2017 Health Promotion Conference, Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace, June 15th
Conference Programme

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


9.00                 Opening Address:                                                            Venue: Lecture Theatre MY243,                         

                         Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

                         Minister of State for Health Promotion

Chair: Dr Margaret Hodgins
NUI Galway

Plenary 1:                                                                                    Venue: Lecture Theatre MY243, Ground Floor


9.30                 Promoting Health in the Workplace: International Perspectives and Shared Challenges

                          Professor Paul Fleming

                          University of Southampton, UK


10.00               Workplace Health & Wellbeing: Why it Matters…

                         Professor Dame Carol Black

                         University of Cambridge, UK

Chair: Dr Lynda Sisson
Health Service Executive


10.45               Tea/Coffee and Poster Competition
(Posters are available for viewing in MY129 during all breaks)


11.15               Research Exchange (Parallel Presentations):

Theme A:
Practice of Health Promotion in the Workplace                                                       


Theme B:
Evaluating Workplace Health Promotion                                                                  


Theme C:
Current Issues in Workplace Health Promotion                                                        


Theme D:
Perspectives on Workplace Health Promotion & Health Protection                                                       


Theme E:
Workplace Health Promotion Investigations                                                            



12.45               Lunch, river walks and mindfulness sessions                 


Plenary 2:                                                                                    Venue: Lecture Theatre MY243, Ground Floor


2.00                 Developing a Healthy Workplace Framework in the Irish Context

                          Biddy O’Neill

                          Department of Health, Ireland


2.20                 An Integrated Approach to Promoting Workplace Health and Wellbeing: Benefits and Challenges

                          Professor Anne Drummond

                          University College Dublin, Ireland


2.50                 What Works @ Work

                          Dr Paul Litchfield

                          British Telecom (BT), UK

Chair: Brian Higgisson,
Health and Safety Authority


3.20                 Tea/Coffee TO GO

3.30                 Workshops:

Workshop A:                                                                                                              

Workplace stress from a regulatory perspective (Patricia Murray, HSA).


Workshop B:                                                                                                              

Bullying, ill-treatment and redress utopia (Patricia Mannix McNamara & Sarah Mac Curtin)


Workshop C:                                                                                                              

Organisation challenges: growing the well-being agenda (Michelle Staunton, CIPD)


Workshop D:                                                                                                              

Building a network can be easy. The problem is how to maintain it! (Roberto Moretti, ATS di Bergamo).


Workshop E:                                                                                                               

Developing a work place policy. (Helen McAvoy, IPH).


Workshop F:                                                                                                               

Making the business case (John Griffiths, Work2Health, Wales)


Knowledge Translation Session (G):                                                                          

Evidence of effectiveness of workplace wellbeing programmes (Robert Murphy, DOH)



Plenary 3:                                                                                                               Venue: MY243, Ground Floor


4.30                 Expert Panel                                                                                    

      Chair: Dr Margaret Hodgins

5.00                 Concluding Remarks                                                              

5.15                 Conference Close.