2015 Health Promotion Conference. Health Literacy: Research, Policy & Practice | 18 June 2015
Final Programme


8.30               Registration & Coffee          
Venue: Foyer, Áras Moyola, NUI Galway


9.00               Welcome:                                                  
Venue: MY243, Ground Floor

Professor Tim O'Brien, Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway


Opening Address:

Mr. Tony O'Brien, Director General, Health Service Executive


Keynote Speakers:

9.30               Health Literacy: New developments and policy implications
Dr. Rima Rudd, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US


10.00             Making it Easy: Health literacy policy in Scotland
Dr. Graham Kramer, GP & National Clinical Lead for Self-management and Health Literacy, Scottish Government


10.30             Evolving Health Literacy Policy in Ireland and the Challenge of Implementation
Ms. Inez Bailey, Director National Adult Literacy Agency


Chair: Dr. Kevin Kelleher, Health Service Executive


11.00             Tea/Coffee (Posters and Applications Hub will be available for viewing in the MY129 during breaks)


11.30             Research Exchange (Parallel Presentations):

Session A: Understanding Health Literacy                     
Venue: MY123


Session B: Cultural Domains in Health Literacy           
Venue: MY124


Session C: Health Literacy Interventions and Evaluations         Venue: MY125


Session D: Health Literacy and Education                     
Venue: MY126


Session E: Health Literacy and Healthcare                     
Venue: MY127


1.00               Lunch                                          
                      Venue: Friar’s Restaurant, NUI Galway


Keynote Speakers:                                                           
Venue: MY243, Ground Floor


2.00               Health Literacy Research in Europe and Ireland: The State of the Art
Dr. Gerardine Doyle, School of Business, University College Dublin


2.20               Health Literacy: Moving from research into practice
Dr. Joanne Protheroe, General Practice, University of Keele, England


Chair: Dr. Cate Hartigan, Head of Health Promotion
and Improvement,
Health Service Executive


2.50              Workshops:

Workshop 1: Experiences and Lessons Learnt from Implementing a Health Literacy Environmental Assessment in an Irish Hospital Setting                                                                      
Venue: MY123, Ground Floor


Workshop 2: Developing Policy in Health Literacy Workshop                                                                      
Venue: MY124, Ground Floor


Workshop 3: Using Plain English to Write Clearer Health Information
Venue: MY125, Ground Floor


Workshop 4: The Crystal Clear Mark: Health literacy in GP and pharmacy settings                                    

Venue: MY126, Ground Floor


Workshop 5: Targeting Health Literacy Research at Policy makers Venue: MY127, Ground Floor


Workshop 6: Health Literacy Research: knowledge transfer and policy translation                                            
Venue: MY227, First Floor


Workshop 7: Student Workshop: Health-literate settings
(Invited workshop for students only)         
Venue: MY228, First Floor


4.15                Tea/Coffee TO GO


4.30               Closing Session:                                         
                       Venue: MY243, Ground Floor

Reflections on the Evolution of Health Promotion in Ireland - 40 years on from the establishment of the Health Education Bureau

Mr. Owen Metcalfe,
CEO, Institute of Public Health in Ireland


Chair: Ms. Biddy O'Neill, Health Service Executive



5.00             Reception    
Venue: Foyer, Áras Moyola