Previous events of interest to those working on NCDs and injuries in low income countries.
World Cancer Congress (Melbourne) – 3-6 Dec
“A biennial event, the World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world. Convening and engaging cancer control experts and leaders in global health under one roof is essential to find solutions and actions to reduce the impact of cancer on communities around the world. The 2014 World Cancer Congress theme Joining Forces – Accelerating Progress will emphasise the impact that can be realised by consistently and energetically applying what we know, rather than waiting for possible future “breakthroughs” to change the landscape. This will be discussed across a variety of economic and cultural contexts.”
World Innovation Summit for Health (Qatar) – 17-18 Feb
“The second World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) will take place on 17-18 February 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). Six Forums have been established for WISH 2015. Each will be chaired and led by a recognized expert in the topic. That chair will lead a working group of experts drawn from government, academia, and industry. Prior to the summit each Forum will publish a report, aimed at policy makers and healthcare innovators.”
WISH 2015 Forums include: Communicating complex health messages, Delivering affordable cancer care, Dementia, Diabetes, Patient safety, Mental health and well-being in children and young people, Universal health coverage
Note: Dr. Gene Bukhman, the Director of NCD Synergies, was a speaker.
6th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference (Boston) – 26-28 Mar
“The event’s theme, ‘Mobilizing Research for Global Health’ will bring together some of the leading researchers from around the world. This year, half of the sessions are arranged around particularly compelling plenary presentations that address fundamental global health challenges (including drivers of noncommunicable diseases). These will lead into breakout sessions to delve into the research challenges in basic and translational science, and the diverse issues in implementation.”
Hosted by Boston University, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Additional pre-conference workshops are being planned with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on global cancer, and much more.
Note: PIH Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Dr. Paul Farmer, was a featured speaker.