The Journal of Family Health Care will be one of hundreds of top-quality exhibitors at the 22nd running of "Europe's largest and most successful event for the primary and community health care sector", Primary Care 2012, next week [23/24 May].

With the increasing importance of this market, combined with the up to date issues it addresses, Primary Care 2012 provides an unrivalled platform for finding out about products and services, new initiatives and networking with key players.

The Wellbeing and Therapy workshop theatres provides delegates with opportunities to interact with over 5,000 fellow primary care professionals and students in a fun and educational way.

The event, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, remains free of charge and offers a range of opportunities to:
•Find out about the latest clinical and government initiatives and prepare yourself for future NHS developments
•Update your skills and meet your professional educational requirements
•Enhance your job role
•Network with colleagues and learn from examples of best practice
•Choose from 17 pick and mix conference programmes for GPs, PCT/NHS managers, nurses, podiatrists/chiropodists, dietitians/nutritionists and AHPs
•See a wealth of new ideas, services and products plus gain hands-on experience from two live wellbeing theatres

JFHC editor Penny Hosie said: "I always look forward to attending Primary Care as it gives us the opportunity not only to meet our readers in person but also find out about the latest developments in the family health care field."

You can view a copy of this year's programme in full at www.primarycare2012.co.uk/programme but here's our look at some of the likely highlights for JFHC readers:

  • Wed 23 May (Child Health): 9.20 The Effect of Neglect on Emotional Wellbeing: Dr Georgie Siggers, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Wed 23 May (Mother & Baby): 11.20 Antenatal Screening - What's New on the Horizon:
    Professor Lyn Chitty, Professor in Genetics & Fetal Medicine, UCL Institute of Child Health
  • Wed 23 May (Mother & Baby): 11.50 Supporting Choice After Prenatal Diagnosis: Jane Fisher, Director, ARC
  • Wed 23 May (Child Health): 4.25 Paediatric Allergy - Don't Panic:
    Dr Scott Hackett, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
  • Thur 24 May (Nutrition) 9.55 The Link Between Nutrition and the Immune System
    Professor Philip Calder: Professor in Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton
  • Thur 24 May (Obesity) 11.10 Innovations in Weight Management - SMS Text Messaging to Enhance Weight Management Outcomes: Eleanor Donaldson, Senior Public Health Dietitian - Adult Weight Management, Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Services

Then in between the seminars come visit us on Stand H181 - we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information visit www.primarycare2012.co.uk