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Healthy Futures Summit & SPH 75th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Healthy Futures Summit (Summit registration is closed. View the livestream.)
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | 75th Anniversary Gala

The future holds a tantalizing mix of challenges and possibilities, like the promise of a world where everyone has the chance for a healthy life. But that public health vision faces myriad global threats, including rapid population growth, the unprecedented aging of societies, a warming climate, and a widening economic gap.

To address the needs of a changing world the 2019 Healthy Futures Summit convenes national and local experts and decision makers who will tackle persistent and emerging threats to public health such as food policy, community resilience, structural racism, climate change, and infectious diseases. You’ll be inspired to imagine new possibilities for a healthier future and gain insights that benefit your work today. (CEU credits will be offered for the Summit.)

Who will attend the summit? 300+ public health and health care professionals, scholars, and leaders who are committed to advancing learning, action, and innovation around the future of public health.

The 75th Anniversary Gala follows the day-long summit and will celebrate the School of Public Health’s rich history and how we’ve transformed health for 75 years. This energy-filled event will feature:

  • SPH experts who will showcase their work from the lens of past, present, and future
  • Networking with friends and colleagues — old and new
  • Food tasting featuring local chefs
  • Prominent health visionary Andy Slavitt

Who will attend the gala? We welcome all faculty, staff, students, community partners, and friends.

Engage, network, and create new connections.

40+

Speakers

400+

Attendees

Event Hashtags

#SPHhealthyfutures
#umnsph75

Call for Sponsors

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Healthy Futures Summit Agenda

8-8:15 a.m. Welcome
John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health
Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
8:15-9:45 a.m. Keynote: “The Future of Food: Policy, Community Engagement, and Education”
Marion Nestle, Author, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University
Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones, National Geographic Fellow
Moderator: Laura Bloomberg, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Marion Nestle and Dan Buettner are happy to appear in honor of their friend and colleague, Henry Blackburn, now marking his 65th year as a researcher and administrator in the School of Public Health.
10-11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: “Building Resilient Communities” (View livestream)
Atum Azzahir, CEO, The Cultural Wellness Center
Cyrus Batheja, Chief Growth Officer for myConnections™ and Medicaid Vice President, UnitedHealthCare
Katy Kozhimannil, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Moderator: Andriana Abariotes, Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, School of Public Health
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 1
Food Safety Advancing Global Public Health Counteracting the Anti Science Movement Aging
2-3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2
Learning Health Systems & Innovation in Care Delivery & Trials Climate Change & Health Structural Racism & Health Mental Health
3:30-5 p.m. Panel Discussion: “Preparing for the Next Epidemic” (View livestream)
Jim Neaton, Professor, School of Public Health
Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor, School of Public Health
Sonja A. Rasmussen, Professor, College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
Moderator: Susan Kline, Professor, Medical School, University of Minnesota

Breakout session topics subject to change

8-8:15 a.m.

Welcome

John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health

Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

8:15-9:45 a.m.

Keynote: “The Future of Food: Policy, Community Engagement, and Education”

Marion Nestle, Author, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University

Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones, National Geographic Fellow

Moderator: Laura Bloomberg, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Marion Nestle and Dan Buettner are happy to appear in honor of their friend and colleague, Henry Blackburn, now marking his 65th year as a researcher and administrator in the School of Public Health.

10-11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: “Building Resilient Communities” (View livestream)

Atum Azzahir, CEO, The Cultural Wellness Center

Cyrus Batheja, Chief Growth Officer for myConnections™ and Medicaid Vice President, UnitedHealthCare

Katy Kozhimannil, Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Moderator: Andriana Abariotes, Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, School of Public Health

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 1

2-3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 2

3:30-5 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Preparing for the Next Epidemic” (View livestream)

Jim Neaton, Professor, School of Public Health

Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor, School of Public Health

Sonja A. Rasmussen, Professor, College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida

Moderator: Susan Kline, Professor, Medical School, University of Minnesota

Breakout session topics subject to change

75th Anniversary Gala Agenda

5-6:30 p.m. Happy Hour
Enjoy music, tasty refreshments, and lively conversation with colleagues!
5-6:30 p.m. “Then, Now, & Beyond” Exhibits
Interact with SPH experts who will showcase their work and innovation from the lens of past, present, and future.
5:30-6:15 p.m. Local Food Tasting
Featuring Minnesota chefs.
6:30-6:45 p.m. Welcome & TPT Feature Preview
John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health
Joan T.A. Gabel, President, University of Minnesota
6:45-8:30 p.m. Dinner & Evening Keynote: “The Future of Public Health”
Andy Slavitt, Founder, United States of Care, Founder, Town Hall Ventures, Former Head of Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for Obama

5-6:30 p.m.

Happy Hour
Enjoy music, tasty refreshments, and lively conversation with colleagues!

5-6:30 p.m.

“Then, Now, & Beyond” Exhibits
Interact with SPH experts who will showcase their work and innovation from the lens of past, present, and future.

5:30-6:15 p.m.

Local Food Tasting
Featuring Minnesota chefs.

6:30-6:45 p.m.

Welcome & TPT Feature Preview
John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health
Joan T.A. Gabel, President, University of Minnesota

6:45-8:30 p.m.

Dinner & Evening Keynote: “The Future of Public Health”
Andy Slavitt, Founder, United States of Care, Founder, Town Hall Ventures, Former Head of Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for Obama

Keynote and Panel Speakers

Keynote: “The Future of Food: Policy, Community Engagement, and Education”

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

View session description

Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle

Author, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University

Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner

Founder, Blue Zones, National Geographic Fellow

Panel Discussion: “Building Resilient Communities”

10 – 11:30 a.m.

View session description

Atum Azzahir

Atum Azzahir

CEO, The Cultural Wellness Center

Cyrus Batheja

Cyrus Batheja

Chief Growth Officer for myConnections™ and Medicaid Vice President, UnitedHealthCare

Katy Kozhimannil

Katy Kozhimannil

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Panel Discussion: “Preparing for the Next Epidemic”

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

View session description

Jim Neaton

Jim Neaton

Professor, School of Public Health

OsterholmAction

Michael Osterholm

Regents Professor, School of Public Health

Sonja Rasmussen

Sonja A. Rasmussen

Professor, College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida

Evening Keynote: “The Future of Public Health”

6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

View session description

Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Founder, United States of Care, Founder, Town Hall Ventures, Former Head of Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for Obama

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