Monday, 8 October 2018

WORLD HEALTHCARE CONGRESS (EUROPE) ABSTRACTS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
WORLD
HEALTHCARE
CONGRESS
 

OPEN
Deadline 29th October 2018
Conference Date: 5 – 7 March 2019
Venue: Manchester Central, UK

The World Healthcare Congress Europe will showcase new approaches to health and social care delivery. In today’s current climate healthcare professionals are facing a multitude of political, social and financial challenges. The conference will explore how the revolution of healthcare delivery will have a significant impact on health. Our audience of 1,000 will consist of representatives from all sectors of healthcare, academia and leading government agencies. The Congress will provide a platform for the discussion of three themes, one of which is Arts for health & social change. I'm honoured to be co-curating this conference theme with Director of Manchester Museum, Esme Ward.

The possibilities of the arts in all their forms impacting on health and social change, is of growing interest to communities and policy makers alike. In the UK the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing published the groundbreaking report, Creative Health illuminating new possibilities in how we understand and address contemporary health challenges.

This conference theme will focus down on the possibilities of culture, heritage and the arts in the context of issues ranging from how we might address the social determinants of health – to research and practice around the life course, our mental health and how we age well.

In Greater Manchester, a city region that is central to the birth of the arts and health movement, this theme gives delegates the opportunity to experience and interrogate the ways in which we understand the lived experience of communities and the factors that influence public health, address inequalities and influence health outcomes. We propose that participation in culture and the arts has the potential to radically shape the future of the health and social care landscape and give voice to the most marginalised members of our society.

For those of you undertaking research or wanting to share your work, please note that this global event will happen in Manchester for two years consecutively and in March 2020 there will be your second opportunity to apply.


Find out more about the conference HERE.
Submit an abstract HERE.

For those of you interested in being part of a fringe event - keep your eyes on this blog...


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