Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference
June 24-26th 2013
Early Bird deadline February 28th
This conference is for academics, policy makers and practitioners in the health and culture sectors. It is organised in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing. Delegates will be awarded 21 CPD points from the RSPH for attendance at the conference for three days. Conference Chairs include Richard Parrish, CEO of the RSPH and Dr Gabriel Scally, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at the University of the West of England.
Presentations, performances and workshops will reflect an extraordinary range of research, policy and practice from across the world, relating to Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing, Global Health Inequalities and Culture and Healthy and Creative Ageing. Keynotes include Lord Alan Howarth; John Wyn Owen; Margret Meagher, CEO of Arts for Health Australia; Shona McCarthy and Dr Eddie Rooney from Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013; and David Leventhal, Director of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease in the USA. There will be presentations from 18 countries including New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, USA and Canada.
Performance highlights include singer, Sizzle Otakha, from Japan and a performance of ‘Bewitched’ by Irish composer Ian Wilson, made in response to a residency in the stroke unit at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.
The conference is a unique opportunity to share knowledge, experience and skills. You will learn about the latest research, innovative practice and new approaches to delivering health and wellbeing outcomes through engagement with the arts and culture.