Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and Global Health Academy Workshop Exploring the Interface Between Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Event:  Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and Global Health Academy Workshop Exploring the Interface Between Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • When:  Thursday 22 May 2014
  • Time:  12.30 - 6 pm
  • Location:  Lecture theatre 3, Ashworth Laboratories, Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh
  • Registration:  Click here to register for this free event on Eventbrite
  • Further information:  Please contact Hilary Snaith (Edinburgh Infectious Diseases) or Lisa Wood (Global Health Academy)
  • Please note that this event is not open to students.

While the Millennium Development Goals attempted to tackle some of the infectious diseases impacting many living in low income countries little emphasis was placed on recognising or responding to the rapidly escalating burden of non-communicable diseases.  As we move into the post-2015 era exploring the interface between communicable and non-communicable diseases will become key to addressing many of the major global health problems.

To help bring together researchers from across the University of Edinburgh to think strategically about how we might approach these questions, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Academy are organising a half-day workshop.

The event will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 22 May 2014 in the Ashworth Laboratories, Kings Buildings.  The workshop will be chaired by Dr Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal and now director of the Ovations initiative combatting chronic disease in the developing world.

The afternoon will consist of short talks, highlighting the major existing challenges in both the communicable and non-communicable disease fields, followed by round-table discussions exploring new opportunities for collaboration or innovative research.  A provisional programme is given below.

We hope that you will be able to join us.  The workshop is free to attend but for catering purposes we ask if you could please register for the event at https://eid-gha-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk where further information is also available. 

We look forward to welcoming you on 22 May!

Rick Maizels (Director, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases)

Liz Grant (Deputy Director, Global Health Academy)

Provision Programme

  • 12.30 - 1 pm:  Networking lunch
  • Session 1 : Liz Grant (Deputy Director Global Health Academy)
    • 1.00 - 1.10 pm:  Richard Smith (Director Ovations Initiative):  Introduction
    • 1.10 - 1.30 pm:  Hayley Mabelson (World Health Organisation)
      • Global health advocacy and the infectious diseases continuum
    • 1.30 - 1.50 pm:  Francisca Mutapi (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh
      • Success and challenges in controlling Schistosoma haematobium infection and consequences of infection
    • 1.50 - 2.10 pm:  James Smith (Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh)
      • Addressing neglected tropical diseases in Africa
    • 2.10 - 2.30 pm:  Sally Smith (UNAIDS, Geneva)
      • The challenges facing HIV / AIDS
    • 2.30 - 2.45 pm:  Coffee
  • Session 2 : Chair Rick Maizels (Director Edinburgh Infectious Diseases)
    • 2.45 - 3.05 pm:  Richard Weller (Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh)
      • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and evidence based treatment
    • 3.05 - 3.25 pm:  Claudia Pagliari (Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh)
      • Global Health in the Digital Age - the power of data and communications for managing infectious, communicable and complex diseases
    • 3.25 - 3.45 pm:  Bruno Guigas (Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands)
      • Protective effects of helminths against metabolic disorders: from worms to molecules
    • 3.45 - 4.05 pm:  Sue Kinn (Head of research, Health and Education, DFID)
      • Health in deveoping countries:  challenges of international development post 2015
    • 4.05 - 4.20 pm:  Coffee
  • Session 3 : Chair Richard Smith (Ovations Initiative)
    • 4.20 - 4.30 pm:  Jake Broadhurst (Head, Global Academies Directorate)
      • University of Edinburgh's Global Academies
    • 4.30 - 5.00 pm:  Round table discussion among attendees
    • 5.00 - 5.10 pm:  Discussion of feedback
    • 5.10 - 5.30 pm:  Summing up and panel discussion led by Richard Smith
    • 5.30 - 6.00 pm:  Drinks reception

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