DEAR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
IMASA JOHANNESBURG BRANCH IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOSTING THE
35TH ANNUAL CONVENTION 2015
The event attracts +- 300 - 400 delegates including family members from all parts of South Africa and hosts both local and international speakers. The convention is certified by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) which allows Medical Professionals to earn CPD points. It provides the platform for both academic and social interaction between healthcare professionals and their families.
Our theme for the upcoming convention is: “Sensing the Change”: Non Communicable Diseases in Focus
Venue: Birchwood Executive Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng.
‘Sensing the Change’: The Context
Dates: Saturday – 25th April ’15 & Sunday – 26th April ’15
South Africa is in the midst of a health transition, which is characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of epidemic infectious diseases (such as HIV and TB), and an increasing burden in non-communicable diseases.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease – kill approximately 36 million people per year, with 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. These conditions share common risk factors including tobacco and alcohol use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and obesity.
If current trends continue, NCDs are projected to become the most common causes of death by 2030. According to WHO estimates, the burden from non-communicable disease in South Africa is two to three times higher than those in developed countries, with the heaviest affected being poor communities in urban areas.
The ‘Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2013-2017’, announced by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, emphasizes governments commitment to addressing South Africa’s previously under-recognized silent killers.
The IMASA (Johannesburg) endeavours to play a role in creating awareness, promoting prevention and control of NCDs in our communities, and working towards South Africa’s aim of ‘A long and healthy life for all’.
‘Sensing the Change: Non-Communicable Diseases in Focus’ is also aimed as a fundraising initiative towards the running of the organization and the funding of a variety of projects under the banner of IMASA, mainly targeting the underprivileged communities. Most of the proceeds are invested in these deserving projects – for more information visit our website: www.ima-sa.co.za
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