Populations & Lifelong Health

Events

2 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Answering Clinical Research Questions with Health Records

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Harnessing the scale and depth of linked electronic health records for research has the potential to change fundamentally how healthcare is delivered, bringing enormous benefits for patients. In this course we will introduce the breadth of health informatics research, focusing on the use of nationally available datasets for clinical research. The course will cover the practicalities of health informatics research – from developing the research question through to methodology and obtaining research funding. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Andrew Hayward, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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4 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Using Primary Care EHRs for Research

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Longitudinal electronic health records offer unique opportunities to gain insights into both common and rare diseases. However such data are collected primarily for clinical purposes not research. What is the scope for using these primary care records for research? What are the methodological challenges? What analytic approaches can be used to overcome these? This course will answer these and other related questions. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Andrew Hayward, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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4 March, 2015 - GLOW 2015 - Reaching Every Woman and Every Newborn: The Post-2015 Research Agenda

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

GLOW is a society for academics and postgraduate students engaged in Global Maternal and Child Health. The annual GLOW conference provides an opportunity for academics to share their work, build collaborations and hear updates from prominent international speakers. In 2012 and 2013 both GLOW conferences attracted over 100 delegates, were hosted by excellent speakers and, most importantly, provided time for discussion between colleagues. GLOW 2015 is jointly hosted by the MARCH Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the UCL Institute for Women's Health. Confirmed Speakers: Peter Brocklehurst, Institute for Women's Health, UCL; Richard Horton, The Lancet; Joy Lawn, MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Gwyneth Lewis, Institute for Women's Health, UCL; Matthews Mathai, WHO; Bob Pattinson, Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, University of Pretoria; Lesley Regan, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

Location: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place Regent's Park , London , NW1 4RG

Contact: Conference Administrator

Email: http://www.glowconference.org/contact-us.html

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5 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Episode Statistics

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Hospital Episode Statistics are probably the largest but also one of most complex sources of data about healthcare activity. They have been used by researchers to answer the widest possible range of questions about health and healthcare services. This course will focus on the practical difficulties of doing research using hospital episode statistics. You will learn how HES data are structured and coded, how to clean HES data, how to link episodes and create analysable files. You will learn from HES researchers about the strengths and weaknesses of the data, about common sources of errors, what ethical and legal obligations govern the use of the data and how the data can be linked with other datasets to answer new and different questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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6 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Phenotyping Linked Primary and Secondary Care EHR Data

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Primary and Secondary care records are increasingly being linked for use in research. These data, however are collected as part of routine care or for administrative purposes and a significant amount of work is required to build robust and accurate definitions of clinical concepts that can used to identify cases for further study. Through this practical course, you will become familiar with two contemporary primary and secondary data sources (CPRD and HES), learn what types of EHR data are collected and the different ways in which data are recorded. By the end, you will understand how to combine linked EHR data sources to define disease cases. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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9 March, 2015 - A scientific portrait of old age

Time: 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity will transform society. With 2009 Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco), Baroness Sally Greengross (President, International Longevity Centre-UK) and Professor Sophie Scott, (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London). Event 15:30 – 17:00 Reception 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)75071 95665

9 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses - National Registries: from Audit to Research

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The national cardiovascular registries held by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) are a resource without parallel anywhere else in the world. This one day course will explore the value of this data for research into cardiovascular outcomes at national, hospital and individual practitioner level. It will explore how linking registries with other datasets enriches and extends resource with huge potential for low cost high volume clinical trials. The course will be of interest to academics and clinicians using national audit data for research, students of epidemiology, computer science or public health and anyone with an interest in electronic health records or big data. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Harry Hemingway, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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10 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Patient Records for Audit and Research

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A one day introduction for clinicians and researchers interested in using data from hospital patient records for audit or research. What are the opportunities and challenges in using hospital electronic patient records for research? Why is there no hospital equivalent of primary care research databases such as CPRD? Why is hospital data so hard for researchers to access? When do I need permission? Who needs consent? We will showcase interesting examples and outline ways to improve the research-readiness of hospital data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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10 March, 2015 - Increasing public health with reducing budgets: How evidence can help

Time: 09:45:00 - 16:00:00

This one-day conference, organised by the Local Government Association in collaboration with NICE and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, will look at how evidence can support decision-making in public health to help local authorities meet the challenge of providing for public health within limited budgets. In the current climate of limited resources in local government, it is more important than ever to spend wisely on public health provision. Without investment in public health now, there is the danger of increasing pressure on services and rising health inequalities in the coming years. Identifying and understanding what has been effective elsewhere can help with planning and provision to meet local needs and priorities.

