Countdown to NICE 2006 conference is on
With only a few days to go until the 2006 NICE annual conference takes place, this is your last opportunity to book your place at what promises to be a highly informative and exciting event, attracting a large, diverse audience representing all areas of healthcare and public health.
This year's conference, which is taking place at International Convention Centre in Birmingham on 6 and 7 December, will explore issues raised by the increasing expectations of the public and politicians in the context of finite resources, and the challenges facing decision-makers at all levels of the health and social care sectors in using evidence to inform their decisions and in justifying the choices that they make.
The conference will feature plenary sessions with an impressive array of speakers to open up the discussions, alongside masterclasses and mini-plenaries which will explore two major areas: changing practice and interpreting evidence. This year's highlights include -
- The recent media coverage of how the NHS is coping with funding increasing numbers of expensive new treatments will provide a timely backdrop for a discussion chaired by Dr Phil Hammond, GP and broadcaster, on how NHS organisations should prioritise clinical services, and how NICE guidance can help
- Yogi Amin, the solicitor representing breast cancer campaigner Anne-Marie Rodgers will join broadcaster Jenni Murray, Dr Ian Gibson MP and Dr Richard Barker, Chief Executive of the ABPI for what promises to be a lively debate on getting our priorities right for cancer care
- Continuing the cancer theme, Professor Mike Richards the National Clinical Director for Cancer will outline what variations exist in cancer care and what impact NICE guidance is having in overcoming these
- The closing debate of the conference will bring together Shadow Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley MP, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Steve Webb MP and Health Select Committee member Dr Howard Stoate MP in a discussion on the priorities for the future.
There will also be plenty of networking opportunities - in the exhibition, the speed meetings sessions, and of course, at the informal conference dinner. Don't get left behind - in today's ever-changing healthcare climate, this is one event you cannot afford to miss so register now!
This page was last updated: 24 June 2010