Registration and Breakfast

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Windsor Prefunction

Join us for a continental breakfast in the Windsor Prefunction hall of the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead. After registering and grabbing a bite to eat, network with more than 300 attendees, meet our sponsors, and learn how local organizations are making a global impact.

Introduction & Welcome

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

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Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Claire Sterk, President, Emory University 

Roundtable: HIV/AIDS in Atlanta

8:10 AM - 9:30 AM

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Atlanta is home to four of the 48 focus counties of the President’s ambitious campaign, “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for the United States.” How will this plan play out in Altanta and America’s other, predominantly southern, cities which are hotspots of the epidemic?

Robert Redfield, Director, CDC (Invited)

Angelica Geter Fugerson, Chief Health Officer, City of Atlanta

Tori Cooper, Founder and Executive Director, Advocates for Better Care

Moderator: J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Keynote Address:

The Rising Threat of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Urban Centers

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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Dr. Rebecca Martin,  Director, Center for Global Health (CGH), CDC

Moderated Q&A Session by Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President, World Affairs Council

Coffee Break – Networking Opportunity

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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Panel I: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), Urbanization and Inequality

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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In 2015, nearly 48 percent of NCD deaths in low- and middle-income countries were premature and preventable. The burden of NCDs in these countries is concentrated in predominantly urban areas, where diet and environmental factors differ dramatically from rural areas. What are the innovations necessary to encourage decision makers to implement policies that combat obesity and diabetes, reduce sedentary behavior, narrow inequalities, and improve programs to identify, treat, and monitor urban residents with NCDs?

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University

Pape Gaye, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth International

Yara Baxter, Consultant, Better Hearts Better Cities

Moderator: Dr. Ann Aerts, Head, Novartis Foundation

Panel II: Employing Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health in Urban Settings

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Though urbanization presents challenges, so too does it present opportunities. Digital technology and artificial intelligence have the potential to significantly improve health care access and delivery by addressing challenges specific to complex urban environments.

Amanda BenDor, Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager, PATH

Frida Liane Plavnik, Vice President, Brazilian Hypertension Society

Naranbaatar Dashdorj, Chairman, Board of Directors, Onom Foundation

Closing Remarks

1:30 PM - 1:35 PM

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