Day 1 Update – International Conference on Urban Health
On October 27, 2010, The New York Academy of Medicine officially convened the 9th Annual International Conference on Urban Health. Speakers for the opening plenary included:
- Dr. Thomas Farley, Commissioner, The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
- Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO),
- Adolfo Carrión, Jr, Director of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New York and New Jersey Regional Office, and
- Dr. Trudy Harpham, Emeritus Professor at London South Bank University.
The afternoon Keynote address was delivered by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.