Sonia Anand

This Spring, PHRI is proud to be play advisory, speaking and sponsorship roles in an important global event showcasing the latest developments in detection, prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

World NCD Congress 2023 – with the goal of “equitable and sustainable health for all” and a special focus on Indigenous, marginalized and refugee populations – will happen June 25th – 30th, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in cooperation with the World NCD Federation.

The event will cover major NCDs – such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, respiratory, and mental illness – and their risk factors, through the lenses of traditional health sciences (basic research, clinical, epidemiology, physiology, neurosciences, public health, social and behavioral sciences) as well as policy, health promotion and use of modern application tools such as big data, machine language and AI, wearable technologies to assess NCD, and more.

Chaired by PHRI Senior Scientist Sonia Anand, the International Advisory Committee for World NCD Congress 2023 includes PHRI Executive Director Salim Yusuf, Srivari Chandrasekhar (India), Valentin Fuster (USA), Patricio Marquez (Ecuador), Rachel Nugent (USA) and others.

Salim Yusuf

Yusuf will speak on “Healthy Aging and Multi-Morbidity” on Thursday, June 29th, 2023.

The World NCD Congress will focus on these tracts:

  • Understanding causes, prevention, detection, treatment and management of NCDs across the human lifespan.
  • Identifying multi-morbidity and multi-disciplinary solutions by working and sharing methods, knowledge, practices and policies across disciplines, diseases, and geographic regions.
  • Reducing inequities in the prevalence, impact, and management of NCDs across socio-economic status, cultures, races, geographies, genders, sexual identities and orientations, and special needs.
  • New research, perspectives, policies, technologies, and practices to enhance our ability to take action on the etiology/determinants, detection, diagnosis, treatment and/or management of NCDs.
  • Identifying and responding to the impact of climate change, environmental degradation, human migration and displacement on NCD prevention, detection, treatment, and management.
  • Improving governance, multi-lateral collaboration and rapid scientific exchange to reduce the global and regional impact of NCDs.

The congress, of which PHRI is a founding sponsor, will be a hybrid format, with in-person and virtual participation.

Register here.

Follow @NCD2023 on Twitter; get updates via email.

Download the poster (PDF).

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