The Changing Face of the Sex Trade
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
Date: Thursday 8th December 2016
Time: Registration from 6:00 p.m. Seminar 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Held in conjunction with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Amid growing advocacy to decriminalise the sex industry on public health and other grounds, this seminar will bring speakers from different perspectives to explore the potential public health impacts, risks and benefits of different legislative models relating to the sex industry.
Alex Feis-Bryce, CEO, UK Network of Sex Projects
Laura Watson, spokeswoman, English Collective of Prostitutes
Heather Brunskell-Evans, Nordic Model Now!
Dr Lucy Platt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Entry is free, but you must register to attend. To register and for more information, visit https://face-sextrade.eventbrite.co.uk.
Global Health: Developing Leaders
These seminars aim to enthuse and educate healthcare professionals about ways in which they can get involved in global health. They set out to provide insight and guidance on how to develop policy positions and influence decision-makers, equipping individuals to be future leaders in global health advocacy. The seminars are designed to be interactive, with a Question-Time format that relies on questions from, and engagement with, members of the audience. A drinks reception afterwards provides an opportunity for ongoing discussion and further questions, and of course for like-minded individuals to network, exchange ideas, and facilitate collaborations. They are free to attend and open to all.
We recently published a letter in the Lancet about these seminars, in which we outlined the importance of educating tomorrow’s UK global health leaders so that they can realise lasting change, by providing them not only with knowledge but also the skills to assess need and subsequently identify, engage with, and influence key policy makers, politicians, and the public.
We are grateful to our partners at the Royal College of Physicians International Office and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for their support with these events. If you have any feedback on previous seminars or suggestions for future titles or speakers, please get in touch: email@example.com.
Regional Seminars Series 3: 2014/2015
Gain or Drain: Migration and the NHS
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 18:30-20:00
This seminar will discuss the interaction between migration and the NHS, in terms of both usage and the delivery of healthcare in the UK. To what degree is the NHS dependent on migrants who comprise a significant proportion of its workforce? What does charging for healthcare mean in regards to human rights, public health and economic terms? And, what are the healthcare implications for the UK of the current refugee crisis?
Dr. Philipa Mladovsky, Assistant Professor in International Development, LSE
3rd June 2015
This event discussed the effects of climate change on population movement and the subsequent impact on health. Should the term ‘climate refugee’ be established, and would this be helpful to those affected? How can healthcare systems address the problems and opportunities that climate change and environmental migration bring?
27th November 2014
This event addressed the current Ebola crisis in West Africa and analysed the international community’s response to the outbreak. What caused the delayed response by the WHO/UN, and what triggered individual state responses? How might travel bans affect control efforts? How can health professionals in the UK contribute to the global response, and will this outbreak affect future global health security responses?
15 October 2014, Liverpool Medical Institution
This seminar in Mersey aimed to examine attitudes to death and end of life care around the world. The discussion explored different perspective to dying and how these shape end of life and palliative care. What are the models for palliative care worldwide? Who delivers this care and what barriers exist to access?
25th September 2014
This seminar explored ethical issues and challenging scenarios that doctors may encounter whilst working in low resource settings. A panel of speakers discussed their personal experiences, present ethical arguments, and reviewed existing guidance to support doctors working abroad.
19th June 2014
How can technological innovations be employed in low-resource settings to address global health issues? Are these tools diverting resources from ensuring sustainable health systems and can they really hold value for money in global health settings? How can the developed world learn from innovations taking place elsewhere and incorporate them into existing health systems?
27th March 2014
This seminar explored the immediate response to emergency situations requiring humanitarian or healthcare intervention. What challenges arise from having multiple agencies arriving simultaneously? Is there a balance of power at play, and how do they interact with each other and with pre-existing health systems? The discussion considered examples of emergency situations where the response has been effective, and of situations that have been less successful.
Annie Devonport – Head of Programmes and Accountability, Disasters Emergency Committee
Dr. Aula Abbara – Hand in Hand for Syria
Series 2: 2013
28th November 2013
This seminar aimed to build awareness of communities that use the NHS in a limited way, or have difficulties with accessing NHS services, such as some Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities. It also looked at whether there are other mechanisms for managing health within these communities and what role mainstream health services should play.
Yvonne MacNamara, The Travellers Movement
Prof Volker Scheid, University of Westminster
Kathryn Finlay, Ezer Leyoldos
Sex, contraception and HIV – a global perspective
19th September 2013
This seminar addressed key issues around sexual health such as growing levels of STIs, late presentation for HIV and high teenage pregnancy rates. The panel examined these issues using various international examples and perspectives.
Austerity and Health – costing lives?
4th July 2013
This seminar considered potential adverse effects on population health of austerity measures and aimed to provide potential advocates with insight into the different arguments surrounding this issue and give guidance on how to influence decision-makers.
Seeking refuge – effective advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers
30th May 2013
This seminar aimed to build awareness of the key issues that refugees and asylum seekers may face and how best we can protect and promote their health and wellbeing. After brief introductory speeches from the panel, the audience were led through a Question Time-style plenary discussion of the various perspectives of key organisations in the field.
Series 1: 2011/2012
Under the influence: Alcohol and Advocacy
21st June 2012
A variety of stakeholders shape the health of populations. Industry is recognised to play a key part in health policy, but their level of involvement is the subject of wide debate. Using the example of alcohol, this seminar looked at how advocacy works at many levels, from patient behaviour to legislation. After brief introductory speeches from the panel, Sir Ian Gilmore led the audience through a plenary discussion about the various perspectives on how to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.
Policy and politicians: How to engage
26th April 2012
Looking at health policy development and implementation, this seminar provided potential advocates with insight and guidance on how to reach policy positions and influence decision-makers. With speakers including former NHS chief executive Nigel Crisp, it aimed to enable those working in health partnerships to engage effectively in the UK, EU and internationally.
This event was supported by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).
Advocacy in partnership: bringing voices together
26th January 2012
Global health improvements are often brought about by collective voices making powerful cases on specific issues. Advocacy works best in partnership through the joint efforts of individuals and organisations working together across disciplines and countries. This seminar explored practical examples of collective advocacy.
This event was supported by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Non-Communicable Diseases and the 2011 UN summit: Future trends in global health
29th September 2011
The rise in levels of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the world was recently highlighted at the UN summit. This inaugural seminar aimed to explain the roles of the multinational agencies in this agenda and look how the summit could influence the focus of global health. Learning objectives included: Appreciation of the current burden of NCDs globally; Identification of the type of multinational agencies that may be involved in this shaping the policy agenda, and exploring the reasons behind their involvement; Contrasting the different advocacy strategies of these agencies, and evaluating the summit outcomes with relation to their role; and Discussing this summit’s influence on the global burden of NCDs as a result of these outcomes.