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Apr 2023 24
Time: 11:45 AM
National Academy of Sciences Building


The program begins at the 33 minute mark.

Covid Crisis Group from The National Academies on Vimeo.

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) hosted a discussion of findings from the Covid Crisis Group, led by former 9/11 Commission Executive Director Philip Zelikow. For two years, the group’s 34 experts, including NAM President Victor Dzau and 10 other NAM members, worked together to lay the foundation for a National Covid Commission. With the formal public health emergency coming to an end and an official inquiry nowhere in sight, the members of the group presented their conclusions for the first time ahead of the April 25 publication of their book, Lessons from the Covid War. See the complete agenda below.


11:45 am–12:30 pm Light Lunch/Refreshments

12:30 Welcome

Victor Dzau

12:35 Opening Remarks

Philip Zelikow

12:50 Fighting the Covid War

Moderator: Richard Danzig

Panelists: John BarryMarc LipsitchGary Edson

2:05 Break

2:15 19th Century System Meets 21st Century Pandemic

Moderator: Ruth Faden

Panelists: Margaret “Peggy” HamburgMark McClellan, Melissa Harvey, James Lawler

3:30 Break

3:40 Scientific Knowledge and Our Ability to Apply It

Moderator: Monique K. Mansoura

Panelists: Richard HatchettKendall HoytMichael Callahan

5:00 Emerging Stronger from COVID-19: NAM Initiatives

Michael McGinnis

5:15 Adjourn

*Note: Agenda and speaker lineup subject to change

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