Non-communicable diseases: Prevention and management in contemporary crisis and conflict zones


Monday 22 January 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Global Health


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Online registration is now closed, however places will be available on the day, as this meeting has recently expanded to a bigger auditorium within the Royal Society of Medicine.

Please contact the Events Co-ordinator Amy Stratton on if you have any questions or queries.


This meeting is organised in collaboration with the Conflict and Health Research Group at King’s College London as part of the RCUK Research for Conflict in Health (R4HC)-MENA programme.

The growing burden of chronic disease in fragile states and humanitarian emergencies is impossible to ignore. Academic centres, multilateral agencies and service providers have started a great push for better solutions and a better understanding of non-communicable disease (NCDs) amongst the world’s most vulnerable populations. These joint international efforts to prevent, control and reduce the burden of NCDs are a step in the right direction. However, some questions remain around the quality of the evidence-base supporting interventions and the need for more concerted efforts to tackle this growing epidemic and their risk factors.

Join our innovative and prominent panel of researchers and practitioners and get involved in current thinking and action on non-communicable disease care and prevention in emergencies.


6.00 pm


6.30 pm

Welcome and introduction

6.40 pm

Chair address - Non-communicable disease in crisis settings

Professor Richard Sullivan, Professor in Cancer Policy and Global Health Director, Institute of Cancer Policy, Co-Director, Conflict and Health Research Group, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cancer Policy

6.55 pm

The ecology of war: Understanding NCDs in conflict

Dr Ghassan Soleiman Abu Sitta, Assistant Professor in Surgery, Head of Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Co-Director, Conflict Medicine Program, Global Health Institute and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London

7.10 pm

Preventing NCDs in conflict affected populations

Dr Lilian Kiapi, Senior Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

7.25 pm

Evaluating MSF NCD interventions for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Dr Eimhin Ansbro, Research Fellow in Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

7.40 pm

Panel discussion

8.15 pm

Drinks reception and close of meeting

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  • Online registration is closed but places are available on the day
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