This week, academic public health leaders, faculty, staff, students, and partners convened online for three days to engage in discussions and share new strategies and tools to strengthen education, practices, and research in public health. Nearly 1,000 attendees joined from 20 countries. Highlights from this year’s meeting included:
- Dr. Leana Wen, MD, public health professor at George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and CNN contributor’s insights and lessons learned in public health communication during COVID-19 and other health crises.
- Plenary panel discussion around building trust in public health emergency preparedness and response featuring public health experts representing local, federal, and international public health agencies.
- Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times Magazine, creator of the 1619 Project, and Founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard University.
- Session on the health effects of the war in Ukraine and discussions around the impacts of wars and armed conflicts on the public’s health.