Date: Thursday 14th May 2015, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
The formal launch of the new NISCHR infrastructure will take place on Thursday 14th May, which will provide a forum for discussion to maximise research capacity and excellence in Wales.
Speakers and sessions will include:
- Vaughan Gething, AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services
- Professor Jonathan Bisson, Head of NISCHR
- Directors of the new NISCHR Centres and Units
- The launch of NISCHR plans for public involvement, engagement and participation
- Parallel sessions from infrastructure support organisations e.g. clinical trials units, Welsh Health Economic Support Service (WHESS), Secure Anonymised Information Linkage Databank (SAIL), Wales Gene Park, NISCHR School of Social Care Research, NISCHR Support Centre and Workforce
To register for the conference please click here.
Places are limited so early registration is recommended.
Date: Wednesday 24th June – Friday 26th June 2015
The aim of this three-day course is to provide you with a working knowledge of the key frameworks and methodologies currently used to evaluate complex interventions. Teaching will be delivered by experts in the field of public health evaluation, and you will learn about how to work with other scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and the public to apply for funding to pilot and evaluate the effectiveness of complex interventions.
For more information and to book on this course, please click here or contact the DECIPHer short course administrator Elaine Young: 0117 3314566 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd June 2015
The aim of this two-day day course is to provide you with an introduction to the socio-ecological model of health and how it can be used as a framework for designing public health improvement interventions. You will also learn about different research methods used for developing new interventions, how to develop an intervention ‘logic model’, and how DECIPHer works with policy-makers, health professionals and the public to co-produce interventions.
For more information or to register please visit – http://decipher.uk.net/decipher-short-courses/short-course-1-developing-complex-public-health-interventions/
Date: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July 2015
The course will provide participants with practical guidance in planning, designing, conducting, analysing and reporting process evaluations of complex public health interventions. It is structured around the newly published Medical Research Council process evaluation guidance, developed by 11 researchers from eight universities, including the course tutors, Graham Moore and Suzanne Audrey of DECIPHer, Janis Baird of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton, and Chris Bonell of the Institute of Education, UCL.
For more information or to register please visit – http://decipher.uk.net/decipher-short-courses/short-course-process-evaluation/
Date: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Location: Central Cardiff
With the Public Health (Wales) Bill scheduled to be introduced into the Assembly by summer 2015, this seminar will provide an timely opportunity to discuss the proposals outlined in the Bill, the challenges these proposals present and the opportunities for further reforms to improve public health and well-being across Wales.
Central to discussions will be the implementation and likely impact of the Bill’s key proposals on smoking, alcohol, substance misuse and obesity as well as steps to improve prevention of ill health more widely and encouraging greater participation in physical activity.
During this event delegates will also consider how to overcome the challenge of health inequalities including the role of early interventions, improving access to services, the impact of wider poverty alleviation policies. The progress of the Future Generations Bill, which is scheduled to become law by summer 2015 and includes an aims to embed long-term thinking around well-being into all public policy in Wales will also be discussed.
The conference will bring together key policymakers and regulators with stakeholders from across NHS Wales, Community Health Councils and other patient groups, allied health professionals and their representative bodies, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare product providers, business and trade association representatives, academics and other interested parties.
Policy Forum for Wales are delighted that Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair, Public Health Wales; Director, Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research and Professor of Public Health Education in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Professor Simon Murphy, Professor in Public Health Improvement, Principal Investigator on PHIRN and Cardiff Co-Director for DECIPHer, Cardiff University have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.
For more information and to register for this event please click here
Date: 14th April 2015, 12:30pm-4pm
Location: Cardiff University (Glamorgan Building), Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT
The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) is a world-renowned national longitudinal birth cohort study that follows the lives of 19,000 babies born in the UK in 2000–2001. This event will provide an overview of the MCS and its findings, with a specific focus on Wales.
MCS covers diverse topics including parenting; childcare; school choice; child behaviour and cognitive development; health; parents’ employment and education; income and poverty; housing, neighbourhood and residential mobility; and social capital and ethnicity.
Speakers include Professor Emla Fitzsimons (UCL), Professor Chris Taylor (Cardiff University) and Richard Thurston (Welsh Government). An audience Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation.
To register for this event please visit the SRA website – http://the-sra.org.uk/event-registration/?ee=256
Entrance to this event costs £15 (free to SRA members who will be sent a discount code).