CIEH Public Health Protection Conference

Half-day conference

CIEH member: £70
Affiliate member: £170
Non-member: £170
CIEH Student member: FOC

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About this conference

We're bringing back a Public Health Protection Conference for audiences to learn about the most pressing and topical issues surrounding public health protection, with a key focus on communicable diseases. We will hear from key experts and leaders in this field working within many different areas of public health, and what local authorities need to know regarding the most recent government initiatives.

Conference topics

A preview of the types of sessions that will be explored in detail at the conference:

  • Update from the UKHSA on key priorities for combating communicable diseases
  • Exploring a link between climate change and the rise of infectious diseases – presented by Dr Helen Roberts, Defra
  • Health security and the role of health protection
  • Case studies surrounding public health protection
  • Pandemic planning: are we ready and prepared?

Why should you attend?

  • Hear the latest updates on all aspects relating to public health and public protection, and how this relates to environmental health
  • Listen to high-level keynote speakers discussing the latest policies and guidance
  • Learn from the latest work and case studies in monitoring and managing public health cases


Public Health Protection Conference programme

CPD: 4 hours

Dr Helen Roberts

Dr Helen Roberts, Exotic Disease Control, Non-livestock Disease Policy, Science and Risk Advisor, Defra. Helen has a BSc in Zoology and a PhD in Parasitology from Imperial College London. She spent ten years in academia in the UK including field work in Colombia and a secondment in Australia, studying neglected tropical diseases, then several years working for international health NGOs. In 2007 she joined Defra, as part of the National Epidemiology Expert Group for outbreaks. In 2008 Helen moved to the international trade team becoming head of international disease monitoring and risk assessment in 2010. She is currently Defra’s policy advisor for non-livestock diseases including wildlife and New Emerging Diseases and science/risk advisor. She also leads for animal health horizon scanning and risk assessment across government departments. Helen is chair of the UK Human-Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance group and she is on the EFSA Animal Health and Welfare Panel.

Mark Elliott CEnvH FCIEH

Mark Elliott CEnvH FCIEH, President at Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Mark previously served as both a Trustee and Chair at CIEH. He has been a member since 1978 and is now retired, with his most recent employment having been as Head of Public Protection at Pembrokeshire County Council. Prior to this, he was an Environmental Health Practitioner at a number of Welsh local authorities. He also served as Chair of Environmental Health Wales and as a member of OFCOM’s Advisory Committee for Wales.




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