Health Literacy conference

Posted on 07 May 2014

Health Literacy: Healthy Living
1-day Conference at Keele Hall, Keele University
Friday 20th June 2014

3rd Annual National Health Literacy Research Conference

Health literacy is ‘the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand, and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health’.

There are plenary sessions from national and international health literacy experts, including Dr Michael Wolf (Northwestern University, Chicago) Dr Kristine Sorensen (Maastricht University) and Prof Gill Rowlands (Kings College, London).They will present their view on the current evidence, impact and future implications of Health Literacy Research on Healthy Living, from their respective international perspective of the US, Europe and the UK.

Places are restricted to 100 so will be on first come first served basis.
Registration closes Friday 30th May 2014, or as soon as there are 100 registrants

Dr Joanne Protheroe
Conference Chair
Co-Chair Health Literacy Group UK
Keele University

Keynote speakers

Professor Michael Wolf - Professor of Medicine and Learning Sciences, he founded and continues to lead Northwestern’s Health Literacy and Learning Program (HeLP). He is a health services researcher and cognitive/behavioral scientist with expertise in adult literacy and learning in healthcare, patient education, medication safety and adherence, and the use of health technologies to support chronic disease self-management.

Dr Kristine Sorensen - is a health literacy expert and project coordinator of the European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU) hosted by the Department of International Health at Maastricht University. Other related projects are the Collaborative Venture on Health Literacy and the Diabetes Literacy Project supported by the European Commission.

Professor Gill Rowlands - is a health literacy expert at Kings College, London. She recently led a large national (UK) project examining the health literacy skills of the population and the health materials that they are expected to make use of.