Key speaker: Dr Ellie Cannon
Date: 5.30pm BST, Thursday 13th October
Address: Hanover Communications, Riverside House, 2 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA
How do you become a media medic? What would you like to see pitches on? What role can you play in my client’s campaign? Will the DHSC’s Women’s Health Strategy make a real difference? And… how can employers drive better mental health in the workplace?
A trusted voice in healthcare, you may have seen GP Dr Ellie Cannon in the Mail on Sunday, on ITV’s This Morning or one of her many phone ins on Radio 5 Live. She is as passionate about good communication as she is good healthcare, and with experience of working with all ages at her London practice, she understands the importance of relating to her patients – as well as empowering them to make informed choices about their care.
Dr Ellie has a number of areas of focus including women’s health and mental health, which have gone on to influence her two books; ‘Keep Calm, The New Mum's Manual’ and most recently ‘Is Your Job Making You Ill?’. She also appeared alongside HRH the Duke of Cambridge at the inaugural mental health at work conference, This Can Happen, and has presented to the APPG’s on Women’s Health and Body Image.
Join us for drinks and canapes as we pick her brains about life as a media medic, where she’ll be covering everything from how she got into the business and what you should be pitching to her, to broader healthcare campaigning, in particular her interest in mental and women’s health. You’ll have opportunity for a Q&A as well as chance to grab a drink with her after the discussion.
- 5.30pm: Drinks & networking
- 6pm: Dr Ellie presentation with topics to include:
- Life as a media medic
- Health campaigning
- Women’s Health
- Mental Health in the workplace
- 6.30pm – Q&A – followed by drinks and further networking opportunity
- 7.30pm – Meeting close
Biography: Dr Ellie Cannon
Dr Ellie is one of a new generation of doctors where communication skills are paramount. She has the medical knowledge but also the vibrant personality and vitality to relate to her patients and audiences.
Ellie specialises in communication, and is as comfortable talking to new mums with their babies as she is dealing with the sex lives of teenagers. As a GP, having a broad family health practice allows her to speak with authority on issues across all aspects of health and the NHS.
Dr Ellie is familiar as the GP for the Mail on Sunday where she writes her weekly health pages that also appear on Mailonline. She is part of the ITV This Morning family as one of their regular doctors, appearing on the programme to discuss the latest health headlines and take part in phone ins. Ellie is also a familiar and trusted voice, appearing regularly on programmes such as BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Channel 5 News, Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, BBC Newsnight and ITV News. She has conducted regular phone ins for stations such as BBC Radio 5 Live, providing health and hygiene advice for listeners.
Ellie’s expertise across all health and medicine is particularly current as a result of her regular NHS practice and involvement with the movement to empower patients about making informed choices.
She has appeared on prime-time Channel 4 series Health Freaks and Doctor in Your House as well as specials for ITV Tonight on breast cancer and work-place stress. She also channelled her inner-geek appearing in a Celebrity Eggheads team of TV doctors – winning her round!
Ellie’s most recent book, Is Your Job Making You Ill? was published in January 2018 and focuses on mental health issues at work. Her first book ‘Keep Calm, The New Mum's Manual’ for new parents, was released in 2014.
Ellie is a confident public speaker and presents regularly at conferences and corporates on a range of topics and has appeared alongside HRH the Duke of Cambridge at the inaugural mental health at work conference, This Can Happen.
She works extensively with brands across consumer health products and beyond, on health related PR activities and campaigns such as radio days and briefings.
Ellie is a charity ambassador for Meningitis Now and is a GP/celebrity ambassador for Pancreatic Cancer Action and the Eve Appeal. Ellie regularly works on campaigns for Public Health England including Change for Life, One You and Be Clear on Cancer. In October 2018 she travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with Save the Children to film an awareness campaign on pneumonia.
Dr Ellie read medicine at Cambridge University and has worked in the same NHS GP practice for over a decade, on London’s world-renowned Abbey Road.