SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2020
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Newcastle upon Tyne

The 5th Fuse International Conference

The 2020 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 on 22nd & 23rd September 2020.

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 applies for booking from the end of March when bookings open, to mid May 2020.

Registration opens on 30th March 2020.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts has now closed. We will be announcing the programme in April.

Registration will open 30 March 2020, early-bird rates will be available until 14 May 2020.