“Unlocking public health challenges of our time”
14th November 2017
Cambridge Institute of Public Health
The Cambridge Institute of Public Health (CIPH) annual conference will explore how researchers at the CIPH are working together to tackle major health challenges facing our population today and over the coming decades. Such challenges include those identified in the report, Improving the health of the public by 2040, which was produced in collaboration with CIPH researchers as well as the following topics:
- Ageing population with multiple morbidities
- Resource Depletion and inequalities
- Behaviour determinants of health
- Resistant Infectious Diseases
- Methodology and standardization
Leading researchers and health professionals from across the CIPH will highlight some of the trailblazing public health work that is currently being carried out to improve the health of the public, with leading external speakers providing additional context and chairing the sessions, including:
- Ms Fiona Godlee: Editor, BMJ
- Professor Dame Anne Johnson: Chair & Vice-Dean, External Relations, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, UCL
- Professor Dame Carol Black: Expert Adviser on Health & Work to the Department of Health & Public Health England
- Dr Afzal Chaudhry: Chief Medical Information Officer, Cambridge University Hospitals
- Dr Branwen Hennig: Senior Portfolio Lead in Population Health, Science Division, Wellcome Trust
- Dr David Pencheon: Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
We are also pleased to announce that this year’s key note lecture will be given by Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health at the World Health Organisation.
Background of the CIPH
Now in its fourth year, the annual Cambridge Institute of Public Health conference and lecture series presents an opportunity for public health researchers, policymakers and professionals to come together, discover and discuss the latest public health research breakthroughs at Cambridge.
CIPH is a multidisciplinary partnership of public health researchers and professionals, based at the University of Cambridge. We generate knowledge and evidence to improve public health, using our research, teaching and analysis to promote well-being, prevent disease and reduce health inequalities. We engage with policymakers and collaborate with public health practitioners, commissioners, academia, the private sector, communities and the public to create impact from our work. Our members include units of Public Health England, the Medical Research Council, PHG Foundation and departments of the University’s School of Clinical Medicine. Visit: www.iph.cam.ac.uk.
Logistics and Registration
The conference will run from 9:20-18:30 followed by a short drinks reception.
Places at this event are free but limited, please book now to secure your space.
Further information will be available here shortly.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, delivered the 2016 CIPH Annual Public Health Lecture, entitled: The (In)Discipline of Public Health on 23 November.
The lecture followed the 2016 CIPH Annual Public Health Conference, which examined the interface between infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases.
10.30 Opening Speech with Professor Carol Brayne, Director, Cambridge Institute of Public Health
10.50 Talks – Bridging the gap: public health and the interface with infectious diseases – with Gordon Dougan, Ann Prentice and Margaret Stanley. Introduced/chaired by Aliko Ahmed
13.30 Talks – Risk and Susceptibilities across transmissible and non-transmissible diseases – with Dr Lydia Drumright, Ros Parkes-Ratanshi, Angelique Mavrodaris and Farida Mayanja. Chaired by Sheila Bird
16.10 Short talks – Translating knowledge across transmissible and non-transmissible diseases – with James Wood, Ashley Moffett, Nick Brown and Dani De Angelis. Chaired by Peter Bradley
17.20 Closing speech: Professor Carol Brayne
18.00 Annual Lecture: “The (In)Discipline of Public Health” with Professor Dame Sally Davies. Introduced by the Vice Chancellor of The University of Cambridge
Cambridge researchers showcased and engaged new people with their research by presenting their posters during the lunchtime session of the conference. Posters covered a wide range of topics relating to public and population health see poster abstracts here.
See information regarding previous CIPH Annual Public Health Conference & Lecture events here:
2014 conference & lecture: Ageing populations – the public health implications