Save the date: 2020 World NCD Congress coming to U-M

November 21, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Attention noncommunicable disease (NCD) experts, epidemiologists, students, community health workers, public health practitioners, clinicians, urban planners, policymakers, patient educators, and implementation science specialists: The World NCD Congress is coming to Ann Arbor from Aug. 1-6, 2020!

The congress will assemble stakeholders from around the world and across diverse sectors to address the critical, growing impact of NCDs on the wellbeing and economies of all nations.

Two days of pre-conference workshops (Aug. 1-2, 2020) will focus on comprehensive disease surveillance strategies, big data and predictive analytics, learning health systems, and individual-level and community-based approaches to disease prevention.

Each of the four days of the main congress (Aug. 3-6, 2020) will address the evidence base and implementation lessons for one or more root causes of NCDs within a learning health systems framework. One day will focus on demographics, social determinants and genetics; another day will emphasize climate and the environment; the third, stress, sleep and substance use; the fourth, nutrition and physical activity.

The scientific program will unite basic, clinical, data and implementation science approaches — examining how to translate research from these domains into policies that can promote health and prevent chronic disease and disability. Participants will explore how such approaches may be applied in practice locally, nationally and internationally.

Calls for abstracts and workshops will soon be announced.

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