08-09.11.18, City Hall, Cardiff
Welsh Public Health Conference 2018
What is the public health conference?
Each year, the Welsh Public Health Conference drives conversations across the spectrum of public health disciplines. Last year’s event encompassed culture, patient involvement, sustainability and partnership thinking.
Building on those rich conversations, ideas and thinking, our 2018 gathering will approach a range of public health topics with the common theme of sustainability. We will focus on concepts of health and wellbeing beyond healthcare, including healthy environment, healthy society, healthy economy and healthy community.
In a festival atmosphere, delegates can network, discuss and share solutions. We’ll build on the formats we experimented with last year, taking the experience another step forward.
AT A GLANCE
Wales’s place on the global health stage, and sustainability, will both be major themes of this year’s conference. Day one will start by plunging delegates straight into these conversations, with opening addresses focusing on Welsh Government’s future vision for Wales, and on how member states of the World Health Organization are taking on the challenge of sustainability. After breakout sessions in various innovative formats focusing on topics across the spectrum of public health disciplines, Wales meets world in a series of talks challenging us to consider how we will respond to the global challenges ahead.
On day two, we will look more closely at Wales in the context of our day one discussions, and consider what a healthy Wales might look like in 50 years’ time, and how we get there. Brexit cannot be ignored and will also form the basis of conversations on day two.
A healthy society is about more than just preventing injuries and reducing the death toll from disease.
The relationship between health and the economy should not be underestimated. Investment in health and wellbeing is essential – it drives sustainable and equitable economic growth and prosperity for all.
Maintaining a healthy and sustainable natural and built environment is central to increasing quality of life and years of healthy life.
A healthy culture is one that embraces the diversity of our society, and enables everyone in it to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come.
Cardiff City Hall stands in what has been acclaimed as one of the finest civic centres in Europe. The clock tower is perhaps the most distinctive architectural feature of the Edwardian building, and is a well-loved Cardiff landmark.
The choice of venue for this year’s conference supports our theme of sustainability. The central position of City Hall puts it within easy walking distance of three train stations and various bus routes, and there is a nextbike cycle hire station directly outside the building. This year the conference offer a healthy vegan and vegetarian lunch which has been sustainably sourced.
Cardiff is an easily accessible city, with so many ways to travel here coming to the conference couldn’t be more easy. We have strong transport links via rail and road, not to mention our own as a compacted city is very easy to get around on foot, by bike or using public transport.
SUPPORT & EXHIBIT
Are you keen to raise your profile and join in the conversation around building on our strengths for a sustainable future? Becoming an official sponsor or exhibitor of the Welsh Public Health Conference 2018 offers the perfect opportunity to position your organisation alongside dynamic speakers and colleagues with a commitment to improving the population’s health.
If you would like to exhibit or explore partnership opportunities, please contact Allison Pinney Collis, Communications Manager, Welsh Public Health Conference, direct at firstname.lastname@example.org