The WHS Regional Meeting – Latin America, held from April 6-8 2014 at the Centro de Convenções Rebouças, will bring together experts from different heath areas to debate topics like neuropsychiatric disorders, cardiovascular disease prevention, cancer control, and academic health centers engaging the community.
Statistics claim that up to 30% of the global population will develop some form of mental disorder, forming a major impact on public health.
James Leckman, professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University, will address this theme and talk about investments in early childhood neurodevelopment and its impacts on the development of a nation.
Additional challenges to be managed are the prevention methods in cardiovascular diseases. Gary Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will elaborate on this theme based on NHLBI-NIH experiences.
Aspects of early cancer diagnosis, current challenges and possible solutions will be debated by global experts such as Robert Kerbel, professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto; John Eu-Li Wong, Senior Vice President at the National University of Singapore; John Field, professor of Molecular Oncology at the University of Liverpool; and Paulo Hoff, Director of the Cancer Institute of the State of São Paulo.
The dramatic global growth of chronic diseases, combined with increasing costs of hospital-based care, puts special emphasis on the discussion of patient care.
Professor Sarita Verma, Deputy Dean of the University of Toronto, will give examples of community-based education and will introduce the Canadian primary care reform.
To find more information about the broad thematic spectrum of the WHS Regional Meeting – Latin America, please access the complete program here:
Since its inauguration in 2009, the World Health Summit is being held annually in October in Berlin, Germany, and brings together opinion leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to take responsibility in all health related challenges worldwide.
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