Event World Diabetes Day 2022 – PAHO/WHO


Join the webinar to launch the “Overview of Diabetes in the Americas” Friday, November 11, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST)organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to mark World Diabetes Day 2022

The purpose of this event is to highlight the importance of diabetes as a public health problem and the challenges and opportunities that exist in the region to improve its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

This virtual meeting will present the Panorama of Diabetes in the Americas, a technical report developed by PAHO’s Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH), which incorporates up-to-date data and information on the state of diabetes In the region.

Goals

  • Highlight the importance of diabetes as a public health challenge.
  • To present the Panorama of Diabetes in the Region of the Americas technical report as a resource that incorporates up-to-date information and data on diabetes, its major risk factors and associated complications.
  • Highlight the resources available from PAHO/WHO to strengthen health education related to diabetes.
  • Emphasize the relevance of health education for adequate control of diabetes.
  • Share country experiences that are relevant to the region

How to participate

Live broadcast

Spectators

Ministry of Health (NCD/diabetes focal points, areas of information, surveillance, planning and evaluation) and health entities at the subnational level of the countries of the Americas. PAHO/NMH staff in regional, sub-regional and country offices. Health professionals involved in activities for the prevention and control of NCDs and their risk factors.

Agenda

11:00 a.m. – Welcome address

  • Silvana Luciani. Head of Unit, Non-Communicable Diseases, Violence and Injury Prevention, PAHO.

​​​​​11:15 a.m. – Presentation of the technical report Diabetes in the Americas at a Glance and resources available to strengthen health education related to diabetes.

  • Dr Carmen Antini. Regional Advisor, Diabetes Prevention and Control, PAHO.

​​​​​11:30 a.m. – National initiatives and experiences to strengthen the quality of health care for people living with diabetes.

  • Dr. Nubia Bautista. Deputy Director of Non-Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Ministry of Health, Colombia.
  • Mrs Caroline Lara. Resolution Referent, Department of Care Management, Division of Primary Care, Ministry of Health, Chile.

​​​​​12:00 p.m. – Practical guide to clinical diabetes education.

  • Ana Fernanda Sanchez, Leader of the South and Central America (SACA) Regional Education Working Group, International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

​​​​​12:15 p.m. – Questions and answers

12:25 p.m. – Closing remarks

  • Silvana Luciani. Head of Unit, Non-Communicable Diseases, Violence and Injury Prevention, PAHO.

Time match

  • 8:00 a.m. –Los Angeles
  • 9:00 a.m. – Calgary
  • 10:00 a.m. – Belmopan, Mexico City, Guatemala, Managua, San Jose (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:00. – Bogotá, Havana, Kingston, Lima, Nassau, Panama City, Port au Prince, Quito, washington d.c.
  • 12:00 p.m. – Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Paz, Port Spain, Santo Domingo, San Juan
  • 1:00 p.m. – Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Santiago, Montevideo, Paramaribo
  • 5 p.m. – Geneva, Madrid

For other cities, check the time in the following link



Related links

World diabetes day page

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