Summer School 2012: Call for applicants open, deadline 12/31/2011

Summer School 2012: Call for applicants open, deadline 12/31/2011

October 21, 2011

Following the great success of the 2011 course, healthcare professionals from around the world will be gathering in Dundee once more for our third Summer School in Epidemiology and Global Health, aimed at stimulating research in the prevention of chronic diseases. The course will be held between 25th June and 13th July, 2012.

“Global health and how we can help prevent and control chronic diseases is a key issue in an increasingly globalised world,” said Professor Margaret Smith, Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee. Prof. Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute, adds “because improving health will improve prosperity in those countries”.

The Summer School will consist of a three-week programme of lectures and workshops from internationally renowned experts, covering a range of topics in Epidemiology and Global Health.

It is aimed at healthcare professionals from an international base and will benefit senior and junior personnel involved in chronic disease registration, physicians, nurses, public health staff, health-related professionals, health researchers and post-graduate students with an interest in the epidemiology of chronic diseases and factors affecting global health.

It will also provide opportunities to explore the complex linkages between globalisation and health. Special emphasis will be placed on improving the research capacity in low- and medium-income countries. Participants from such countries will benefit from additional fellowships covering partial or all expenses.

For more information, or to apply, visit the University of Dundee Summer School in Epidemiology and Global Health home page:

The deadline for application is December 31, 2011.

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