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The National Academy of Medicine held its annual meeting on Sunday and Monday, October 17-18, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in an abundance of caution, the Annual Meeting was held entirely virtually.

 

Full agenda >>

 


Program Features (Monday, 10/18):

Keynote Address — 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Eric Lander, PhD

President’s Science Advisor and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 


Panel 1: Disruption, construction, and learning from COVID-19 — 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


Moderator: Carl Zimmer

Columnist, New York Times


Panelists
:

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology, and of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Professor of Epidemiology, and of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine; and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Taube Endowed Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health and Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control and Attending Physician, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford


Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA

Director, Yale Institute for Global Health; Associate Dean (Global Health Research), Yale School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Yale School of Medicine; Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health


Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP

Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado and Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health

 


Panel 2: Toward actionable policy in climate change and human health — 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm



Moderator
: Laura Helmuth, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American


Panelists
:

John Balbus, MD, MPH

Interim Director of the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Michelle Bell, PhD

Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University School of the Environment


Michael Méndez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Policy at the University of California, Irvine


Marshall Shepherd, PhD

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia

 


Panel 3: Lessons from compounding health crises: The future is now — 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm



Moderator
: Alan Weil, JD, MPP

Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs


Panelists
:

Emily K. Brunson, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University


Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH

Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, Drexel University School of Public Health


Edward Maibach, PhD

University Professor, George Mason University and Director, George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication


Secretary Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH

Washington State Secretary of Health


Special Remarks — 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Secretary Xavier Becerra

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


 


President’s Forum: The Role of the National Academy of Medicine and the Health Sector in Addressing the Climate Crisis —4:05 pm – 5:45 pm


 

Special Remarks: Gina McCarthy

National Climate Advisor


Moderator:

Victor Dzau, MD

President, National Academy of Medicine

 

Panelists:

Greg A. Adams

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals


Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service


Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH

Senior Vice President with the Trust for Public Land and Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health


Rachel L. Levine, MD

Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD

President and CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization


Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS

Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute; and Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Planning Committee

Sue Curry, PhD, Dean Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Health Management and Policy College of Public Health, University of Iowa
Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Chief Health Officer, Google
Paula T. Hammond, PhD, David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine; co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health
Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor and John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment, Director of the Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christine E. Seidman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Interest Group Meetings

Interest Groups allow NAM members from different disciplines to convene on pertinent and interdisciplinary subjects. During the NAM Annual Meeting, each Interest Group organizes and leads a panel of scholars to discuss current and global challenges affecting science, medicine, technology, and health. You can watch recordings of all of the interest group meetings here>>

Interest Group Session A: 11:15 am — 1:15 pm EDT

IG01 –  Health Policy and Health Care Systems
IG02 – Global Health, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology
IG03 – Neuroscience, Behavior, Brain Function & Disorders
IG10 – Biology of Aging/Geriatrics
IG12 – Nutrition, Diabetes, and Obesity
IG15 – Human Rights, Professional Ethics and the Values of Medicine

Interest Group Session B: 1:45 pm — 3:45 pm EDT

IG 07 – Maternal & Child Health and Human Development
IG 08 – Health of Populations/Health Disparities
IG 09 – Education of the Health Care & Science Workforce
IG 16 – Rehabilitation and Human Function
IG 17 – Primary Care
IG 18 – Health Technology
IG 19 – Climate Change

 

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