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Psychologists make a difference to health
05 September 2012 — 07 September 2012
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Fear of the dentist, child and adolescent health and healthy eating are among the subjects under discussion at a psychology conference in Liverpool next week.
'Beyond Boxes and Arrows: Making a difference to Health', the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology, takes place at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, between 5th and 7th September 2012.
Around 220 psychologists will attend and take part in a packed scientific programme of symposia, papers and posters.
Keynote addresses will be given by:
* Professor Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania - "Modifying social and physical environments to improve health: At the intersection of health, psychology and population health"
* Professor Robert West, University College London - "Why do we do stupid things ... like smoking for example? And what's to be done about it?"
* Professor Rona Moss-Morris, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL - The long and winding road: From theories to models to interventions"
* Professor Kinta Beaver, UCLAN - Cancer survivorship: Evaluating alternative strategies for follow-up care"
The psychologists will be enjoying Liverpool's culture to the full with a drinks reception at The Beatles Story Museum and a conference dinner at Maritime Museum, Albert Dock.