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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


Stefan Buttigieg, Malta

Carole Cadwalladr, UK

Summer May Finlay, Australia

Walter Ricciardi, Italy


Plenary 2 – The Earth: a strategy for survival

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Moderators: Caroline Costongs, Director EuroHealthNet


Desmond D'Sa, South Africa

Sir Andy Haines, UK

Stella Kyriakides, EC

Diogo Martins, Portugal

Katherine Trebeck, Austrakua

Carolina Urrutia, Colombia


Plenary 3 - Leading the way to a healthier world

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Moderators: Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President EUPHA, and Carlo Signorelli, Italy


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

Anna Odone, Italy

Bronwyn King, Australia


Plenary 4 – The Digital Information Revolution

Wednesday 14 October 2020


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


Maurício Lima Barreto, Brazil

Malebona Matsoso, South Africa

Martin McKee, United Kingdom

Clayton Hamilton, WHO


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 Sheila Tlou, Botswana


Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO EURO

Ruediger Krech, WHO

Gita Sen, India

Patricio V. Marquez, Ecuador

Sara Cerdas, MEP, Portugal

Katie Gallagher, EPF


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

Friday 16 October 2020


Kasia Czabanowska, The Netherlands and Luís Eugênio de Souza, Brazil


Laura Magaña,  Mexico)

Philip Baba Adongo, Ghana

John Middleton, United Kingdom

Naomar de Almeida-Filho, Brazil

Pete Milos Venticich, Australia

Barbara Bürkin, Switzerland


Plenary 7 - Moving out of the silos 

Friday 16 October 2020

Moderators: Michael Moore (Australia) and Roberta Siliquini (Italy)


Stephen K. Klasko, USA

Walter Flores, Guatemala

Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA

Roopa Dhatt, Women in Global Health


Plenary 8 - Making a difference 

Saturday 17 October 2020



Josep Figueras, Observatory and Luis Eugenico de Souza, Brazil


Richard Horton, UK

Christopher Murray, USA

Naomi Nathan, WHO


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