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World Congress on Public Health - Plenary programme


Opening Ceremony of the 16th World Congress on Public Health 

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Moderator: Walter Ricciardi, Chair of the 16th World Congress on Public Health

Keynote speaker: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (by video) 

 

Plenary 1 - What happened to the Enlightment?

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Moderators: Giuseppe Remuzzi, Italy, and Vina Hulamm, United States

Speakers/Panellists: 

- Summer May Finlay, Champion of the rights of indigenous people, Australia

- Stefan Buttigieg, Malta

- Others to be announced

 

Plenary 2 – The Earth: a strategy for survival

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Moderators: Caroline Costongs, Director EuroHealthNet

Speakers/Panellists: 

- Desmond D'Sa, Coordinator of the environmental justice organisation South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), South Africa

- Others to be announced

 

Plenary 3 - Leading the way to a healthier world

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Moderators: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President EUPHA, and Claude Betts

Speakers/Panellists:

- Sandro Galea, Dean Robert A. Knox School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, United States

- Others to be announced

 

Plenary 4 – The Digital Information Revolution

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Organisers: 

Moderators: James Chauvin, Canada, and Isabel de la Mata, European Commission

Speakers/Panellists: to be announced

 

Plenary 5 - Health systems fit for the future: promoting better health, economic growth and social cohesion

Thursday 15 October 2020 

Moderators: Walter Ricciardi, Italy, and to be announced 

Speakers/Panellists:

- Patricio V. Marquez, The World Bank

- Usman Khan, Director European Patients' Forum

- Others to be announced

 

Plenary 6 - Revolutionalizing the public health workforce as agents of change

Friday 16 October 2020

Moderator: Kasia Czabanowska, ASPHER 

Speakers/Panellists: 

- Laura Magana, President and CEO Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Mexico

- Philip Baga Adonga, President Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA), Ghana

- Others to be announced

 

Plenary 7 - Moving out of the silos 

Friday 16 October 2020

Moderators: Michael Moore, Australia, and Roberta Siliquini, Italy 

Speakers/Panellists: to be announced

 

Plenary 8 - Making a difference 

Saturday 17 October 2020

Organiser: 

Moderators: Laetitia Rispel, South Africa, and Carlo Signorelli, Italy

Speakers/Panellists: to be announced

  

Closing Ceremony of the 16th World Congress on Public Health

Saturday 17 October 2020

Moderator: to be announced

Keynote speakers: to be announced

Awards ceremony: Best Poster Prize, Best Abstract Prize, Ferenc Bojan Award