Carissa Etienne, MBBS, MSc

Director General

Dr. Carissa Etienne will be delivering the opening keynote: “The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases with Access of Healthcare and Information for All.” Following a distinguished career in medicine, both in healthcare delivery and in high-level government posts in her own country, Dominica, Dr. Etiene served as Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization from 2008 to 2012. She currently serves as Director General of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). She is passionately focused on the need of all to have access to healthcare and health information.