Surgeons general at Annual Meeting closing session: San Diego meeting to highlight 'Public Health Without Borders'.ATTENDEES OF APHA's 136th Annual Meeting will want to make sure and set aside time in their busy schedules on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 29. In a can't-miss event, the Annual Meeting closing session will feature insights and conversations with three former recent U.S. surgeons general.
The closing session lineup will include Surgeons General Richard Carmona Richard Henry Carmona, (born November 22, 1949) was the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. As the Surgeon General, he was commissioned as a Vice Admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commisioned Corps and served as the head of the Corps. , MD, MPH, FACS FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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fluorescence-activated cell sorter. ; David Satcher, MD, PhD; and Joycelyn Elders, MD. The three leaders will discuss today's public health challenges, reflect on past achievements and explore health concerns on the horizon. Under their tenure, the three surgeons general worked on pressing national health issues such as tobacco use, mental health, HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and youth violence, released recommendations and reports and guided the nation's health behaviors.
"It is an honor and a privilege to have these three surgeons general come together at the APHA Annual Meeting," said APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
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2. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists , FACEP FACEP Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (E). "Their contributions to the health of the nation are outstanding and their leadership has led to healthier lives for all Americans."
Carmona, the most recent U.S. surgeon general The U.S. Surgeon General is charged with the protection and advancement of health in the United States. Since the 1960s the surgeon general has become a highly visible federal public health official, speaking out against known health risks such as tobacco use, and promoting disease , served as the nation's top doctor from 2002-2006. He is now vice chair of Canyon Ranch, a health and wellness company, and a professor of public health at the University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. . Satcher, who served as surgeon general from 1998-2002, is the director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities at the Morehouse School of Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine is a medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Originally part of African-American all-male Morehouse College, it was founded in 1975 during the tenure of college president Hugh M. and director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. Elders, who served as surgeon general from 1993-1995, is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used School of Medical Science.
Registration is now open for APHA's 136th Annual Meeting, which will be held Oct. 25-29 in San Diego. The meeting, which has a theme of "Public Health Without Borders," will include scientific sessions, business meetings, educational offerings, and networking and social events. Participants who register for the APHA Annual Meeting by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 can save up to $115.
The Annual Meeting closing session with the surgeons general will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, so registrants should keep that in mind when making their travel arrangements.
Other special events at this year's Annual Meeting in San Diego include "A Right to Care: An Evening with Sarah Jones," on Sunday, Oct. 26. The performance, which features Tony Award-winning actress Sarah Jones, is free for all Annual Meeting participants who RSVP (ReSerVation Protocol) A communications protocol that signals a router to reserve bandwidth for real time transmission. RSVP is designed to clear a path for audio and video traffic, eliminating annoying skips and hesitations. on their Annual Meeting registration forms.
The 2008 Annual Meeting Online Program is now available, with session details and a calendar of events. Many of the meeting's sessions and activities will be focused around the meeting theme, which encompasses topics such as immigrant health, access to safe water, cross-border disease surveillance, air pollution management and worldwide spread of obesity.
"This year's APHA Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for a better understanding of the aspects of growing multiculturalism that promote healthy living and highlights science-based practices that may help to protect minority populations as they are faced with changing environments," Benjamin said.
For more information on the Annual Meeting and its offerings, visit www. apha.org/meetings, call 202-777-2742 or see the Advance Program that is included in this month's issue of The Nation's Health.