SASH are hosting a free event for attendees which is themed ‘Innovation in Sexual Health’ on 12th February 2013 at the techno centre based at Coventry University.We have had several interesting and relevant speakers come forward for presentations and workshops. There has been a positive response from all professionals who have been approached and are in support of sharing knowledge and ideas regarding innovative approaches to improving the sexual health of young people with fellow professionals who are practising in this area. Download the SASH event flyer.

About the event:

Read an article about the event on the Birmingham Press website!

We want the attendees to help us drive the direction of the event by nominating speakers or workshops from local and national organisations, both academic and professionals in practice. We would also like you to tell us the questions you would like to be asked at the event e.g. what is the role of technology in reducing teenage pregnancy? How can parents get involved in helping their children understand what good sexual health is?

NEW: Introductory speaker:

We are pleased to announce that Roger Ingram, Professor of Health and Community Psychology at the University of Southampton, and Director of the Centre for Sexual Health Research, will be joining us for the event and will deliver the introductory address. During his career of over 25 years he has published widely on relevant topics and worked closely with policy makers in this country and abroad. He has been, for many years, a consultant for the World Health Organisation on their reproductive health and AIDS programmes, was a member of the former Government’s Independent Advisory Group for the Teenage Pregnancy Unit and sits on the Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel. He was also a member of the core group involved in the development of the UK National Sexual Health and HIV Strategy.

NEW: Best Presentation Awards:

The SASH team and our introductory speaker Professor Roger Ingram will be presenting three ‘Best Presentation’ awards at the event. We request that all delegates participate in selecting the winners for these awards on the day. To do so you will be given a voting card in your delegates pack and we have allocated time at the end of the day for you to cast your vote for the presentation or workshop that you thought was best. In judging the presentations/workshops we suggest you consider the extent to which:

• The project or service is innovative or unique in its content, delivery or design

• The project or service has had an impact among young people or the target audience in terms of popularity or effectiveness

• The project or service included young people or the target audience in its development

• The presentation or workshop was clear, concise and well organised

How to get involved:

This event aims to bring together local, national and even intentional speakers and attendees to share knowledge and ideas regarding innovative approaches to improving the sexual health of young people. Academics, sexual health professionals, doctors, nurses, schools and any organisation who working within sexual health should attend. Submissions for presentations are now closed. Decisions will be announced mid-December 2012.

Registration is now full.

Information for presenters:

Presenters should refer to the Guidelines for presenters document for information about their presentation/workshop.

Day Programme:

We are pleased to present the final day programme for the event. Download a copy of the day programme here.