Urban health and communicable disease: The legacy of John Snow

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

*****Please note this meeting has been cancelled*****

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of John Snow, the
Royal Society of Medicine Section for Epidemiology & Public Health is holding a meeting on 'Urban health and communicable disease'.


To demonstrate that 200 years after the birth of John Snow, communicable disease is still a major factor in urban health.
To raise awareness of the issue of urban health and its long association with communicable disease, identification of vulnerable groups in society today and looking at the impact of social and environmental factors
To increase awareness of some of the challenges associated with treating patients within target population groups with communicable disease
To provide a forum whereby awareness is raised of available services and how these can be accessed.

Participants to understand the interplay between social, behavioural and environmental factors and health, with particular respect to communicable disease.
Participants to obtain practical knowledge to improve their practice in the area of testing patients for HIV and prescribing for HIV positive patients.
The opportunity to learn about on-going projects currently plugging the gaps in NHS services.

9.30 am


9.50 am


10.00 am

Social determinants of communicable disease in urban populations

10.30 am


11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

On-going challenges associated with HIV infection

11.30 pm

HIV: Opportunities for testing

12.00 pm

Practicalities of prescribing for patients on anti-retro viral therapy

12.30 pm


Environmental and behavioural influences on the spread of infection

1.30 pm

Housing and health

2.00 pm

Sexual health

2.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

Plugging the gaps in NHS services: Case studies and debate

3.00 pm

Case studies

Find and treat

Project London

4.00 pm

Key note speech: Urban health in the 21st century

4.40 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.45 pm

Close of meeting

Meeting ref: EPD03

CPD: 5 credits

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