Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 8th World Congress on Healthcare and Medical Tourism Dubai UAE.

Day 1 :

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Biography:

Dan Levitt shepherds the enhancement of social, spiritual and care needs for more than 300 seniors, inspiring a team of over 400 employees and volunteers with a commitment to continuously improving quality of life.  Dan is an Adjunct Professor in Gerontology teaching Long Term Care Administration at Simon Fraser University.  His adventure exploits have taken him from Africa’s highest peak Mt. Kilimanjaro to the Caribbean Sea’s Planacar Reef, from canoeing across the Yukon to racing in the Boston and New York Marathons.  Dan has appeared on television and radio as well as authoring  many articles in newspapers and professional journals.  His insights on seniors care leadership are sought after at events across Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Abstract:

An integrated health care system across the continuum of care enables multiple technology platforms and software applications to be connected, communicate, and exchange data.  Information exchanged includes orders, therapy documentation, pre-move in data, and census information as well as continuity of care documents using clinical document architecture specifications.  An enabling health integration solution brings together a network of healthcare providers and partners to ensure the right information at the right time to make the best care giving decisions for seniors. Implementing innovative delivery systems improves quality, safety, lower costs and enhances health outcomes.  The investments focus on improving care delivery systems such as medication management: multi-dose pouch packaging, bar code scanning at point-of-care, optical verification technology, dose level inventory management, and verification of medication pass completion.  The person-centric care system is supported by a team of professionals, physicians, nurses, frail elders and their families to manage complex medication therapies.  With the growing complexity of seniors care, a highly specialized clinical management services manages risks and improves outcomes.

Keynote Forum

Cosimo Carfagna

Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB CNR) Italy

Keynote: Polymer Science and Phytotherapy: Natural Remedy For Malaria and Cancer based on Electrospun Nanofibers containing Artemisinin

Time : 10:15

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Biography:

Prof. Cosimo Carfagna is full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Since 2001 he is Director of the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials of C.N.R. From 2008 to 2010 he has been President of Research Area NA3 of C.N.R. He is member of the International Society of Liquid Crystals, member of the Material Research Society, member of the Academy of Science of New York, member of the Italian Society of Liquid Crystals, member of the Italian Society of Macromolecules, member of Italian Chemical Society, member of the Editorial Board of the review: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials ISSN 0003-5599, member of the Scientific Committee of POLYCHAR, member of the evaluation board of Marie Curie Project , member of the University Committee in the University of Study of Basilicata, member of the Department Council in the Department of Engineering of the Materials and the Production of the University of Napoli, coordinator of the sponsored Project of CNR: Special Materials for Advanced Technologies, responsible for the research projects BRITE-EURAM, responsible for the research projects of CNR, coordinator of didactic activity of AIM, coordinator pro-tempore of Ph.D. in Engineering of Materials, referee of Ministry of Education of Portugal for evaluation of projects in the field of materials science, referee of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Industry of Italian Government for evaluation of research project on polymer technology. 

Abstract:

The continuous search of new therapy is requested by a growing resistance to major antimalarials. The sesquiterpene endoperoxide Artemisinin (ART) is currently one of the most effective natural treatment against multidrug resistant Plasmodium species, and ART combination treatments (ACTs) can represent an useful approach to fight resistance, as recommended by the WHO. ART relevance is witnessed by the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded for one half by Professor Youyou Tu. Since seventies, Youyou Tu and her team focused their efforts to the development of new malarial therapies inspired by the traditional Chinese medicine; they discovered that Artemisinin appeared in several ancient recipes to treat the malarial disease. The mechanism of action of ART is ascribed to the presence of an endoperoxide group inside its molecule. On reacting with iron, the endoperoxide group breaks up, producing free radicals. When formed inside a malaria parasite, the radicals can lead to cellular damage and cell death. In a similar way, it has been found that ART is able to affect cancer cells due to their elevated iron concentration; derivatives of ART have shown promising anticancer effects against multiple cell lines derived from various types of cancers. Besides some evidence of the anticancer potential of ART, the exact mechanism of action of this drug in cancer still remains unclear. 

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Biography:

Lara Thomas is the Executive Director of The MILLA Project. For over nine years her work has focused on health care, gender-based violence and health care education with an emphasis on assisting Middle Eastern and North African domestic and international communities. Ms. Thomas collaborates with Middle Eastern and North African non-profit and government agencies. In addition, under Lara’s directive, The MILLA Project received Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to the United Nations. Lara is also a certified law enforcer instructor – Instructor number 3692. Finally, Lara specializes in advancing cultural competency with macro and micro perspectives.

Abstract:

Gender based violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent violations of human rights in the world (UNFPA, 2016). While statistical data denoting global prevalence is lacking due to non-uniformity and inconsistency in reporting standards, experts estimate 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence (WHO, 2016). An annotated definition of GBV is, “physical, sexual or physical harm and/or suffering to women, including threats.” (UN, 1993). The power of one’s conceptual framework includes individual contributions that forward the advancement of sustainability in the global reduction and elimination of GBV. Building and implementing conceptual framework requires culturally relevant approaches. Cultural and contextual responsiveness incorporates perspectives, values and interests of people within contextual and geographical boundaries. Utilizing specific influences could promote the adaptation and implementation of sustainable solutions to the reduction and elimination of GBV. The power of one’s framework requires the expansion of private and public agencies to allow individual contributions while understanding the true impact that one person has.

Keynote Forum

Sandra Skerratt

York University, Canada

Keynote: Chronic Disease Management: The Role of The Global Nurse

Time : 11:15

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Biography:

Abstract:

The expansion of primary health care strategies utilizing nurses is required to face the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). NCDs, also known as chronic diseases, are of immense and growing importance worldwide. The human, social and economic consequences associated with the four major types of NCDs – cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes - are felt by all countries but are particularly devastating in poor and vulnerable populations. As the leading cause of death globally, NCDs were responsible for 38 million (68%) of the world’s 56 million deaths in 2012. More than 40% of them (16million) were premature deaths under age 70 years. Almost three quarters of all NCD deaths (28 million), and the majority of premature deaths (82%), occur in LMIC. These countries also need to deal with a dual burden of disease by addressing increasing amounts of NCDs simultaneously with having to address substantial burdens of communicable diseases. One large challenge for primary health care expansion in LMIC is the limited numbers of doctors. Only 5 of the 49 countries categorized as low-income economies meet the minimum threshold of 23 doctors per 10 000 population. In most countries, nurses account for more than 50% of health-care providers, representing the largest group who can make significant contributions to prevent and treat NCDs. Increasing reference to nurse-led chronic disease management clinics is present within the literature. In high income countries, it has been demonstrated that nurse led clinics provided care that was acceptable, feasible, sustainable and with significant improvements in benchmark goals for hypertension and diabetes at 6 months and 1 year. CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF THE GLOBAL NURSE 2 The purpose of this presentation is threefold: to describe the NCD epidemic faced by LMIC; the importance of building a sustainable global nurse workforce to tackle this challenge; and the applicability of using a Canadian chronic disease management model which effectively utilizes the role of specialized nurses in optimizing chronic disease management among adults in primary health care.