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Symposium on men and long term conditions: how can we best support men to self-manage?

Date and time: Thursday 4th September 2014, 10:00-15:00
Venue: King’s Manor, Central York

Symposium Overview

This symposium will bring together experts involved in the planning, delivery, organisation and research of self-management support for long term conditions, as well as men with a lived experience of self-management. Findings will be disseminated from the NIHR-funded “Self-Man” project that has reviewed the published evidence on self-management support interventions to assess how effective, cost-effective, accessible and acceptable they are for men with long-term conditions.

The symposium will be of interest to commissioners, health professionals, researchers, and public and patient stakeholders. There will be no charge for this conference and refreshments will be provided.



09.30 Registration, tea/coffee

10.00 Chair’s welcome and introduction – Dr. Paul Galdas, Chief Investigator, Self-Man project

10.10 Welcome from David Wilkins, Policy Officer, Men’s Health Forum

10.30 Keynote presentation:

  • How effective, accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? Findings from the Self-Man review

11.20 Short presentations – what the key issues in the design and delivery of self-management support for men with long term conditions?

  • Patricia Muramatsu, Senior Strategy Advisor, Patient Participation, NHS England
  • Peter Baker, Consultant, European Men’s Health Forum
  • Joan Smith, Partnership Development Manager, Self-Management UK
  • Wayne Middleton and Sarah Hennessy, Patient Information Forum (PiF)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Breakout group – what are the barriers to support men to self-manage long term conditions?

13.50 Breakout group – what strategies and steps can be taken to help men to better self-manage long term conditions?

14.30 Plenary discussion

14.50 Chair’s summary and conclusion

15.00 Close


The Self-Man conference is being held at Kings Manor on Thursday 4th September. The conference is from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Kings Manor is in a city centre location about 5-10 minutes walk from the station.

Address of the venue is: Kings Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP

Kings Manor is situated in Exhibition Square, next to the City Art Gallery and the Theatre Royal, a few minutes walk from the centre of York. Buses 1,2 and 3 go from the railway station to Exhibition Square. Alternately, it takes about 10 minutes to walk.

By car, the easiest approach to The Kings Manor is to take the A19 turn off from the A1237 section of the outer ring road, which goes directly to the centre of the City. There are pay and display car parks on Marygate and Bootham Bar.


If you require accommodation the evening before we have a few rooms reserved at the Park Inn by Radisson, North Street, York at a rate of £77.00 per person bed and breakfast. Please email if you would like to reserve a room on Wednesday 3rd September. The Park Inn is around 10 minutes walk from King's Manor.

Book to attend

You can reserve your free space by contacting:

Sarah Thompson
Tel: (01904) 321623