The HSC Health & Wellbeing Community held a very successful conference on Wednesday 19th September. More than 50 members (two thirds of the community) attended and there was a mix of speakers, posters, and interactive stands.
Carol Bond opened the day by challenging the community to use social media for networking. The audience had fun playing with QR codes. This was followed by a short presentation from Edwin van Teijlingen on the REF. He encouraged staff to update their details on BRIAN if they had not already done so.
Attendees then heard summaries from the four presenters of the stands – Carol Bond, Kip Jones, Les Todres and BUCRU. This was followed by the opportunity to visit each stand and engage in discussion.
The morning finished with an introduction to Public Engagement by Rebecca Edwards, who also demonstrated how to remain unflustered despite interruptions from both the technology and the fire alarm!
Poster presentations were viewed over lunch. A variety of fascinating topics were offered by Sue Barker, Liz Norton, Andy Harding, Jilly Ireland, Eleanor Jack, Denyse King, Sheetal Sharma, Caroline Ellis-Hill, Edwin van Teijlingen, Audrey Dixon, Osman Ahmed, Heather Hartwell, and Clare Taylor.
The afternoon was given to presentations from Bethan Collins, Sid Carter, Vanora Hundley, Sarah Hean, and Angela Turner-Wilson, Marilyn Cash.
This was a very full day but so valuable in facilitating networking and highlighting the range of interesting work being done by members within the community.