2021 AAHC Annual Meeting

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Leveraging Lessons of the Pandemic to Accelerate Evolution of the Academic Health Center
AAHC Connect – A Premier Virtual Experience

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.

As we near the two-year mark, it 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. Join us for the all-virtual 2021 AAHC Annual Meeting to explore these pressing issues and more.

As academic health centers continue to evolve to a new normal, the 2021 AAHC Annual Meeting will provide leaders a unique opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, share experiences, and envision the future of academic health centers.

  • Schedule of Events

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September 27, 2021
11:00 – 11:10 am

Welcome Remarks by AAHC President and CEO, Steven L. Kanter, MD

11:10 am – 12:30 pm

AAHC President's Council on Health Security - Interactive Session

September 28, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

AAHC Annual Sullivan Lecture

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

September 30, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 am

Joint ELG Roundtable

Featured Presentation – Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - View PDF Presentation

Facilitator: Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Panel: Collaboration Drives Innovation

Facilitator: Heyo Kroemer, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin
Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean, Yale School of Medicine - View PDF Presentation
Harold L. Paz, MD, MS, Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Health Affairs, The Ohio State University, Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Annemie M.W.J. Schols, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Health Medicine and Lifesciences, Maastricht University, Vice-President of the Executive Board, Maastricht University Medical Centre - View PDF Presentation
Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAS, FRCOG, Chair, Department OB/GYN- Aga Khan University Hospital, Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health Aga-Khan University - East Africa, AKU-UNESCO Chair in Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education, Chair, ICRHGlobal (International Centre for Reproductive Health)
Hans van Leeuwen, PhD, MSc, Dean, Vice-Chair of the Executive Board, Erasmus University Medical Center

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Featured Presentation: Responding to COVID – The Role of AHSCs Beyond AHSCs - Shitij Kapur, MBBS, PhD, FMedSci, Incoming President and Principal, Kings College London - View PDF Presentation

Facilitator: Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Panel: Challenges in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery and Administration: Perspectives from Around the Globe

Facilitator: Dermot Kelleher, MD, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Vice-President, Health, The University of British Columbia
Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc, PhD, FRSPH, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada - View PDF Presentation
Clay B. Marsh, MD, COVID-19 Czar, State of West Virginia, Vice President and Executive Dean, WVU Health Sciences
Julian Redhead, MBBS, FRCP, FCEM, MFSEM, Medical Director, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Imperial College London - View PDF Presentation
Jialin Zheng, MD, Professor and Dean, Tongji University School of Medicine - View PDF Presentation

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Panel: Leadership Development at Academic Health Centers: Cultivating Innovation, Community, Diversity, and Belonging

Facilitator: Sonu Bhaskar, MD, PhD, PD, Founding Director, NSW Brain Clot Bank, Liverpool Hospital and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
Jessica Gold, MD, MS, Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis - View PDF Presentation
Robert N. Golden, MD, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison - View PDF Presentation
Ming Kuang, MD, PhD, Vice President, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Executive Vice Dean, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University
Sarita Verma, BA, LLB, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dean, President & CEO, Northern Ontario School of Medicine - View PDF Presentation

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8:00 - 10 am

AAHC/I Partner Summit I

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

AAHCI Student Leadership Initiative Ignite! Talks – Innovative Ideas on Virtual Medical Education from Latin America

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

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8:00 - 10 am

AAHC/I Partner Summit I

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

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