Populations & Lifelong Health


27 April, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This event will provide clear guidance on information governance responsibilities and control, how these affect research activities and how the SLMS Information Governance Framework can help researchers meet their legal obligations. UCL staff and students who handle sensitive personal data are eligible to attend. Attendance at this event together with successful completion of a follow-on online assessment (‘SLMS Information Governance – Assessment of Understanding’) will count towards your information governance training needs under the SLMS IG Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training recorded on the SLMS IG training register. Please ensure that you are available to complete the online assessment within two weeks of attending the training event. (The assessment should take no longer than ½ hour to complete for most colleagues.)

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health , 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 April, 2015 - Yale-UCL Senior Scientist Lecture Series: From chaperonins to sleuthing ALS mechanism

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Please welcome Arthur L. Horwich to UCL for his lecture as part of the Yale/UCL Collaborative - Senior Scientist Lecture Series. The Senior Scientist Lecture Series is a Yale UCL Collaborative initiative which disseminates information about research and educational programs between Yale and UCL and promotes discussion and opportunities for collaboration. Speaker: Arthur L. Horwich, Sterling Professor of Genetics & Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Reception to follow in the front quad Pavillion.

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lisa Balderson

Email: l.balderson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 May, 2015 - Queer Black Lives and Diasporic Identities in Twentieth Century Britain

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

The first in new Equiano Centre Summer Seminar Series: Black histories in relation to sexuality, race and identity. In this seminar Dr Nadia Ellis (UC Berkeley) and Dr Gemma Romain (UCL) talk about their current work exploring Black histories and historical geographies in relation to sexuality, race, and identity. The session will be chaired by poet and writer Dante Micheaux. An event organised by The Equiano Centre, Department of Geography UCL.

Location: LG04, UCL Department of Geography, 26 Bedford Way , London, WC1H OAP

Contact: The Equiano Centre

Email: equianocentre@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - The Use of Incentives in Health

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Part of the CBC Research Seminar Series: Economics Meets Behaviour Change hosted by Professor Michelle Baddeley and Professor Antonio Cabrales. Speaker information: Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez (UCL Department of Economics): 'Can Bureaucrats be paid like CEOs? Performance Incentives for Good Child Health in Rural Chinese Schools'; Dr Matteo M Galizzi (Department of Social Policy, LSE Health and Social Care, LSE), 'Carryover and spillover effects of incentives in health: lab-field evidence' Followed by a networking reception.

Location: Room 1.20, Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower St , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2015 - 5th Digital Health: 5th International Conference on Digital Health

Time: -

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve health and wellbeing of individuals and populations are extraordinary. DL 2015, held in conjunction with WWW 2015, will in particular focus on public health computer science covering a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response. Call for Papers: deadline extended to 29 January 2015

Location: , Viale Strozzi, 1, 50123 Florence,

Contact: Dr Patty Kostkova

Email: p.kostkova@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2015 - Healthy Ageing: From Molecules to Organisms

Time: 13:00:00 - 16:30:00

Ageing can lead to declining health and function, and it is the major risk factor for cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on recent discoveries and current challenges in ageing research, with a focus on translating basic research insights into health improvement for older people. We aim to explore the mechanisms of ageing in cells, tissues and organisms in order to identify interventions that can ameliorate its negative effects. The meeting will also emphasise the connection between discoveries made in model organisms and mechanisms leading to healthy ageing in humans. The meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians and drug developers involved in research into ageing and other relevant fields. We welcome the submission of abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted. Event organiser: Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences

Location: Kendrew Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton , Saffron Walden, CB10 1SD

Contact: Emily Rees

Email: emily.rees@wtgc.org

Phone: 01223 495111

21 May, 2015 - Better survey data management with metadata

Time: 13:00:00 - 17:00:00

This workshop will provide an overview of best practice in using metadata to enhance data management processes. It is aimed primarily at data managers and associated professionals. Speakers and topics for the event include: Jon Johnson, CLOSER – ‘Why metadata is awesome’ – How DDI-Lifecycle can be used to enhance data management; Louise Corti, The UK Data Archive – ‘How metadata drives ‘The Archive”; Gemma Seabrook, CLOSER – ‘Making use of DDI to drive the CLOSER search platform’; Jeremy Iverson, Colectica – ‘An in-depth presentation on metadata management tools’. Event organiser: CLOSER

Location: The Eliot Room, The British Library, 96 Euston Road , London, NW1 2DB

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5102

21 May, 2015 - Global prosperity - how can we make this a reality?

Time: 16:00:00 - 18:00:00

Most people would probably sign up to the principle of sustainable prosperity, but operationalising the concept and realising it is proving much more problematic in practice. Why is this so? What are some of the main barriers to achieving a global prosperous society and what might we do about it? The presentation will address this issue both in general, and with specific reference to transport.

