Homeless and Inclusion Health 2018 will take place in London on 7th – 8th March. We are seeking presentations of interest to our audience of professionals drawn from medicine, mental health, housing, public health, research and commissioning and Experts by Experience who have lived through exclusion.
Presentations should be 15 minutes long, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Submissions will be assessed by a committee from the inclusion health field. Areas of interest include academic papers, data describing services or clinical issues, interventions drawn from practice, evidence of service user involvement and the use of multidisciplinary approaches. Preference will be given to members of The Faculty of Homeless and Inclusion Health. The committee looks favourably upon submissions from people with lived experience of exclusion.
Successful submissions will be offered one free ticket per paper for the lead speaker on the day of their workshop, and a reduced price ticket for the other day of the event. Additional speakers are eligible for a reduced fee for the day(s) of attendance.
All presentations at the conference may be recorded and/or filmed, all presenters must agree to this unless there are safety concerns in doing so.
The charity has limited resources and prioritises supporting Experts by Experience (EbE) to attend the symposium. As such we cannot pay travel and hotel costs for speakers unless they are part of the EbE programme and/or there are extenuating circumstances. If this applies to you please indicate this on your submission.
As a thank you for submitting your work, if your paper is not accepted then the Faculty will offer you the Early Bird Delegate Rate, even if this has expired.
Lower grade front line clinicians whose organisations cannot find funding to attend the event.
People with lived experience of homelessness.
Colleagues working in isolated services or settings.
The funding includes the conference, lunches and teas, and and unlimited access to the online videos after the symposium. It does not include travel or accommodation (which can be arranged for £100 B&B inc VAT at the conference hotel).
To apply for a place please email Katrina.email@example.com send a short request (100 words or fewer) explaining why you want to attend the conference, and why you should receive a free place. Applications for free places must be received by Friday 2nd December at the latest.
The International Symposium on Homeless and Inclusion Health brings together 250 health and social care professionals, commissioners, researchers and Experts by Experience supporting healthcare for vulnerable and excluded patients. Details of the 5th event and videos from previous years can be found at www.HomelessnessandHealth.co.uk. The next event will be held on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017 in the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London.
Booking is now open for the 5th International Symposium on Homeless and Inclusion Health. The event, taking place in London 1–2 March 2017, already has confirmed speakers from the CQC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
Two rainy days in London in March 2016 brought together 300 doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, experts by experience, support workers, commissioners and researchers, united by a single passion: helping vulnerable patients.
The event attracted speakers from all over the world, including:
Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians
Dennis Culhane, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania
Professor Richard Wilkinson Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity, President of the World Medical Association
Audiences in 5 locations across the UK and Ireland joined the debate through remote access. The programme included an impressive 16 unique workshops, including the implications of novel psychoactive substances, work with gypsy and traveller communities, commissioning services and end of life care for homeless patients.
Our team of Experts by Experience co-chaired many of the sessions, offering unique insight from people who have lived through homelessness and exclusion. As one delegate said:
“Great meeting of minds, incredible networking opportunities and so much learning done!”