Monday 19 April

Below is the agenda (and pdfs) of all available presentations given on the first day of the OxHA Summit ’10. See here for day 2’s presentations.

The event was chaired by Richard Smith (UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative) and Nikhil Tandon (Department of Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi).


Welcome to the summit

Christine Hancock, Director, C3 Collaborating for Health.

Introduction to the Oxford Health Alliance

David Matthews, Executive Coordinator, OxHA.

Overview of India and non-communicable diseases

Dr Prabhakaran, Executive Director, Centre of Chronic Disease Control, India.

A scorecard for chronic disease: Advancing health literacy globally among key audiences

Scott Ratzan, Vice President of Global Health, Government Affairs and Policy, Johnson & Johnson.

The Abu Dhabi model for tackling cardiovascular risk

Oliver Harrison, Director of Public Health and Policy, Health Authority – Abu Dhabi.

How to scale up and sustain interventions

  • MEND– Paul Sacher, Chief Research and Development Officer, MEND (by phone).
  • Agita Mundo – Victor Matsudo, Chairman of the Physical Activity Network for the Americas.


Global Alliance for Chronic Disease

Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, Director, NHLBI Global Health Initiative.

Commercial incentives to change behaviour: evidence, science and rewards

Greg Morris, Senior Actuary, Discovery Holdings Ltd, South Africa.

Initiatives under way in China

  • Rural initiative – Lijing L. Yan, Director, China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention.
  • Community interventions for health in Hangzhou – Jun Lv, Peking University Health Science Centre.

Using new technology

  • Using wireless technology to combat diabetes along the US and Mexico border – Chris Walker, Director, Public Health Programs, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, California.
  • The story of chronic disease: a challenge and an opportunity – Eddie McCaffrey, Joose TV, and OxHA’s New Media Director (by video).