10th International Festival of Public Health: dedicated to the themes of 'Ending Violence against Women and Children: Time for Change' and 'Urban Health'

June 21, 2022

As mentioned in the Pornography, Domestic Violence and Family Court event, some of the themes will be discussed in person (and online) at the 1Oth International Festival of Public Health at The University of Manchester on Thursday July 21st 2022.

The Festival will include special keynote sessions dedicated to the theme of 'Ending Violence against Women and Children: Time for Change', with guest speaker SHERA members:

Dr Gail Dines, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Wheelock College Boston

Dr Adrienne Barnett, Senior Lecturer in Law, Brunel University London

Dr Emma Katz, Senior Lecturer in Childhood & Youth, Liverpool Hope University

Some of the early findings discussed briefly by Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno on 20th June 2022, regarding her research with mothers exposed to domestic abuse/violence who are engaged in family court proceedings in England and in Brazil, will be presented at the Festival.

We would be delighted to have you join us for this year’s Festival and everyone who registered for the event on 20th June 2022 is eligible for the concessionary registration rate of £20 for the in-person Festival (the online version is free). Please register at http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/registration/.

Free stalls

We also have some free stall opportunities available for organisations that may be interested. If you would like to have a free stall at the festival to promote your domestic abuse / public health-related work, please email: clare.huish@manchester.ac.uk who will help set this up.

Please find further details about the festival and the exciting plenary speakers we have lined up below. We will be announcing more speakers over the next few weeks.

LATE BREAKER ABSTRACTS AND REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

JULY 21ST 2022 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Late breaker abstract submission is now open for the 1 International Festival of Public Health. The deadline for late-breaker abstract submission is Friday 24TH JUNE 2022.

This year's Festival will have two main themes: 'Ending Violence against Women and Children: Time for Change' and 'Urban Health'. Abstract submission does not have to be confined to this subject and there will be no weighting applied to this topic when abstracts are chosen. You can submit abstracts online at http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/abstractsubmission/ and the deadline for late-breaker abstract submission is Friday 24TH JUNE.

EUPHAnxt special session – abstracts submission still open for students and young professionals

The Festival is pleased to work with EUPHAnxt, the European Public Health Association's network dedicated to and run by students and young professionals. EUPHAnxt is a free and open initiative that aims to inform and involve future generations in the European and multidisciplinary network of public health associations. This year, EUPHAnxt will be running a special session dedicated to young people and public health. The call is not just for scientific abstracts but for young people to share their own thoughts around a particular public health topic, or as a forum for younger people to share their own experiences in the world of public health (or the world). The closing date for submission for the EUPHAnxt abstracts is Sunday June 26th. To submit your abstracts, visit http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/abstractsubmission/.

This year's Festival will be delivered in-person in Manchester, with an online option available for those who are unable to attend in person.

Registration is now open at http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/registration/. The in-person festival registration costs £40 full price, and £20 concessionary price. Online only registration is free of charge.

We are pleased to confirm some of our other keynote speakers for this year, including:

Professor Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University (*via live video)

Professor Jo Boufford, Clinical Professor of Global Health, New York University

Dr Remy Sietchiping, Chief of Policy, Legislation and Governance, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Dr Gail Dines, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Wheelock College Boston

Dr Cherian Varghese, Cross Cutting Lead for NCD and Special Initiatives, World Health Organization

Dr Yonette Thomas, Chief Executive, UrbanHealth360

Dr Adrienne Barnett, Senior Lecturer in Law, Brunel University London

Dr Emma Katz, Senior Lecturer in Childhood & Youth, Liverpool Hope University

Joe Swan,Polio Communications Officer, World Health Organization

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