Global Partnerships to Advance NCD Research within the Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals

August 8-9, 2016

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

An international conference to engage in an interdisciplinary dialog about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, their relevance, progress to date, and challenges in achieving specified targets. This forum will showcase research advances and programmatic innovations regarding global non-communicable diseases (NCDs) within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific emphasis on health targets in SDG 3.

About the Organizers

We are a coalition of global health researchers and professionals representing institutions across the world, including:
Emory University*Duke University*Vanderbilt University*Cornell University*Georgia State University*Harvard University*Yale University*Northwestern University*Johns Hopkins University*UC – Berkeley*UC - San Francisco*U of Michigan*U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill*Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center*University of Washington*Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública*PH-LEADER Program*Public Health Foundation of India*Center For Control of Chronic Conditions*Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research*University of Melbourne*Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network


The Research Symposium is embedded within a meeting of US investigators and their global collaborators; it will include plenary sessions and technical workshops related to the global NCDs and the SDGs.

Abstracts on any global NCD research issue will be considered. Research on the intersection of NCDs and topics related to targets specified by SDG #3 are highly encouraged. We welcome abstracts that describe approaches to reducing NCD mortality in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs); NCD prevention interventions or policy; NCD surveillance systems; health financing; global partnerships/collaborations to address NCDs in LMICs; implementation science; or the intersection of NCD research with other topical areas, such as HIV.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 July 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2016

Submission requirements

1. Cover letter:
     -Address to SDG3 Symposium Program Committee
     -Briefly describe the abstract, its title, and its relevance
     -Include full names, degrees and institutions of all authors
     -Mailing address, telephone number, and email address for the presenting author.
2. Abstract text (300 word max)
3. Optional: 1 table or figure (does not count in abstract text)

Priority will be given to early career investigators within 5 years of their terminal degree.

Abstract Submission:

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Registration - General Information

Conference Dates: August 8-9, 2016

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

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


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     -Daily Conference Registration Fee [You do not need to pay the registration fee above if you are staying at the Emory Conference Center hotel.]
     -Continental breakfast and lunch

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