2nd International Conference @ Guyana Campus
Texila American University organized its 2nd International Conference at Providence, East Bank Demerara, on 28th & 29th November 2019. The conference was held under the theme: "Non-Communicable Diseases in the Caribbean Region - Current Scenario and Future Perspectives."
Ms. Volda Lawrence, Minister of Public Health; Dr. William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative for the Guyana Country Office; and Dr. Holly Alexander, Chair of the Presidential National Non-Communicable Disease Commission – Guyana (PNNCDC-G) were scheduled as the local speakers at the two-day conference.
The international speakers included Dr. Matthias Schmidt, MD, Research Director of Diagnostic Radiology at Dalhousie University; Dr. Chen Howard, from Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences; and Dr. Rajendran JC Bose, Biomedical and Translational Medical Researcher.
The international conference was initiated with the intent to help medical students broaden their knowledge and have a better understanding of internationally accepted concepts & practices. It was set up to create awareness among healthcare providers, consumers, and stakeholders on the pervasiveness of NCDs, in a bid to make an effort to find evidence-based solutions that are proven to be effective in the region.