CPD Conference

This conference has two main aims: to present and consolidate current thought and evidence on the role of the home in promoting and sustaining health -both personal health and the health of society at large; and to promote future evidence-based discourse and policy-making.

The home -a concept universally experienced, permeating every aspect of our lives- yet at the same time an entity of which the influence on health and wellbeing is poorly understood.

This conference aims to bring together anyone interested in the role of the home in health and disease. International experts will review and discuss the evidence base that links the home with physical and emotional health. Delegates will find opportunities to forge future collaborations to understand and disseminate the influence of this most basic building block of our society.

 This conference will be of interest to those involved in public health, social care, policy making and healthcare professionals wishing to add context to the role of the home in preventing or causing illnesses that they help manage.

The conference will be organized into 4 main strands with 4 keynote speeches, panels and workshops:

The home in the early years

This strand will present data and discuss how the home supports intellectual development, the acquisition of good health and social habits and serves as the platform for which growth can be based.

The role of the home in society

How does the home support society at large? Does society really benefit from having homes? What is the difference between a home and a roof over one's head? Is the promotion of healthy home life essential for a healthy society and why?

The home as a place to age

Care of older people and those with disabilities has never been more topical, yet western society is perplexed at how to deal with this challenge. Ever more demographic pressures continue to further stretch overburdened health and social care systems.

The home, supporting health through nutrition

With the health food industry now rivalling big brands in its economic might, we take a step back and review some evidence backing good nutrition. The role of the food in health and how to help put this knowledge into practice.

Chairman

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Chairman

Bryan K. Sanderson, CBE

Bryan K. Sanderson, CBE, is Chairman and Founding Director of Home Renaissance Foundation and Chairman of Florence Nightingale Foundation. He has previously been Managing Director of BP, Chairman of BUPA and Standard Chartered Bank. He also helped establish the Learning and Skills Council as its first Chairman. He served as Vice Chairman of the Court of Governors at London School of Economics and is a Trustee of the Economist Group.

Scientific Committee

Lord Richard Best

Lord Richard Best chairs the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People, chairs the Council of The Property Ombudsman, co-chairs the Home Office’s Landlords Consultative Group and the Empty Homes Group of the APPG on Housing and Planning. He has been President of the Local Government Association and Chair of Hanover Housing Association. He was previously chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and, before that, the National Housing Federation. Currently he is preparing to pilot the Homelessness Reduction Private Member’s Bill through the House of Lords.

Prof. Sir Harry Burns

Sir Harry Burns is Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University and was previously Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Glasgow and went on to become Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. Working with patients in the east end of the city gave him an insight into the complex inter-relationships between social and economic status and illness.
In 2011, he received a Knighthood in the Queen´s Birthday Honours and in 2014 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament for Public Service.

Prof. Rosa María Lastra

Rosa Lastra is Professor in International Financial and Monetary Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London. She is a member of Monetary Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA), a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), a senior research associate of the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an affiliated scholar of the Centre for the Study of Central Banks at New York University School of Law. She has consulted with various governmental and intergovernmental institutions.

Dr. Luigi Camporota

Dr. Camporota is a Consultant in intensive care medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is also an honorary senior lecturer in critical care at the Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology Division of King’s College London.
Luigi collaborates with industry and grant-funded clinical trials and supports multicentre CLRN/NIHR trials. His areas of expertise include respiratory failure, advanced mechanical ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring and extracorporeal membrance oxygenation (ECMO). He has a PhD from Southampton University.

Dr. Matthew J. Knight

Dr. Knight is a Consultant at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, having trained as a doctor at London's Royal Free Hospital and completed a postgraduate at the North West Thames Respiratory Training programme and gained a PGCert in Allergy Medicine at Imperial College. His particular field is the investigation and management of difficult to control asthma. He has a specialist interest in pleural diseases and is working on the setting up of a new cardiopulmonary exercise testing service. Dr. Knight is actively involved with the provision of the Sleep medicine, lung cancer, Interstitial lung disease, bronchoscopy and COPD community services.

Dr. Robert Boyle

Dr. Boyle is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary's Campus. He was appointed to Imperial College London as NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2007, Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2009, and Director of the Paediatric Research Unit from 2013. Dr. Boyle's Paediatric Research Unit is a specialist Clinical Research Facility for Studies of Children and Young People. He was commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency to undertake the evidence that dietary exposures during pregnancy or infancy are linked to allergic diseases. He is Deputy Co-ordinating Editor for the Cochrane Skin Group, a Co-Editor for Clinical and Experimental Allergy and Deputy Director of the ICL Allergy MSc program.

Dr. Michela Piredda

Dr. Piredda is Assistant Professor in Nursing Science at the University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. She gained extensive clinical experience as a Registered Nurse there for a number of years, developing an interest in clinical nursing research, specialising in the field of oncology. She went on to complete a Masters in Nursing Research at King’s College London.
Dr. Piredda gained a PhD in Nursing Science on nursing care dependence and has researched and published extensively about nursing topics, in particular cancer nursing. She was made a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence of Nursing Culture and Research in 2011.

Dr. Enrique Rojas

Enrique Rojas is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Spanish Institute of Psychiatric Research in Madrid. He is a visiting professor at the New York University and Associate Professor at IEBusiness School in Madrid. He is also the President of the Rojas-Etape Foundation, set up in 2009. He received the Prize for Outstanding Work in Psychiatry, the Conde de Cartagena Award from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Madrid for his research work on depression and in 1995 he was named Humanist Doctor of the Year by the Spanish Ministry of Health. In 2004 he received the Boehringer Ingelheim prize for medical journalism.

