Inter Island Public Health Forum

April 1997 – Isles of Scilly

Third Inter Island Public Health Forum
Tregarthen’s Hotel, St. Mary’s, Isles Of Scilly
Thursday 17th April to Saturday 19th April 1997

PROGRAMME

Thursday 17th April 1997

Registration

Afternoon Session

(Chairman: Marian Bennett, Chief Officer, Community Health Council)

Welcome (Cllr. Mike Hicks, Chairman of the Council of the Isles of Scilly)
Island Diet Survey (Professor Mike Gurr)
Trimming The Figures -The Challenge Of Obesity (Carol Matta, Community Dietitian Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust)
Alcohol Project (Maggie Findlay, Cornwall Alcohol and Drugs Agency)
Dentistry On Islands (Chris Leopold, Consultant in Dental Public Health Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Authority)
Islands And Community Care (Bill Davison, Director of Social Services, Council of the Isles of Scilly)
6.30 pm : Boat to St. Agnes

Friday 18th April 1997

Morning Session

(Chairman: Dr. Elizabeth White, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Authority)

Health Of Jersey’s Young People (Steve Harvey, Director of Health Promotion, States of Jersey Health & Social Services)
Asthma And Child Health: The Islands’ ISAAC Study (Dr. David Jeffs, Director of Public Health States of Guernsey Board of Health)
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (David Tonge, Orkney Islands Council)
Oysters: A Suitable Case For Treatment? (Tony Bruce, Senior Environmental Health Officer States of Jersey Health & Social Services)
Radon In Jersey Homes (Martin Walton, Senior Environmental Health Officer States of Jersey Health and Social Services )
Skin Cancer Surveillance (Val Garnier, Health Promotion Officer States of Jersey Health and Social Services)
The Calman Process (Dr. Paul Bingham, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Isle of Wight Health Authority

Discussion And Questions

Afternoon Session

Introduction To Site Visits (Brian Lowen, Environmental Health Officer, Isles of Scilly)

Tour of Desalination Plant
Waste Management Site
Hospital and Health Centre
Visit to Isles of Scilly Museum
Reception (Isles of Scilly Tourist Board) and Conference Dinner

Saturday 19th April 1997

Morning Session

(Chairman: Brian Lowen, Environmental Health Officer, Isles of Scilly)

A Light Nuisance (John Cook, Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer States of Guernsey Health Board)
Health Aspects of Emergency Planning (Lawrence Davies, Health Emergency Planning Advisor, NHS Executive S & W and Dr. Elizabeth White, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority)
The “CITA” Incident (Brian Lowen, Environmental Health Officer, Council of the Isles of Scilly)
Telemedicine (Dr. Michael George and Mr. Brian Liddle Western Isles Health Board)

Discussion And Questions

Close of Conference

(Optional) Visit to Island of Tresco and Tour of Sub-Tropical Gardens