Submit an abstract to the World Health Congress – deadline 29 October 2018

Two key themes for the 2019 World Health Congress in Manchester will be arts and health, and social change. Submissions are particularly encouraged from projects that address health inequalities through cultural participation and civic action.

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Arts and Health (Eire) national conference – 15 November 2018

The national conference, called "One Thursday at the Gallery – Art, Music, Theatre and Dementia" – will be held at the National Gallery of Ireland, in conjuction with MISA Creative Life and will focus on the increasing deployment of the arts in dementia care.

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Social Prescribing: Coming of age – 6 November 2018

With social prescribing high on the new Secretary of State for Health's agenda, the 2nd International Social Prescribing Network Conference will look at implementation and measurement, as well as the impact we already know about on patients.

SEND Network Conference, National Gallery – 15 September 2018

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Network conference will explore creative approaches to interpreting museums, galleries, and heritage sites for visitors with special educational needs and disabilities.

The keynote speech is given by Gina Davies, founder of the Gina Davies Autism Centre and pioneer of the Attention Autism programme.

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Facing Death Creatively conference – 9 November 2018

This one-day conference at St Christopher's Hospice is themed around art and art therapies in the age of austerity. The keynote speaker will be Chrissie Tiller, one of the UK’s leading participatory arts critical theorists.

Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, Leeds – 9-10 November 2018

This two-day conference aims to explore the diverse ways in which researchers and practitioners work together to enhance our understanding and practice around music in health and therapeutic contexts.

£80 student rate

£115 SEMPRE members

£150 standard rate

Power of Music conference, University of Nottingham – 12 October 2018

This one-day conference will focus on music in health and social care, in partnership with the Institute of Mental Health, Room 217 Foundation, Live Music Now, MHA and Lakeside Arts, the Conference will feature interactive workshops showcasing local performers and projects, such as Opus Music, the Nottingham People’s Choir and JoCo Learning & Development.

Engage 2018: A Social Prescription, Manchester – 13-14 November 2018

This year’s Engage conference focuses on collaborations between the arts, health and education and is hosted by the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, a centre for excellence in arts and health.

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

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Campaign to End Loneliness conference, London – 9 October 2018

“Be More Us: Belonging and Community” is the Campaign’s 4th annual conference and seeks to celebrate, showcase, and explore the role of culture, sport and the arts in tackling loneliness.

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Community is the best medicine – 9 October 2018

The King’s Fund is running a day-long conference looking at the role of communities in health and care.

It will examine how to create sustainable, community-based health and care, and share learning from areas where communities are taking a key role in improving and sustaining good health.


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