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