2016

chi 2016City Health 2016, the fifth edition of the conference, took place at the heart of the City of London - the historic Guildhall.

2015 theme focused on on the role of cities and how they can and should respond to and manage the needs of their communities, to ensure health and well-being are at the centre of policy and planning, in terms of the structures, services and support available. At all times the process being informed and underpinned by a thorough examination of the available evidence. The conference has earned a reputation for high quality speakers, including contributions from politicians, leading thinkers in the field of urban health and well-being, those who develop and provide interventions and services and community and consumer advocates and activists.

CH Conference 2016 Archive

 

CHI2016 Presentations

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Time

Activity

0830-0930

Registration – tea and coffee served

0930-1100

Plenary session ‘Is public health facing a crisis?’
Chair: Geoff Gallop, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney

The idea for this session sprang from the appearance that the public health establishment appears to be increasingly distanced and at odds with affected populations and seems to have failed to grasp the increasing activism, primarily driven by social media, of better informed groups, who have in some instances seized the initiative and developed responses to issues they face, without the leadership of public health.

SpeakerOrganisationTitle
Professor Michel Kazatchkine UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Global public health in the changing context of globalization
Susi McLean HIV/AIDS Alliance Mobilising affected communities

1100-1130

Tea and coffee and poster viewing and networking

1130-1300

Panel One ‘Harm reduction is the essence of public health’ – a discussion
Chair: Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Health, University of Strathclyde

A panel of four international experts, from different perspectives will examine what contribution harm reduction can and should make to achieving and maintaining public health. Presenters will address the limits of harm reduction, how austerity impacts on harm reduction, how radical can harm reduction be and the role of harm reduction in dealing with alcohol.

SpeakerOrganisationTitle
Professor Neil McKeganey Centre for Substance Use Research What are the limits of harm reduction? 
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos Onnasis Cardiology Centre, Greece Austerity and harm reduction 
Dr Ingrid van Beek Kirketon Road Centre, Australia How radical can harm reduction be? 

1300-1400

Lunch and poster viewing and networking

1400-1530

Panel Two ‘Citizen Experts’ doing it for themselves – increased personal autonomy and responsibility for health
Chair: Professor Fatemeh Rabiee-Khan, Birmingham City University, UK

A panel of four international experts, from different perspectives will look critically at the public health response to increasingly knowledgeable, vocal and organised groups that are beginning to seize the initiative in developing and implementing solutions to problems that have traditionally emanated from public health. Accessibility of information and the means to share it, via social media, have largely driven this and in some cases this has created disconnect between policy and practice, with friction between some though leaders in public health and activists. The panel is drawn from activists, NGOs and WHO, addressing issues related to smoking, mental health and drug use.

SpeakerOrganisationTitle
Jamie Bridge  IDPC  Local actions, global voice
Luc Van Daele Vaper Activist, Belgium Science, politics and citizen activisim: achieving results
Kevin Molloy    Veterans Substance Misuse Case Managment Service
Kevin Fenton 

Public Health England National Director for Health and Wellbeing

Effective engagement to enhance public health

1530-1600

Tea and coffee and poster viewing and networking

1600-1730

Awards and Lecture
Chair: David MacKintosh, London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum

Installing Patrons of City Health International

Sir Harry Burns Dr Ingrid van Beek Prof. Geoff Gallop 
Prof. Michel Kazatchkine Prof. David Wilson  

Presentation of Paolo Pertica Award - Dave Marsden (Combat Stress)

Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Memorial Lecture (see more here)

Harry ShapiroDrugWise‘The Needle and the Damage Done’; drug users, media and stigma

Handover to Basel 2017

Carlo FabianUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

 

1730-1830

Drinks Reception and Networking

Programme Advisory Group 2016

Gerry Stimson - United Kingdom, Chair


Martin Cawley - United Kingdom

Paddy Costall - United Kingdom

Elia Diez - Spain

Dave MacKintosh - United Kingdom

Carlo Fabian - Switzerland

Ingrid van Beek - Australia

Fatemeh Rabiee - United Kingdom

Registration

Registration for City Health 2016 is now open. To register for your place please click here. Please see the information below which will assist you in booking your place at the conference.

