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Clinical Chronic Diseases Management

Clinical Chronic Diseases Management
  • Cardiometabolic
    Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
CME Tour by Excemed
Monday, Sep 22 2014
Windhoek, Namibia



Event format

Workshop session


The official language of the course will be English

Registration status

Target audiences

undergraduate students
Healthcare professionals


EXCEMED organises a long-term focused educational project consisting of training workshops for healthcare professionals and undergraduate students in the final year of their medical education at local universities of selected hosting countries.


Diabetes and hypertension are growing epidemics in those African countries that are rapidly adopting western lifestyles. The EXCEMED – Excellence in Medical Education, has an ongoing, long-term educational project to provide additional focused training workshops for students in the final year of their medical education and local universities in the host countries. EXCEMED hopes that by prioritising diabetes and hypertension it will be possible to increase understanding and the awareness of the opportunities for preventing these conditions.

Hypertension and its sequelae will be explored in detail, including it diagnosis, the potential end-organ damage such as CHD, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and the possible treatment modalities and their effects.

Diabetes will also be a major focus and teaching will include aetiology, complications (both macrovascular and microvascular) and treatment options. Acute metabolic presentations of diabetes and their inpatient treatment will also be covered. Students will then be able to learn more about the interaction between diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension and the importance of multiple interventions in their management. The current state of detection and prevention of these conditions in the local economy will be examined and students will explore models of the future development of services, together with the potential impact on their own medical careers.

The CME tour will provide a mixture of taught and interactive sessions. The lectures will be presented by a speaker supported by slides, but will include ample opportunity for students to ask questions.

The interactive sessions will centre on discussions of individual cases, and each will be presented by a student with a faculty member who will discuss the case interactively with the students by eliciting the ideas on differential diagnosis, investigations and management strategies. Sessions will be taught not only by the visiting faculty but also by teaching staff from the host universities.

Students will have the opportunity during the course to reflect on the factual knowledge that has been provided and will be able to deepen and extend their knowledge through direct contact with the faculty.

Learning objectives

After attending the CME tour, students will be able to:

  • Describe the developing epidemic of obesity, hypertension and diabetes and their sequelae.
  • Interpret the nature, aetiology, diagnosis and cardiovascular complications and treatment of (i) hypertension and (ii) diabetes.
  • Identify the specific chronic complications of diabetes that will contribute to its major health burden. 
  • Differentiate acute metabolic presentations of diabetes and their inpatient treatment
  • Identify the current state of detection and prevention of hypertention and diabetes in the local economy and models  of future development of services, together with the potential impact on their medical careers

Accreditation details

An application will be made to the EACCME ® for CME accreditation of this EXCEMED symposium “Clinical  Chronic Diseases Management - Diabetes and Hypertension” to be held on 22 September 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia.

EXCEMED adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice group

Additional information

EXCEMED designed this programme in partnership with:

The University of Namibia - Windhoek, Namibia

The University Eduardo Mondlane - Maputo, Mozambique

The University Katyavala Bwila - Benguela, Angola.

Scientific programme

09.00           Introduction by local faculty member
P. Nyarango (Africa)


Session I


Chair: A.P. Kanyama (Africa)

09.05           Learning effectiveness assessment (Completion of the initial questionnaire)

09.20 L1     Epidemiology of chronic disease in developing economies

I. Quaye (Africa) and P. Nyarango (Africa)

09.50 L2     Hypertension, its sequelae and treatment

J. Kumwenda (Africa)

10.20           Discussion

10.40           Coffee break


Session II


Chairs: J. Sheehama (Africa) and J. Kumwenda (Africa)

11.00 L3     Diabetes (1): sequelae and treatment
B. Geloneze (Brazil)

11.30 L4     Diabetes (2): acute metabolic complications and their treatment

B. Geloneze (Brazil)

12.00           Discussion

12.20           Lunch


Session III


Chair: P. Odonkor (Africa)

14.00 L5     Dyslipidaemia and the combined effects of hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidaemia
B. Geloneze (Brazil)

14.30 CS     Case presentations and general questions: acute diabetes (2)
Leander Ellitson; Niita Malima – fourth year medical students

15.15           Coffee break

15.35 L6     Detection and prevention in Namibia
Charlotte Buys and Team

16.05           Discussion

16.15           Conclusion by local faculty members
I. Quaye (Africa) and J. Sheehama (Africa)

16.30           Learning effectiveness assessment (Completion of the exit questionnaire and evaluation form)

17.00           End of the meeting

CME provider

Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b

00187 Rome, Italy

Associate Programme Manager: Francesca Cucciolla

Specialist Medical Advisor: Jonathan Levy

Tel.: +39-06-420 413 315

Fax: +39-06-420 413 677


EXCEMED is a Swiss Foundation with headquarters in 14, rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland



Charlotte Buys

Coordinator, National Diabetes program, Namibia

Bruno Geloneze


Centro de Endocrinologia Geloneze

Laboratório de Investigação em Metabolismo e Diabetes

Campinas, Brazil

A.P. Kanyama

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Windhoek Central Hospital

Windhoek, Namibia

Johnstone Kumwenda

Internal Medicine

UNAM School of Medicine

Windhoek, Namibia

Peter Nyarango

Founding Dean

UNAM School of Medicine

Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, UNAM, SOM

Windhoek, Namibia

Phillip Odonkor

Associate Dean

UNAM School of Medicine

Windhoek, Namibia

Isaac Quaye

Head Department of Biochemistry

UNAM School of Medicine

Windhoek, Namibia

Jacob Sheehama

Deputy Associate Dean

UNAM School of Medicine

Windhoek, Namibia