Complex systems thinking and NCD prevention

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 10:00 am6:00 pm
Venue: John Snow Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Symposium

Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases & ECOHOST The Centre for Health and Social Change 

Annual Symposium 2017

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) persists worldwide despite proclamations after the 2011 United Nations High Level meeting on NCDs that we already have the know-how to prevent and combat them. Complex systems thinking is increasingly recognised as a useful approach to identifying and evaluating ways of improving multifaceted health problems; it offers a way of putting know-how into action by taking account of the complexities of health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and other NCDs.

This one-day symposium highlights the value of applying complex systems theory to NCD work in low-, middle- and high-income countries; it assesses the challenges of putting it into action; and reports on ways the theory is being put into practice.

The symposium is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of complex systems thinking as well as those looking to advance its use in preventing and combatting NCDs. It will consist of presentations by experts and also offer plenty of opportunities for discussion of questions such as:

How do we put complex systems thinking into practice?

How do we translate its ideas for research funders, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers?

How do we grapple with the challenges of complex systems thinking?

Full programme details will follow shortly.

To secure your place please register today!

Admission: The event is free and open to all those interested, please register on eventbrite

Contact: Natalie Savona
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