National Academy of Medicine

President’s Letter

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My Annual Address to the NAM Membership


On Monday, October 17, 2016, I delivered my Annual President’s Address to the NAM Membership. I encourage you to read the full text of my speech here.

Our symposium on Reversing the Dramatic, 30-Year Rise in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes was a resounding success, featuring keynote addresses by Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization and William H. Dietz of George Washington University. The day also included a special President’s Forum on Vital Directions for Health and Health Care, in which I asked my fellow panelists Tom Daschel, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Michael Leavitt, Mark McClellan, and Larry Tabak what advice they would give to the next U.S. president about key next steps for health policy.

If you missed the meeting, I encourage you to visit the event homepage to access archived video, slidesets, and many other resources.

Warm regards,
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Victor J. Dzau, M.D.
President, National Academy of Medicine