Speakers

Keynotes Speakers

Prof. Sir Harry Burns

Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University and was previously Chief Medical Officer for Scotland.
A nurturing family: the basis of a successful life

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Prof. Sheila the Baroness Hollins

Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins is an independent cross bench life peer in the House of Lords and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George's University of London.
A true home is a gift 'beyond words'

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Dr. Timothy S. Harlan

Dr. Timothy S. Harlan M.D. is Associate Dean for Clinical Operations of Tulane University School of Medicine; Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine | Translating 30 Years of Nutrition Research for Your Kitchen: How the Mediterranean Diet Can Transform Your Health

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Panel Speakers

Panel 1: The home as a place to age

Panelists will be speaking about how to build a better home life for older people.  Experts will be covering a wide range of topics - from the practical ways of making the home safer and more accessible, the social aspects of providing companionship, the technological advances to address long-term health conditions - to the financial opportunities available to cover care costs while remaining at home.

Prof. Rosa María Lastra

Rosa Lastra is Professor in International Financial and Monetary Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London

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    Lord Richard Best

    Lord Richard Best chairs the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People

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      Panel 2: Sustaining health of children and promoting children’s emotional development

      Panelists will discuss global and national initiatives to support child health and development, and summarise evidence that home-based interventions can improve long term health and emotional outcomes in young people and their families. Experts drawn from the fields of child public health, perinatal psychiatry, nutrition, sociology and lactation support will discuss recent and future priorities for supporting infants, young children and their families in the home.

      Dr. Robert Boyle

      Dr. Boyle is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary's Campus.

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        Renata Kaczmarska

        Renata Kaczmarska is a Social Affairs Officer with the United Nations

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          Dr. Enrique Rojas

          Dr. Enrique Rojas is Director of the Spanish Institute of Psychiatric Research in Madrid.

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            Agenda

            Thursday 16th November

            9:15 - 10:00

            Registration & Coffee

            10:00 - 10:15

            Introduction by HRF Chairman

            Bryan Sanderson CBE

            10:15 - 11:15

            Plenary and Q&A

            Prof. Sir Harry Burns

            A nurturing family: the basis of a successful life

            11:30 - 12:45

            Panel Discussion

            Chair: Prof. Rosa Lastra

            The Home as a place to age

            12:45 - 14:15

            Buffet Lunch & Coffee

            14:15 - 15:15

            Plenary and Q&A

            Dr. Timothy S. Harlan

            Translating 30 Years of Nutrition Research for Your Kitchen: How the Mediterranean Diet Can Transform Your Health

            15:15 - 16:30

            Workshop

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            Research paper presentations

            Friday 17th November

            9:30 - 10:00

            Registration & Coffee

            10:00 - 11:00

            Plenary and Q&A

            Baroness Sheila Hollins

            A true home is a gift 'beyond words'

            11:15 - 12:30

            Workshop

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            Research paper presentations

            12:30 - 14:00

            Buffet Lunch & Coffee

            14:00 - 15:00

            Plenary and Q&A

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            Human dignity and mental health

            15:15 - 16:30

            Panel Discussion

            Chair: Prof. Robert Boyle

            Sustaining health of children and promoting children’s emotional development

            16:30

            Closing remarks by HRF Chairman

            Bryan Sanderson CBE

             

             

             

            Call for Papers

            All papers and presentations will be themed around the role of the home, as a catalyst to forming a healthy person and a healthy society. These could be your fields of research:

            • The home and the early years

            • Home school for life
            • Home and intellectual develpment
            • Home in children with learning disabilities
            • Home as an environment for healthy growth
            • Home, a primer for citizenship for children and teenagers
            • Home for children with physical disabilities
            • The role of the home in society

            • Home economy and responsible citizenship (looking after property, money and budgets)
            • Instruction at home and anti-social behaviour (crime, alcoholism, drug abuse, violence)
            • Responsible use of technology at home and academic and work performance
            • The home as a place to age

            • The home for the independent elderly: maintaining health and independence
            • Homes for patients with dementia, what can be improved?
            • Access and disability
            • Safe and secure neighbourhoods
            • Returning home after illness or admission to hospital
            • Tele-medicine & Wearable sensors and distant health monitoring
            • The home, supporting health through nutrition

            • Health and home cooking
            • Cooking for chronic illnesses (diabetes, heart disease, cancer)
            • Home and family life to promote healthy habits (exercise, sleep well, social interaction)
            • Choice of food and meal planning to prevent common risk factors for disease (obesity, hypertension, alcohol misuse)

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            Registration & Venue

            Conference days: 16th & 17th November 2017

            Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, London

            Papers submission deadline: 30th May 2017

            Conference registration final deadline: 30th October 2017

             

            Delegate Price: £365

            Early Bird Registration before 30th June 2017: £299

            Paper Givers Price: £183

            Price includes coffee and lunch | Limited Places

            If you wish to attend this IV International and Interdisciplinary Conference,

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            About Us

            We are a think tank which promotes a greater recognition of the work that goes into creating healthy and congenial home environments. Individuals grow and develop at home, so it is in society's best interests to look after it.

            Partners

            • IAE Business School
            • IESE Business School
            • Universitá Campus Bio-Medico
            • The Royal Society of Medicine
            • The Catholic University of America
            • Nottingham Trent University
            • CPD
            • Tulane University
            • ROMA TRE Universitá
            • Cardenal Herrera Oria CEU

            Contact

            HOME RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION

            Find us here:

            www.homerenaissancefoundation.org

            or email us:

            research@homerenaissancefoundation.org