OxHA holds an annual summit to bring together a diverse group of experts from a range of fields to discuss the prevention of epidemic chronic disease.
The 10th OxHA Summit was the second held in conjunction with the Excellence in Diabetes conference and took place in Doha, Qatar on 28 February – 2 March 2014. The focus of the conference was the impact of diabetes and obesity (diabesity) on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and society at large.
OxHA has hosted an annual summit each year since 2003, with the exception of 2007 and 2012
The 9th OxHA Summit was held in Istanbul on 6-9th February 2013 in conjunction with the Excellence in Diabetes conference. The results from OxHA’s Community Interventions for Health (CIH) program were presented to an international audience.
The 8th Annual OxHA Summit was held at Keble College, Oxford on 14-15 April 2011. This year’s theme was ‘Chronic Epidemic Disease: from raising awareness to driving change’ and attracted over 80 participants.
The 7th OxHA Annual Summit was held in New Delhi, India, on 19 and 20 April 2010.
The sixth summit in 2009 was attended by over 90 delegates and was held in Trinity College, Oxford on the theme of Searching for solutions
The 2008 summit was held in Sydney, Australia on the theme of ‘Building a healthy future: chronic disease and our environment’ and was attended by 120 delegates. The Summit delivered a global call to action called the Sydney Resolution.
The 2006 summit was held in Cape Town, South Africa, on the theme of ‘Health in transition: working together’. It was an interactive working meeting of around 110 delegates, a significant proportion of whom were from developing countries. It also saw the launch of OxHA’s website www.3four50.com.
The 2005 summit was held in Yale. It was a significantly larger event – around 170 delegates, from 25 countries, representing academia, government, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, young people, finance and media. It saw the launch of OxHA’s ‘Transition to Action’, which committed OxHA to strengthening the evidence base while also working actively to combat the epidemic of chronic disease.
The second summit, at the Said Business School in Oxford in 2004, included more than 90 participants, and heard presentations from the working groups formed at the initial summit. A Commitment to Action was produced.
The first event, at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism brought together 60 founding members of Oxford Vision 2020 (as OxHA was then called). Five working groups were formed to investigate various aspects of chronic disease prevention.