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The Cambridge Conference on NCDs and Mental Health in Developing Countries
Friday, 20 January 2012 from 09:30 to 17:15 (GMT)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Cambridge Post-UN Summit Conference on
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health in Developing Countries
How can the UK appropriately and sustainably contribute to the prevention and treatment of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Disorders in the developing world?
Friday, 20 January 2012
9:30am to 5:15pm*
Clare College, University of Cambridge
The 2011 UN Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) was a tremendous opportunity to bring the world’s attention to the global burden of death, disability and poverty caused by noncommunicable diseases. The Cambridge Post-UN Summit Conference seeks to capitalise on the momentum and energy the Summit created around noncommunicable diseases, and put forth appropriate agendas for further UK research, action and policy on noncommunicable diseases and mental health in the developing world.
The outcomes from Conference will be translated into key messages and brought to the attention of MPs, Parliamentarians, civil servants, and other policy-makers, researchers, activists and practitioners, at a reception in the House of Commons (Jubilee Room) on the 31st of January, 2012.
- Dr Richard Smith, Director of the Ovations initiative to combat chronic disease in the developing world, former editor of the British Medical Journal
- Dr Judith Watt, Interim Director of the NCD Alliance
- Dr Jenny Amery, OBE, Chief Professional Officer Health and Education, Department for International Development (DFID)
- Professor Nick Wareham, Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit and co-Director of the Institute of Metabolic Science
- Professor Carol Brayne, Director of the Institute of Public Health, Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician
- Dr Robert Doubleday, Head of Research, Centre for Science and Policy
- Mr Mike Davies, OBE, Head of Programme Development, CBM-UK
- Dr Andrew Mohanraj, Director of CBM/Aceh Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme
- Julian Huppert, MP Cambridge
- Dr Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and Addenbrooke’s Hospital
- Paul Chinnock, Honorary Editor, Cochrane Injuries Group
- Dr Amos Deogratius Mwaka, THRiVE Fellow, lecturer and clinician at Makerere University and Mulago National Referral Hospital
- Dr Georgios (Yoryos) Lyratzopoulos, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, and Department of Public Health and Primary Care
- Dr Nicola Watt, former lead on UK Department of Health’s “Health is Global” strategy; studying public health at LSHTM
- Modi Mwatsama, International Programme Manager, National Heart Forum
- Ahmed Aboulghate, Cambridge Institute of Public Health
- Conference Sessions will include:
- Critical reviews of the outcomes of the UN Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases
- Short- and long-term strategies for addressing gaps in prevention, treatment, policy and ‘public awareness’ on noncommunicable diseases and mental health (NMH) in developing countries
- Highlights from a growing number of successful ‘linking’ and ‘capacity-building’ programmes, which assist individuals and organisations in the developing world to strengthen their own sustainable NMH research, treatment and care programmes
- Different models of partnership to advance best practices and policies on NMH research, interventions, treatment and care—including multidisciplinary, multisectoral and multinational partnerships
- Dissemination of Conference outcomes to Parliamentarians and Policy-Makers, on 31 January, at a reception in the Jubilee Room, House of Commons
* on 20 January, conference registration begins at 8:30am, and the first conference session will begin promptly at 9:30am. There will be a post-conference drinks and canapés reception in Clare College from 5:15 to 6pm, followed by the option to dine at Clare College.
Please address any questions to Anne Radl, Projects Manager, Humanitarian Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0) 1223 760 885
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The Humanitarian Centre
The Humanitarian Centre is an international development network that connects academia, industry, government and charities to find more effective ways of working together to address the root causes of global poverty and inequality.
We also build the skills and capacity of charity members, positively impacting communities across the world. We are affiliated with the University of Cambridge and a registered charity.