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2nd International Conference on Non-communicable Diseases (ICONiC)

May, 22nd – 24th 2017 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hold the Door Against Injury and Disease

We are pleased to announce the second edition of the International conference on Non-communicable Diseases (ICONiC). This edition of the conference is jointly organized by the Center for International Rural and Environmental Health and the Injury Prevention Research Center, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.

This edition of the conference addresses both the field of non-communicable disease and the field of violence and injury prevention and aims to provide a forum that enables practitioners, researchers, business developers and service users to share new research  trends and evidence-based practices  in the fields of non-communicable diseases and injury.

The conference aims to:

  • Identify health initiatives resulting in better health, education and wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities
  • Promote international collaboration on non-communicable diseases and injury research and practice
  • Increase awareness on the determinants on non-communicable diseases and of injury and violence
  • Discuss strategies and identify priorities in the prevention of non-communicable diseases and injury focused areas
  • Expand  networking opportunities and build a community for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and injury

 Attending the conference

If you work in health, education, social care, in the business domain or in international development, and you are interesting in generating ideas, projects and products to help communities create sustainable and lasting change, then ICONiC 2017 is a must-attend event.

We invite anyone with an interest in health science and practice, or in knowledge translation, dissemination and exchange to join us in Cluj-Napoca.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are welcomed on original research topics concerning non-communicable diseases and injury, as well as best practices and lessons learned from interventions to prevent and/or manage non-communicable diseases and injury.

To submit your abstract, please fill in the following abstract submission form.

Please consider the abstract writing and submission guidelines, before sending your abstract.

Evaluation procedures

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the International Scientific Committee.
Each abstract will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
1) Is the topic addressed relevant at national/international level?
2) Is the design of the study appropriate?
3) Have the data been collected and processed?
4) Are there (preliminary) results?
5) Does the study provide new insights in the field of the study?
6) Are the results relevant and national and/or international level?

Important information

Abstract submission: April 15th

Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection: April 28th

Conference registration: May 2nd

Registration fees: conference participation is free of charge

Please check back for the conference program and conference registration.

Oral and poster presentation sessions

Oral presentation sessions are scheduled for 120 minutes each. Twenty minutes are allocated for each oral presentation. At the end of each oral presentation session, 20 minutes will be allocated for questions and discussion.

Posters will be exposed throughout the conference and will be presented in poster sessions.

Presenting authors must fill in the registration form before the established deadlines. Otherwise, their presentations will be excluded from the conference program.

To change the presenting author for a presentation, please contact the ICONiC organizing committee.

Please consider the oral and poster presentation guidelines, when preparing your presentation.

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Răzvan M. Chereches, MD, PhD

Title(s): Professor and Head

Department: Department of Public Health – College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences – Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Professor Cherecheș has extensive experience in research and capacity building projects addressing public health matters particularly in the fields of non-communicable diseases and of violence and injury prevention. Professor Cherecheș is also the executive director of the Center for Health Policy and Public Health since its foundation in 2005 and the initiator of the first Bachelor in Public Health taught in English in Eastern Europe. He demonstrates a commitment to advancing the field of public health by developing the first Master of Public Health in Romania, with a dual degree from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania and School of Public Health – State University New York, US.

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Laurence Fuortes, BS, MS, MS

Title(s): Professor
Department: Occupational and Environmental Health – College of Public Health – University of Iowa

Professor Fuortes is currently working on projects focusing on occupational and environmental toxicology and prevention. His recent work has revolved around medical screening of former atomic weapons workers in Iowa, being currently involved in the development of occupational health surveillance systems and epidemiologic evaluation of health outcomes in Burlington, Iowa, and of atomic weapons manufacturers and expansion of these activities to Department of defense contract workers.

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Corinne Peek-Asa, MPH, PhD

Title(s): Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department: Occupational and Environmental Health – College of Public Health – University of Iowa

Professor Peek-Asa is an epidemiologist whose work focuses on the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies to prevent acute traumatic injuries and violence. She is the Director of the CDC-funded University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center and the co-PI of the iCREATE injury prevention training program. She was named a ResearchAmerica! Public Health Hero in 2010, and in 2017 received the University of Iowa Communicating Research Award.

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Edith Parker, MPH, DrPH

Title(s): Professor and Head
Department: Community and Behavioral Health – College of Public Health – University of Iowa

Professor Parker concentrates her research work on the design, implementation, and evaluation of community health promotion interventions to improve health status and reduce racial disparities in health, as well as translating and disseminating research findings for program and policy change. She serves as an invited member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Advisory Committee for Environmental Policy and Technology and is considered an expert on community-based participatory research.

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David Osterberg, MA, MS

Title(s): Clinical Professor

Department: Occupational and Environmental Health – College of Public Health – University of Iowa

Clinical Professor Osterberg works in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health on public policy in the fields of environmental health and environmental quality. He teaches a seminar in environmental health policy and the department’s only undergraduate course on occupational and environmental health. He specializes in research translation and community engagement for two federally funded centers, the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center and the Superfund Center. In addition, he is part of the Training Core for the Superfund Center.

Cristian Meghea, PhD

Title(s): Assistant Professor

Department: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology – College of Human Medicine – Michigan State University

Assistant Professor Meghea has a primary research interest in maternal and child health, with a specific focus on developing, implementing, and disseminating effective and sustainable interventions in limited resource settings to increase smoking cessation and prevention in families over the reproductive life span. This fits with the broader goal of his research, which is to using the prenatal and perinatal period as a window of opportunity to improve the long-term health of families and to reduce health inequities by designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions focused on tobacco control.

Adela Popa

Adela Popa, PhD

Title(s): Associated Professor

Department: Department of Sociology and Social Work – College of Sciences – University of Lucian Blaga Sibiu

Associated Professor Popa has a broad research interest in healthcare reform and health policy.  She focused her work on studying the connection between community and health, with focus on how different stakeholders position themselves towards the health reform in Romania. Currently, she is the principal investigator in the first research project on returning to work after cancer in Romania, a qualitative study aiming to analyse the relevant policies for cancer and work and to explore the stakeholders’ perspectives on this theme.

Organizing committee

Name Institutional affiliation
Răzvan M. Cherecheș, MD, PhD Department of Public Health, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University
Laurence Fuortes, BS, MD, MS Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa
Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa
Kristina Venzke, MA Center for International Rural and Environmental Health, University of Iowa
Jill Welch, MA Center for International Rural and Environmental Health, University of Iowa
Alexandra Brînzaniuc, PhD student Department of Public Health, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University
Diana Dulf, PhD Department of Public Health, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University
Ioana A. Rus, PhD student Department of Public Health, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University
Alexandra Sidor, PhD student Department of Public Health, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University

Conference Venue


Hotel Opera Plaza
, 10 – 12 General Traian Mosoiu Street, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Further details of the conference, including travel and accommodation directions, will be available shortly.

Contact

To get in touch with our Organizing  Committee, use the following:

Phone: (+40) 264-402 215
Fax: (+40) 264-402 215
E-mail:  iconic@publichealth.ro