LS4 : Information Technology as an innovative approach to address NCD

A Cross-Border Linkage of Insights Spanning Three Continents - North America, Europe and Asia




The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 70% of all deaths globally are attributed to Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Recognizing NCDs as a major challenge for sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is poised to reduce premature mortality from NCDs by one-third, through proper prevention, treatment and reduction of risk factors. A comprehensive approach is needed to respond to the burdens and consequences of rising NCD threats, requiring actions from all sectors. The Health Promotion Administration of Taiwan has organized a session that will showcase how technology is used to manage and control chronic diseases, with experts from North America, Europe and Asia gathering to present their invaluable experiences and insights. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to effectively address the challenges of NCDs!



Chair: Dr. Ying-Wei Wang, Director General, Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
Moderator: Prof. Bettina Borisch, CEO, World Federation of Public Health Association

Statuses and progress on NCD – Global Perspective
Fiona Adshead, Ph.D., Deputy CEO and Director of Strategy and Partnerships, NCD Alliance

Status and progress on NCD – Asia’s Perspective
Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Immediate Present Chair, International Diabetes Federation Western Paci c Region (IDF WPR)

Status and progress on NCD – Taiwan’s Perspective
Hsiu-Hsi Chen, Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive, Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Chronic Disease Management with Big Data
Shah Nilay, Ph.D., Chair, Division of Health Care Policy & Research, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, U.S.A.

Experience on ICT Approach in Disease and Health Management
Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer, PhD, Director of LifeSTech, Director of Vodafone Chair at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid(UPM), Spain


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LS : Lunch session