Inter Island Public Health Forum

September 2008 – Gibraltar

Twelfth Inter Island Public Health Forum
Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar
Thursday 18th September 2008 to Saturday 20 September 2008

PROGRAMME

Thursday 18th September 2008

Morning Session

SESSION A: OPENING OF CONFERENCE

Welcome (Dr. Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar)
Inaugural Address (Hon. Mrs. Yvette Del Agua, Minister for Health and Civil Contingency, Government of Gibraltar)
Notes from Small Islands (Professor Dr. Alan Maryon Davis, President of the Faculty of Public Health)
Discussion

SESSION B: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING (Chair : Dr. Vijay Kumar, Gibraltar)

Breast-feeding and Cognitive Development in 8-year-old Gibraltarians (Prof. Larry Sawchuk, Associate Professor, Division of Anthropology, University of Toronto)
Well-being : what is it and can we help people achieve it? (Ms. Sue Plant, Occupational Health Manager, Isle of Man)
Strategies for Preventing Mental Disorders (Dr. Antonio Segovia, Consultant Psychiatrist, Gibraltar)
Developing a strategy for Mental Health services (Mr. Barry Nicholson, Director of Mental Health Nursing, Gibraltar)
Discussion

Afternoon Session

SESSION C: PROBLEMS IN ACHIEVING WELL BEING (Chair : Dr. Paul Bingham, Isle of Wight)

Dating Violence (Dr. Arthur Cantos, Head of Psychology & Counselling, Gibraltar)
Domestic Violence (Ms. Clare Borrell, Co-ordinator, Women in Need)
Discussion

SITE VISITS

Alameda Gardens
World War II Tunnels
Informal dinner at La Barcina

Friday 19th September 2008

Morning Session

SESSION D: PROVIDING HEALTH CARE (Chair : Dr. Paul Bingham, Isle of Wight)

What is a typical surgical patient? (Dr. Richard Roberts, Consultant Intensivist, Gibraltar)
Commissioning tertiary services (Mr. Ernest Lima, Director of Finance, Gibraltar Health Authority)
Mechanisms for Joint Working (Mr. John Griffiths, Asst Chief Executive, Public Sector Consultants plc.)
Defence experience of providing small area health services (Surg. Cdr. Joe Neary, RNMS, Gibraltar)
Discussion

SESSION E: IMPROVING HEALTH (Chair : Dr. Susan Turnbull, Jersey)

Assessing health needs (Dr. Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar Health Authority)
At Last! Monies to address cardiovascular health inequalities (Dr. Paul Bingham, Director of Public Health, Isle of Wight PCT)
Going Smokefree? I wouldn’t start from here! (Mr. Ian Gray, Policy Officer, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health)
Consumer Health Information Seeking on the Internet (Mr. Jason Easter, Health Promotion Officer, Gibraltar Health Authority)
Discussion

Afternoon Session

SESSION F: MAJOR INCIDENT PLANNING (Chair : Mr. Leslie Edmonds, Emergency Planning Adviser, Gibraltar)

Airfield Disaster exercise (Supt. Jay Gomez, Royal Gibraltar Police, Gibraltar)
Psychological Response (Dr. Arthur Cantos, Head of Psychology & Counselling, Gibraltar)
Discussion

SESSION G: CONTROLLING INFECTIONS (Chair : Dr. Vijay Kumar, Gibraltar)

A Repeat Island Based Salmonella Outbreak – Lessons Not Learned (Mr. John Cook, Director of Environmental Health & Pollution Regulation, Guernsey)
Monitoring and Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (Mr. Norbert Sene, Microbiologist, Gibraltar Health Authority)
Link Nurses initiative (Mrs. Sandra Netto, Infection Control Nurse, Gibraltar Health Authority)
Discussion

Conference Dinner in St. Michael’s Cave

Civic Reception by The Hon. Mrs. Yvette Del Agua, Minister for Health
Catering by Elliott’s Hotel
After dinner address: Water of Life and Death (Mr. Tito Vallejo, Gibraltar)

Saturday 20th September 2008

Morning Session

SESSION H: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – 1 (Chair : Mr. Tony Rowe, Guernsey)

Little tubes tell a story (Mr. Francis Martin, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Gibraltar)
Survey of Housing in the Isle of Man (Mr. Ian Mansell, Environmental Health Officer, Isle of Man)
Carbon Costs of Recycling: An Island Perspective on Waste Management (Mr. Simon Welch, Health & Social Services, Guernsey)
Discussion

SESSION I: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – 2 (Chair : Mr. Francis Martin, Gibraltar)

Ship Sanitation Certificates – Consistency & Information Sharing (Mrs. Val Cameron, Environmental Health Officer, Jersey)
Around the World in 80 seconds (Ms. Val Cameron, Environmental Health Officer, Jersey)
International Competence Framework for Environmental Health Practice (Ms. Rachel Flowers, Vice Chair, CIEH Policy Development Board)
Discussion

SESSION J: IIPHF BUSINESS MEETING (Chair : Dr. Vijay Kumar, Gibraltar)

Forum Website (Dr. Vijay Kumar, Director of Public Health, Gibraltar)
Planning for Spring 2010
Plenary
Summing up (Mr. Ernest Lima, Director of Finance, Gibraltar Health Authority)

End of Conference

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of the conference by
Sponsors
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