“Best organised conference I have ever attended. I gained knowledge and understanding from each and every presentation attended on the day.” (Delegate, Dublin 2015)


IPH Open Conference “Breaking down boundaries – innovation, participation and creativity in public health”



Following the success of the Open Conference held in Dublin last year IPH invites you to attend the 5th Public Health Open Conference which will take place on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 in Titanic Belfast. 

The aim of the Open Conference is to provide an open platform to:

  • showcase cross sectoral work in public health,
  • provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking,
  • enhance knowledge, skills and leadership in public health.

This is a valuable opportunity for participants to present at this dynamic, informal, annual event. You are invited to submit proposals in line with the themes listed below: 

  • Tackling poverty and inequality across the life cycle – innovative practices and interventions in the context of the delivery of programmes or services relevant to public health.
  • Connecting evidence with public health policy – novel approaches with an emphasis on engagement, participation and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • How healthy are we? – research, policy and the creative arts as tools for advancing the public’s health.

As in previous years, registered delegates will be invited to help shape the Open Conference by voting on the submitted proposals.

All communication will be facilitated through this website. There is no cost in attending the Open Conference (lunch will be provided). There is however a charge if you chose to use the Titanic Car Park (see venue page for charges).

We would like to thank the Dept. of Health (NI), Dept. of Health (ROI) and the HSC - Research and Development Office for their support for this conference.

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To contact Institute of Public Health in Ireland please telephone:  +44 28 9064 8494 or +353 1 478 6300.  Email: info@publichealth.ie