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Connecting Ideas and Knowledge Sharing on Equity and Health

PAHO/WHO Symposium — 9:00 am — 5:00 pm February 24th, 2010
10th Anniversary of Equity and Health listserv
This symposium on health determinants and inequalities will be focused on the analysis of thematic trends and conceptual frameworks developed in the last 10 years and their policy implications. It also will address global methodological issues of measuring health inequalities and evaluating policy and program impact.
A draft of the agenda by topic is below. The names of some speakers and discussants TBC the final agenda will be sent before the meeting. The entire meeting will be web cast in order to reach a wide international audience of health equity researchers and advocates.
The format will be a short presentation on the subject of each panel 10-15 min max — Three/four discussants 5 to 10 min max. - Q&A 15 min max.from

Participants in person:

PAHO Pan American Health Organization Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Room A

Virtual participants via web:

To participate in person or virtually please confirm you availability before February 22nd

This event is being organized by WHO, PAHO/WHO, and Kellogg Fellows

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Equity and Health
Connecting Ideas and Knowledge Sharing

February 24th, 2010

PAHO/WHO Pan American Health Organization
525 23rd St. NW Washington DC 20037
Room A


Welcome remarks

Dr Mirta Roses, Director PAHO/WHO

9:00 - 9:15 am






Following up the Commission on Social Determinants of Health: How Do We Move to Action?

Dr Rüdiger Krech Director, Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, World Health Organization, WHO Geneva, Switzerland
Sir Michael Marmot, Director, International Institute for Society and Health, University College, London
Galvão, Dr. Luiz Augusto PAHO/WHO Sustainable Environmental Health SDE Area Manager

Chair: Dr. Kumanan Rasanathan, Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, World Health Organization, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Jeanette Vega, Undersecretary for Public Health, Ministry of Health, Chile
Dr. Bernardo Kliksberg, UNDP advisor; UNDP-Spain Fund Director
Dr Jose Romero Teruel, Professor Georgetown University
Sir George Alleyne PAHO/WHO Director Emeritus

10:15 —10:30 am

Thematic Networks and Dissemination of Information

Ana Lucia Ruggiero, EQ List Moderator KMC - PAHO/WHO

Barbara Krimgold, Director, Kellogg Fellows and Scholars Programs, CFAH
Kira Fortune, VHL- Social Determinants of Health SDE PAHO

Sandra Raiher, CEDES Argentina

10:30- 10:45am coffee break

10:45 - 12:30pm

Understanding the determinants of health & implementing population health programs

Dr Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Professor of Family and Community Medicine; Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health - University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Alexandra (Lexi) B. Nolen,
Director, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities; Associate Director of the PAHO/WHO Center for Training in International Health; University of Texas Medical Branch

Kenneth Olden, Dean,
CUNY Institute for Health Equity, Lehman College, and Professor, Hunter College, NYC

Dr. Ulysses Pannisset,
Coordinator Research Translation to Policy Unit and EVIPNet, RPC/IER, WHO

Erin Ueffing

Administrator, Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health - University of Ottawa

Dr. Olivia Carter-Pokras, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health

Dr. Clem Bezold,
Chairman, Institute for Alternative Futures

Dr. Oscar Mujica, PAHO/WHO [5 min.]


1:30 - 2:00 pm

An Equity of Opportunity Framework for Child


Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences and Director, Institute on Urban Health Research

Dr. Manuel Peña PAHO/WHO Nutrition Center

Dr. Emma Sanchez — Kellogg Health Scholar, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Karen Ertel — Kellogg Health Scholar, Harvard School of Public Health

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Global Health & Ethics

Dr. Lawrence O. Gostin

Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law; Faculty Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Professor of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University Georgetown Law

Dr. Gregg Bloche Professor of Law; Co-Director, Georgetown-Johns Hopkins Joint Program in Law and Public Health
B.A., Columbia; J.D., M.D., Yale

Dr. Fernando Lolas, Bioethics Program Director PAHO/WHO

Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger, Professor Yale University

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Knowledge Networks

Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Al Shorbaji, Najeeb Mohamed, KMC WHO

Theresa Bernardo, PAHO/WHO, KMC


Marcelo D'Agostino PAHO/WHO, KMC
Stacey Aronson US National Library of Medicine NLM

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Immigration and Health in the Americas: Linked

Dr. Dolores Acevedo —Garcia

PhD, MPA-URP Associate Professor, Bouve College of Health Sciences Associate Director, Institute on Urban Health Research Northeastern University

Dr. Edna Viruell-Fuentas - Assistant Professor, Latino/Latina Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Emma Sanchez — Kellogg Health Scholar, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Shedra Amy Snipes - NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Rifat Latifi
, MD,FACSProfessor of Surgery
The University of Arizona, Department of Surgery
Vice Chairman, International Relations

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Health Financing

Ms. Amada Glassman, Principal Health Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank IADB/BID

Dr. David Gwatkin, World Bank advisor

Dr. Philip Musgrove
, Health Affairs

Chair: Dr. Ruben Suarez THR PAHO/WHO


5:30 pm

Closing remarks

Dr Jon Andrus, Deputy Director PAHO/WHO