Events

This section provides details of events organised both by Public Health Network Cymru and by other organisations. If you would like to advertise your event on this website please e-mail: publichealth.network@wales.nhs.uk

Registration for all Public Health Network Cymru events is through Eventbrite. If you experience any issues registering in this way please contact us.

 

Past Events
01 - 30 Sep

Be Tidy

National Event

Be Tidy runs throughout the month of September and gives people of all ages the opportunity to volunteer and to get together to help spruce up their local community.

06 Sep

A Half Day Course The workshop will explore participation and its relation to the UNCRC and Welsh legislation such as the Child Rights Measure, Children and Families Measure, Social Services and Wellbeing Act and Future Generations Act. The session will explore practical ways of introducing participation and the skills needed to meaningfully engage young people.

06 Sep

This seminar will introduce 4 short talks, followed by a discussion, with PhD students, all examining relationship between people as they age and their environment.

07 - 08 Sep

This course is aimed at people who want to gain accreditation, whilst learning about the current challenges in child protection and how practitioners can work with others to increase the protective factors for children that they work with.

07 - 08 Sep

ASO’s 4th UK Congress on Obesity

University of South Wales, Pontypridd

The main theme of this year’s Congress will be obesity, health and social inequalities.

08 Sep

This course gives anyone who works with children, young people and families the opportunity to know their statutory responsibilities in dealing with exploited children, how to identify children and young people who are at risk of CSE and spot the signs, definitions and models of CSE and professional responses within the Welsh context.

11 - 17 Sep

Sexual Health Week 2017

National Event

FPA’s annual Sexual Health Week runs from 11-17 September 2017 and this year’s theme will be pornography. FPA will provide a range of resources to inform the public and support service providers and health professionals.

14 Sep

PLAN-A (Peer-Led physical Activity iNtervention for Adolescent girls) is a programme, which aims to find out whether Year 8 girls who received training to be a peer supporter could encourage their friends to adopt an active lifestyle. A dissemination seminar about the study will consist of a presentation of the study findings, a panel Q&A session and an opportunity to view intervention materials.

18 Sep

Come along and: • Learn about the Sextember campaign and how it can support your practice • Receive an update on current 'Quick 'n' Easy' STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening methods • Explore how to promote Sextember and signpost clients to STI testing • Receive an update on the current STI trends in North Wales • Network with other professionals

19 Sep

Join us at Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending conference to gain an insight into the current homeless situation in the UK and hear what strategies are in place to counter the problems and prevent people from becoming homeless in the first instance.

19 Sep

A guided tour of the 10 principles (Webinar) The webinar will raise awareness and knowledge of the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales and the Evaluation Toolkit associated with them.

19 Sep

Improving the wellbeing of older people through arts and culture

St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

This free event will share skills, knowledge and good practice, and help develop better ways to engage with older people and improve their quality of life and wellbeing through involvement with arts, culture and heritage.

21 Sep

Examining the next steps for UK food labelling policy, this conference takes place in the context of uncertainty over the future for domestic food labelling policy post-Brexit.

21 Sep

This symposium will provide social workers, teachers, and family support workers an invaluable opportunity to explore different methods in dealing with adolescents with autism during periods of transition. It will also provide quality information on how to support families, inform teachers, and provide strategies to support children and adolescents’ transition to adulthood.

21 Sep

2017 Health, Social Care and Housing

Future Inns, Hemmingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4AU

This conference aims to inform you of the exciting partnership work already underway, to explore innovative approaches to working together, to provide an opportunity to learn more about Regional Partnership Boards as well as hear a panel of key senior sector leads discuss how we can best work together, what the synergies are and what gets in the way of working together.

22 Sep

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the Faculty of Public Health are jointly organising a one-day conference that focuses on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as a public health issue, specifically the pathways of using data and evidence to improve sexual health practice and services, and being able to provide basic and universal SRH level of care. For further information or to find out how to book your place, please email FSRH on: eventsmanager@fsrh.org

22 Sep

The conference will draw together professionals from a range of sectors to discuss the challenges they face, share knowledge and hear from those who have significant experience in this field. This important event will seek to raise awareness and understanding of the particular issues arising in SRH. With keynote speeches and plenaries from a multi-disciplinary panel, this conference will explore key areas and will be a lively, educational and informative day for all who attend.

25 - 26 Sep

The theme of this summit is “Integrating Medical & Social Science approaches to improve Community Health and Healthcare delivery”.

26 - 29 Sep

Join researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, health and urban stakeholders and community leaders to exchange ideas and advance research and practice that promote the health of individuals in urban settings.

26 Sep

Delegates will hear from leading experts in the field, including Dr Patrick Kenny from Dublin Institute of Technology and Dr Melanie Kingsland from the University of Newcastle, Australia, who will explore the role of alcohol in sport and encourage discussion of key questions like ‘What makes a healthy, inclusive sports club?’.

27 Sep

This conference aims to share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an update on the roadmap to improved mental health care, and highlight real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.

28 Sep

The session will support people from a wide range of organisations to understand the distinctive Welsh legislative and policy framework for children and families that has developed as a result of increasing devolution from Westminster.

01 - 08 Oct

Age Positive Week

National Event

Age Positive Week is an annual celebration of all that’s positive about ageing coordinated by Age Cymru. Age Cymru are planning a number of events and want organisations to let them know if they want to get involved by organising their own events during that week.