Your place(s) will be confirmed when full payment is received.

Registration Fees

The registration fee for the conference is £85 per delegate place.

A reduced fee of £55 applies to those attending from middle and low-income countries according to the World Bank classification.

A discount of 10% is also available for registrations for five or more delegates made and paid for in a single transaction! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

All payments must be made in GB Pounds (£), and must cover all bank transfer fess, if applicable.

Registration includes:

  • attendance at all sessions during the conference a delegate pack containing the relevant documents and materials upon arrival at the event
  • access to the exhibition and networking area throughout the event
  • morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on both days of the conference
  • attendance at the drinks reception at the end of the conference

For full terms and conditions please click here

Registration Process

Individual Registrations

To register for your place please click here and follow the on-screen instructions.

Bulk Registrations

If you wish to book five or more places and receive a 10% discount, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will contact you to process the registration. Confirmation of the booking(s) will be sent once payment in full has been received.

At the Conference

When you come to the conference please bring your booking confirmation with you. This will enable you to check-in and collect your delegate credentials and materials without any undue delay.

We look forward to seeing you in London!!

Terms & Conditions

City Health 2016 is hosted by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum. The conference is organised jointly by Knowledge Action Change (KAC). The following terms and conditions will apply in respect of delegate registrations for City Health 2016.

Conference Registration

Information on how to register is provided on the conference website. A registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment in full . The categories of conference fees are advertised on the conference website and on the online registration system. If full payment has not been received by 1700 GMT, on Friday 9th September 2016, a surcharge of £25 will be charged to the delegate on arrival at the conference .

Registration for the conference can be completed in person at the event itself, upon payment of the delegate fee plus the £25 surcharge. However if the maximum delegate capacity is reached, the organisers reserve the right to refuse additional registrations.

The registration fee includes:

  • attendance at all sessions during the conference
  • a delegate pack containing the relevant documents and materials upon arrival at the event
  • access to the exhibition and networking area throughout the event
  • morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on both days of the conference

The delegate fee does not include any travel and accommodation costs, which have to be arranged and paid directly by delegates.

Confirmation / Payment Receipt

A ‘Confirmation / Payment Receipt’ will be sent by email after KAC has received a fully completed registration form and the appropriate payment in full.

Delegates will be required to present this ‘Confirmation / Payment Receipt’ at the check-in desk at the conference as proof of their registration and payment.

Methods of Payment

Registration fees must be paid in GB Pounds (£).

Payments can be made using a credit/debit card, bank transfer or cheque. Credit cards will be charged in GB Pounds (£). When paying by bank transfer, all bank fees and money transfer costs must be prepaid by the sender. Please indicate your delegate registration number and name as a reference on all bank transfers and communications.

Registration Name Change

If a delegate is unable to attend an alternate may attend in their place. However the alternate should inform the organisers by e-mail – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – before Friday 2nd September 2016 and bring the receipt confirming the payment of the appropriate delegate fee for the original delegate with them to present at the check-in desk for the conference.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to KAC by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The notification must include all the relevant information regarding the bank account to which a possible refund may be remitted.

If the written notification of cancellation is received before 1700 GMT on Friday 19th August 2016, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded. If written notification of cancellation is received before 1700 GMT on Friday 2nd September 2016, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. We regret that no refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date however an alternate delegate can be named to replace the original. Please see also the previous section relating to alternate delegates. The cancellation will not be effective until a written acknowledgement from KAC is received.

In the case of over-payment or double payment, refund requests must be made in writing and sent to KAC, by email, no later than Friday 14th October 2016. Refunds will be sent after the close of the conference and will be made in the same form as the original transaction. For original payments made by bank transfer the cancellation notification must indicate a bank account to which a refund may be remitted. Any bank charges incurred in making a refund will be deducted from the sum refunded.

Credit will not be given for non-attendance at the event, or early termination of attendance.

Cancellation of the Conference

In the event that the conference cannot be held, or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the conference organisers (force majeure) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the conference organisers, the conference organisers cannot be held liable by delegates for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, financial losses, etc.

