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Heart health to be the focus at annual lecture

Published:Friday | November 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

CARDIOVASCULAR CONCERNS will top the agenda of the 39th Annual Dr Ena Thomas Memorial Lecture and Symposium on Sunday.

According to a release from the organisers, these disorders are the basis of widespread non-communicable diseases as the country enters the first half of the 21st century.

"There are also challenges to the millennium developmental goals. In every community in Jamaica, citizens are concerned about high blood pressure and diabetes, two of the common diseases which impact the cardiovascular system and for which a wide spectrum of modern treatment is available."

The lecture will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston. Professor Terrence Forrester of the University of the West Indies is to be the guest speaker.

The annual lecture remains the prestigious event on the medical calendar in Kingston, bringing clinical insight and cutting-edge therapeutic advances to the medical community's ability to provide quality care in the 21st century.