ENRGHI 2012 was the 16th ENRGHI conference organised by and for Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (hence the name!). The ENRGHI 2012 was organised by students from University College London and Queen Mary, University of London and ran from the 10th to the 11th of September.
The full programme contained a mixture of plenary sessions, early career researcher presentations and posters, workshops on getting published and tips from researchers who are post-PhD. There were in excess of 40 early career researchers, from distant lands as far away as Canada and Australia. These researchers were eager to cover a diverse range of topics, giving poster and verbal presentations on current results and future aspirations.
The area of expertise from each researcher ranged from the geograph of ageing to health service access and healthcare delivery, the latter of which I did a brief presentation on some initital results from my PhD on multilevel modelling of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Dr Jim Dunn, the editor-in-cheif of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (JECH), was the special guest who gave a brief description of his role and helpfully answered any questions we had with regards to getting published in a journal. He also presented prizes for the best oral presentation and two-runners up, as voted for by attendees of the conference.
I was flattered to find myself a runner-up and to be given £75 in Amazon vouchers. Congratulations also to winner Menah Raven-Ellison and fellow runner-up Hamad Aldossari. Two excellent presentations!
Full details about the conference can be found on the following website http://enrghi2012.wordpress.com/
Thanks to everyone for a great conference, in particular Linda Ng Fat and Sadie Boniface. As your new postgraduate representative I will hopefully see you all in 2013!