New Orleans, Louisiana
Highlights of the Week
Monday, June 20, began with the Opening Ceremonies at 9 a.m.
The day also included:
Detailed Monday Agenda
- The Luther Terry Lecture delivered by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the Commissioner of Heatlh for the City of New Orleans
- The Awards Luncheon
- A Panel Discussion on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
- A concert by the USPHS Ensemble
- The Annual Anchor and Caduceus Dinner
Tuesday, June 21, was Category Day with officers meeting by profession.
Wednesday, June 22, the Scientific Program opened with a keynote at 9:30 a.m. by Dr. Leslie Wolf on the Public Health Ethics and Leadership: Getting It Right!
The keynote was followed by a series of concurrent track sessions throughout the day. Track sessions focused on:
- Addressing Leadership Roles in Fostering Healthy Behaviors
- Leadership to Improve Emergency Response Infrastructure and Capabilities
- Leading Innovations and Improvements in Health Communication and Health Literacy
- Essential Leadership for Public Health: Prevention of Disease and Disability
- Leadership in the Field of Mental and Behavioral Health
Thursday, June 23, the program concluded with a luncheon keynote presentation by Dr. Melinda Sothern focusing on innovative approaches to childhood obesity.
Service project opportunities also were available on Thursday afternoon and Friday. A free seminar for retiring officers was planned for Friday.
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