Friday, 20 January 2017

Think Globally, Act Locally: Health and Wellbeing across the Life Course

3rd International Health and Wellbeing with Real Impact Conference
“Think Globally, Act Locally: Health and Wellbeing across the Life Course”
Monday 5th June 2017
University of Central Lancashire

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Our third international, interdisciplinary conference is being organised by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Central Lancashire.
The conference convenor is Lois Thomas, Reader in Health Services Research, UCLan.
The conference will address the theme “Think Globally, Act Locally:  Health and Wellbeing across the Life Course”.  International experts will share innovative approaches to addressing inequalities in health and wellbeing across the globe.  We will then showcase examples of how global innovations are becoming a reality in our own Region.
Keynote SpeakersEthics, Professor of
  • Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Public Health, Yale University, USA.
  • Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, UK; Honorary Professor, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
  • Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Doris Schroeder, Director, Centre for Professional Ethics, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
  • Professor Heike Köckler, Professor of Social Space and Health, Hochschule fur Gesundheit Bochum, Germany.

Participation and attendance is encouraged from practitioners, academics and students across a spectrum of disciplines to include:
• Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals
• Public Health teams and the wider public health workforce
• Local government officers and members
• Voluntary, Community and Faith sector
• General Practitioners
• Sports therapists and scientists

Abstract Requirements (Deadline Monday 6th February 2017)
Papers or posters are invited on:
a.       Starting well: the health of mothers before and during pregnancy and good parenting to ensure the best start in life.
b.       Developing well: encouraging healthy habits as children develop and avoiding the adoption of harmful patterns of behaviour.
c.       Growing up well: identifying, treating and preventing mental health problems in childhood.
d.       Living and working well: promoting lifestyle choices in adulthood to facilitate longer term health and wellbeing.
e.       Ageing well: supporting older people to remain resilient to ill health by maintaining their social networks and by being physically active.
Papers will be presented at concurrent sessions and posters will be displayed and discussed during designated poster sessions.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to Bethany Cooke,
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Scientific Review Committee chaired by Dr Lois Thomas.
The abstract must include the following:
• Title of abstract
• Author/presenter name(s), institution represented, postal address, email address
• Primary contact person for the conference information
• An introduction, methods, results and conclusions
• The abstract should include subheadings
• The abstract should be referenced, citing between 2–4 references
• The references should be presented in Harvard APA

Length should be no more than 500 words (including title, author information and references)
Please state your preference for a paper or poster presentation
Please also supply a short biography of each author.

Conference venue
The conference venue is Darwin Building, University of Central Lancashire.

Conference Booking and Enquiries
All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the fee (£90). Students and members of UCLan staff will be admitted free of charge.
For conference enquiries please contact Bethany Cooke, Conference Administrator, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: +44(0)1772 893419

For academic queries please contact Dr Lois Thomas on