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Evidence for the Future - What's next for evidence based policy planning?

A One Day Conference - Monday 20th June 2016
Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Glasgow

Why Attend?

Generating the best evidence to inform effective policy is a priority of decision and policy-makers as well as academic communities.

Hosted by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, at the University of Glasgow, this one-day event aims to bring together key stakeholders with an interest in health. Offering an interactive forum to exchange ideas this event seeks to explore the healthcare challenges and collaborative approaches to address these.

Our parallel themed workshops are designed to promote discussion around the healthcare challenges, build on best practice and the lessons learned to gain new insights into how research can better support stakeholders in policy development and implementation for the benefit the health of communities across Scotland.

Who Should Attend?

The event aims to promote dialogue, foster engagement and collaboration across a wide range of professionals influencing:

  • health and social care policy
  • service provision and patient outcomes
  • population health

Event Programme

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
With poster display
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome
Professor Jill Pell
, Institute of Health and Wellbeing
10:10 - 11:00 Keynote address
Dr Catherine Calderwood
, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
11:00 - 11:15  Coffee 
11:15 - 12:45  Engagement & Collaboration Workshops (parallel sessions): 
Workshop Title GU Facilitator External Facilitator
Third Sector Engagement Prof Stewart Mercer,
Chair in Primary Care Research

Prof Helen Minnis,
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Christine Hoy,
Primary Care Development Associate Director of the Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland

Establishing Patient Partnerships Dr Tracy Ibbottson,
Scottish Primary Care Research Network Research Co-ordinator
Allison Worth,
Patient and Public Involvement Advisor, Wellcome Trust Clinically Research Facility
Public Understanding of Research - Through the Media Lens Dr Shona Hilton,
Deputy Director MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Helen Puttick,
Health Correspondent, The Herald
What Works Scotland  Prof Nick Watson,
Chair of Disability Studies 
Lorna Kelly,
Associate Director, Glasgow Centre for Population Health
12:45 - 14:00 

Posters and Networking

14:00 - 14:10 Future Health Challenges: Introduction
Professor Carol Tannahill, Chief Social Policy Adviser, Scotland
14:10 - 15:15 Scotland's Health Challenges - Collaborative Solutions (parallel sessions):
Workshop Title
GU Facilitator
External Facilitator
Obesity Professor Naveed Sattar,
Professor of Metabolic Medicine
Lorraine Tulloch,
Programme Lead, Obesity Action Scotland
Health Inequalities Prof Alistair Leyland,
Associate Director, Associate Director MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Dr Fergus Millan,
Head of Creating Health Team, Public Health Division, Scottish Government
Cancer Prof Robert Jones,
Affiliate, Institute of Health & Wellbeing
Dr Val Doherty,
Clinical Lead, Cancer Access Team, Detect Cancer Early Program
Mental Health Dr Moira Connolly,
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr John Mitchell,
Principal Medical Officer, Scottish Government
Health & Social Care Integration Prof Daniel J. Smith,
Professor of Psychiatry & Lister Prize Fellow
Dr Moira Connolly,
Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
15:15 Coffee 
15:30 - 16:00

Prof Dame Anna Dominiczak,
Vice Principal & Head of College of Medical Veterinary & Life Sciences