The University of Michigan and the World NCD Federation would like to thank you for submitting to the official call for submissions for the World NCD Congress 2020 and sharing your research on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The Congress will take place from August 1 – 6, 2020 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
We are monitoring COVID-19 and following related institutional guidelines from the University of Michigan, national guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and state guidelines from Michigan. At present, we encourage continued submissions of scientific abstracts for the World NCD Congress 2020 until 23:59 EST Monday, March 16th. Please stay tuned for further updates about potential impact to the conference schedule or format.
Who should respond to this call?
Are you a health sciences faculty or trainee, epidemiologist, community health worker, clinician, urban planner, policy maker, patient educator, data scientist, nutritionist, engineer, behavioral scientist, public health practitioner, NGO employee, or member of private industry? Does your work seek to strengthen implementation strategies or advance knowledge relating to NCD prevention and management?
The Congress needs your voice. NCDs represent a rising global epidemic that requires coordinated multisectoral action geared towards upstream chronic disease prevention.
Each day of the Congress, the program will focus (1) on the knowledge base surrounding NCD risk factors; and (2) on effective interventions and policies for improving NCD prevention at all levels (primordial, primary, secondary and tertiary prevention). Prevention of NCDs include prevention of death and limitation of disability from NCDs and injuries, including rehabilitation and palliative care.
Please review the corresponding guidelines before submitting an abstract.
Learning Communities of Practice proposals will aim to create consensus documents (such as a white paper, technical standards, policy recommendations, etc.) with other participants during working sessions at the conference. A community may be disease-focused or methods-focused. Applications for Learning Communities of Practice are now closed.
Workshops may focus on any technical skill applicable to multiple NCDs and their risk factors. Topics should appeal to a diverse audience and align with the World NCD Congress 2020 theme: “Knowledge to Action—Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases at all Levels.” Applications for Workshops are now closed.
Thank you for your submission. Decision notifications will be sent out on March 30, 2020.
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