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Population Health

3rd WUN Public Health Global Challenge Conference: Researching lifecourse interventions for preventing non-communicable diseases Event

World Universities Network
18:00 - 17:00
18 - 20 May 2013
Grand Hyatt Washington DC

For more information regarding this event, please email Elisa Lawson at .

Event details

Following successful international conferences in Shanghai (2011) and Southampton (2012) the 3rd WUN Public Health Global Challenge Conference will take place in Washington D.C. in the lead-up to the 2013 WUN Conference and AGM.

Professor Paul Roderick attending a session at the 2012 WUN PUblic Health conference in Southampton
Professor Paul Roderick

The venue for the 2013 conference will be the Grand Hyatt hotel , which is located in downtown DC, close to all the national capital's major sites, transport, and government, diplomatic and NGO headquarters.

The Provisional Programme is now online

The conference will commence with registration and an opening reception on the evening of Saturday 18 May, before a two-day conference program running across Sunday 19 and Monday 20 May.

Conference aims and focus

The aim of the conference is to enable researchers from throughout WUN to identify the key research questions that the network is best placed to address. The meeting will culminate in the identification of key research strands with clear plans of how to take these forward including direct discussions of appropriate funding streams to be pursued in the following 12 months.
The conference will centre on life skills interventions, viewed from both evidence and implementation perspectives, and take into account socio‐economic, behavioural and cultural considerations. It will examine a life‐course approach to opportunities for addressing non‐communicable diseases especially in low and middle income countries and transitioning populations but also in developed societies where there are social disparities in risk... Read more

Speaker information

Professors Don Nutbeam, Nyovani Madise, Paul Roderick, Marie-Louise Newell and Dr Sabu Padmadas will attend from Southampton,More details of presentations and talks will be added to the programme in due course. Please check the website for updates as these become confirmed.

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