Nelson K. Sewankambo is a Professor of Medicine and the former Principal of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has devoted his last 18 years of professional life to the advancement of medical education, research and capacity development. He has led teams of academicians composed of experts in Europe, North America and Africa to develop and manage a very successful model for strengthening medical schools in the developing world- the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere. Dr. Sewankambo also initiated a successful research capacity building consortium involving seven African institutions (4 universities and 3 research institutes) and two universities in the UK. He is providing leadership for an Africa wide initiative for Strengthening Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA). He was founder and Principal Investigator in Uganda for the internationally renowned Rakai Health Sciences Program (formerly Rakai Project) where he continues to be an active researcher/investigator.
Professor Sewankambo will give a presentation on titled "Preparing health professionals for Non Communicable Diseases"