Inter Island Public Health Forum

2018 Programme

15th Inter Island Public Health Forum
Alice Suite, Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar
Thursday 18th October – Saturday 20 October 2018

PROGRAMME

Thursday 18th October 2018

Morning Session

08:30 Registration and coffee.

09:15 Welcome: Dr. Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar.

09:30 Inaugural Address by the Minister for Health: Hon Neil F Costa MP, Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Government of Gibraltar.

09:50 Planetary health? or Plexit? the future of health and planet in the balance… Prof John Middleton, President, Faculty of Public Health, London.

10:20 Discussion.

10:40 Coffee.

11:00 SESSION ONE : Healthy Environments
Chair : Dr Paul Bingham, Public Health Physician (Retd) Isle of Wight.

11:05 Building a 21st Century Environmental Health: Mr Stewart Petrie, Director of Environmental Health, Jersey.

11:25 Plastic in the Marine Environment: Mr Lewis Stagnetto, Marine Biologist, Gibraltar.

11:45 Tracking the Tiger in Gibraltar: Mr Kevin Desoisa, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Gibraltar.

12:05 Lyme Disease: Dr Maggie Watts, Director of Public Health, Western Isles.

12:25 Discussion.

12:40 Lunch.

Afternoon Session

13:45 SESSION TWO : Public Health in Healthcare
Chair : Dr Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar.

13:50 Current Practice in Diabetic Foot Management: Prof Ed Jude, Consultant Physician and Professor, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

14:20 The Family Approach to Diabetes prevention: Ms Julie Parker, Specialist Nurse in Diabetes, Gibraltar.

14:40 Renal Services in Gibraltar: Dr Simon Lines, Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician, Gibraltar.

15:00 Discussion.

15:15 Coffee and briefing on site visits.

15:30 Bus leaves for site visits :

WATER: Water Supply plant.
ENERGY: LNG Power station.
AIR: Air Monitoring Station.
CULTURE: Gibraltar Museum.

17:30 Bus returns to Caleta Hotel.

End of working day.

Friday 19th October 2018

Morning Session

09:00 SESSION THREE : Managing Addictions
Chair : Ms Emily Lopez, Health Promotion Officer, Gibraltar.

09:05 Implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Overseas Territories: Ms Sarah Williams, Tobacco Control Programme Manager, Public Health England.

09:25 Factors affecting smoking cessation amongst ethnically diverse migrant groups: Mr Tobin Cook, Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation, Guernsey.

09:45 I Can Quit: Ms Therese Lynetta Burrell Prehay, Health Promotion Officer, Cayman Islands.

10:05 Substance Misuse Strategy – a clear approach to tackling drug and alcohol misuse: Ms Dawn Henley, Public Health Strategist, Isle of Man.

10:25 Discussion.

10:40 Coffee.

11:00 SESSION FOUR : Improving Public Health
Chair : Ms Daya Dewfall, Health Promotion Officer, Gibraltar.

11:05 Primary Dental Care-Dental Health of year 1 pupils in Gibraltar: Dr Anthony Fearon, Dental Practitioner, Gibraltar.

11:25 Cool2Talk – Young People’s Health Information Online Resource: Ms Isabel Steele, Senior Health Improvement Officer, Western Isles.

11:45 CHAMP and CHAMPiniños: Dr Annie Dai, Consultant Paediatrician, Gibraltar.

12:05 The Giant Inflatable Colon Tour: Dr Maggie Watts, Director of Public Health, Western Isles.

12:25 Discussion.

12:40 Lunch.

Afternoon Session

13:45 SESSION FIVE : The Wider Context
Chair : Prof John Middleton, President, Faculty of Public Health.

13:50 A Comedy of Errors: Brexit means Brexit: Prof Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of H&TM, London.

14:35 Discussion.

14:50 Small States Networks: Dr Susan Turnbull, Medical Officer of Health, Jersey.

15:10 Critical Role of Public Health Leadership in optimising health services delivery: Dr Terese E Maitland, Interim CEO National Insurance Health Board, Turks & Caicos.

15:30 Discussion.

15:40 Coffee.

16:00 SESSION SIX : Assessing Health Needs
Chair : Dr. Susan Turnbull, Medical Officer of Health, Jersey.

16:05 A framework for Population Based Needs Assessments in remote territories: Dr Joanne le Noury, Guernsey.

16:25 Bourdieu and Island Public Health: Dr Louise Wilson, Director of Public Health, Orkney.

16:45 Epidemiology of Dementia in Gibraltar: Miss Sonal Samtani, PhD Student, University of Gibraltar.
Dr Antonio Marin, Consultant Geriatrician, Gibraltar.

17:05 Discussion.

17:20 End of working day.

Conference Dinner

19:00 Bus leaves Caleta Hotel for Cable Car station.

20:00 Welcome by Minister for Public Health, The Hon Dr John Cortes MBE MP JP CBiol CEnv.

20:30 Dinner followed by After-Dinner address.

23:00 Bus leaves Mons Calpe for Caleta Hotel.

Saturday 20th October 2018

Morning Session

09:00 SESSION SEVEN : Planning and Development
Chair : Ms Daya Dewfall, Health Promotion Officer, Gibraltar.

09:05 A Food and Nutrition Strategy: Mr Martin Knight, Senior Public Health Manager, Jersey.

09:25 The development of a Public Health Outcomes Framework: Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, Guernsey.

09:45 Two decades of change: Dr Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar.

10:05 Discussion.

10:20 Coffee.

10:40 SESSION EIGHT : Complex Problems in Healthcare
Chair : Ms Sandra Netto, Infection Control Practitioner, Gibraltar.

10:45 Remote, yet Ever-Present: the GHA Medical Microbiology service: Dr Nicholas Cortes, Consultant Microbiologist, Gibraltar and Winchester.

11:05 Reducing Unintended Teenage Pregnancies: Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, Guernsey.

11:25 Preventing and Managing falls in people aged 65 and over: Ms Dawn Henley, Public Health Strategist, Isle of Man.

11:45 Discussion.

12:00 SESSION NINE : Island Health
Chair : Dr Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar.

12:05 Review of the Public Facing Websites of Island Departments of Public Health: Dr Paul Bingham, Public Health Physician (Retd), Isle of Wight.

12:25 Planning for the 15th Forum Conference Plenary.

12:55 Summing up.

13:00 End of Conference.

Posters

The Tick-ing Time Bomb – the incidence of Lyme disease in the Outer Hebrides (2010-2017)
Dr Maggie Watts, Director of Public Health, Western Isles
The Tick Challenge – the Public Health response to Lyme disease in the Outer Hebrides
Dr Maggie Watts, Director of Public Health, Western Isles
New Matron Service introduced in the GHA
Mrs Natasha Cerisola, Matron, St Bernard’s Hospital, Gibraltar.
The Impact of a therapeutic Day Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease in Gibraltar.
Miss Sonal Samtani, PhD Student, University of Gibraltar

Conference brochure 2018