Plenary Sessions

2022 Plenary Sessions

Transform, Advance, Evolve: Public Health Leadership in the Era of COVID-19
Monday, April 4, 8:00-10:00 AM ET

We planned for it and here it is. Yet, no amount of planning could have prepared us for the way this pandemic would transform our profession now and into the future. COVID-19 has placed extraordinary demands on public health leaders, who met an outbreak massive in both scale and unpredictability. Our profession sits at a crossroads and, though the response continues, now is the time to face the challenges ahead and examine how we can advance and evolve both individually and as a community. This session will explore how we can step into leadership roles and lead from strength; interprofessional collaboration, how we can support ourselves and our colleagues in learning and growing from the current crisis; and offer strategies that can be adapted into the future. The session presentation will be live allowing the presenter to answer questions and concerns in real time and giving guidance and resource that would assist with planning, responding, and recovering from public health emergencies.

Speaker: David G. Altman, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Creative Leadership

Emerging Stronger After COVID-19: Priorities for Health System Transformation
Wednesday, April 6, 8:00-10:00 AM ET
COVID-19 has transformed the public health and healthcare sectors. To better understand the impact, the National Academy of Medicine convened experts across nine sectors to outline what opportunities exist to reinforce, revitalize, and transform the health system. Representatives from the National Academy of Medicine will share a summary of their reports and engage in a discussion of how the public health and healthcare system can emerge stronger.

Speakers

  • Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer, Google
  • Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MPP, Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer and Senior Scholar, National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Executive Director of the NAM Leadership Consortium


From Pandemic to Endemic: The Future of COVID-19 Response
Thursday, April 7, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

A continuing pool of unvaccinated people — and the virus' own ability to mutate — will ensure SARS-CoV-2 circulates, at some level, for years. This means that precautions will continue, and systems will need to change for years to come as response transitions from crisis to more routine public health status. This session will explore how state, local, epidemiological surveillance, and laboratory systems are preparing for that; what resources are necessary to build a sustained public health infrastructure; how interprofessional collaboration is beneficial to the teams, and how this pandemic will forever change the future of public health. Representatives from Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) will discuss the future of COVID-19 response as it transitions from pandemic to endemic.

Speakers:

  • Scott J. Becker, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
  • Michael R. Fraser, PhD, CAE, FCPP, Chief Executive Officer, Association of State and Territorial Officials (ASTHO)
  • Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Janet Hamilton, MPH, Executive Director, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
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