The First World NCD Congress 2017

Theme : "Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases: Realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

All the abstracts selected for WNCD 2017 will be published in a special issue of International Journal of Non Communicable Diseases | Abstract Submission for WNCD and IAPSM is closed |Regular Registration are closed | Registration for the Post Congress Workshop session "Managing Stress and Health Challenges: Practical Approaches for Everyday Life and Difficult Situations" is closed.
Organizing Committee Members
Chief Patron

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda - Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.


Prof. Jagat Ram - Director, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.


Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary Health Research and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research

Prof. Jagdish Prasad Director General Health Services, MOHFW, New Delhi, India

RP Gupta- Advisor to Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Organizing Committee, World NCD Congress 2017

Prof. J S Thakur - Chair, World NCD Congress- 2017 and President, World NCD Federation, Professor School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India


Prof. Rakesh Kapoor - Secretary, WNC -2017 and WNF, Professor Cum Additional Medical Superintendent, Department of Radiotherapy & Regional Cancer Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India


Prof Rajesh Vijayvergiya - Treasurer, WNC -2017 and WNF, Advanced Cardiac Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Scientific Committee
Prof. Arun Chockalingam

Chair. Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine & Global Health, Director, Office of Global Public Health Education & Training, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Dr. Dhirendra Sinha - Convener, Former Regional Advisor, WHO SEARO and Director, School of Preventive Oncology Patna, Bihar, India.

Prof. Subhash Varma -
Co- Chair, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

  • Prof Ashutosh Aggarwal - Co- Convener, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and WHO collaborating Centre on Chronic Respiratory Diseases, PGIMER , Chandigarh India.
  • Dr. Satish Kumar, Advisor (Public Health Planning), NHSRC, MoHFW, GOI, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Michael E. Farkouh, Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI), Canada
  • Dr. Venkat Narayan, Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center and Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Dr. D. Bachani, PHFI, New Delhi
  • Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director, WHOCC for Palliative Care, Calicut, India
  • Dr. Vijay Vishwanathan, Prof M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai.
  • Dr. Rajesh Dikshit, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
  • Dr. Paul Oh, Medical Director, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
  • Dr. Rana J Singh, Deputy Director (Tobacco Control and NCD), SEAR The Union
  • Oommen John,The George Institute for Global Health, India
Abstract screening committee
  • Dr. Samir Malhotra, (Chair-person) - Professor, Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • Dr. Ankur Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • Dr. Binod K. Patro, Associate Professor, Deparment of Community Medicine & Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubneshwar, India
  • Dr. Sitanshu Kar, Additional Professor, Department of preventive & social medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
  • Dr. Nusrat Shafiq, Additional Professor, Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • Prof. Poonam Khattar, Professor,Dept. of Education & Training, National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi-India
  • Dr. Baridalyne Nongkynrih, Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Manoj Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Health Promotion, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Shankar Prinja, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • Dr. Sadhana Bhagwat, National Professional Officer (NCD), WHO Country Office for India
  • Dr. Sandeep grover, Additional professor, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • Dr. Atreya Ganguli, National Professional Officer(Mental health), WHO Country Office for India
  • Dr. Raman Kutty, Professor, Achutha Menon Centre, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
  • Dr. Mohd. Shaukat, DDG, NCD, MOHFW, New Delhi
WHO Collaborating Centers
  • Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, Chennai
  • Prof. Anand Krishnan, Centre for Community Medicine, New Delhi, WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Research in Community-based Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Prof. D. Behera, Pulmonary Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Capacity Building in Chronic Respiratory Diseases, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Dr. V. Vishwanathan, M.V Hospital for Diabetes and Research Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education and Training in Diabetes, Chennai
  • Dr. Suresh Kumar, Institute of Palliative Care, WHO Collaborating Centre for Community participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care, Calicut, Kerala
  • Dr. G. Gururaj, NIMHANS, WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety promotion, Bangalore,
  • Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy and Training on Access to Pain Relief, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Dr. Sanjay Mehendale, WHO Collaborating Centre for Leprosy Research and Epidemiology, Director of National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai.
  • Prof. O.P. Kharbanda, Centre for Dental Education and Research, WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Promotion, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Dr. D. Prabhakaran, Vice President, PHFI, WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Capacity Building and Translational Research in Cardio-Metabolic Diseases in the SEARO region, New Delhi
International Advisory Committee
  • Prof. K. Srinath Reddy - President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
  • Dr. P. C. Gupta, Healis - Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Mumbai
  • Prof. Salim Yusuf, President World Heart Federation, McMaster University Canada
  • Prof. V. K. Srivastava, Secretary, International Epidemiology Association
  • Prof. Harvey Skinner, York University, Canada
  • Dr. Wu Fan, Director General, Centre for Disease Control Shanghai, China
  • Prof. Rajiv Saran, Epidemiology and Nephrology, University of Michigan, USA
  • Prof. Zengwu Wang, National Cardiovascular Disease Centre, China
  • Mr. Jose Luis Castro, Executive Director, IUATLD, Chair, NCD Alliance
  • Dr. Pekka Puska, Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Shaukat, Sadikot, President, International Diabetes Federation
  • Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University
National organizing committee
  • Dr. Ravi Mehrotra, National Centre for Cancer prevention and research,Gaziabad
  • Prof. N Chidambaram –Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Annamalai University, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
Local Organizing Committee
  • Prof. K L Gupta, Department of Nephrology, PGIMER,Chandigarh
  • Prof. Anil Bhansali, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Dheeraj Khurana, Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Dr. Sanjay Bhadada, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Samir Malhotra, Department of Pharmacology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. K Gauba, Department of Oral Health Sciences, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Ajit Awasthi, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Arvind Rajwanshi, Department of Cyto-Pathology,PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Dr. Sandhya Ghai, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Dr. Ajay Duseja, Department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Ram Singh, Department of Medicine, GMCH, Chandigarh
  • Professor Gurpreet Singh,Department Of General Surgery, PGIMER,Chandigarh
  • Professor Vanita Suri,Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,PGIMER,Chandigarh
  • Prof. Amarjeet Singh, School of Public Health,PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Arun Aggarwal, School of Public Health,PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Dalbir Singh, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Prof. Rajesh Sehgal, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Dr. Pradeep Aggarwal, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun
  • Prof. N Khandelwal, Department of Radio diagnosis and imaging ,PGIMER,Chandigarh
  • Prof. D Behera, Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER,Chandigarh
  • Prof. Sanjay Jain,Internal Medicine,PGIMER,Chandigarh
  • Prof. GK Rath, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Prof. Randeep Guleria, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Christian Medical College Ludhiana
  • Prof. J Pandian, Department of Neurology, Christian Medical College Ludhiana
Tata Memorial Centre ,Mumbai
  • Prof.RA Badwe, Director, TMC
  • Prof. Rajesh Dikshit, Centre for Epidemiology TMC