International Symposium on Social Determinants of NCDs in Mediterranean Countries

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The magnitude of inequities in health varies within and between countries. Worldwide, however, poorer socio-economic groups or classes suffer worse health than more affluent sections of society. Life expectancies are lower and needs for health care greater in the least advantaged populations, and this prognosis applies as much to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as to communicable diseases. This Symposium will bring together the latest evidence on health inequalities and the social determinants of health in the countries of the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean, with a focus on the implications of the rise in NCDs.

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When May 06, 2013 09:00 AM to
May 07, 2013 05:00 PM
Where Istanbul
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The Symposium is being organised by a network of public health research institutes in the region which have come together with partners in the UK and Ireland and with WHO-EMRO in a research project to enhance research capacity in public health, with a focus on NCDs. This project, RESCAP-MED, is funded by the European Union.

Organisers particularly encourage the submission of abstracts from researchers who are at an early or mid-career stage. We invite applications from a range of disciplines, including social epidemiology, medical sociology or anthropology, medical geography, environmental health, health policy analysis and health economics. The deadline for submissions is: 15th March 2013

Following the Symposium, Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) is co-hosting a two-day course with colleagues from University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona which researchers from RESCAP-MED partner countries may find valuable to attend.
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