HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UCL conference to launch global health institute

Migration, maternal and child health, healthy ageing and the economics of health inequalities and well-being are among the global health topics to be discussed at a conference held at UCL (University College London) on 14th and 15th October to launch the UCL International Institute for Society and Health (IISH).

The IISH conference will include speeches by Professor Anthony Costello, UCL Institute of Child Health, who has spent time working with women's groups in populations in south Asia and Africa to improve maternal & child health and an opening address by the author of the book Status Syndrome, Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

Professor Richard Blundell, Research Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, will join Professor Marmot to talk on social inequalities.

Professor Marmot said: "There is no longer one set of diseases for rich countries and another for poor but diseases linked to economic and social conditions that vary within and between countries. The new UCL institute has a scientific agenda and a moral concern to deal with global health problems."

The new Institute will be linked with a WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, and aims to conduct research and develop actions that will improve health in developed and less developed countries. IISH will link research in biotechnology, humanities, medicine and social sciences, to tackle disease and its causes.

Key speeches at the conference:

  • Professor Marmot, UCL Department of Epidemiology, will talk on health inequalities
  • Professor Anthony Costello, UCL Institute of Child Health, will talk on maternal and child health with Professor Cesar Victora, University of Pelotas, Brazil
  • Professor Katherine Homewood, UCL Department of Anthropology, will talk on the cultural dimensions of health inequalities with Professor Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor at John Hopkins University
  • Professor James Banks, UCL Department of Ec
    '"/>


Contact: Judith H. Moore
judith.moore@ucl.ac.uk
020-767-97678
University College London
6-Oct-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cedars-Sinai researchers present new endocrine findings at 2 international conferences
2. WFU to host international conference of physicists
3. Sight specialists to shed light on vision loss at UH conference
4. University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society
5. Worlds largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer well underway conference hears
6. Dobbs to give plenary keynote at Drug Information Association conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26
7. Feinstein Institutes top scientist weighs in on mind-body medicine at conference with Dalai Lama
8. Institute of Medicine advisory: Drug safety news conference September 26
9. Nobel Laureate keynote speaker at conference on nanomedicine, geriatric care, brain injury
10. Yale helps organize conference to identify new treatments for Tourette Syndrome
11. Thousands find connection and inspiration at nations largest autism conference

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: UCL conference launch global health institute

(Date:12/22/2014)... CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 The ... PALS, BLS and ACLS online certification provider, are proud ... http://www.acls-pals-bls.com . The updated site now features a more ... than ever to use. , As a company ... information is now consolidated into a single page during ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The holidays are here, and ... season. Many may be thinking about how to enjoy these ... few weeks. Health Republic Insurance of New York has compiled ... Chernus, to provide some smart ideas to enjoy the holiday ... 1)    Avoid arriving at a holiday gathering over-hungry , Have a ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health ... apples that has killed at least four people and ... not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples until ... Control and Prevention said in a news release. ... had been infected with the outbreak strains of the ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Physicians in China are most eagerly awaiting a ... lymphoma (NHL), according to a new report from ... MabThera is the only biologic available to treat diffuse ... NHL. , According to Kantar Health’s report, “Biosimilars in ... in China has been growing and is expected to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Super Saturday, the last ... year as the busiest day in the 2014 holiday ... Grass Station had a steady pre-Christmas stream of customers, ... past Saturday. , “I definitely intend to take advantage…of ... Denver resident who was enjoying The Grass Station’s holiday ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ACLS Online Certification Website ACLS-PALS-BLS.com Now Features a New and User-Friendly Layout 2Health News:Health Republic Insurance of New York Offers Five Simple Tips to Eat Healthy During the Holidays 2Health News:CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 3Health News:Customers at Colorado’s Grass Station Say They’re Enjoying the Experience of Legally Purchasing Marijuana this Year to Give as Christmas Presents to Friends and Family 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... and STOCKHOLM , Dec. 22, 2014 ... partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee ... European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion ... the treatment of adult men with Peyronie,s disease with ... 30 degrees at the start of therapy. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ... the treatment of chronic pain, announced today that ... in a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study with d-Methadone, ... pain. Racemic methadone is a long-acting ... states and substitution therapy in opioid addiction.  It ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- You,re visiting the dentist for what you think ... she says you need a root canal. Though it,s ... several questions and feel apprehensive about your upcoming procedure. ... to worry about. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) wants ... the public may have surrounding this common procedure that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6Relmada Therapeutics Doses First Cohort of Subjects in Human Clinical Trial of d-Methadone 2Relmada Therapeutics Doses First Cohort of Subjects in Human Clinical Trial of d-Methadone 3Root Canals Have Become More Routine 2
Cached News: