IAMP Regional Network on Non-Communicable Diseases

The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine (ANM) are organizing an IAMP regional workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases, with a specific focus on cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This workshop will take place in Rio de Janeiro on May 3-4, 2012.

The workshop is IAMP member academies’ response to the REPORT of the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases held in September 2011, in New York.

BAS and ANM are receiving support and collaboration from the Interamerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) the IAP- Global Network of Science Academies and the Latin American Association of Academies of Medicine (ALANAM).

Non-communicable diseases represent a new frontier in the fight to improve global health. Worldwide, the increase in such diseases means that they are now responsible for more deaths than all other causes combined. The workshop will discuss the state of the art of Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

The 13 IAMP member academies in the Americas listed below have each been invited to send two representatives, an expert on prevention and control in cancer and the other on prevention and control in cardiovascular diseases.

Academia Nacional de Medicina De Buenos Aires

Academia Boliviana de Medicina

Academia Nacional de Medicina - Brasil

Academia Brasileira de Ciencias

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Academia Chilena de Medicina

National Academy of Medicine of Colombia

Academy of Sciences of Cuba

Academia de Ciencias Medicas, Fisicas y Naturales de Guatemala

Caribbean Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Medicine of Mexico

Institute of Medicine, US National Academies

Academia Nacional de Medicina de Venezuela

The agenda and final list of participants will be circulated shortly.



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