The Medical University of Bialystok and Bialystok were the capital of European cohort studies over the past weekend. The University hosted the second edition of the international scientific conference ‘Towards Comprehensive Population Studies’. It was organised by the UMB Population Research Centre team.
Almost 120 experts from around the world were invited. The conference provided an opportunity to present the experiences and achievements of leading researchers conducting cohort studies in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and Poland. Among others, cohort studies included in the JoinUs4Health project were discussed: the Bialystok PLUS study, the Rotterdam Study and the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP).
“In today’s dynamic world, the role of comprehensive population-based research is becoming increasingly important. These studies offer invaluable insights not only into the health status and challenges facing communities, but also into broader social, technological and policy implications. With an incredible line-up of experts and thought leaders from across Europe, this conference promises a deep dive into cutting-edge methodologies, technological advances and the ever-changing landscape of population-based research.”- says Prof. Karol Kaminski, MD, Head of the Department of Population Medicine and Civilisation Disease Prevention at UMB and Chair of the Conference Scientific Committee.