The CME, held on the 3rd of October was largely attended by experts in the field from Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. The seminar highlighted challenges faced by practicing clinicians with regards to provision of care in hypertension and diabetes. An important topic was clinician inertia in the management of hypertension. In addition policy issues were raised and discussed in detail. A small group discussion soon followed, which was also a good platform for interaction of the different nationalities.