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Calendar of events relevant to chronic disease prevention in 2010.

Please email Katy Cooper [email] if you have an event that you would like to be included in this calendar, or if you discover any out-of-date links (we strive to keep them up to date, but occasionally they may be superseded).


17–23: National Non-Smoking Week, Canada

25–29: Cancertalk Week, UK

27–31: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010, Davos, Switzerland

28–30: 1st International Congress on Abdominal Obesity, Hong Kong, China


2–5: 21st International Congress on Anti-Cancer Treatment (ICACT), Paris, France

4: World Cancer Day – Protection against Cancer-causing Infections

4–6: 9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: ‘Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities’, Seattle, WA, United States

5: National Wear Red Day, United States

8–9: 2010 National Health Policy Conference, Washington DC 

9–12: Clinical Nutrition Week, Las Vegas, NV, United States

10–12: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Towards Better Work and Wellbeing Conference, Helsinki, Finland 

12: Maha Shivaratri

14: Global Heart Hour and Global Heart Day

14: Chinese New Year

15: Nirvana Day

17: Ash Wednesday

18–21: World Congress on Controversies in Cardiovascular Diseases 2010, Istanbul

18–21: American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 7th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States

21–27: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, United Kingdom

25–28: International Conference on Early Disease Detection and Prevention, Munich


1: Holi

1: Hola Mohalla

3–5: Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2010, Liverpool, UK

4–6:  3rd International Conference on Hypertension, Lipids, Diabetes and Stroke Prevention, Berlin, Germany

7–11: 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Atlanta, GA, United States

9–10: 3rd Burden of Disease Today Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa

11–14: The Latin America Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy), Buenos Aires, Argentina

13–14: Prevent India 2010 (conference on CVD in India), Hyderabad, India

14–17: Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 41st Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Francisco, United States

18–20: 6th International Conference Clinical Cancer Prevention 2010, St Gallen, Switzerland

23–26: 14th Pan Arab Conference on Diabetes, Cairo, Egypt

24: Ramanavami

24–27: 7th European Breast Cancer Conference, Brussels

26–27: 2nd Diabetes in Asia Study Group International Conference, Doha, Qatar

30–6 April: Passover


2: Good Friday

4: Western and Orthodox Easter

11–16: Inaugural international Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress 2010, Melbourne, Australia

29–3 May: 34th Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress, San Antonio, TX, United States


3–6: International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference, Melbourne, Australia

5–8: International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health 2010, Toronto, Ontario

13–15: 20th FIP World Congress of Podiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

13–16: World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research 2010, Kyoto, Japan

13–16: 3rd World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy), Prague, Czech Republic

14: 5th Baltic Congress of Oncology, Riga, Latvia 

16: First European Obesity Awareness Day

19-22: 18th Annual Meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Atlanta, Georgia

23: Pentecost

25–29: International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, Canada


4–8: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2010 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States

13–19: Diabetes Week (UK)

24–27: ESMO Conference: 11th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, Barcelona, Spain

26–29: 21st Meeting of the European Association for Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway


11–15: 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Geneva, Switzerland

11–15: 11th International Congress on Obesity (ICO2010), Stockholm, Sweden

24–27: International Academy of Cardiology, 15th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, Vancouver, Canada

26: Asalha Puja Day


11: Ramadan begins

18–22: 2010 World Cancer Congress, Shenzhen, China


9–10: Rosh Hashanah

10: Eid al-Fitr

18: Yom Kippur

26–30: Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Vancouver, Canada


6–9: Asia-Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT) 2010, Sydney, Australia

8–12: 35th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, Milan, Italy

13–16: World Stroke Congress 2010, Seoul, South Korea 

17: Dasera

17–21: 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference, True Urbanism: Planning Healthy, and Child-Friendly Communities, Charleston, SC

21–22: 2010 AICR Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity & Cancer, Washington, DC

23–26: 13th International Gynecologic Cancer Society Biennial Meeting (IGCS 2010), Prague, Czech Republic

29: World Stroke Day


5: Diwali

7–10: National Cancer Research Institute Conference, Liverpool, UK

16: Eid al-Adha


2–5: 14th Asia-Oceania Congress of Endocrinology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2–9: Hanukkah

7: Islamic New Year

8: Bodhi Day

9–12: 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, United States

25: Christmas