Organized by the Costa Rican Ministry of Health and InterAmerican Heart Foundation (IAHF). This Conference brought together tobacco control scientists, treatment specialists and policy advocates. Conference website: www.tobaccoorhealthlac.org Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/tabacoOsaludLAC .
The "InterAmerican Heart Foundation Science of Peace Lecture" is an invited lecture series that takes place every other year and honors the work of Dr. Paul Dudley White of the United States and Dr. René Favaloro of Argentina. Both recognized the societal causes and implications of cardiovascular disease control and prevention. They saw health as a human right and paid attention to the social and economic context in which cardiovascular disease occurs.