Scientific Sessions

The 1st Scientific Congress on NCD organized scientific sessions under nine thematic areas of the Congress. The nine themes were:  Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases, prevention of Diabetes in Bangladesh, Stroke and Other Neurological Disorders of Bangladesh, Mental Health and other NDD, Chronic Kidney Diseases, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders, Oncology and Evidence of NCD in Bangladesh: Prevention and Control. In each Scientific Session, Where there an expert of the relevant theme presented a Keynote Speech to give an overview of NCD Research and burden of NCD in Bangladesh. Following Key note speech 10 selected presenters presented their scientific paper as oral presentation and poster presentation. Each presenter had to face the respective Jury Board Panel.

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases

Session 1

Topic of Keynote speech: Burden of Heart Failure in Bangladesh

 Key Note speaker:

  • Dr. Mohammadullah Firoz, Associate Professor, Colonel Malek Medical College


  • Professor KHMS Sirajul Haque, Head, Department of Cardiology, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College and Hospital, Ex- Chairman Department of Cardiology, BSMMU

Co chair:

  • Professor Dr. Syed Ali Ahsan, Chairman, Department of Cardiology & Head, Division of Interventional Cardiology, BSMMU


Session 2

Topic of Key Note Speech: Overview of Oncology, Bangladesh Perspective

Key Note Speaker:

  • Professor Dr. Md. Moarraf Hossen Director, Professor of Radiotherapy National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH).


  • Professor Dr. M A Hai,  Director, Bangladesh Cancer Society Hospital and Welfare Home.

Co Chair:​

  • Professor Dr.  Sabera Khatun,  Ex-Chairman, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, BSMMU.

Prevention of Diabetes in Bangladesh
Session 3

Keynote Speech: Professor A.K. Azad Khan, President, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh

Chair for Key Note Speech: Prof. Zafar A Latif, DG, BIRDEM

Chairs for the Scientific Session:

  • Professor Md. Farid Uddin, Chairman, Department of Endocrinology, BSMMU

  • Professor M. Abu Sayeed, Department of Endocrinology, Ibrahim Medical College

Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Session 4


·   Professor  Dr. Md Mostafizur Rahman, Former Head of Medicine Department, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College

Co-Chair :

·  Professor Dr. AKM Mosharraf Hossain, Chairman, Department of  Respiratory Medicine, BSMMU

Stroke and other Neurological Disorders
Session 5

Key Note Speaker:

  • Dr. Subash Kanti Dey, Associate professor, Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.


  • Professor Dr. Anisul Haque, Ex- Chairman, Department of Neurology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Co Chair:

  • Professor Dr. Quazi Deen Mohammad, Director, Department of Neurology,National Neurology Institute and Hospital

Mental Health and NDD
Session 6

Keynote Speaker:

  • Professor Dr. Jhunu Shamsun Nahar, Department of Psychiatry, BSMMU


  • Professor M A Mohit Kamal, Director, National Institute of Mental Health

  • Professor Mohammad Sayadul Islam Mullick, Department of Psychiatry, BSMMU

  • Professor Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman, Paediatric neurology, BSMMU

 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Session 7

Plenary Speaker1:

  • Prof. Dr. Shahana Akhter Rahman, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic), BSMMU

Plenary Speaker2:

  • Professor Md. Nazrul Islam, Chairman, Department of Rheumatology, BSMMU


  • Professor Shamsuddin Ahmed, Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Green Life Medical College Hospital


  • Professor Syed Atiqul Haq, Department of Rheumatology, BSMMU

Chronic Kidney Diseases
Session 8

Keynote Speech:

  • Dr. Kazi Shahnoor Alam, Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology (NIKDU)


  • Professor Haurn Ur Rashid, Chairman Kidney Foundation Hospital & Research Institute

Co Chair:

  • Professor Muhammad Rafiqul Alam, Pro-vice Chancellor (Administration)
    Department of Nephrology, BSMMU

  • Professor Dr. Md. Nurul Hooda, Director, National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology

Evidence of NCD in Bangladesh: Prevention & Control
Session 9

Keynote speaker:

  • Dr. M. Mostafa Zaman, Research Advisor, Research and Publication, WHO Banglades


  • Professor A.H.M. Enayet Hussain, Additional Director General, Planning and Development, DGHS

Co Chair:

  • Prof. Syed Shariful Islam, Chairman, Department of Public Health and Informatics, BSMMU


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