In line with its commitment to promote medical capacity-building and best practices to improve patients’ quality of life, global healthcare company Novartis hosted the 5th Novartis International Cardio-metabolic Summit at Sheraton Hotels in Ikeja, Lagos.

Every year, Novartis brings together over 200 specialists within the country’s cardio-metabolic space to discuss issues surrounding patient care. The summit, having now become the largest annual scientific industry event within Nigeria’s cardio-metabolic space is an experience healthcare specialists are always thrilled to participate in.

Facilitated by a distinguished faculty of local and international speakers, and themed “Domesticating Late-Breaking Guidelines And Evidence-Based Medicine In Cardio-metabolic Practice – Critically Considering the Nigerian Patient”, this 5th edition of the Summit reviewed the impact of the latest cardio-metabolic disease management guidelines and their vitality to patient care.

Prof Michael Böhm (University of Saarland, Hamburg, Germany) during his presentation at the Novartis International Cardio-Metabolic Summit in Lagos, Nigeria Prof Michael Böhm (University of Saarland, Hamburg, Germany) during his presentation at the Novartis International Cardio-Metabolic Summit in Lagos, Nigeria

The Summit also revealed the best scientific approaches to localize these guidelines to a Nigerian context; and discussed other clinically tailored solutions to improve quality of life for patients in Nigeria.

Middle: Chairman of the occasion, Emeritus Professor Ayodele Falase (Cardiologist/Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan) flanked by other healthcare specialists and Novartis associates at the Summit Middle: Chairman of the occasion, Emeritus Professor Ayodele Falase (Cardiologist/Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan) flanked by other healthcare specialists and Novartis associates at the Summit

The sessions were generally focused on cardio-metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and stroke. As these diseases require a multi-specialty approach for successful patient management, the Summit had the country’s top diabetologists, cardiologists, nephrologists and neurologists in attendance.

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