Meetings

Here you will find information on any upcoming Latin American & Caribbean (LAC) Network related meetings / events.

Coming up at LSHTM ! 17-18 June 2015: Exploiting routinely collected data to investigate the impact of social policies on health in Brazil

Where: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom

Please download the programme here for more specific information regarding content and location, but in summary the meeting is for:

The assessment of health inequalities in Brazil and the impact of social protection interventions are limited by difficulties in accessing and exploiting good quality health and socio-economic data.

Using tuberculosis and cancer as paradigms the meeting will aim to:

  1. Explore the main logistic barriers and methodological challenges associated with the access, cleaning and cross-linkage of complex health, administrative and socioeconomic data;
  2. Understand how these barriers and challenges may affect our assessment of health inequalities and the adoption of impact evaluation methodologies, including mathematical modelling;
  3. To formulate solutions to overcome or minimise the identified challenges.

The workshop will bring together UK and Brazilian researchers; from the UK: LSHTM, UCL, Imperial College, University of Edinburgh, and from Brazil: Universidade Federal da Bahia, Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Instituto FioCruz, Rio de Janeiro.

See the participant list here: PARTICIPANTS_BRAZIL_UK_Meeting_v1

Flyer that can be circulated: Event poster_NewtonJune2015_final (1).

 

 

If you know if any related meetings / events that you feel should be posted here and/or circulated to our email list please feel free to let us know at: LACnetwork@lshtm.ac.uk

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