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The West of Scotland Health and Ethnicity Network (WHEN) conference. The conference will take place on 20 August 2012 in the Wolfson Medical Building at the University of Glasgow.

West of Scotland Health and Ethnicity Network Conference 20th August 2012

posted on: Jun 7, 2012

The West of Scotland Health and Ethnicity Network (WHEN) would like to announce the inaugural annual conference, bringing together health and social care professionals with an interest in this area. The conference will take place on 20 August 2012 in the Wolfson Medical Building at the University of Glasgow.
 
The conference is jointly organised by the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing and Community Connections 3 and is designed to promote information sharing and interdisciplinary research collaboration across the academic, NGO, charity and government sectors. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in finding out more about research and development taking place in the West of Scotland on health/wellbeing/social care and ethnicity and/or contributing to the network.
 
WHEN aims to use an evidence-based approach to  influence the development of a healthier minority ethnic community in Scotland; one of the key purposes of the network is information sharing with a view to forging new, interdisciplinary research collaborations.
 
Confirmed speakers include:

  Prof Mark Johnson – De Montfort University, Leicester
Keynote Speech: Overview of Health and Ethnicity Research in the UK
  Dr Jason Gill – University of Glasgow
Ethnicity, environment and cardio-metabolic disease risk
  Ms Sidra Shirjeel – Community Connections 3
Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation for South Asian communities in Glasgow
  Dr Pavan Srireddy – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Ethnicity, Deprivation and Psychosis: the Glasgow experience
  Prof Seeromanie Harding – Medical Research Council
The Determinants of young Adult Social wellbeing and Health (DASH) Study: a life course approach to understanding ethnic inequalities
  Prof Rafik Gardee – Queen Margaret University
Religious infant male circumcision- exploring the Muslim community’s perceptions on availability of male infant circumcision facilities in Scotland
  Prof Naveed Sattar and Dr Nundita Reetoo – University of Glasgow
Diabetes in BME communities in Scotland- Self-Management of Long Term Conditions in BME communities – Evaluation of a Model of Engagement
  Ms Karen Maxwell – Medical Research Council
Strategies to enhance tracing and retention of a cohort of young adults from diverse ethnic groups in the UK: Lessons from the Determinants of young Adult Social wellbeing and Health (DASH) Study
  Dr Narinde rBansal – the University of Edinburgh
Ethnic inequalities in health and disease in Scotland: The Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS)
  Dr Mohammed Ameen and Dr Anne Scoular – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Pushing the boundaries:  Keep Well South Asian Anticipatory Care (SAAC) Project in Glasgow

The conference will also include

  • a workshop which will be facilitated by Prof Seeromaniee Harding, MRC, and
  • a policy development discussion panel which will be facilitated by Professor SP Sadhidharan, Mental Health Rights. 
  • Poster presentations
  • Display stalls from relevant organisations.(limited spaces available)

To register please download a registration form from:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/publichealth/events/