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Welcome

Please note that the Summit has been postponed to
February 2021.

Welcome to the Innovation and Health Summit

Nina Freysen-Pretorius
Operations Director, Innovation and Health Summit

I have been passionately involved in the conference and meeting sector for the last 22 years and decided to create an event that crosses over and engages on multiple levels.

Both my sons where born with a Congenital Adrenal Deficiency namely Addison’s Disease. This necessitates that they take chronic medication daily to address the deficiency. The challenge that we face is that this disease is not only about managing and monitoring their cortisol levels but also their response to communicable illness and its impact in order to monitor their bodies response.

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Speakers
Topics

Why obesity is a chronic disease incorporating definitions, neurobiology, applying principles of NCD management to obesity
Dr Arya Sharma

The Health economic burden and what we stand to gain by treating it as a disease.
Prof Carel le Roux

The preferred metabolic surgery treatment strategy for the diabetic patient
Dr Mitchell Roslin

Current and future treatment strategies for NCD’s What is feasible in a South African environment?
Sandhya Singh, Dr Tumiso Malatiji