South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2016

The planning group from the South West Public Health Scientific Conference would like to thank all those who attended the conference on the 16th March which took place at the Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel. The aim of the Scientific Conference is to showcase both service and university based public health research and evaluation from across the South West. Well attended by a wide range of public health academic and service professionals throughout the region, the conference played host to a good balance of plenary, parallel and poster presentations.

This year was the first year that posters were presented electronically and it didn’t come without it’s challenges! Poster pods were provided displaying a number of posters on screens, manned by a representative. Poster presenters were also welcomed to answer any questions on their poster during the extended tea, coffee and lunch breaks. The additional time factored into the programme for networking and poster viewing was welcomed by delegates.

Overall, initial feedback on the conference is very positive particularly on the new venue with its great food and close proximity to the train station.

A big thank you to all those who contributed to the conference organisation to ensure the day was such a success.

A copy of the programme from the day can be found here.

Please see below links for the day’s posters:

Pod 1 Posters

Pod 2 Posters

Pod 3 Posters

Presentations from the day are also attached below. Not all the presentations could be shared due to the sensitive nature of some of the information, but we’ve done our best to include as much as possible.

Please see Plenary Session Presentations below:

Plenary 1 Jane Powell

Plenary 3 Jane Smith

Plenary 4 David Gunnell

Please see Session A Presentations below:

A1 Mat Jones

A3 Frank de Vocht

A4 Chris Hyde

Please see Session B Presentations below:

B1 Rowan Brockman

B2 Gemma Hobson

B3 Frank de Vocht

B4 Emma Bird

Please see Session C Presentations below:

C2 Danya BakhBakhi

C3 Irina Holland

C4 Jaime Peters

Please see Session D Presentations below:

D1 Lisa Price

D2 Anna Taylor

D3 Judi Kidger

D4 Heide Busse-Rona Campbell

Please see Session E Presentations below:

E2 Penny Marno

E3 Micky Wilmott

E4 Joanna Kesten

Please see Session F Presentations below:

F1 Rachel Kwiatkowska

F2 Rob Witton

F3 Petra Manley

F4 Maya Gobin

Featured image courtesy of Riccatreccia on Flickr Creative Commons http://tinyurl.com/jbvklsb