To raise awareness nationally of the public health priority relating to ticks and Lyme disease in the Outer Hebrides and to explore possible interventions and next steps.
Target audience: This event will be of particular interest to a wide range of practitioners who have involvement in the public health aspects of ticks and Lyme disease including public health professionals, land management staff, animal health colleagues, environmental health professionals and clinicians.
Certificates of attendance will be available for CPD purposes.
Big data sets and analytics are being used to protect Scotland’s environment, improving air quality, noise mapping, energy efficiency, promoting environmental justice, tracking climate change, monitoring water quality and evaluating land quality.
Advances in data gathering and sharing mean that in 2018 we have more information available than in the past. Other examples include details of parks and other outdoor spaces, airport passenger numbers, bus/rail/tram and Subway services, live traffic information, car-park flows, road works and the location of public CCTV cameras.
Scientists in the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences are holding a one day Food Safety course for Managers in the Hospitality Sector on 13th September 2018. They are currently finalising the programme and this will be available soon.
The day will run 9am-5pm and will include a 2-hour practical laboratory session as well as lectures. These will include:
- Principles of food microbiology (Dr Georgios Efthimiou, University of Strathclyde)
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In order to assist local authorities understand their own role as an enforcement authority under the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Regulations 2015 ("the F Gas Regulations"), it is proposed to have a half day training/information event to be held at SEPA’s Stirling Office on the 20th March 2018. This will be an all morning event with a planned start time of 10am and will run until not later than 1pm.
The F gas Regulations name the Scottish Ministers, SEPA and Local Authorities as the enforcing authorities in Scotland.
Humanity faces health challenges on a scale not previously encountered in the modern era and trans-disciplinary working will be increasingly required to develop resilient and sustainable solutions.
Scotland is not impervious to the threats posed by global climate change, peak oil, air and water pollution, global economic crises, new and emerging diseases, artificial intelligence and automation, and rising inequalities and exclusion but new technologies, social communications and change offer opportunities to advance health.