Location: Roberts 309, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: ucqbro7@live.ucl.ac.uk


21 May, 2015 - Professor David Osrin, Inaugural Lecture: ‘These Little Gardens: Growing Up in Public Health’

Time: 16:30:00 - 19:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

Professor Anthony Costello, Director, UCL Institute for Global Health, invites you to attend an Inaugural Lecture to be given by David Osrin following his promotion to Professor of Global Health. David is UCL Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science. After training in paediatrics in the UK and Australia, he has worked on maternal and child health in South Asia for 17 years. The lecture describes his research, which has followed a steadily broadening – and entertainingly digressive - path from newborn survival in rural settings to women’s and children’s health in urban ones. Beginning with trials of interventions to improve newborn survival and birth weight in Nepal, his work has included trials of complex urban interventions to improve a range of outcomes in informal settlements in Mumbai, and has broadened to include work on preventing gender-based violence, research ethics, citizen science and public engagement.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Institute for Global Health

Email: ighadmin@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:30:00

UCL’s Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health is proud to present this one-day conference devoted to Dan Hausman's newly published book Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering. The commentators will address themes raised by the book, including: • Definitions of health, and why they matter; • The relationship between health and well-being; • The contribution of phenomenology to understanding and valuing health states; • How to measure health for public policy purposes; • Justice in the allocation of scarce health resources.

Location: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr James Wilson

Email: james.wilson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 June, 2015 - Findings from the PROMISE programme and next steps for treatments of obesity in children and young people

Time: 13:00:00 - 17:00:00

Paediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation Programme (PROMISE). We would like to invite you to join us for a national symposium examining the findings of the PROMISE programme and what they mean for UK actions on child and adolescent obesity. Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and young people will present and share their views during the event. The symposium will also examine the implications of PROMISE findings for public health and policy, for clinical practice and for the research community as we step up our responses to the obesity epidemic. -- BOOK early places are LIMITED! Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Location: Kennedy lecture Theatre , UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Anne Mathiot

Email: a.mathiot@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 June, 2015 - Research Methods Short Course: Data reduction and latent variable models

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This course provides students with an understanding of, and gives them practice in, the use of data reduction techniques and non-regression based analysis methods such as principal component analysis and factor analysis. The course provides a practical understanding of the methods of modelling relationships between latent variables and introduces the basics of structural equation modelling using AMOS. Students need to be familiar with the content of the courses: Statistical analysis 1 and Statistical analysis 2; in particular, the interpretation of correlation matrices and the principles of multiple regression. Event organiser: UCL Institute of Education

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: UCL Institute of Education

Email: enquiries@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7612 6000

18 June, 2015 - An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:30:00

The day will be pitched at 'beginner level' to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area. As infectious disease genomics becomes rapidly more mainstream and relevant to clinical practice and translational research, it is increasingly important for academics, clinical staff and public health professionals to understand what genomics can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise the outputs. There will also be case studies from researchers who are active in genomics from the point of view of bacteriology, virology and mycology. Speakers will be Michael Head (IDRN and UCL), David Cleary (Southampton), Judy Breuer (UCL), Nick Loman (Birmingham), Dan Frampton (UCL), Johanna Rhodes (Imperial), Phillip Ashton (Public Health England), Tom Fowler (Genomics England), and Claudio Koser (Cambridge).

Location: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Contact: Michael Head or Cherry Heaven

Email: mhead@idrn.org; c.heaven@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3549 5549

23 June, 2015 - Evaluation Workshop

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation? Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programmes? Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start? This one day, hands-on workshop, run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy, addresses these challenges. It is aimed at staff from NHS trusts, CCGs and local authorities, who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work. After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. This course is free for staff working in CLAHRC partner organisations, and is aimed at all those tasked with evaluating the performance of local programmes and services. No previous knowledge is required. Individuals who are interested in applying for a place at the workshop should complete and return the application form by 22nd April 2015 at 5pm.

