Public health medicine conference

An opportunity for public health doctors from across the UK to discuss key issues, hear from leaders of the community, network, share experiences and set the policy and negotiating priorities for the BMA public health medicine committee for the coming year.

Date: 15 May 2017

Location: London

Time: 10:00AM - 6:30PM

Why should you attend?

The public health medicine conference is the policy forum for public health doctors in the BMA.

The aim is to enable high levels of participation throughout the day. This year’s conference will include:

  • a panel discussion on public health in a changing international context
  • key contributions from Mr Konstantinos Antonopoulos, policy and advocacy advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – UK/Doctors Without Borders – UK and Prof John Middleton, president, Faculty of Public Health
  • parallel sessions for doctors working in Public Health England, local government, the devolved nations, academic public health and for public health trainees
  • opportunities to hear from the BMA on its public health work during the last year including its representation of public health trainees and to hold it to account on that work
  • debate of motions sent in by you, giving you the chance to decide which issues are important and to influence the work of the BMA in the coming year
  • opportunities to raise and discuss general issues of importance with colleagues in public health and from other branches of medicine.

There will be a teach-in for new representatives at 10am with the conference commencing at 10.30am. The annual Sandy Macara Memorial Lecture entitled "Public mental health: new solutions to old problems" will be given by Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health, University of Warwick, at 2pm. Following the close of the conference at 5.30pm, there will be a drinks reception until 6.30pm offering more informal networking opportunities.


Motions for debate

There will be an opportunity for all delegates to submit and debate motions that will shape the BMA’s agenda over the coming years. The deadline for submission of motions is midday on Friday 7 April. 

Topical motions on issues that arise after the deadline can be submitted up to Thursday 11 May.  There will also be round-table discussions on key issues of concern with the aim of generating motions for later debate by the full conference.

For further information on how to submit a motion, please email the conference secretariat at [email protected]

Read our guidance on writing a good motion


Expenses - applicable to BMA members only

The BMA will meet your reasonable travel expenses to attend this conference. If you have any questions about expenses, please contact the conference secretariat on [email protected]

Discounted rates are available for BMA members at local hotels. Find out more.


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Members: Free-of-charge

Non-members: £40 including VAT

Non-members are entitled to the BMA rate if they join the BMA when registering. For further information about this call BMA conferences on 020 7383 6819/6605.

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