Report from the conference on Life-style diseases in Helsinki, 11-12 June 2018

The NCBio-conference on Lifestyle diseases: Responsibility and Ethics took place in Helsinki 11 -12 June 2018.  Nearly 90 participants attended the conference.

The aim of the conference was to address the new emphasis on the individual’s responsibility and choices in view of collectivist health policies and solidary-based welfare systems. 

A full report from the conference can be found here.




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