FPH conference 2015


Tuesday 23 June 2015 - Wednesday 24 June 2015


The Politics of Healthy Change

FPH announces dates and venue of the 2015 Annual Public Health Conference 
– 23 & 24 June at Sage, Gateshead

Put the date in your diary now!

The conference planning committee is made up of representatives from various committees across FPH, supported by FPH staff:

  • Helen Adcock, Part A Examiners
  • Kirsty Little, Academic & Research Committee
  • Suzanna Mathew, Curriculum Review Working Group
  • Julie Parkes, National Public Health Recruitment Executive
  • Toks Sangowawa, Board/Exec 
  • Ted Schrecker, Journal of Public Health editor
  • Martin Seymour, Specialty Registrars 
  • Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mental Health Committee
  • Naveed Syed, CPD Advisers Committee
  • Hugo van Woerden, FPH Committee in Wales
  • Helen Walters, Health Policy & Advocacy 
  • David Williams, Risk Management, Audit & Finance

The committee will be working closely with staff to deliver a successful event for FPH members and guests from across the UK and internationally. Terms of reference have been agreed and the committee is now busy finalising the theme for the conference and planning the event programme. Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition and a range of professional and educational events.

With a projected attendance of more than 400 delegates from across the UK, the conference will offer numerous networking opportunities as well as social events to welcome our award winners and delegates on the evening of the 23 June.


Newcastle, on the north bank, and Gateshead, on the south bank, are separated by the river Tyne and linked by seven bridges. Together they form a diverse and unique visitor destination for our annual FPH conference in 2015. It is a compact city and can easily be traversed on foot, on the Metro light rail system or on the low-emission hybrid buses.

NewcastleGateshead also has excellent road, rail, sea and air links making it accessible from all parts of the UK.

The Venue

Designed by Foster & Partners, Sage Gateshead is North East England’s flagship conference and events venue, combining state-of-the-art design and a fantastic location with outstanding facilities and levels of service.  Located on the south bank of the River Tyne, it is at the heart of the public and private sector development of Gateshead Quays. The building’s spectacular open spaces and glazed front offer sweeping views across the river towards Newcastle and one of Northern Europe’s most dramatic cityscapes. Sage Gateshead has world-class acoustics and technical facilities in all of its conference and performance spaces.


Registration for the FPH Annual Conference 2015 is now open.

Anyone interested in sponsor/exhibit opportunities read the prospectus and contact 

A note on continuing professional development (CPD): While FPH does not formally accredit the FPH Annual Conference for CPD, participants are advised to reflect on the learning gained from attending and write a reflective note for any areas of learning they have benefited from. FPH CPD policy advises participants to claim up to a maximum of five credits for a whole day and up to three credits for a half day of development activity.  A maximum of five credits can be claimed in any one reflective note.

Location Gateshead, United Kingdom