Location: Local Government House , Smith Square , London, SW1P 3HZ

Contact: Events

Email: events@local.gov.uk

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10 March, 2015 - Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

Time: 13:15:00 - 13:55:00

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication. Every year, it affects up to 70,000 UK pregnancies. Yet there is no treatment. Marking International Women’s Day, Dr David will discuss her work developing a therapy to improve the growth of small babies before birth.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Events Team

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3841

10 March, 2015 - UCL Women: Guest Lecture

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

UCL Women, to celebrate International Women's Day, are delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco, 2009 Nobel Laureate. Professor Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her ground breaking work on telomerase and telomeres. Telomeres keep the ends of chromosomes intact and slowly shorten with age. Professor Blackburn's lecture is entitled 'Telomeres - Telling Tails'. This will be followed by a discussion about A Life in Science with the broadcaster and member of UCL Council, Vivienne Parry OBE. Please join us afterwards at a reception in the North Cloisters from 7.00pm - 8.00pm. UCL Women is a grassroots networking and social organization for academic staff in STEM at UCL

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

Contact: UCL Women

Email: info@uclwomen.org

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11 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Genomics and E-health Research

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Genomics and E-Health Research is a comprehensive one day course aimed at medical students, physician-scientists and other medical professionals. The course is an introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation. The course will provide a multidisciplinary perspective and an overview of contemporary methodologies for identifying genes involved in complex human diseases, interpreting genetic data and how genomic medicine can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. The course also covers the ethical issues associated with confidentiality and storage of DNA data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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12 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Visualising Health Informatics Research

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Healthcare research relies increasingly on strong relationships with information technologies, not just to expand the collectively acquired knowledge but also to be able to translate this advance into visually arresting representations. The successful visualization of health informatics research carries the potential to revolutionise the scientific dialogue, the public understanding and participation in medical research. Processing and translating healthcare research can relate with the public on multiple levels, with an individual researcher, patient or population group. This course will cover the fundamental aspects of visualising health informatics research with a comparative presentation of current applications and practices. Week 2: Deeper EHR Data for Better Research. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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13 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: SQL for Biomedical Researchers

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Databases are increasingly being used for the rapid querying and construction of complex datasets in health and social care. This short course will introduce the theory behind the relational data model and enable participants to understand how data can be modelled and stored in a relational database and the different data types that are used. Through practical-driven sessions, participants will learn how to model biomedical data in a contemporary relational database management system and how to craft simple and complex queries for analysing and transforming the data. By the end of the course, participants will be able to load, format and export data in a format suitable for analysis by common statistical packages. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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13 March, 2015 - Professional Careers Beyond Academia

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Thinking of your next career move? Explore your options at this event, which is being organised by UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Careers Network (ECN) and UCL ICH Postdocs Group. This event will aim to publicise career opportunities outside academia; emphasise opportunities and potential employers; and highlight the variety of relevant employment sectors, and why the transferable skills acquired during PhD and post-doctoral research are desirable to them (e.g. science journalism; charities; biotech; banking; consultancy; recruitment etc.). Registration is required.

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

Contact: Catherine Roberts

Email: catherine.roberts@ucl.ac.uk

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13 March, 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: Cruciform B404-LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

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16 March, 2015 - CLS conference 2015: the value of cohort studies for social investigation

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:00:00

This conference aims to showcase research using cohort data, covering a broad range of themes relating to the life course, such as Health and well-being Child development, Education, Methodology and Social mobility. It will provide a forum for researchers and academics to share ideas, and to demonstrate how research using cohort data following individuals across their lives can inform policy. The keynote speaker is Professor James P. Smith, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Labour Markets and Demographic Studies at the RAND Corporation. Other confirmed speakers include Professor Paul Gregg (University of Bath), Professor Kathleen Kiernan (University of York), Professor Yvonne Kelly (University College London), and Dr George Ploubidis (UCL Institute of Education).

Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place , London , WC1H 9SN

Contact: Katya Nasim

Email: k.nasim@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6746

16 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Public Trust and Public Engagement

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Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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18 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Information Governance

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This course deals with the practical, legal and ethical responsibilities of those tasked with the curation of health data in research settings. You will learn about the requirements for consent, confidentiality and data protection. Tutors will explain the organisational and practical aspects of security and how to ensure compliance with the relevant UK and international standards. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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18 March, 2015 - PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting

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The aim of this meeting is to help strengthen epidemiology and support high quality and innovative science through sharing of good practice. The meeting will focus on the application of epidemiological methods to protect and improve health including the work of the recently established NIHR Health Protection Research Units. It will include plenary sessions, posters and parallel sessions across a number of key themes. The conference will also include workshops on 'How to write a scientific paper', 'Abstract preparation and review', 'Research grant applications'. The meeting is particularly aimed at consultants, scientists, analysts and those with an interest in applied epidemiology across Public Health England, devolved administrations, academic departments and partner organisations.

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Science Concourse, Warwick University , Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: PHE Conferences and Events team

Email: events@phe.gov.uk

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19 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Designing Apps

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This course provides an introduction to developing smartphone apps or other digital interventions in healthcare. How can we design effective apps? What theories of behaviour inform app design? What are the regulatory and safety issues around apps? How can apps be funded or commercialised? How can apps best be evaluated? We will be addressing these and other questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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19 March, 2015 - Funding Health Research in the UK: the view from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the ESRC

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

Speaker information: Dr Gavin Malloch, Programme Manager for Public Health Partnerships; MRC Professor Jimmy Whitworth, Head of Population Health, Wellcome Trust; Dr Joy Todd, Head of Health and Human Behaviour, ESRC. 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

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19 March, 2015 - UBhave Conference: Cross Disciplinary Research - From Inception to Impact

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

Findings from the EPSRC-funded Cross -disciplinary Interfaces Programme (C-DIP). At this one day meeting four major EPSRC-funded projects will present their findings from the past 3 years and reflect on the process and impact of their cross-disciplinary research. Topics include: • Funding cross-disciplinary research: The future; • UBhave: Ubiquitous & Social Computing for Positive Behaviour Change; • Big Data, Big Impact: Harnessing Data for Social Change; • Solar Energy for Future Societies; • Decision Making in an Unstable World.

Location: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, ,

Contact: Susan Michie

Email: s.michie@ucl.ac.uk

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20 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Record Linkage

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This short course is designed to give you a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or to analyse linked data. Examples of the uses of data linkage, data preparation, methods for linkage (including deterministic and probabilistic approaches) and issues for the analysis of linked data are covered. The main focus of this course will be health data, although the concepts will apply to many other areas. This course includes a practical example involving data to be linked, to enable you to put theory into practice. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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24 March, 2015 - World TB Day 2015: What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB?

Time: 08:45:00 - 18:00:00

UCL-TB and the TB Centre at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are marking World TB Day 2015 with an all-day event on Tuesday 24 March. Eminent national and international speakers will highlight the leading issues and research to reach, treat and cure those with tuberculosis, including a debate about the management of multidrug-resistant TB contacts. The meeting will also review the new Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England collaborative five year TB national strategy to eliminate TB as its implementation begins. Through bringing a wide range of researchers together we aim to encourage new cross-disciplinary links and collaborations between scientists and clinicians at the forefront of the TB field. Booking is essential - please use the link below.

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

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

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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, Department of Economics, UCL, '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. Registration opens in 2015

Location: South Wing 9 Garwood Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

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

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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

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23 June, 2015 - Planetary Health

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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

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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

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

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Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences is pleased to announce a new meeting that 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 meeting is aimed at population researchers, epidemiologists and scientists involved in ageing research, longitudinal studies 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. For further information, please visit the conference website. Abstract and Bursary deadline: 13 April 2015. Registration deadline: 23 June 2015. This conference will open for registration shortly. Please email to register your interest.

Location: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, , Hinxton,

Contact: Emily Rees

Email: emily.rees@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

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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. This course is for everyone interested in behaviour change including researchers, practitioners, intervention designers, managers and policy makers.

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

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

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