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Submit an abstract for this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference 2 weeks to go!

13th July 2016

Submit an abstract for this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference – to share your work with delegates through a presentation or poster.

The conference, Health in Wales: The shape of things to come, takes place in Cardiff on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 November 2016.

The conference brings together colleagues from across Wales to explore the challenges that need to be addressed and the opportunities that can be taken to achieve a healthier, happier and fairer Wales for our present and future generations.

Last year, the conference was attended by over 500 people from all four UK nations and across 100 organisations.

Six exciting themes …

The sessions and posters will be considered under the following themes:

  • Engaging communities as equal partners – working with individuals and groups to create an environment that supports their health and wellbeing and reduces health inequalities.
  • Building resilient systems and managing threats – growing a resilient community, health and care system that best meets the needs of our present and future population and protects against emerging health threats.
  • Transforming the delivery of health and care – identifying improvements and innovations to transform health and care service delivery to achieve better outcomes for patients, a more person-centred approach and better meet the needs and expectations of our changing population.
  • Creating a learning and adaptive public sector – working across silos and boundaries to maximise resources and expertise, and share assets and learning to improve health, care and wellbeing.
  • Making prevention a priority – identifying effective ways to influence people’s behaviours and encourage healthier lifestyles to prevent disease and illness and to drive a more preventive approach to policy setting and the provision of services across multiple sectors.
  • Bringing our public with us – involving the public in managing, controlling and deciding about their own care and treatment to enable better outcomes and avoid over-treatment.

Submit your abstract today …

The closing date for entries is 24 July. You can submit your abstract for poster display and/or a presentation – although you will only be selected for one of these formats.

  • All posters will be on display throughout the two days and this provides a great opportunity to share your work with      colleagues in public services across Wales.
  • Successful presentations will be included in a series of parallel breakout sessions – with one breakout session focusing on each theme.

For further details, visit the website today – which provides full details on how to submit your abstract.