Medact Gathering 2020 [POSTPONED]

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Health Justice 2020

The health community as a force for change

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th March, 2020 Postponed

Aston University, Birmingham

After careful consideration and consultation, we have now decided to postpone our upcoming Health Justice conference in light of the current situation regarding Coronavirus.

We are obviously really disappointed that we can’t go ahead as we were looking forward to seeing you in Birmingham, but we recognise that the health community is currently working at full capacity to respond to the virus and there are particular risks to a mass gathering of health workers from across the UK.

There has been so much energy building up around the conference and we want to make sure to carry that forward ─ we hope to be in touch soon with a rescheduled date for later this year as soon as we can.

Medact’s 2020 Gathering will explore the interlinked societal and political structures which damage health and discussing the ways in which health workers can use their skills and social mandate to create change for good.

The programme will be made up of a range of different sessions covering our key areas of work, across streams on Access to Healthcare, Peace & Security, Climate Justice & Health, and Economic Justice.

There will be ample opportunity to connect with other Medact Members and supporters, to learn from the campaigning work happening across our movement. You will also have the opportunity to hear from fantastic keynote speakers, attend panel discussions and workshops, as well as gain key skills to further your campaigning work.

What’s on at the conference?

This year’s conference will be made up of streams of sessions covering the broad range of Medact’s current work. Attendees will be free to choose to focus on a key area of interest, or take part in sessions on multiple topics you’d like to learn more about.

View the draft programme!