Register for Makerere University #NCD symposium, Kampala, February 2018

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Non-communicable diseases represent a growing burden of morbidity and mortality globally. NCDs did not feature in the old United Nations millennium development goals (MDG) but are now included in the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce by one third premature deaths due to NCDs. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that by 2015, 70% of all deaths in people less than 70 years of age will be due to NCDs and that 80% of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries but more so in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). It is estimated that 28 million people in LMICs die each year from an NCD. In addition, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which includes 48 low- and middle-income countries, is expected to have the world’s largest increase in the burden of NCD-related death over the next decade. SSA faces unique risk factors for NCDs including rapid urbanization, a large, aging population of people living with HIV/AIDS, and household air pollution.

Despite the evidence of a high burden of NCDs in Africa, the response to these diseases in Africa is still minimal. The health systems are weak and organized around communicable diseases. There is limited data (-epidemiological, biomedical, and clinical) to support the design of prevention and care interventions in for NCDs in Africa.  In view of the foregoing, Makerere University College of Health Sciences has undertaken to organize the first ever international NCD symposium in Kampala (MakNCD symposium)

Objectives of the symposium

The MakNCD symposium is organized to achieve the goal of creating attention to the NDC epidemic among researchers, clinicians, funders, and policy makers that will result into a formidable multidisplinary response to stop the epidemic. The symposium is expected to achieve the following:

  1. Bring together researchers, clinicians, public health specialists, civil society, community leaders, policy makers, and funding agencies, pharmaceutical companies from Africa and beyond to discuss the unrecognized yet growing epidemic of NCDs in Africa.
  2. To create a platform for the discussion of currently available data on NCDs in Africa and how it can be used to design interventions to control the NCD epidemic.
  3. Generate road maps and resolutions for immediate action by governments and implementing partners in Africa to control the NCD epidemic.
  4. Build capacity into key skills needed for an effective NCD response
  5. Create awareness among conference attendees and the public about the burden of NCDs
  6. Create networks and consortium that will work together to generate data and design interventions on NCDs

See more details here: http://www.makncdsymposium.com/

 PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

 

ACTIVITY DAY ONE                                                                     12th Feb 2018

 

8:00am-5:00pm ·         Arrival and registration

·         Pre-symposium workshops

·         Side meetings

5:00pm-6:30pm

 

Opening ceremony

·        Welcome remarks

·        KEYNOTE ADDRESS

·        Opening Address for the Guest of Honor

 

6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Dinner

 

ACTIVITY DAY TWO                                                             13TH Feb 2018

 

8:00am-9:00am

 

Registration
9:00am-10:00am

 

PLENARY 1: CROSS CUTTING ISSUES
10:00am-10:30am Health Break
10:30am-11:00am

 

PLENARY 2: CADIOVASCULAR PLENARY 3: TRAUMA AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
11:00am-1:00pm Oral Abstract presentations and discussions Oral Abstract presentations and discussions
Poster presentation/viewing (Cancer & Mental Health)
1:00pm-2:00pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm- 2:30pm  

PLENARY 4 : DIABETES MELLITUS

PLENARY 5: MENTAL AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

 

2.30pm-4.00pm Oral Abstract presentations and discussions Oral Abstract presentations and discussions
Poster presentation/viewing (Chronic respiratory diseases)
4.00pm-4.30pm Health Break
 4.30pm-6:00 pm Industry sponsored sessions

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY DAY THREE                                                                      14TH Feb 2018

 

8.00am- 9:00am

 

Registration
9:00am-10:00am

 

PLENARY 6: CROSS CUTTING ISSUES

 

10:00am-10:30am Health Break
10:30am-11:00am

 

PLENARY 7: CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PLENARY 8: RENAL DISEASES

 

11:00am-1:00pm Oral Abstract presentations and discussions Oral Abstract presentations and discussions
Poster presentation/viewing (Cardiovascular)
1:00pm-2:00pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm- 2:30pm  

PLENARY 9 : CANCER

PLENARY 10: HEALTH POLICY AS IT RELATES TO NCDS

 

2.30pm-4.00pm Oral Abstract presentations and discussions Oral Abstract presentations and discussions
Poster presentation/viewing (Trauma and its complications)
4.00pm-4.30pm Health Break
 4.30pm-6:00 pm Industry sponsored sessions

 

ACTIVITY DAY FOUR                                                             15TH Feb 2018

 

8.00am-8.30am

 

Registration
8.30am-10:00am

 

PLENARY 11: SYMPOSIUM OUTPUTS AND DECLARATIONS

 

10:00am-10:30am Health Break
10:30am-11:30am PLENARY 12: IMPLEMENTAION RESEARCH AND ITS APPLICATION IN NCDs
11:30am-1:00pm Oral Abstract presentations and discussions
Poster presentation/viewing (Diabetes)
1:00pm-2:00pm LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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