November 16,2012

Lebanese Epidemiological Association 17th annual conference: SURVEILLANCE, PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCD)

November 16 – 17, 2012 Gefinor Rotana, Beirut, Lebanon

In response to the global public health challenge posed by the rapidly growing NCD burden, the Fifty-third World Health Assembly passed a resolution in 2000, endorsing a Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.   The progress of implementation of the Global Strategy Action Plan, was the topic of a World Conference convened in 2011.  In alignment with this growing international debate, LEA has decided to dedicate its 17thAnnual Conference to documenting the progress, gaps and prospects for NCD surveillance, control and prevention in Lebanon.  The 17th LEA conference will coverall issues under the following large headings:

  1. Cardio-vascular, Diabetes and metabolic diseases and their risk factors
  2. Cancers
  3. Chronic respiratory conditions
  4. Mental health problems
  5. Musculoskeletal conditions  

Targeted participants are:

    • Epidemiologists, sociologists, economists, public health experts
    • Governmental institutions
    • Civil society institutions:unions, scientific societies, municipalities, NGOs
    • Academic institutions or research centers
    • International organizations

Organizing Committee:                                           Scientific Committee:

Mary E. Deeb                                                              Abla Mehio-Sibai, Chair

Elie Karam                                                                  Rafic Baddoura

Iman Nuwayhid                                                         Monique Chaaya

Lilian Ghandour                                                         Lubna Tabbarah

Zeinab Slim                                                                  Pascale Salameh

We invite contributions on those issues, which will be evaluated for suitability for oral or poster presentations by the scientific committee. 

Deadline for receiving abstracts is September 15th, 2012

Download the abstract guidelines