2021 AAHC Annual Meeting

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Leveraging Lessons of the Pandemic to Accelerate Evolution of the Academic Health Center

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September 27 - October 1, 2021

Academic health centers rapidly transformed to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. They ramped up telehealth, worked at the forefront of vaccine development, studied new treatments for COVID-19, implemented new approaches to education, communicated extensively with the public, and did it all while taking care of the sickest patients.

This is a critical time to reflect on lessons learned and, perhaps even more importantly, to consider how those lessons can and must inform how we shape approaches to health equity, prepare for future pandemics and other crises, and even reimagine entire health systems. The all-virtual 2021 AAHC Annual Meeting explored these pressing issues and more.

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  • Schedule of Events
  • Regional Roundtables

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September 27, 2021
11:00 am

Welcome Remarks by Dr. Steven L. Kanter

Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
11:10 - 12:30 pm

President’s Council on Health Security - Interactive Session

Lukoye Atwoli, PhD, Dean, Medical College, East Africa, The Aga Khan University
Carrie L. Byington, MD, Executive Vice President, University of California Health
Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of Nebraska System
Lauren A. Maggio, PhD, Programs Scholar, Association of Academic Health Centers
Jonna Mazet, DVM, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Director, One Health Workforce-Next Generation of USAID Emerging Threats Division
Ivy Ng, MD, Group Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Health Services
September 28, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

AAHC Annual Sullivan Lecture

Welcome Remarks

Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Former Secretary, US Department of Health & Human Services (1989-1993), President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine

AAHC Annual Sullivan Lecture

FacilitatorRobert N. Golden, MD, Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair of the Board, UW Health
Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, President, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Our Finest Hour”: academic health centers rapidly transform research, education, and patient care to meet the challenges of the pandemic.
The story of how academic health centers rapidly transformed to meet the challenges of the pandemic

Speakers:

FacilitatorDeborah C. German, MD, Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida
Alice B. Aiken, CD, PhD, MSc, BScPT, BSc, Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Dalhousie University
Sola Aoun Bahous, MD, PhD, MHPE, Professor/Interim Dean, Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Nephrology, Lebanese American University
Richard J. Barohn, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Missouri, Executive Director, NextGen Precision Health
Mary Dickinson, PhD, Senior Vice President and Dean of Research, Baylor College of Medicine
Damalie Nakanjako, MBChB, MMED, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Peter Waiswa, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
September 29, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 am

How will Academic Health Centers Prepare for Future Pandemics?

Facilitator: Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
10:00 – 11:00 am

Joint ELG Roundtable - Telework: Creative Solutions and Innovative Policies

Facilitator: Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
September 30, 2021
8:00 - 9:30 am

AAHCI Webinar Series: Simulation in Health Professions Education

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10:00 – 11:00 am

NAM Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the Health Sector

Facilitator: Michael L. Good, MD, CEO, University of Utah Health, Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine, Senior Vice President, University of Utah Health Sciences
Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Roundtable discussion on the Politics of Health

Facilitator: Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, Chancellor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
John Auerbach, MBA, Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Angela L. Franklin, PhD, President, CEO, and Chief Academic Officer, Des Moines University
Jeff Reczek, MPA, Director of the Washington Office, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Concurrent with the 2021 AAHC Annual Meeting, the AAHCI Regional Roundtables bring together members from the Southeast Asia (SEA), Eastern Africa (EA), Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC), and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) regions. These roundtables addressed region-specific issues under the 2021 Annual Meeting theme.

September 23, 2021

AAHCI Roundtable | Eastern Africa

COVID-19 in the Eastern Africa (EA) Region: Challenges and Lessons Learned
September 24, 2021

AAHCI Roundtable | Southeast Asia

COVID-19 in the Southeast Asia (SEA) Region: Challenges and Lessons Learned
September 27, 2021

AAHCI LAC-MENA Cross-Regional Roundtable

Disruptive Transformation of the Learning Environment

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