October 27th, 2016 – The Yale MacMillan Center

The Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NGN) cordially invites you to its inaugural interdisciplinary symposium:

Fostering Cross-Campus Collaboration at Yale on the Global
Non-Communicable Disease Crisis

The morning session will consist of a welcome and introduction to the organization, followed by talks from guest speaker
            Dr. Ann Kurth, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H., F.A.A.N. (Yale School of Nursing),
and keynote speaker,
            Dr. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, FRCP (Emory University).

The afternoon session will consist of invite-only workgroups on key global NCD topics. This will be followed by a closing session co-led with the Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI).

The full day’s agenda can be found below. For requests to join a particular workgroup, or any further questions, please contact us at:

Registration strongly encouraged Register Now

11.00 – 12.30pm Public Session
             GM Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue
            11.00 – 11.05 Welcome
            11.05 – 11.20 Introductory Remarks: Ann Kurth, Dean, Yale School of Nursing
            11.25 – 12.00
Keynote Lecture: K.M.Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert
Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University

            12.05 – 12.30 Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Disease (NGN) Panel

12.30 – 1.30pm Networking Lunch (All Welcome)
             2nd Floor Lounge, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

1.45pm – 3.45pm Round Table Workshops (By Invitation Only)
Led by NGN members, the primary objective of the round table workshops will be
to identify and build collaborative research networks to advance education,
research, and advocacy on NCDs at Yale. The five workshop themes will be:

  1. Ethical Standards for Academic Global Health Efforts
  2. Mental Health in the 21st Century
  3. Maternal Child Health & NCDs
  4. Integrated Health Services Delivery
  5. Access to Essential Medicines

If you would like to contribute to one of the roundtable discussions, please email NGN at

3.45 – 4.00pm Coffee Break
             2nd Floor Lounge, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

4.00 – 5.00pm Round Table Summary & Closing Remarks
             Auditorium, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue


Registration can be completed at: Register Now

This symposium is supported by the The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf MemorialFund and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

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