Webinar: Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:00 PM

Epidemiology of obesity in South Africa: where we are, where we are going and why we should take action

Join Medical Academic and Acino for a CPD-accredited webinar examining the epidemiology of obesity in SA. Based on the most recent epidemiological data, the webinar will provide an overview of the current status and trends of the obesity epidemic in South Africa, and will discuss potential effects on population health and health system burden.

Presented by
Conrad Strydom

Conrad Strydom

  • Editor: Medical Academic
Dr Annibale Cois

Dr Annibale Cois

  • Epidemiologist and Biostatistician

Dr Annibale's background includes Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering (University of Cagliari, Italy) and Public Health (University of Cape Town), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Cape Town).

His current research interests focus primarily on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and associated risk factors in low- and middle-income countries and the application of advanced statistical methods for the joint analysis of multiple heterogeneous data sources.

Recent works include the application of latent variables techniques to the estimation and modelling of measurement error in anthropometric characteristics in large-scale surveys; the joint analysis of multiple datasets to recover long-term trends in blood pressure, body mass index and other cardiovascular risk factors; the study of seasonal patterns of cardiovascular risk factors in the South African population and their socioeconomic correlates; the application of Bayesian estimation methods for the study of population pattern of alcohol consumption.

He holds an honorary position as a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health of the University of Cape Town.

Dr Annibale Cois
Qualifications: MEng, MPH, PhD
Tel: +27 21 938 9817
Email: [email protected]

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