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Symposium: Confronting Urgent Threats to Human Health and Society – COVID-19 and Climate Change

October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - October 19, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

COVID-19 and Climate Change

The National Academy of Medicine will hold its annual meeting virtually from Saturday through Monday, October 17-19, 2020. The scientific program, this year titled Confronting Urgent Threats to Human Health and Society: COVID-19 and Climate Change, will be held on Monday, October 19th, from 10:00 am ET — 5:30 pm ET

The virtual symposium features keynote speakers Bill Gates and Anthony S. Fauci, MD, moderator Sanjay Gupta, MD, FACS, and other distinguished keynote speakers and panelists from the fields of medicine, environmental science, public health, etc.


Keynote Address: Crises, Fast & Slow – Bill Gates

The state of the COVID-19 pandemic: Virus emergence, the impact of the pandemic, & US and global preparedness and response
Session keynote: Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Moderator: Sanjay Gupta, MD, FACS
Panelists: Chikwe Ihekweazu, FFPH; Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH; Susan R. Weiss, PhD;

Climate change and human health: Navigating environmental, societal, and individual impacts
Session keynote: Sir Andrew Haines, MBBS, MD, FRCGP, FFPHM, FRCP, FMedSci
Moderator: Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
Panelists: Georges C. Benjamin, MD; Jane Lubchenco, PhD; Jacqueline Patterson, MSW, MPH

President’s Forum:

Responding to global crises: Future directions in science and policymaking to address complex threats to society
Welcoming Remarks: Victor Dzau, MD
Session keynote: Ursula von der Leyen
Moderator: Judith Rodin, PhD
Panelists: Sir Jeremy J. Farrar, MBBS; Niall Ferguson, MA; Adrienne L. Hollis, PhD, JD; Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD; Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala, PhD


For more information on this event, and about the speakers and panelist, click the link below:

October 19, 2020 Symposium: Confronting Urgent Threats to Human Health and Society – COVID-19 and Climate Change





October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM
October 19, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
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National Academy of Medicine
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