2016

 

The 5th Public Health Open Conference took place on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 in Titanic Belfast. The aim of the Open Conference was to provide an open platform to:
  • Showcase cross sectoral work in public health,
  • Provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking,
  • Enhance knowledge, skills and leadership in public health.
A broad spectrum of topics were covered throughout the day and slides and audio from the presentations can be accerssed below.
Photographs from the event can be found here or at the bottom of the page.
 
To view slides and/or listen to audio from a presentastion click the relevant link below the presentation title to view/listen in a new tab.
 
9.00 

Registration

09.50

Introduction

Prof Roger O'Sullivan, Director, Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)

09.55

Opening Address

Mrs Michelle O’Neill MLA, Minister of Health

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10.10

Keynote Speaker

Dr Fiona Sim OBE, Royal Society of Public Health

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Session 1: Olympic Suite

Chair:

Muiris O’Connor
Head of R&D and Health Analytics
Department of Health (RoI)

Session 2: Titanic Suite

Chair:

Dr Anne Kilgallen
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health (NI)

Session 3: Britannic Suite

Chair:

Mrs Colette Rogers
Head of Health and Social Wellbeing
Improvement, Public Health Agency

10.50

Patient and public involvement in shaping health policy in Ireland, North and South

 

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10.50

The Art of wellbeing

 

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10.50

Creatively building healthy lifestyles early in life

 

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  Philip Watt, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Christine Collins
NI Rare Diseases Partnership
  Fionnuala Walsh
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  Diane Glasgow
Early Years

11.20 am - Coffee
 

11.50

Cost of a healthy food basket in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

 

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11.50

Belongingness and loneliness: psychological and philosophical perspectives

 

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11.50

Mental health promotion and screening in schools: a call to action

 

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  Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva 
safefood
  Síle Carney
Trinity College Dublin
  Siobhan O’Neill and Deirdre Heenan, Ulster University

12.25

Green Gym – physical activity and health benefits through improving green spaces

 

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12.25

Gotta dance!

 

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12.25

CLEAR dementia care: look at all of me

 

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  Craig Lister
The Conservation Volunteers
  Deirdre Connolly
Trinity College Dublin
  Dr Frances Duffy
Northern Health and Social Care Trust

13.00

Early child health and cognitive outcomes: secondary analysis using Growing Up in Ireland survey data

 

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13.00

Physical activity, screen time and risk of psychosomatic health complaints in school-aged children

 

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13.00

A closer look at sociodemographic patterns of food purchasing and dietary intake in Northern Ireland

 

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  Dr Jude Cosgrove
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)
  Eimear Keane
National University of Ireland, Galway
  Joanne Casey
Food Standards Agency

13.30 pm - Light Lunch
 

14.15

An investigation into the prevalence and people’s experience of ‘food poverty’ within Causeway Coast and Glens catchment

 

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14.15

A spoonful of sugar…is taxation a solution?

 

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14.15

Creative community solutions enabling healthier societies

 

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  Dr Sinéad Furey, Ulster University and Pearl Mahon, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council   Dr Joanna Purdy & Dr Noelle Cotter, Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)   Laura Feeney & Mandy Cowden
Creative Local Action Responses and Engagement (Clare CIC)

14.50

Innovation in Grass Roots Sport

 

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14.50

The £ for lb challenge – a lose – win – win scenario. Results from a novel workplace-based, peer-led weight management programme

 

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14.50

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluation of the ‘Dead Cool’ smoking prevention programme in schools

 

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  Emma Jane Clarke
Sport Ireland
  Damien Bennett
Public Health Agency
  Aideen Gildea
Queen’s University Belfast

 

 

15.25

Funding Opportunity for Public Health Research/Practice

 

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      Kay Duggan-Walls,
Health Research Board and
Dr Nicola Armstrong, Public Health Agency
   

 

16.00 Closing remarks: Prof Roger O'Sullivan, Director,  Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)
 

 

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IPH Open Conference 2016

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