Forthcoming Event

ACE:  If you can't make it to this week's State of the Arts conference in Salford , you need not miss out as you can watch & have your say online.  The conference's morning plenary session will be live streamed from the event between 9.30am and 11am on 14 February.   

You can put your put your question to the panel via Twitter using #sota12 or as a comment via the State of the Arts blog.  To top it all off videos & podcasts from all the State of the Arts sessions will be available online after the event.

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STFC:  Talking Science is a series of popular science lectures that take place around STFC sites across the country.  They offer a chance to hear about and discuss some of the hottest areas of science with some of the leading experts.  

You don't need to be an expert or even a scientist to come, they're aimed at everyone.  Attendance is FREE but places must be booked in advance.

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NICE:  Sign up to the FREE NICE Annual Conference 2012 public health webinar for your chance to pose questions to a panel of expert speakers.  From April 2013, councils will be responsible for commissioning public health services to tackle a range of issues such as binge drinking, obesity & smoking.

Local authorities will also be tasked
with providing public health advice to NHS commissioners, as part of the government's plans to go further & faster in tackling the causes of premature death & illness and reducing health inequalities.

‘Public Health: Managing the Transition'
is an interactive web-based seminar that ‘will focus on the tricky transition of public health responsibilities from primary care trusts (PCTs) to local government’.  By participating in the NICE webinar (on the 22 February), you will be able to steer the debate on this changing public health landscape and discuss how the new arrangements will affect local authorities.

Taking place on the 14-15 May 2012, the NICE Annual Conference 2012 will feature a dedicated public health stream, as well as a panel discussion on day one on how the NHS and Public Health will fit together.

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