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Emerging Leaders 2017 Seminar Report

The fourth World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders (WHFEL) think tank seminar was held on June 18 – 23, 2017 at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa at the University of Cape Town. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis, the seminar was hosted by Dr. Karen Sliwa and included 25 Emerging Leaders (ELs) from 19 countries (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Fiji, France, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Syria, United Kingdom, United States of America) and 15 faculty from 6 countries (Canada, Mozambique, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States). The ELs came from diverse backgrounds, including working as cardiologists, internists, advanced practice nurses, epidemiologists, communication specialists, health systems researchers, activists and public health advocates. The seminar’s overarching theme was improving access to essential medicines and technology/care to help achieve the WHF’s goal of reducing the risk of premature (30 to 69 years) mortality from CVD by 25% by 2025.

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