JUNE 15-16, 2022
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Newcastle upon Tyne

The 5th Fuse International Conference UPDATE

We have been busy behind the scenes planning for The 5th Fuse International Conference.

Based on the current uncertainty about the pandemic and when international travel is allowed and safe again, we have regrettably decided to postpone the conference again. We considered various options in time and format (face-to-face, online, hybrid) and concluded that the conference would not be feasible to deliver face-to-face until 15-16 June 2022.

We felt that face-to-face delivery would be the preferred format for the conference, given the interactive nature of our programme and general ‘Zoom-fatigue’ amongst participants; after a long year of online meetings and events, we are really looking forward to welcoming you in person! We appreciate that this will be disappointing news, but hope you agree that the safety of contributors and participants is paramount.

To keep you involved in the conference planning and give you a sneak peek of what the programme could look like, we are planning an online 3-hour event on Zoom on 22 September 2021 (16:00-19:00 GMT+1; to accommodate for various international time zones), which is one of the intended dates for the conference this year. This free online taster event will bring together a panel of international experts to reflect on knowledge exchange responses in public health to the pandemic. The event will be an opportunity to meet other participants, members of the planning groups and to share your knowledge exchange experiences over the past year, in preparation for the full conference in 2022.

The 5th Fuse International Conference

The 2022 conference theme is “Learning from Setbacks and Successes”.

The Fifth Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health is a two-day conference taking place at The Crowne Plaza, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in June 2022

While the evidence base on successful practices in knowledge exchange is growing rapidly, much less attention has been given to documenting setbacks when academics, practitioners and policy makers collaborate (or not!) to develop, exchange or use different types of evidence. However, learning from these setbacks is just as important, if not more crucial, than celebrating successes.

This conference aims to create a safe space in which academics, practitioners and policy makers can reflect together on the potential threats to successful knowledge exchange, in order to develop important lessons on how knowledge exchange practices and research can be improved, turning setbacks into successes.

Who should attend?

The conference will attract more than 150 international delegates from the following audience profile:

  • Public health professionals and researchers
  • Academics - PhD students and early career researchers through to Professors
  • Local practice partners, including regional and national directors of Public Health
  • Public Health organisations
  • International partner organisations


There are two ticket types:

  • Researchers and academics
  • Local government, 3rd sector and PhD students

There are one-day and two-day tickets available, and an early bird discount rate.

Registration will re-open soon. Please contact us on info@fuseconference.net with any queries.