Pre-Symposium Workshops

Pre-Symposium Workshops

To complement the International Symposium on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) we have organized a series of pre-symposium workshops. This dynamic series of workshops is designed to provide an engaging platform for in-depth discussions, skill-building, and knowledge exchange, aimed at further enhancing the understanding of and innovative approach to addressing the NCDs.

22 – 23 September 2023
Enhancing Health Reporting in the Media

The overarching objective of the workshop is to build stronger bridges with the media for purposes of accurate information and public education, increase awareness of health-related topics, counteract the dissemination of erroneous information, encourage improved bonds between the health sector and the media, highlight crucial initiatives, and foster a culture of transparency in health reporting. It is designed for journalists, editors, social media specialists, influencers, civil society, and healthcare professionals.

25 – 26 September 2023
Ethical and High-Quality Care for All

The goal of this workshop is to emphasize the significance of understanding and advocating for patient rights to foster a patient-centric healthcare environment. Participants will explore patient rights, encompassing legal and ethical dimensions so they are equipped with more information on patient rights advocacy, and thus contribute to a healthcare system that besides medical care also upholds the dignity and well-being of each individual. It is designed for civil society, legal professionals, and healthcare professionals.

25 – 26 September 2023
Health Promoting Hospitals

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the understanding and implementation of health promotion hospitals within our healthcare structures; how to adapt the best European practices and standard framework and integrated health promotion activities within the hospital setting. In the context of Kosovo, the workshop will also have a special focus on NCDs. It is designed for hospital healthcare professionals and MoH staff.


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