Tackling China's Non-Communicable Diseases



Randall S. STAFFORD, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Date and Time

August 6, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Stanford Center at Peking University

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This symposium will highlight the public health threat posed by China’s non-­‐ communicable disease (NCD) epidemic, and focus on the role of research in developing an effective response. Prevalent NCDs (stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer) share common origins linked to lifestyle changes and increasing disease risk factors spurred in part by successful economic development. These conditions and their complications, however, place a high burden on health care resources and reduce social capital growth. An effective response is possible, but will require a novel approach focusing on maintaining human function and wellness, strategies that impact multiple NCDs, new models of health care delivery, and greater integration of public health and clinical care.

Featured speakers include Prof. Linhong WANG (China Center for Disease Control), Prof. Lixin JIANG (National Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases), Prof. Yangfeng WU (Peking University Clinical Research Institute) Prof. Randall S. STAFFORD (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Prof. Sanjay BASU (Stanford Prevention Research Center).