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.
26 September 2023 - Lipjan
Best Practices in the Delivery of Services for the Management of NCDs in PHC
Organized and delivered by Dr. Tanja Mate, from the Ministry of Health of Slovenia and the
Municipality of Lipjan, the goal of this workshop is to emphasize the key role of registered
nurses alongside physicians in preventing and managing NCDs, and the significance of their
expertise in supporting junior nurses acquire needed skills and knowledge. The workshop
delves into other topics too, such team management of NCDs in primary healthcare and the
importance of preventive diagnostic examinations in the prevention of NCDs.