The BMA’s 2018 public health medicine conference will take place on Friday 8 June 2018 at BMA House, London. It is the BMA’s policy forum for public health doctors. You don’t need to be a BMA member to attend.
Why should you attend?
The conference provides an opportunity for public health doctors from across the UK to meet together to discuss key issues, hear from leaders of the public health community, network, share experiences and set the policy and negotiating priorities for the BMA public health medicine committee for the coming year.
The aim is to enable high levels of participation throughout the day. This year’s conference will include:
- Keynote speech, 'Sustainability in an era of uncertainty, devolution, and localism: What are the opportunities for public health' from Dr Jennifer Dixon, chief executive of The Health Foundation
- Parallel sessions for doctors working in Public Health England, local government and the devolved nations 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 9.30am with the conference commencing at 10.00am. Following the close of the conference programme at 5.30pm, there will be a drinks reception until 6.30pm offering more informal networking opportunities.
See last year's highlights
You will be able to attend one of the following parallel sessions taking place during the day, and you can indicate your preference on the booking form.
The sessions will be on the following subjects (further details to follow):
- Public Health England, Department of Health, NHS England and other Arms-Length Bodies
- Local government
- The devolved nations
- Public health trainees
- Other sectors: Academics, Global Health, Private Sector, NGOs
Motions for debate
There will be an opportunity for all representatives to submit motions for debate that could shape the BMA’s agenda over the coming years. The deadline for submission of motions is midday on Friday 6 April. Topical motions on issues that arise after the deadline can be submitted up to Thursday 7 June.
For further information on how to submit a motion, please email Alex Young.
See our guidance on writing a motion