Public Health Science – 2015

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University College London, UK Health Forum, and The Lancet invite abstract submissions for Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health to be held on Nov 13, 2015. This year the conference is being held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words, be written in English, and contain no references, tables, or figures. Submissions should include the following sections: background (including context and aim); methods; findings; and interpretation. Please also include a non-declamatory title (including a study descriptor—eg, randomised); names, titles, highest degrees, and affiliations of authors; postal and email addresses for the corresponding author; any funding received (if none, please state this); and a brief summary of the contributions of each author and any competing interests. Guidelines are available on The Lancet’s website. Reports of randomised trials should follow the CONSORT extension for abstracts.

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to The Lancet’s online submission system. To submit your abstract go to stating in your covering letter that the submission is for the Public Health Science conference. The abstract submission deadline is June 23, 2015. After The Lancet peer-review process, participants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation by Sept 4, 2015.

A draft programme will be published shortly. Conference bookings will open in July.

Public Health Science – 2014

Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health held on Nov 19, 2014.

All abstracts from the conference are available online at The Lancet


09.00 Welcome and introduction to the dayRichard Horton, The Lancet
Rob Aldridge, University College London
09.15  Creativity and innovation in public health science Chairs: Anne Johnson, University College London & TBC
Does a complex intervention by primary care nurses increase walking in 60-75 year olds? Outcomes at three and twelve months in the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation – Lift) cluster randomised controlled trial – Tess HarrisFinancial incentives for smoking cessation during pregnancy: A randomised controlled trial – David Tappin

Are Financial Incentives for Breastfeeding feasible in the UK? A mixed methods field study – Clare Relton

Multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating implementation of a fire-prevention injury prevention briefing in children’s centres. – Toity Deave

Towards enhanced community genetic literacy among a minority

ethnic community: a participatory action research project – Sarah Salway

10.30 Tea, coffee and meet the funders talk
11.00 New methodological approaches to public health science Chairs: Klim McPherson, UK Health Forum & TBC

Using seemingly unrelated equations to assess changes in dietary behaviours during the UK’s economic crisis – Michelle Cecchini

Successful ageing, education and functional trajectories in later life: A longitudinal latent variable modelling analysis – Theodore David Cosco

Active monitoring of potential adverse immunisation events using hospitalisation data and linked analysis in Scotland – Claire Cameron

Explaining ethnic inequalities in health in Scotland: a pilot study linking primary care to Census data to account for ethnic variations in cardiovascular disease – Anne Douglas

What do people fear about cancer? A systematic review and meta-synthesis – Charlotte Vrinten

12.30 Lunch and chaired poster viewing
14.00 Keynote SpeechesChair: Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
15.00 Tea, coffee and poster viewing
15.30 Implementing public health science in policy and practice Chairs: Simon Capewell, University of Liverpool & TBC
Reflections And Best Practice Recommendations For Interdisciplinary Working: A Case Study on Identifying The Determinants Of Addiction From The Addiction And Lifestyles In Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addictions Project (ALICE RAP). – Lucy GellInvestigating healthcare rationing in practice: a qualitative study – Amanda Owen-Smith

Primary care competition and the effect of new providers on quality of care in England – Felix Greaves

Attitudes towards lung cancer screening within socioeconomically deprived and heavy smoking communities: a qualitative study – Samantha L Quaife

Interpretation and use of official drinking guidelines by adult men and women in England and Scotland: a qualitative study – Melanie Lovatt

17.00 Closing remarks
Richard Horton, The Lancet