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21 January 2003 @TeesUniNews


Over 170 health and social care professionals will gather at the University of Teesside on Wednesday 29 January for the annual Postgraduate Institute conference. It will be held at the Health & Social Care Centuria Building, Victoria Road, Middlesbrough from 9am-4.30pm.

The conference will promote the University’s School of Health & Social Care’s research and development activities, and its collaborations with local organisations. External speakers include Pam Fenna from Age Concern, Middlesbrough, who will speak about the Phoenix Project. This project aims to improve the mental health of the over 65’s, through a series of practical activities, including quizzes and chess.

Also speaking will be Professor John Wilson, Professor in Public Health in the University’s School of Health & Social Care, whose talk is entitled ‘Challenges to Public Health in 2003’.

A range of researchers and external guests will cover other diverse issues in a parallel series of talks. These include an examination of the two-week rule for breast cancer, which states that women referred urgently under the rule must be seen in the breast unit within two weeks of receipt of referral. Another talk will look at a strategy to deal with under nutrition in Durham and Teesside nursing homes.

To book a place please contact Michelle McDonald on 01642 384986 or e-mail