The World NCD Congress 2020, co-organized by the University of Michigan and the World NCD Federation, will assemble stakeholders from around the world and across diverse sectors to address the critical, growing impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) on the well-being and economies of all nations. The conference will leverage cutting-edge research to inform and catalyze multisectoral actions for reducing the global NCD burden.
Two days of high-impact workshops preceding the main conference will cover topics including the principles of learning health systems, the role of big data in identifying trends, comprehensive disease surveillance strategies, big data and predictive analytics for prevention, health system strengthening and intervention evaluation.
Within a learning health systems framework, each of the four days comprising the main Congress program will address the evidence base and recommended actions for one or more root causes.
University of Michigan Campus. Free. email@example.com http:
Aug. 1, 2, 8, 15, & 22. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes and remain 6-ft distance from others at all time; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Aug. 1: Furstenberg Nature Area.
Aug. 2: Barton Nature Area.
Aug. 8: Kuebler Langford Nature Area and Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).
Aug. 15: Ruthven Nature Area.
Aug. 22: Olson Park.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Free, preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com
Every Sun. Jewel Heart instructor leads a White Tara guided meditation session with a focus on healing visualizations.
For meeting URL, preregister at bit.ly
Every Sun.Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses various current issues from a spiritual perspective.
For livestream URL, preregister at bit.ly
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.
Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their kangaroo, blue-tongued skink, and dingo (2 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, highlighted by a coyote, Gila monster, and skunk. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-3 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]
Every Sun., Wed., & Fri., except Aug. 26, 28, & 30. All invited to practice improv principles with this local group. Followed by socializing. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
2 p.m. (Sun.), 7 p.m. (Wed.), and 8 p.m. (Fri.), for online meeting URL see MeetUp.com
Livestream swing music and more by this Detroit-area big band fronted by vocalist Courtney Riddle.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com
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