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Global Health Lunch and Learn: Non-communicable Disease Burden, Prevention and Control from a Global Perspective

May 16, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


About the Presentation:

In this presentation, Dr. Sarrafzadegan will speak about her long-term and deep-rooted experience on the Burden, Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) both in general and with a highlight on cardiovascular disease from global perspectives. She will present some of WHO best buys and packages on this subject, and refer to her work with WHO on community-based programs, implementation strategies, evaluation/surveillance, as well as the Global NCD Alliance.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Nizal Sarrafzadegan is a Professor of Medicine/cardiology in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and former affiliate Prof.in the School of Population and Public Health in the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. She is the Founding Director of the Isfahan Cardiovascular Research institute, a WHO collaborating centre for research and training in cardiovascular disease (CVD). She combines her clinical background with strong interest and expertise in public health and a specialty in CVD prevention and rehabilitation. She has published more than 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters. Prof. Sarrafzadegan is a WHO advisor on NCD prevention, international invited speaker and a member of the editorial board of cardiology journals. She has received multiple national and international grants to undertake large scale multicentric studies and won the 2016 WHO/EMR award funded by Kuwait state for NCD prevention because of her extensive research in CVD.

About the Event:

The Global Health Lunch and Learn seminar series is a monthly event which enriches the global health offerings available to students and faculty members by featuring expert and diverse multidisciplinary speakers from across the greater UBC community and beyond who are dedicated to global health innovation through scholarship, research, and practice.

The seminars are interactive and discussion-based presentations where presenters discuss their own experiences and current issues in global health. The audience is also challenged to look at the intersection of working in global public health in both local and global contexts and encouraged to think about their future roles as leaders and contributors in the field.