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The 2018 Emerging Leaders cohort, which includes candidates from 17 countries across 5 continents, has been announced.
The Emerging Leaders Programme was created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally.
The 2017-2018 cohort marks the fifth year of the programme and will focus on stroke. The 24 successful candidates will participate in online training, a five-day think tank seminar and collaborative group work based on proposals developed during the seminar with seed funding support from the World Heart Federation from meritorious applications. This year’s think tank will take place from 25-29 June at Duke Kunshan University near Shanghai, China.
The 2018 Emerging Leaders are:
Abiodun Adeoye, Nigeria
Amy Fuhs, USA
Carlos Abanto, Peru
Cheryl Carcel, Philippines
Dorcas Gandhi, India
Ezequiel Zaidel, Argentina
Ferdous Hakim, Bangladesh
Hariklia (Harriet) Proios, Greece
Hasan Farhan, Iraq
Kolawole Wahab, Nigeria
Lily Song, China
Lis Neubeck, UK
Maoyi Tian, China
Mariachiara Di Cesare, Italy
Saima Hilal, Singapore
Stephanie Partridge, Australia
Sureshkumar Kamalakannan, India
Susan Marzolini, Canada
Xinyi Leng, China
Yi Dong, China
Yi (Jake) Sui, Australia
Yulu Shi, China
Zauresh Akhmetzhanova, Kazhakstan
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - Western Pacific Region: Professor Hu Dayi, Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, People’s Republic of China
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Region of the Americas: Dr Eduardo Bianco, Coordinador Regional para las Americas de la Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Oriental Republic of Uruguay
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - African Region: Professor Fastone Mathew Goma, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia