2015 conference programme

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We are delighted to announce the programme for Public Health Science 2015. This year the conference is being held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK on Nov 13, 2015.

Online booking now open: Please follow this link to HG3 Conferences where you can book your place.

Draft Programme

08.30 Registration
09.00 Welcome and introduction to the day

Richard Horton, The Lancet
Rob Aldridge, University College London



Creativity and innovation in public health science

Chairs: Richard Horton & Serena Luchenski 

A risk calculator for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in London, UK, Oliver Dukes

Sleep duration and risk markers for type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study in children aged 9–10 years, Alicja Rudnicka

How the local built environment affects physical activity behaviour in older adults in the UK: a cross-sectional analysis linked to two national cohorts, Richard Silverworth

Trends in absolute and relative risk of acute myocardial infarction in people with type 2 diabetes in Scotland: a national retrospective cohort study, Stephanie Read

Surviving cancer: pilot of a web-based self-management support programme, eHOPE, Becky Whiteman

10.30 Tea and coffee
11.00 New methodological approaches to public health science

Chairs: Anne Johnson  & Louise Hurst

Does active commuting protect against obesity in mid-life? Evidence from UK Biobank, Ellen Flint

Lessons from comparing narrative synthesis and meta-analysis in a systematic review, G.J. Melendez-Torres

Assessing changes in the burden of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the context of widespread opportunistic chlamydia screening: Application of a novel Pgp3 antibody assay to a series of nationally-representative household surveys in England (1994-2012), Sarah Charlotte Woodhall

Linkage of population-level administrative hospital data to evaluate maternal influences on infant and child health, Ruth Gilbert

Development of an open source tool for mapping disease clusters, Catherine Smith

12.30 Lunch and chaired poster viewing
14.00 Keynote Speeches:

Rockefeller Foundation / Lancet Commission on planetary health – the challenges for public health science by Prof Sir Andy Haines, LSHTM

Health of the public in 2040: identifying the main health challenges the UK population will face by 2040, and the opportunities to address them by Prof Dame Anne Johnson, UCL.

Chair: Simon Capewell

15.00 Tea, coffee and poster viewing
15.30 Implementing public health science in policy and practice

Chairs: Klim McPherson & Bethan Davies

A primary care pedometer-based walking intervention with and without practice nurse support in 45-75 year olds: PACE-UP (Pedometer And Consultation Evaluation) cluster randomised controlled trial, Tess Harris

Variation in patient experience between General Practice contract types: multilevel analysis of a national cross-sectional survey, Anthony Laverty

Addressing alcohol harms by removing cheap, super-strength beer and cider: a qualitative study of a local alcohol availability intervention, Elizabeth Tyner McGill

Cost-effectiveness and cost of an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme for high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in England: results of a static decision analytical model, Koh Jun Ong

A mixed methods study on the prioritisation of cancer and access to cancer drugs: the Cancer Drugs Fund in England, Charlotte Chamberlain

17.00 Closing remarks
Richard Horton, The Lancet