Past events

Tackling Substance Abuse

October 2015 – This seminar looked at some of the issues around drug and alcohol abuse and ways of reducing harm. The expert speakers looked specifically at so-called ‘legal highs’, more correctly known as ‘new pyscho-active substances’ and alcohol, particularly underage drinking. The programme includes speaker biographies and the presentations include details of the forth-coming NPS […]

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Ethical Aspects of E-health

September 2015. This seminar looked at the ethical aspects of successfully implementing new technologies with the elderly and those with mental or physical impairments. With speakers from the private and public sectors the afternoon gave practical examples of why patients need to be kept in the forefront of innovators’ minds if e-technology is to be fully utilised. The programme

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Tackling HIV Stereotypes: targeting late diagnosis across demographics

March 2015. This was the closing conference of the IMPRESS Health 2 project. The programme includes speaker details and the presentations are listed in the order they were delivered. The reasons for the project               Faiza Khan  Research overview                            Stephen O’Connor and Philippe Lorenzo Intervention overview                      Mun-Yee Tung Intervention 01                                 Jean-Luc Schmit Intervention

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Tobacco Policy in a Changing World: Plain packaging and e-cigarettes

February 2015. This seminar  brought together policy-makers and practitioners for a stimulating and informative overview of the situation in Europe and the UK with regard to tobacco use and legislation. Our speakers – Hazel Cheeseman from ASH and Kate Knight from SmokeFree South West – are experts in both the rise of e-cigarettes and the

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Empowerment of Disabled People

October 2014. This conference was part of Phase 1 of the EDECT project. You can see the full programme and the presentations are listed below in order of appearance at the conference: The user’s view – Peter Lambreghts, Co-ordinator European Network on Independent Living, West Europe Region Introducing EDECT – Ladan Najafi, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust,

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Dementia: Self Sustaining Communities

May 2014. Our annual conference showcased award winning innovative initiatives and projects from across Europe and the UK, aimed to better support people with dementia living in the community or care home environment.   The programme includes speakers’ details, and the presentations below are listed in the order they appear on the programme: Brainport Development Alexian Research Center

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Alcohol and Younger People

January 2013.  This event provided attendees with discussion on recent EU policy developments related to alcohol and younger people, including the role and responsibilities of marketing, advertising and sponsorship. Successful EU interventions on reducing harm and encouraging responsible handling of alcohol by younger people were showcased. Speaker Details: Aleksandra Kaczmarek, Policy Officer  – EUROCARE Doriane

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