This is a joint meeting of our Working Group members, grantees and other collaborators. This meeting is an opportunity to collectively reflect on the first three years of the Collaboration’s operations, and to plan our future.
We propose to use the occasion for two related purposes. First, we want attendees to provide input on specific future objectives for the Collaboration and on how best to organize ourselves to achieve them. We need this input in 2011, before we assemble our renewal bid to our funders MRC and CSO for a second half-decade of funding, 2013-18. Secondly, we see November 21st as a further opportunity for creative interaction between stakeholders who come from policy, programme and practice backgrounds, and those from the applied public health research community, to discuss mutual topics of interest and potential future collaborations.