Noncommunicable Disease conference – March 2012

APHA members may be interested in an upcoming conference concerning Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Children and Adolescents in Global Health.  The conference is being organized by a consortium known as NCD Child, which includes Caring and Living and Neighbors, the Public Health Institute, and the Global Health Council.  It will take place in Oakland, California during March 19-21, at the California Endowment’s conference center.  Themes to be covered include prevention, access to essential medicines, and health systems strengthening/work force development for NCDs in these vulnerable groups.  Individuals working in the field of NCDs, maternal and child health, social determinants of health, prevention as well as those advocating on behalf of these issues, are warmly welcome to apply.  A limited number of scholarships for students and individuals from outside the United States is available.

A draft program and application is here: www.ncdchild.com

This link also contains a call for abstracts, which closes on February 6.

Questions about this conference may be directed to APHA International Section member Jeff Meer of the Public Health Institute, at jmeer@phi.org.

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