Global health and preventive medicine

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Event
  • DATE / TIME :
    2011•06•14 - 2011•06•16
    Location :
    Heidelberg

    This 2nd International Conference & Exhibition Towards Sustainable Global Health will focus on cutting-edge findings and solutions in the field of early diagnosis and preventive medicine for achieving sustainable global health.

    2nd International Conference & Exhibition Towards Sustainable Global Health 2011 on Global Health & Preventive Medicine

    This event on knowledge transfer of cutting-edge findings and solutions in the field of early diagnosis and preventive medicine for achieving sustainable global health is a multidisciplinary, three-day forum for leading medical experts, stakeholders, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from diverse fields.

    The conference is organized under the patronage of the Federal German Minister for Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan. Official organizers are the University of Heidelberg,  the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Gemini AG – Association for Knowledge Transfer and Implementation, in cooperation with and supported by CEL (Center for Evolutionary Learning), UNESCO-UNEVOC (UNESCO’s International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and IHPH (Institute for Hygiene and Public Health of the University of Bonn).

    The aim is to share knowledge, best practices and insights for working on a holistic strategy for effectively achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the UN Decades of “Education for Sustainable Development” and “Water for Life” with regard to sustainable global health.

    The participants will especially look into a possible shift of paradigms from a mere repair approach towards disease prevention and health promotion through early warning systems, early diagnosis and preventive medicine. The organizers believe that it is only through collective multilevel efforts that this shift can be achieved for the sake of human well-being, equity, livelihood, and world wide sustainable development and stability.

    Key issues will deal with:

    • Scientific research and evidence based results in the field of primary, and secondary preventive medicine
    • Cutting edge early diagnostic technologies
    • Alternative and integrated preventative medical approaches
    • Self-empowerment, lifestyle / life care and education for good health and life long well-being
    • Environmental medicine and factors for disease prevention and health promotion
    • Global change and human health
    • Good governance, policy relevance, and corporate social responsibility

    Conference Programme