Short Course on Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)


September 1 - 6, 2013

Presented by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Population Health and the Department for Continuing Education, this accredited short course is designed to:

  • Increase understanding of the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), their risk factors, determinants and prevention
  • Develop specific skills in designing and evaluating prevention strategies
  • Provide a forum to share knowledge and experience with participants and faculty

Target audience of the course: Suitable for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate students and other early career level professionals working in the field of NCDs. Around 25 successful applicants will be selected from both developed and developing countries.


Dates: Sun 1 to Fri 6 September 2013


Location: Exeter College, Oxford

Course Director: Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe

Please email if you have any queries about the scientific programme or the eligibility for this course.

If you have any questions about the application process, fees, travel, accommodation and other logistics please email our course coordinator:

Confirmed invited speakers and international faculty include:

  • Keynote address: Professor Srinath Reddy (Public Health Foundation of India)

  • Professor Mike Kelly, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • Professor Brian Oldernburg, University of Monash
  • Dr Harry Rutter, National Obesity Observatory
  • Dr Prasad Katulanda, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Bassam Jarrar, Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta
  • Professor Steve Allender, Deakin University
  • Professor Simon Capewell, Unversity of Liverpool

Confirmed speakers for the World Health Organization and University of Oxford free workshop include:

  • Dr Shanthi Mendis, World Health Organization, Geneva

Confirmed speakers from the University of Oxford include:

  • Dr Mike Rayner, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group
  • Dr Charlie Foster, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group
  • Dr Peter Scarborough, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group
  • Dr Nick Townsend, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group
  • Professor David Matthews, Harris Manchester College
  • Professor Sir Richard Peto, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit 
  • Dr Emma Plugge, Course Director, Msc Global Health Science
  • Dr David Stuckler, Department of Sociology

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