to address key challenges in prevention and earliest intervention work with babies, children and families.

This conference invites all partners interested in evidence-based infant and family public health and health visiting to come together to hear the latest guidance and recommendations. This will include, but is not limited to, health visitors and members of health visiting teams, practitioners working in the early years, commissioners, managers, government officials, third sector organisations, researchers, parents with lived experience and those practising public health nursing in the UK or further afield.

Speakers

Our programme brings you local, national and international speakers.

The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visitors to address key challenges in prevention and earliest intervention work with babies, children and families.

Tickets prices and how to book

Don’t miss out! Book with Earlybird discounts today!*

Earlybird discounts* end in

*Available until 27 August 2021

If you are an iHV Associate member, SCPHN Student member or a Retired member ensure you have your membership number ready to use as a discount code to secure your iHV member discount rate.

If you are an iHV member but you do not know your membership number, please email [email protected].

Please email [email protected] for any other details on how to purchase a ticket.

Call for abstracts - now closed

The iHV is delighted to offer you the opportunity to present your practice development or research at our 5th evidence-based practice conference – “Looking ahead to a fairer future”. This 2-day virtual conference is being held on 21 and 22 September 2021.

Our conference programme brings together local, national and international speakers focused on sharing best practice examples and research to improve health visiting practice. This conference will provide a much-needed time of reflection and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on babies, young children and their families, and the services that support them.

In particular, the conference will focus on reducing inequalities and this will be explored through a variety of different practice-related topics. What have we learnt from the pandemic? And how can we focus our efforts as we look ahead to the future with a shared ambition to build a fairer society?

The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visitors to address key challenges in prevention and earliest intervention work with babies, children and families.

Abstract Topics

Health visitors provide a vital safety-net for all families, which is essential if we are serious about reducing inequalities.

We are open to abstracts which cover at least one of the following priority areas within the breadth of early years public health and health visiting practice, with a focus on reducing inequalities:

  1. Transition to parenthood, including preconception care
  2. Breastfeeding
  3. Perinatal mental health (mothers, fathers and partners)
  4. Infant and child mental health
  5. Healthy nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight
  6. Managing minor illnesses, building health literacy and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  7. Reducing unintentional injuries
  8. The uptake of immunisations
  9. Primary prevention and health promotion in oral health
  10. Child development 0-5 years, including speech, language and communication and school readiness
  11. Sleep
  12. Children with developmental disorders, disabilities and complex health needs
  13. Tobacco, alcohol and substance misuse in the perinatal period
  14. Healthy couple relationships
  15. Teenage parenthood

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstract format:

  • The abstract should be no more than 350 words and provide an overview of your practice development or research, clearly indicating the impact on health visiting practice.
  • Please structure your abstract as follows:
    • aim
    • objectives
    • method
    • results/ outcomes
    • conclusion
    • recommendations.
  • Abstract submission now closed

Abstract Timeline:

  • The abstract submission deadline is now closed.
  • After an iHV peer-review process, participants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for either oral presentation or an e-poster by the end of May.
  • Full guidance on the e-poster and oral presentation delivery format will be provided if your abstract is successful.

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

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Event Details

iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference 2021


2 day conference


Online - virtual conference


Suitable for:

health visitors and members of health visiting teams

practitioners working in the early years

commissioners

managers

government officials

third sector organisations

researchers

parents with lived experience

those practising public health nursing in the UK or further afield


£25 - £175


Event Date

Tuesday 21 September 2021

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