Webinar: Preventing the next pandemic: The case for investing in circulatory health

Last update: 11/10/2021

October 12, 14:00-16:00 CEST

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The relationship between NCDs and COVID-19 is multifaceted and complex, with meta-analysis indicating that diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and thrombotic complications are the most prevalent and dangerous co-morbidities in COVID-19 patients.

This online event will be hosted by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH), the only network of international, regional and national organizations advocating for increased prevention, control and treatment of all circulatory diseases – of which IDF is a member.

The webinar will provide an opportunity to discuss the need to invest in NCDs and circulatory conditions, and to present the GCCH Position Paper on “Preventing the Next Pandemic: the Case for Investing in Circulatory Health”.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – Director-General, WHO
  • Fausto Pinto – President, Word Heart Federation
  • Michael Brainin – Past President, Word Stroke Organization

Panel session 1 “Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: Circulatory health in crisis”

  • Moderator: Vivekanand Jha, International Society of Nephrology
  • Andrew Boulton, International Diabetes Federation
  • Xin-Hua Zhang, World Hypertension League
  • Daniel Pineiro, World Heart Federation
  • Michael Brainin, World Stroke Organisation
  • Raul Santos, International Atherosclerosis Society
  • Maciej Tomaszewski, International Society of Hypertension

Panel session 2 “Preventing the next pandemic: Transformations in circulatory care”

  • Moderator: Leslie Rae Ferat, Framework Convention Alliance
  • Kawaldip Sehmi, International Alliance of Patients Organisations
  • Anna Stavdal, WONCA
  • David Stewart, International Council of Nurses
  • Bettina Borisch, World Federation of Public Health Associations

If you wish to participate in this webinar, please register here

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