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May 1, 2019

The Lancet – O’Neill Institute Commission on Global Health and the Law

Report Launch

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The Lancet – O’Neill Institute Commission on Global Health and the Law launched its groundbreaking report on how law can be used as a tool to advance the right to health. Produced by an international roster of experts in fields ranging from health, policy, and law to economics and governance, the report makes an innovative case for the power of law to improve health while spotlighting the opportunities and challenges under the law as it stands today. This event both celebrated the launch of the report and helped identify how this new framework can be utilized to advance the right to health. 


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SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Networking and Coffee

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Overview
Lawrence Gostin, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Ed Healton, Georgetown University Medical Center
Timothy O'Neill, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
William Treanor, Georgetown University Law Center

9:30 - 9:35 a.m. | The Importance of Health With Justice (Video Welcome)
Tedros Adhanom, World Health Organization
With introduction by John Monahan, Georgetown University

9:35 - 9:50 a.m. | Keynote Address: Why Law Matters
Donna Shalala, U.S. Congress
With introduction by John Monahan, Georgetown University

9:50 - 11:05 a.m. | Global Health: Law as a Tool to Save Lives
Victor Dzau, United States National Academy of Medicine
Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health
Bruce Gellin, Sabin Vaccine Institute
Bonnie Jenkins, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation
Matthew Kavanagh, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Lawrence Gostin, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (moderator)

11:05 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Defining Health Issues in America
Jeffrey Crowley, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Regina LaBelle, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Timothy Westmoreland, Georgetown University Law Center
Lindsay Wiley, American University Washington College of Law
John Monahan, Georgetown University (moderator)

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks
John Monahan, Georgetown University