It’s been an understandably subdued start to the year. As we look forward to the rest of 2021, we have a couple of big, and related, New Years’ resolutions for the agency.
Vaccination is one of the most effective investments in global health: WHO reports that vaccines save 2–3 million lives each year, with a considerable potential for growth should worldwide coverage improve.
“With almost 900 million cases globally of kidney disease, 3.9 million on dialysis, and this number projected to grow substantially in Asia and North America to over 5.4 millions by 2030, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) represents an important unmet need worldwide. Keep in mind that cardiovascular death and all cause mortality increase 5–12 fold over the general population as CKD progresses.
There is no doubt that 2020 presented us all with new challenges. With many countries introducing nationwide lockdowns and restricting travel, face-to-face meetings were postponed, delayed or cancelled. With the emergence of a global health crisis, it became increasingly important to find ways to ensure healthcare professionals stayed connected. As a result, more people were looking to online solutions, and The Corpus team have been happy to offer our expertise.
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is consistently increasing, particularly in Asia and North America, as lifestyle-related conditions such as elevated blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are two key drivers. Almost 900 million people globally suffer from this condition, of whom approximately 4 million are on dialysis.1 In addition, CKD is associated with an important increase in the risk of cardiovascular complications, as well as cardiovascular and overall mortality (up to 12-fold!) compared with the general population.2,3
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As highlighted in our previous blog post from the European CME Conference, virtual meetings are here to stay. Although there has been some talk of ‘zoom fatigue’ in the past few weeks, recent surveys of healthcare professionals (HCPs) has highlighted a continued enthusiasm for online meetings if done right. Further evidence is rolling in from successful virtual medical congresses held throughout 2020, reinforcing the benefits of well-planned digital events.