2008 IOM Annual Meeting - Is Biology Destiny?

When: October 13, 2008 (8:00 AM Eastern)

Topics Public Health, Biomedical and Health Research, Environmental Health, Children, Youth and Families
Activity: The NAM Annual Meeting
Board: HMD Executive Office

National Academy of Sciences Building - Auditorium
2100 C Street, NW
Washington, DC  20418

8:00 a.m.    
President’s Report to IOM Membership
Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President, Institute of Medicine
[Presentation]  [Audio] [Speech] [Monograph]

9:00 a.m.    
Presentation of IOM Member and Staff Awards  [Audio]

Stephen J. Ryan, M.D., IOM Home Secretary and President, Doheny Eye Institute
Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., Executive Director, Institute of Medicine

Is Biology Destiny? The Interaction of Biological, Behavioral and Social Determinants of Health 

9:20 a.m.   
Introduction of the Program

Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., Interim President, The Sage Colleges

9:30 a.m.   
The Biological Endowment and Susceptibility to Disease

Chair:  Teresa Seeman, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; and Associate Chief for Research, Division of Geriatrics, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

The Early Childhood Roots of A Lifetime of Physical and Mental Health
Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development; and Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators: Central Role of the Brain
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University

The Interplay of Genes and the Environment in Determining Plasticity Across the Life Span
Frances A. Champagne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology, Columbia University

10:30 a.m.  
Questions and Discussion  [Audio]

10:50 a.m.   

11:10 a.m.   
Genes and Non-Genetic Influences on Telomere Health

Introduction: Susan C. Scrimshaw
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., 
Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

11:30 a.m.   
Questions and Discussion 

11:40 a.m.   
The Health of Populations: Networks, Neighborhoods, Disparities and Health

Chair: Caswell A. Evans, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., Associate Dean, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lisa F. Berkman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Ana V. Diez Roux, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor, Epidemiology; and Director, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, University of Michigan

12:20 p.m.   
Questions and Discussion  [Audio]

12:30 p.m.   
Break for Lunch

2:00 p.m.     
Interdisciplinary/Bridging Work In Health Disparities—Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health and Society Scholars
Chair: Leon Eisenberg, M.D., Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, 
Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Scholar Panelists: 
Elliot Friedman, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at the Institute on Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rebecca Thurston, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

2:30 p.m.    
Questions and Discussion  [Audio]

2:45 p.m.   
Rethinking How to Achieve Individual and Population Health

Chair:   Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Social Determinants of Health and Their Implications for Public Health
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center of Excellence on Health Disparities and Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health, 
Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine

Insights from the Public Perspective
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America
[Presentation]  [Audio]

The Health Care Reform Debate We Wish We Were Having
Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

3:45 p.m.   
Questions and Discussion 

4:00 p.m.   
Closing Remarks

Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D.

4:20 p.m.   
Introduction of the Class of 2007 IOM Members, 2008-2009 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows, and Senior Nurse Scholar-In-Residence

Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Presentation of The Gustav O. Lienhard Award
Joanne Lynn, M.D., M.A., M.S., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

5:00 p.m.   
Adjourn and Reception  
Great Hall

Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee
Dennis A. Ausiello, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Judith A. Salerno, M.D., Executive Officer, Institute of Medicine
Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., Interim President, The Sage Colleges


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