Very exciting news indeed. Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic gold medallist, has been confirmed to give the keynote speech at our Annual Conference in London on 7 July.
Dame Tanni will provide a truly inspirational start for what promises to be an action-packed day. Sue Tiballs, Chief Executive of the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) will be there to introduce her – Dame Tanni is Chair of the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport.
Other speakers confirmed for the Conference include:
• Professor Julian Le Grand, former No 10 Downing Street advisor, and Anna Dixon, Acting CEO at King’s Fund, taking part in “The Cuts Debate: Where Should The Axe Fall?” Chaired by Adam Brimelow, BBC Health Correspondent
• Dame Carol Black speaking at the “Our Ageing Society: How Do We Meet the Challenges of the Next Decade?” – session
• Denis Campbell, The Guardian, Mary Riddell, The Daily Telegraph and Dr Tony Jewell, Welsh Chief Medical Officer, discussing “Unhealthy Headlines: How Do We Prevent Another MMR Scare?”
• Professor Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the panel for “Cityscapes – How Do We Create Healthier Cities?”
• Samantha Callan, Centre for Social Justice Chairman in Residence, Chris Bentley, Head of Inequalities at Department of Health, and Peter Kellner, President of YouGov, at “Hard Times: Reducing Inequalities in a Tough Financial Climate”
The theme of this year’s Conference will be “The Next Decade: What Is The Future Of Public Health?” and we’ve got sessions on issues as diverse as the economy, the challenges of the new government and the effectiveness of health protection campaigns.
And for the first time ever, the Conference will take place in London, at Imperial College.
So see you there!
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