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Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada Conference--Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: Building It Together

The Chronic Disease
Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) is planning its second national
conference. Building on the very successful first conference in 2004,
Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: Building It Together will be held
November 5 - 8, 2006 at the Westin Hotel Ottawa.

The Conference will focus on key elements required to build the
coordinated system that will promote health and reduce disease burden
in Canada. The Program is structured around the following themes:

  • Building Partnerships,
  • Building Equity,
  • Built Environments,
  • Building Healthy Public and Private Policies,
  • Building and Sharing Knowledge.

While Canadians are among the healthiest people in the world by most
indicators, rising obesity rates, increasing incidence of diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease point to areas for action. The Chronic Disease Prevention
Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and this unique national conference focus on
the common risk factors for these diseases, the underlying social and
environmental factors that affect the health of Canadians and how
different sectors (e.g., education, urban planning, housing,
recreation, transportation, environment, agriculture and health) can
work together to help prevent disease and maintain health.

Public, voluntary and private partners in many sectors have a role to
play in protecting and promoting the health of Canadians.
Socio-environmental strategies are essential to create the conditions
in our communities, schools and workplaces that make good health easy
to achieve.

Who should attend?

  • Health and life science business leaders;
  • Regulators and policy makers;
  • Health and related non-health professionals;
  • Researchers - natural scientists, engineers, health researchers, social scientists from across Canada and around the world;
  • Non-governmental organization leaders.

Conference Objectives

The Conference aims to:

  • Enhance opportunities to network and create linkages across systems, sectors and disciplines,
  • Strengthen current networks and build new networks of individuals and organizations concerned with chronic disease prevention,
  • Increase knowledge and range of skills among stakeholders for integrated chronic disease prevention, and,
  • Identify key actions that are required to move integrated chronic
    disease prevention forward using a collaborative leadership approach.

For more information, see http://www.goldenplanners.ca/CDPAC/CDPACEng2006/index.html