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

Monday October 19, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET

The National Academy of Medicine will host a scientific symposium titled “Confronting Urgent Threats to Human Health and Society: COVID-19 and Climate Change,” as part of its 50th Annual Meeting. For the first time ever, the event is free to attend and will be held entirely online. Find out more>



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