US Investigators' Symposium on Global Non-Communicable Diseases Research

September 8-9, 2014

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Join a coalition of US universities and junior and senior investigators whose research focuses on global non-communicable diseases (NCD).  Identify new opportunities to forge partnerships in global NCD research, and to identify potential funding streams to support these initiatives. Engage with members of key funding organizations.  Join us and chart the future of global research in NCDs in the US.

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Call for Abstracts

This is an opportunity for junior investigators to present their research to US leaders in global NCD research and key stakeholders about how their research partnerships have been mutually beneficial to their institutions, research collaborators and their broader communities.

Abstract submissions are limited to junior investigators at US institutions (approximately 4 years or less after completion of last major training, e.g., degree, residency, fellowship, etc.) with MD or PhD equivalent or who are currently in an MD or PhD program.

A limited number of part or full support scholarships to cover conference fees and/or travel may be available through participating partners for meritorious candidates.

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Abstract Topics:

Submissions are welcomed from a wide variety of fields, with priority to the following research topics: disease prevention and health promotion; pathogenesis; therapeutics; health disparities; implementation research (including community interventions, environmental interventions and policy implementation); health systems; health policy; health economics.

More Info and Submission Guidelines

Program

Monday, September 8th

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Introductory Session: Global is not the opposite of Local
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Address
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Break
9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Junior Investigator Presentations: Research Collaborations with LMICs
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Working Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions: TBD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Symposium: US Global Engagement in NCD Research
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reception and Poster Presentations
Tuesday, September 9th
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Report of Breakout Groups from Day 1
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch and Poster Presentations
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Summary Session and Conclusion

Registration - General Information

Conference Dates:

September 8-9, 2014

Conference Location:

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

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Registration Deadline:

Registration deadline is August 15, 2014.

Conference Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel 1615 Clifton Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Registration

Registration Instructions

Emory Conference Center Hotel Reservation Link. (Please also complete Step 1 below.)
Conference Center Registration includes accomodations, conference fees, breakfast, lunch, reception & onsite parking.

Daily Conference Package ($130/day)

Daily Conference Package Registration includes conference fees, lunch, reception & onsite parking.

For attendees who will be making alternative arrangements for accommodations. 

STEP 1: Complete Registration Form

STEP 2: Pay Daily Conference Package Fee

Recommended off-site hotels:

Courtyard Marriott – Executive Park ($119/night)
Holiday Inn Express - Emory Area ($149/night)

Global NCD Symposium Scholarship Funding:
Presenters whose abstracts are selected for oral presentation will receive
sponsorship that includes conference fees, accommodations and meals.

A limited number of part or full support scholarships to cover conference
fees and/or travel may be available through participating partners for
meritorious candidates.

Sponsors

Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
University of Washington

Symposium Coalition Member Institutions

Duke University
Vanderbilt University
Cornell University
Harvard University
Yale University
Northwestern University
University of California- Berkeley
University of California- San Francisco
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Contact Us

Please contact Olivia Manders with any registration questions or cancellations at gncd@emory.edu