EHMA Annual Conference
Birmingham 24 - 26 June 2014
About the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), University of Birmingham
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham is the leading UK organisation providing research, teaching, professional development and consultancy to health and social care agencies. It serves as a bridge between managers and practitioners in health care and the academic world of research and theory, and many of its staff have experience as senior managers in the field. HSMC has gained a unique reputation as a “critical friend” to the health care community, striving for both relevance and rigour.
Distinctive features of HSMC's work and reputation
Its recognition of the interdependence between research, teaching and consultancy, with each individual activity potentially enriching and informing the other two.
Its dual expertise on process andcontent when working with health and social services.
Its emphasis on providing research-based policy analysis, development and teaching to the health and social care community.
HSMC belongs to the University Of Birmingham College Of Social Sciences. The College brings together over 429 academics (including 83 professors) and almost 200 administrative staff across a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. The College’s mission is to ‘generate new knowledge about society, and to transform this in ways that improve well-being.
The city of Birmingham
Birmingham is a major European centre and the second city of the United Kingdom. It is a city of business and ballet, canals and world-class concerts, jewellery and jazz, historical interest and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Birmingham is also the ideal base for exploring one of Britain’s most fascinating regions for tourism, being within an hour’s drive of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, the Potteries, and the Cotswolds.
The new heart of Birmingham is symbolised by Symphony Hall, considered one of the greatest concert venues in the world and a fitting home for the globally respected City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Symphony Hall forms part of the impressive International Convention Centre, which overlooks attractive canals at the hub of the UK’s canal network. At the magnificent Hippodrome Theatre is the internationally renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet, adding further cultural depth to the city. Apart from London’s West End, Birmingham boasts the highest concentration of live theatre in the UK, including regular tours by major opera companies.
The City Museum and Art Gallery houses the world’s finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, alongside a major collection of Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary pictures. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts houses one of the best UK university collections of Impressionist and Renaissance art. The restored Gas Hall Gallery has international touring exhibitions, while the Halcyon and Ikon galleries feature innovative contemporary works. National landmark sites abound, including the National Indoor Arena, the National Exhibition Centre, National Motorcycle Museum, National Car Heritage Museum, and the National Sealife Centre.
The iconic Bullring is one of the largest dedicated shopping facilities in Europe. Sports and recreation are also well served; the city offers international test cricket, top-flight football, International Championship golf and top-class rugby. The International Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena have spawned a whole new development at the centre of the city. The National Exhibition Centre, on the outskirts of the city, remains one of the largest exhibition facilities in Europe.
Birmingham is at the crossroads of the UK’s motorways. From Birmingham International Airport, more than a dozen different airlines operate scheduled services to 60 destinations worldwide. The University is the only mainland UK university to have its own railway station, while 50 million passengers a year use Birmingham New Street Station, which will be at the centre of the proposed high speed rail network. London is 90 minutes away by shuttle service, with trains every 20 minutes until the evening.
Location of EHMA 2014
EHMA 2014 will take place at The University of Birmingham’s Medical School.
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3858
You can reach EHMA 2014 organising committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.