03 Oct

This timely symposium is a unique opportunity for all professionals involved in child safeguarding to hear from UK’s leading experts about the latest developments in the fight against child sexual exploitation. By the end of the session, delegates will have gained an improved understanding that will equip them with the necessary skills and tools to protect children from CSE.

03 Oct

A guided tour of the 10 principles (Webinar) The webinar will raise awareness and knowledge of the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales and the Evaluation Toolkit associated with them.

04 - 06 Oct

The Move Congress will this year be held in Birmingham bringing it to the UK for the first time. This year’s MOVE Congress celebrates the “Human Right to MOVE”, as this will be the central theme of the conference, featuring sessions tackling topics such as new ways of imagining active outdoors spaces, integration of refugees through sport and outside-the-box approaches to physical activity in schools. Registration will open in mid-May.

04 Oct

This symposium will provide local authorities, central government bodies, voluntary organisations and health and social care professionals with a timely and invaluable opportunity to analyse social isolation and loneliness as multi-factorial issues and deploy strategic methods of partnership working to improve well-being and social inclusion amongst all communities and ages.

12 Oct

This conference will seek to share a greater understanding of the impacts of learning difficulties and how these affect individuals and their families.

12 Oct

A BNF conference that will bring together thought leaders in the world of food and nutrition to consider who (and what) is shaping the food choices of the future.

12 Oct

This seminar will focus on efforts to tackle poverty in Wales, including the role of early intervention, welfare reform and the creation of routes out of poverty.

18 Oct

This seminar will examine next steps for improving the quality of cancer care in Wales. It takes place as the Welsh Government and Wales Cancer Network work alongside key stakeholders to implement the Cancer Delivery Plan for Wales 2016-20.

24 Oct

Celebrating gender & sexual diversity in Cwm Taf

Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus

SAVE THE DATE Cwm Taf Sexual Health Advisory Board Annual Conference 2017

25 Oct

With the recent passage of the Homelessness Reduction Act, this symposium will offer local housing authorities, health, well being and social care professionals, third sector organisations, mental health practitioners, and criminal justice bodies with a timely and invaluable opportunity to engage with existing reforms and tackle the structural factors underpinning current levels of homelessness. It will also provide all delegates with an opportunity to share best practice and reinvigorate local homelessness strategies to improve homelessness prevention, local service provision, and cross boundary joint working.

25 - 26 Oct

This conference will look at health issues for people with a learning disability and how we can make things better. Love your health will include workshops and speakers on a range of topics for people with a learning disability, parents and carers, and those that commission and provide services.

26 Oct

Spirit 2017

Cardiff

Spirit is a conference filled with inspiring keynote speeches, lively discussions and practical workshops about children's play.

26 - 27 Oct

Public Health Wales are seeking abstract submissions for this year’s conference, which will take place on 26-27 October 2017 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

27 Oct

Building on our successful conference in 2016, the second BSA conference on Society, Environment and Human Health will explore current social research and theory on this topic.

31 Oct

This timely symposium offers an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, local housing association teams, local agencies, charities and other key stakeholders to discuss the current state of housing support for older and vulnerable people, assess latest policy developments and explore policy priorities for the new parliament, including further local practical solutions to empower independence.

02 Nov

This symposium will offer a timely and invaluable opportunity for: local authorities, academy chains, schools, teachers, faith groups and student bodies, to engage with government reforms and co-develop comprehensive age appropriate provision that empowers and safeguards young people.

07 Nov

This symposium will provide a timely and invaluable opportunity for local authorities, criminal justice agencies, police services, and health professionals to support the continued development of a holistic approach directed towards ending VAWG and examine how best to mobilise and direct Government support and action.

08 Nov

This conference will provide a platform to share knowledge, drive debate and valuable networking opportunities, incorporating themes ranging from increasing physical literacy skills in early years, tackling childhood obesity, apprenticeships, the challenges of workforce development and the economic value of sport.

15 - 17 Nov

The main topic of the 2017 conference is “Modern approaches to physical activity promotion and measurement”. This will include plenary sessions on current practices and future perspectives in promoting more physical activity and less sedentary behaviour, issues and challenges in physical activity and sedentary behaviour monitoring and emerging technologies in physical activity promotion and measurement.

22 Nov

In light of new commissioning guidance for local authorities, and The House of Lords Select Committee report on the UK Licensing Act 2003, this symposium will offer community alcohol partnerships, commissioning leads, mental health professionals, housing officers, police staff, public health practitioners and third sector organisations with a timely and invaluable opportunity to respond to the needs of alcohol dependent drinkers and share best practice on planning for future prevention and recovery.

05 Dec

Dementia 2017: Managing Demand, Improving Care will provide you with the opportunity to explore through practical sessions from leading organisations how we can work together to drive improvement for patients and make England the best country in the world to live with dementia.

07 Dec

This seminar examines key trends and challenges in mental health treatment at universities and priorities for improving support for students.

12 Dec

This seminar will examine the priorities for social services in Wales – including implementing recent legislation, practical challenges and key future issues for policymakers.

12 Dec

Having recently brought together 450 + attendees at our Children and Young People's Mental Health: Taking Early Action event in London we are now focussing our attention to Improving Care, Treatment and Support. This new conference will bring together professionals from across the public sector to learn how to overcome the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the excellent mental health care they need.

12 Dec

With targets set out in the Childhood Obesity Plan for a 20% reduction in sugar in food by 2020 and continued commitments to reducing salt and calorie content, this conference will bring together policymakers with stakeholders across the food and drink sector to discuss priorities in reducing consumption of HFSS products.