CGCC Annual Symposium 2024

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Registrations for the LSHTM Centre for Global Chronic Conditions (CGCC) Annual Symposium are now open! 

Join us for two days of lively discussion and knowledge exchange around this year’s theme: collaborations in cardiometabolic risk factor and disease research, including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

The Symposium will offer an opportunity for participating institutions to highlight ongoing or planned work on cardiometabolic disease, available resources, future priorities, and opportunities for collaboration. Across the two days, you will have the chance to hear from colleagues across several LSHTM-affiliated global research sites about their ongoing work into cardiometabolic risk factors and disease, followed by Q&A and discussion. You will also have the opportunity to hear from LSHTM's Strategic Research Office to find out more about funding opportunities available in this area. 

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Key event details

Dates: 8-9 May 2024

Format: Hybrid

To facilitate global collaboration, this year’s Symposium will take place as a hybrid event across several LSHTM hubs: MRC Unit The Gambia, London Keppel St, MEIRU Malawi, MRC Unit Uganda, and THRU-ZIM Zimbabwe. The primary host of the Symposium will be MRC Unit The Gambia, with each hub hosting local participation via Zoom. You are therefore encouraged to attend in-person at your local site, where you will have the chance to connect with colleagues based across LSHTM hubs working on cardiometabolic risk factor and disease research.

Join in-person at any of the following LSHTM local hubs:

  • MRC Unit The Gambia (Fajara)
  • LSHTM London (Keppel St)
  • MEIRU Malawi (Lilongwe)
  • MRC Unit Uganda (Entebbe)
  • THRU-ZIM Zimbabwe (Harare)

For those who cannot join in-person, a Zoom link will be made available to join remotely.


The full two-day agenda can be found below. 

Day 1 | Wednesday 8 May

Time Zone: GMT (UTC) - The Gambia time

08:30 | Welcome by LSHTM Director, Professor Liam Smeeth

08:40 | MRC The Gambia's ongoing cardiobetabolic research

09:20 | Discussion

09:40 | Break

10:40 | MRC Uganda's ongoing cardiometabolic research

11:20 | Discussion

11:40 | THRU-ZIM's ongoing cardiometabolic research

12:20 | Discussion

12:40 | Break

13:40 | MEIRU's ongoing cardiometabolic research

14:20 | Discussion

14:40 | Close

Day 2 | Thursday 9 May

Time Zone: GMT (UTC) - The Gambia time

08:30 | KEMRI-Wellcome Trust's ongoing cardiometabolic research

09:10 | Discussion

09:30 | Break

10:30 | LSHTM London's ongoing cardiometabolic research 

11:10 | Discussion

11:30 | Funding opportunities

12:00 | Break

13:00 | Breakout group thematic discussions (genomics, diagnostics, trials, implementation, health systems research)

14:30 | Reporting back / Discussion

15:00 | Close


Use the registration form below to register your place (in-person or online) at this year's CGCC Annual Symposium. You will then receive an email in due course from the organising team with further information on attending at your local site.

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Picnic in London - Thursday 9 May

For those joining in-person in London, the Symposium will be followed by a picnic in Russell Square on Thursday 9 May, organised by CGCC's Student Liaison Officers. Open to all, the picnic is an opportunity for LSHTM students to speak more closely with staff working on global chronic conditions from across the School, giving them a chance to ask questions or seek advice on pursuing their own careers in a relaxed, informal setting. Whether you are a student or a staff researcher, please join us for food and fun in the park!


For enquiries, please email 

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