WHO/Europe and Tranzo sponsor Fuse Conference

The Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health will be co-sponsored by Tranzo (Scientific center for care and welfare) and the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.

The event will take place in Newcastle-Gateshead, on 27 and 28 April 2016 under the theme “Evidence to impact in public Health”.

The conference will explore the debate surrounding what counts as ‘evidence’ and whether impact can be created in relation to public health and well-being.

Key note speakers include Dr Claudia Stein, Director of the Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation at WHO/Europe, Professor Hans van Oers, of Tilburg University, Professor John Lavis of McMaster University in Canada and Dr Bev Holmes of the Michael Smith Foundation, Canada. The international speakers will join Professor Rosemary Rushmer, from Teesside University, who is leading the organisation of the conference for Fuse.

Making a difference in Public Health

Presentations will include a variety of topics on the impact of evidence, information and research from End of Life Care Strategy to data visualisation and engaging communities with research and evidence.

Speaking of WHO/Europe’s involvement, Dr Claudia Stein said: "We are proud to have the opportunity to support this innovative conference, which gives public health professionals a chance to strategise, exchange knowledge and experience and make maximum difference in their individual fields."

Professor Henk Garretsen, Director Department Tranzo, said: "The first two Fuse conferences were a tremendous success. I am really looking forward to the debates between researchers, partners from practice and from policy. Together we can make a difference."

Professor Rushmer said: "Finding out ‘what works’, and getting evidence used, in different contexts is challenging.  At our conference delegates will share ideas on how this may be done.  Fuse is delighted that the WHO/Europe and Tranzo are co-sponsoring this event."

Register for the conference here

Last modified: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:11:42 GMT