Save the date! The 2019 Annual Health Promotion Conference takes place at NUI Galway on the 13th June. The theme this year is 'Building a Healthy Ireland: Promoting health and wellbeing in educational settings'

Who Should Attend?
Those invested in the promotion of health and wellbeing in education, including:
· Teachers, Trainers, Support Workers and Principals
· Health Promotion and Educational Managers, Practitioners and Policy Makers
· Academics, Researchers and Students with an interest in Health Promotion or Education.

Why Attend?

To discuss current and future directions for health and wellbeing in education
• To hear from international experts on the evidence base
• To engage with national policy makers on new and emerging strategies
• To debate the implementation developments and challenges for educational settings
• To network and build links with colleagues working in research, policy and practice for health and wellbeing


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Please see below the agenda and details on how to register for the upcoming AHPI AGM on February 7th 2019.  There is no charge for any AHPI members who attend all or part of the day and all you need to do to confirm a place is to book your free ticket. Please register before January 25th stating which sessions you would like to attend.

Annual General Meeting of the Association for Health Promotion, Ireland

Date:               Thursday 7th February 2019
Venue:            Main function room, Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2


10.30am                           Tea and coffee on arrival

10.45-11.45am                 Session I (for AHPI Members)

AGM Business Reports, motion to amend the Constitution and Election of Officers for 2019

Sessions II and III are open to AHPI Members and non-Members

11.45-1.15pm              Session II

Effective leadership in a community setting: comprehending your role and translating theory into practice' Presentation by Dr Felicity Kelliher, Waterford Institute of Technology

1.15-2pm                    Lunch 

2pm-3.15pm                Session III

‘IUHPE Health Promotion Practitioner Registration - demystifying the application process.’  A practical session for anyone interested in applying for Registration as a Health Promotion Practitioner. (IUHPE – International Union for Health Promotion & Education)                                        

There is no charge for AHPI Members who attend any of the sessions

If you wish to attend, please register before January 25th stating which sessions you would like to attend. You can click here to bring you to the Eventbrite page

Non-Members are also very welcome to attend Sessions II and/or III. The cost for attending these is €40 and includes lunch. Please click here to book your ticket.

NOTE: €40 equates to one year’s full membership with AHPI so maybe consider joining AHPI instead and attend the whole day at no cost, plus you will have all the other benefits of membership -

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The AHPI Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 7th February 2019 in the main function room in the Carmelite Community Centre on Aungier St, Dublin 2.

The day will begin with the presentation of AGM reports, motion to amend the Constitution and Election of Officers for 2019.

For those with an interest in leadership, we are inviting Dr Felicity Kelliher from Waterford Institute of Technology to deliver her presentation ‘Effective leadership in a community setting: comprehending your role and translating theory into practice' at 11.45am. Felicity facilitated our recent CPD event in Waterford and the feedback from attendees was extremely positive.

This will be followed after lunch by a practical session on the application process for HP Professional Registration which will provide tips for anyone in Category 2 or 3 who is planning to complete the application form. 

 Looking forward to seeing you there. Details on how to register for the day will be available shortly.

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