Health Protection 2011 conference to showcase latest research

September event for scientists and healthcare professionals involved in the field of health protection

The Health Protection Agency will showcase another selection of the latest scientific research in health protection in a diverse and wide-ranging programme of presentations, seminars and lectures at its annual conference, 'Health Protection 2011', which is being held at Warwick University from 13-14 September.

The conference offers a variety of innovative presentations that will demonstrate the latest scientific research and its practical application in three key areas: preventing and reducing infectious diseases; minimising the impact of radiation, chemical and environmental hazards; and preparing for potential or emerging threats to health. There will also be a session on developments in vaccines and therapeutics.

‘The annual health protection conference is the premier event for scientists and healthcare professionals involved in the field of health protection,’ said Justin McCracken, HPA's chief executive. ‘Last year's was very well attended with 1100 participants and we hope this year with be an equal success.

‘Every HPA conference offers a wide range of presentations which highlight good practice and new research, look at innovative approaches for the future and provide valuable insights into the challenges faced by health protection workers. The conference also provides an important opportunity for delegates to broaden their knowledge of issues that are at the forefront of health protection.’

As well as a series of five parallel tracks of themed sessions each day, there will also be an extensive poster exhibition.

Abstracts are now invited for submission by 13 May and more details can be found on the conference website, www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk, or by emailing hpaconference@hpa.org.uk . Early booking is recommended to guarantee the preferred choice of sessions for each day.

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