Location: , , Central London,

Contact: Kate Collins

Email: k.collins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 June, 2015 - Planetary Health

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief, Lancet. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health

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Designed as a direct participatory experience, policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines involved with transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond will convene on the UCL campus to share their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! Throughout this 3 day conference experience, interactive ‘Hot Topic Workshops’ will kick-off delegate oral and poster sessions. Each workshop will be led by a cross-disciplinary team of international experts to demonstrate how non-traditional thinking can lead to creative problem solving. There will also be a series of business-related workshops that are meant as a twist to the traditional transport or health conference proceedings. In these sessions, you will learn that to be an effective innovator of change, you MUST also be an entrepreneur.

Location: UCL Campus, , London,

Contact: Karyn Warsow

Email: kwarsow@tphlink.com

Phone: Please email

9 July, 2015 - Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, structures and integration

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This conference will bring policymakers and key stakeholders together to discuss priorities for public health and the future of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs). Following the publication of Public Health England's From Evidence into Action framework to coincide with NHS England's Five Year Forward View, sessions will consider the role of local authorities and HWBs in promoting public health; next steps for reducing inequalities, and opportunities for the integration of public health with health and social care. Further sessions will focus on the roll-out of the Better Care Fund, the implications of the National Audit Office report on the financial viability of Public Health England and the potential role of the third sector in improving public health outcomes. This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified.

Location: , , Central London ,

Contact: Westminster Health Forum

Email: delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk

Phone: 01344 864796

21 July, 2015 - Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research

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Longitudinal studies are ideal for analysing age-related changes, their lifetime determinants and consequences. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on the value of longitudinal studies in furthering knowledge about ageing: in particular functional change across life, its drivers and underlying pathways. The programme will showcase new findings and developments within cross cohort initiatives, centres of healthy ageing and longitudinal studies of ageing. We will discuss the impact of the environment on accelerating ageing or building resilience and promoting recovery. Identifying new approaches to achieve data harmonization across cohort consortia will also be highlighted. We aim to build capacity in investigators who will shape the future research agenda of life course and longitudinal studies of ageing and will convene a special session to discuss the challenges and opportunities in this area. Event organiser: Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences

Location: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Saffron Walden, CB10 1SD

Contact: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Email: scientificconferences@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 August, 2015 - CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Following the success of the CBC Summer School 2014, we are delighted to offer the course again this year. This course has been developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. The Summer School will introduce the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a range of practical problems, from supporting change amongst patients and health professionals to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. Who is the course for? This course is for everyone interested in behaviour change including researchers, practitioners, intervention designers, managers and policy makers. Small groups will be organised according to expertise and area of work, and supported by experienced facilitators.

Location: Engineering Building, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

9 September, 2015 - Cross-cohort research: Opportunities, challenges and examples

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00

This workshop provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges inherent in cross-cohort research. The workshop is primarily aimed at early career researchers. It will provide participants with an awareness of the advantages and potential pitfalls in carrying out comparative research and will help to guide good practice. The workshop will provide participants with details of the different approaches proposed so far for multiple study analyses, with specific examples of work carried out to harmonise body size and socioeconomic variables across multiple UK cohorts in CLOSER. It will provide demonstration of how these variables can be used to address relevant research questions. The workshop will also include speakers from other successful large cross-cohort initiatives from different disciplines; they will outline their approaches to data harmonisation and cross-cohort analysis and highlight how any challenges were overcome. Event organiser: CLOSER

Location: Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London , WC1E 7HU

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5102

15 September, 2015 - Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

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Public Health England 2015 will bring together over 1400 participants from a wide range of organisations, to learn, meet each other and share knowledge and experience. The theme of this year’s conference is Evidence into Action, and the conference will promote and showcase applied science and research, translation and implementation for impact. We anticipate that the conference will be of interest to representatives from across the health and social care system interested in applied prevention research, programmes and policy. The outline of the six track programme is now available online, covering a wide range of topics from across the breadth of public health. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, will be giving a keynote address. Abstracts on new public health research, innovations and developments in practice are invited for submission by 8 May for potential poster presentation at the conference.

Location: Conference Reception, Students' Union Building atrium, University of Warwick Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

Email: conference@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

6 October, 2015 - The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British birth cohort studies: opportunities for collaboration

Time: 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

Speaker information: Professor Alissa Goodman, Professor Alice Sullivan, and Professor Emla Fitzsimons, all from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Department for Quantitative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email