North Karelia and beyond: Reducing non-communicable disease risk in populations

26 May 2011

Join world-renowned diabetes and public health expert, Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto as he talks about the North Karelia Project and reducing non-communicable disease risk in populations. An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CODCD).

The North Karelia Project was launched in Finland in 1972 in response to a local petition to get urgent and effective help to reduce the great burden of exceptionally high coronary heart disease mortality rates in the area. In co-operation with local and national authorities and experts, as well as with the World Health Organization, the North Karelia Project was formulated and implemented to carry out a comprehensive intervention through the community organisations and the action of the people themselves.

The 'North Karelia and beyond' symposium will be opened by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Jill Trewhella. Other participants and speakers include experts from across the University:

  • Professor John Buchanan, the University of Sydney Business School
  • Professor Simon Chapman, Sydney Medical School
  • Professor Stephen Colagiuri, Sydney Medical School
  • Professor Les Copeland, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Professor Teresa Davis, the University of Sydney Business School
  • Professor Stephen Leeder, Sydney Medical School
  • Professor Roger Magnusson, Sydney Law School
  • Dr Michael Moore, Central Sydney GP Network.


When: 9am - 2pm, Tuesday 14 June
Location: Camperdown Campus (registrants will be advised of venue details & full program closer to the event)

RSVP to Kristine Maddock at the Boden Institute of Obesity Nutrition and Exercise by Friday 3 June.