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Presented by the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD Prevention, University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Population Health, and the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford.

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This accredited course is designed to:

  • Increase understanding of the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and their risk factors, determinants and prevention.
  • Develop specific skills in designing and evaluating prevention strategies
  • Provide a forum to share knowledge and experience with participants and faculty.

Target audience

Suitable for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate students and other early career level professionals working in the field of NCD's.

Around 25 successful applicants will be selected from both developed and developing countries.

Applications are now being accepted. Please click here for details and how to apply.

invited speakers and international faculty 

Keynote address: Professor Srinath Reddy,  Public Health Foundation of India.

  • Professor Mike Kelly, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • Dr Harry Rutter, National Obesity Observatory
  • Dr Prasad Katalunda, University of Columbo, Sri Lanka
  • Dr Shanthi Mendis, World Health Organisation
  • Dr Gauden Galea, World Health Organisation
  • Simon Gillespie, British Heart Foundation

 Confirmed speakers from the University of Oxford 

  • Professor Sir Richard Peto, University of Oxford
  • Professor Mike Rayner, British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD prevention.
  • Professor Charlie Foster, British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD prevention.
  • Dr Nick Townsend, British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD prevention.
  • Dr Pete Scarborough, British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD prevention.
  • Professor David Stuckler, Department of Sociology.

Please click here for further details and how to apply.

Bursaries: Fully funded scholarships will be available for the course, please see information here.