International Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 142--144

Summary of proceedings of the world ncd congress 2017 organized by world NCD federation and post graduate institute of medical education and research, Chandigarh, India


JS Thakur 
 President, World NCD Federation, Chair, World NCD Congress 2017 and Professor, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
J S Thakur
President, World NCD Federation, Chair, World NCD Congress 2017 and Professor, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India

Abstract

With the view of rising burden of Noncommunicable diseases and the agenda to achieve Sustainable developmental goals, a professional organization working for NCDs globally World NCD Federation(WNF) and Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research(PGIMER), Chandigarh had jointly organized “The First World NCD Congress” at PGIMER, Chandigarh with the theme “Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases: Realizing Sustainable Development Goals”. The Congress included the diverse Plenary and Parallel sessions in the area of Noncommunicable diseases along with the physical activity sessions and special sessions on Policy Forum, Parliamentarian forum, Ministerial forum and Youth Parliament. The congress concluded with a Chandigarh Call for action on NCDs.



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Thakur J S. Summary of proceedings of the world ncd congress 2017 organized by world NCD federation and post graduate institute of medical education and research, Chandigarh, India.Int J Non-Commun Dis 2017;2:142-144


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 Background



With the view of increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the agenda of attainment of sustainable developmental goals, a professional organization working for NCDs globally World NCD Federation (WNF) and Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh had jointly organized “ The First World NCD Congress” at PGIMER, Chandigarh with the theme “Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases: Realizing Sustainable Development Goals.” The congress showcased a cutting-edge educational and scientific experience, focusing on the latest developments in NCDs, namely, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke and chronic lung diseases surveillance, prevention, primary and secondary management with a special focus on implementation sciences.

 Partners



The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (GOI), Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), GOI, World Health Organization collaborating Centers in India, Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung diseases, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, York University, University of Michigan, Maastricht University, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, INCLEN Trust, Commonwealth Medical Association, and several global associations were on board to the World NCD Congress.

 Scientific Program [Table 1]

{Table 1}

12 Pre-Congress workshops on 2nd and 3rd November, 2017 covered some key areas of NCDs were organized [Table 2] The workshop on Role of AYUSH and Yoga in NCDs was inaugurated by the Hon'ble AYUSH Minister, Government of India the 21st joint annual conference of North Zone IAPSM/IPHA.{Table 2}

 Congress



Day 1

There were two plenary sessions on sustainable developmental goals and NCDs: Road map till 2030 and Health System strengthening for Control of NCDs and Risk factors as well as 15 parallel sessions on GBD Estimates for NCDs, Cancer Control, Oral Health and NCDs, Mental Health, COPD/Asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, stroke is preventable and treatable, hypertension, urban health, healthy community and NCDs, RF/RHD control, household air pollution and NCDs, physical inactivity, and obesity among school children: A call for action, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and Innovations and worksite interventions. The inaugural function of the Congress was graced by Shri V. P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab, and Administrator of UT Chandigarh.

Day 2

There were Keynote addresses by two distinguished speakers: Dr. Salim Yusuf on Cardiovascular Diseases and Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan on the current status of global HPV vaccination scale up in national programs and its impact. There was a plenary session on Partnerships and Resource mobilization to address NCDs. Furthermore, there were 18 parallel sessions on Innovative approaches to address NCDs; Health Technology Assessments; Health system strengthening for stroke services; Betel quid, areca nut and oral cancer; Dissemination and implementation Science research; Quality assurance in Care, diagnostics and access to essential medicines; Recent advances in stroke rehabilitation; Deepening Wellness platforms in communities, workplaces, and schools; Role of private sector in NCDs; Global Smokeless Tobacco control perspectives; mid-level health workers in provision of NCD services; Nutritional interventions to alter CVDs; School health programs for prevention of NCDs; WNF Regional meeting for Africa; Mental health policies and approaches; Integration of Alternative and complementary medicine in NCDs; and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Road safety, road crashes, and fatalities.

Day 3

The two plenary sessions were on (a) Global Research Priorities in NCDs and (b) multisectoral (MS) actions for control of NCDs, tobacco, and other risk factors. There were six parallel sessions on regional best practices on NCDs and tobacco control; technology and NCDs; Reducing the burden of diabetes and tuberculosis: Role of multiple stakeholders; strengthening multisectoral civil society engagement and participation; Art culture and NCDs; and addressing deafness and blindness: Current scenario and way forward. The chief guest for the valedictory function “The New Beginning: Chandigarh Call of Actions for NCDs” at the conclusion of the conference was Sh. Kaptan Singh Solanki Hon'ble Governor of Haryana. The Chandigarh Call for Actions on NCDs was released with inputs from various special sessions during the Congress. The Chandigarh Call for action gathered the need for strategic actions in relation to the increasing burden of NCDs, actions needed and need for the involvement of all different sectors in the field to combat the rising burden of NCDs.

4 Post Congress Workshops were held on 7th Nov 2017 are given in the [Table 3].{Table 3}

Oral and Poster Research Presentations

A total of 69 oral presentations and 220 e-poster presentations were delivered on the themes of the Congress. IJNCD Supplement issue has already been published detailing the research abstracts and was released on 4th Nov 2017.

Special Sessions

There were four special sessions during the Congress which included Policy forum on 4th Nov 2017 aimed at discussing regulation and policy implementation in the food industry, especially on sugar sweetened and fat products for prevention and control of NCDs; Parliamentarian forum on 5th Nov 2017, the forum discussed various ways to combat the increasing NCD burden; Ministerial forum on 6th Nov 2017 in which roadmap for achieving SDGs and talked about the WHO Monitoring Framework on website on NCD; and Youth Parliament on 6th Nov 2017 participants in which Youth charter for NCDs was prepared and discussed.

Public Forum on Obesity

The Public Forum on 5th Nov 2017 was open to the general public was attended by around 500 participants and experts from the specialities of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Dietetics, and Spa and Wellness clinic.

Round Table Meetings

The two meetings on Multisectoral (MS) Participation of Ministries and Key Stakeholders for NCD Prevention and Control on 5th Nov 2017; and Evidence based scale up to improve NCD Programmes on 6th Nov 2017 where experts from different ministries took the lead.

Outdoor Physical Activities

Besides the Scientific Program there were special physical activity session that included Walkathon, Marathon and Yoga Session on 4th, 5th and 6th November, 2017 respectively so as to promote the concept of the physical activity and its importance for the general public of the Chandigarh as a step to beat NCDs.

 Outcomes of the Congress



Chandigarh call for action on NCDsPublications: Souvenir; Supplement Issue of International Journal of Non Communicable Diseases; and Special Issue of International Journal of Non Communicable Diseases

Financial support and sponsorship

World NCD Federation, Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare, Ministry Of AYUSH, World Health Organization, Indian Council Of Medical Research, United Nations Development Programme, Global Alliance For Chronic Diseases, Maastrich University, York University, Inclen Trust, Plan International, Foundation Of Healthcare Technologies, and Water Supply And Sanitation Department Punjab.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.