Under these circumstances, the conference organisers reserve the right to either retain the entire registration fee and to use it for a future conference, or to reimburse the delegate after deducting costs already incurred for the organisation of the conference and which could not be recovered from third parties.

Modification of the Programme

The conference organisers reserve the right to modify the programme, which is published as an indication only.

Lost Name Badges

The conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference. Access to the conference facilities will not be granted without a proper name badge. If a delegate loses or misplaces the name badge, a handling fee of £10 will be charged for a new name badge. Once a new name badge is produced, the lost badge will become invalid.

Visa Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to take care of his/her visa requirements. Delegates who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Delegates should contact the nearest British embassy, or consulate to determine the requirements and timing of their visa applications.

The registration fee minus a handling fee of £15 will be refunded after the conference if the visa was applied for in good time and proof is shown that a visa could not be granted even though all requested documents were submitted. The conference organisers will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.

Letters of Invitation

For delegates requiring a letter of invitation, such letters will only be issued to once a delegate is registered for the conference and payment in full has been received.

The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the conference organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to their attendance at the conference are the sole responsibility of the delegate.

Data Protection and Sharing of Contact Details

KAC will collect and store all personal data for the preparation and execution of City Health Conference. Data protection is warranted in accordance with relevant data protection legislation in the UK.

In order to facilitate border entry and visa applications, KAC will share contact details of delegates with UK authorities as required by law.

In addition, KAC periodically share contact details of delegates with third parties that may use these details to contact delegates regarding activities at the conference or other communications that may be of interest. Therefore data might be passed on to third parties unless otherwise explicitly indicated by the delegate on the registration form.

Liability

The conference organisers shall be held liable in the framework of a duty of care according to statutory provisions. The liability of the conference organisers - for whatever legal reason - shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The liability of commissioned service providers shall remain unaffected by this. The delegate shall take part in the conference at his/her own risk. Oral agreements shall not be binding if these have not been confirmed in writing by KAC.

Filming and audio-recording

The conference organisers welcome commercial and non-commercial media coverage of the event including film, photographic, and audio recording. However, filming and audio recording (excluding photography using small equipment such as mobile phones) in the session rooms is only by express permission of the organisers and should be done in an unobtrusive manner that does not impede the proceedings for participants. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, copyright in all images and recordings in the session rooms becomes joint copyright of the person or organisation making the recording and the conference organisers. No film, images, or audio-recordings taken anywhere in the conference venue may be used in any commercial advertisement without the agreement of the organisers and those who appear in such media.

Research

The organisers are aware of the need for good research. However, no participant may use attendance at the conference as an opportunity to collect data directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly on participants or the event without the express permission of the organisers and the informed consent of subjects.

City Health 2016 – Welcome!

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‘Public Health: know your limits’ – putting the public at the centre of urban health

Welcome to the website for City Health 2016, the fifth edition of the conference. The conference is returning to the venue where City Health International was launched in 2012, the historic Guildhall, at the heart of the City of London, and once again is hosted by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum.

The programme for this conference will examine, through a critical lens, the increasingly complex relationships between policy makers, academics and researchers, communities and individuals, in a world where change is rapid and information technology has increased access to information, as well as changing the dynamics of communication and influence.

As in previous editions of the conference, the focus will be on the role of cities and how they can and should respond to and manage the needs of their communities, to ensure health and well-being are at the centre of policy and planning, in terms of the structures, services and support available. At all times the process being informed and underpinned by a thorough examination of the available evidence.

The conference has earned a reputation for high quality speakers, debate and discussion and 2016 will continue this, including contributions from politicians, leading thinkers in the field of urban health and well-being, those who develop and provide interventions and services and community and consumer advocates and activists.

The programme will consist of an introductory plenary session, high level panels – designed to promote interactive discussion and debate including the audience – and poster presentations, highlighting examples of good practice.

More details on the programme and confirmed speakers can be found here Information will be updated regularly as more speakers confirm.

The day will end with a drinks reception for all delegates, speakers and guests, generously provided by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum.