Istanbul Symposium 2013


1st Symposium Programme


Day 1: 6 May 2013

Keynote Lecture 1
Health inequities: a global hidden epidemic
Joan Benach – University of Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Keynote Lecture 2
Social determinants of non-communicable diseases: Reflections & Research questions
Gauden Galea – WHO-Europe, Denmark

Special Session 1
- Inequalities in NCDs and Government policies
- Policies to reduce inequalities in NCDs in the Arab World
- Economics of NCDs and Implications in Health Care

Country Reports
- Turkey
‎- Jordan
- Palestine

Submitted Papers: Session 1
- Researching gender and health inequalities between formal & informal neighbourhoods in Aleppo, Syria: A Mixed Method Study
- Assessment of the change in obesity prevalence of women and men living in the Balcova District of Izmir according to the social determinants of health
‎- Socioeconomic inequalities in current daily smoking in 5 Turkish regions
- The prevalence of obesity in the adolescent age group in the province of Eskisehir and the cariodvascular risks according to the rural vs. urban life
- Obesity gender inequalities are high but vary with environment & socio-economics in Tunisia: Implications for prevention
- Do the effects of disadvantage reduce or deepen over lifetime? Inequalities in self rated health and disability in the Turkish population.

Day 2: 7 May 2013

Keynote Lecture 3
A social scientist's view of the challenges of NCDs in low and middle income countries
Peter Phillimore – Newcastle University, UK

Keynote Lecture 4
Inequalities in CVD risk factors
Simon Capewell – University of Liverpool, UK

Special Session 2
- Gender Disparities and NCDs
- Inequalities in NCDs and NGO perspective

Country Reports
- Lebanon
- Turkey
- Syria

Submitted Papers: Session 2
- Role of law in addressing determinants of NCDs in Mediterranean countries.
- Drug utilisation in Turkey: First results by SGK – Medula database
- Risk factors for cigarette smoking initiation among Jordanian adolescents: A longitudinal analysis, 2008-2011 - Theory and preliminary findings
- Are death statistics in Turkey accurate: A study on ill-defined causes of death in Izmir
- An assessment of socio-demographic characteristics in rleation to NCDs in the occupied Palestinian territory
- Nutritional habits in diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease patients in the community
- Primary care based intervention improves glycated haemoglobin level in type 2 diabetes patients
- Diabetes self management and patients' characteristics: Evidence from the Ramallah Governate Clinics, occupied Palestine