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November 18, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change 2019 U.S. Launch



Registration and Coffee

10:00 AM

Welcome Remarks 

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Keynote Addresses 

19th U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

10:30 AM

Presentation of the 2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Global Report and Companion 2019 Lancet Countdown U.S. Policy Brief

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Author, Global Report & Senior Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington 

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Lead Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

11:00 AM

Plenary Panel: Climate, Health, and Equity Opportunities


Melissa Lott, PhD, Global Lancet Countdown & Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University


Maya Earls, Reporting Fellow, ClimateWire


Adrienne Hollis, PhD, JD, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Narasimha Rao, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Energy Systems, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Samantha Ahdoot, MD, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Daphne Frias, North American Regional Focal Point For SDG 16 at the United Nation Major Group for Youth and Children

12:00 PM


Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor and John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alice Chen, MD, Former Executive Director of Doctors for America

 12:20 PM

Networking Lunch


November 18, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm