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Remarks by the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP)Dr Jo Ivey Boufford, IAMP Co-Chair

Poverty, Inequity and NCDs in Rural South AfricaProf Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand, RSA

Global Burden of Diseases – Dr Derek Yach, Vitality Institute, USA

Monitoring NCDs in Urban Slums Dr Steven van de Vijver, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya

Cultural Perceptions and their Impact on NCD Risk Factors – Prof Ayodele Jegede, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Poverty and NCDs: Lessons LearnedDr Charles Agyemang, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands/Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

The First 1000 Days of Life and its Relevance to NCD’s – Prof Shane Norris, University of the Witwatersrand/Medical Research Council, RSA

Evidence that Lifestyle Changes can have an Impact on Obesity in the Long TermProf Vicki Lambert, University of Cape Town, RSA

Evidence that Fiscal and Legislative Changes can have an Impact on ObesityDr Gary Sacks, Deakin University, Australia

Alcohol and Drug Abuse as Risk FactorsProf Bronwyn Myers, Medical Research Council, RSA

Cancer in AfricaProf Charles Olweny, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda

Breast Cancer in Countries of Limited Resources Dr Eva Kantelhardt, University of Halle, Germany

Challenges to Performing Genomic Studies on NCDs in African Populations Prof Michele Ramsay, University of the Witwatersrand/National Health Laboratory Services, RSA

Non-blood Based Screening Tools for NCDs Prof Naomi Levitt, University of Cape Town, RSA

Cost-effective Drug Combinations for Patients with NCDsDr Denis Xavier, St John’s Research Institute, India

Integral Management of Diabetes and NCDs Dr Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), Kenya

Realistic Targets for the Care of People with Diabetes in Sub-Saharan AfricaProf Jean-Claude Mbanya, Hospital Central in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Models of Care: Tanzania ExperienceDr Kaushik Ramaiya, International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Tanzania

Hypertension in Africa Prof Albertino Damasceno, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Factors Contributing to Hypertension in African Populations Prof Alta Schutte, North-West University, RSA

Cardiovascular Translational MedicineProf De-Pei Liu, Peking Union Medical College, China

Integrating Prevention and Treatment for NCDs into Primary Health Care – Dr Lara Fairall, University of Cape Town, RSA

Integrating Mental Health with other NCDs – Prof Inge Petersen, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Please note that the conference is fully booked.


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