YHC COVID-19 UPDATE:
A message from the 2020 YHC Executive Co-Chairs
As graduating students from Yale University's Health Professional Programs, we are struck by what an important time it is for us to be entering our respective fields. In these ever-changing and uncertain times, we remain committed to continuing to create an accessible space for dialogue and knowledge-sharing.
Therefore, we are extremely proud to announce that the 16th Annual Yale Healthcare Conference is not cancelled. However, we have transitioned to an abbreviated virtual conference for the health and safety of our team and attendees. We are also tabling our original program, "The Healthcare [R]evolution: Is Affordability Achievable?" Instead, we have also shifted our focus to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, including the major role the healthcare industry plays in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
We are excited to adapt our content in light of this global context, and are eager to highlight the many contributions being made to the COVID-19 Pandemic by healthcare professionals around the country and around the world.
Be sure to stay tuned for additional updates in the coming days.
Thank you so much, and wishing you all health and safety in times of quarantine!
The 2020 Yale Healthcare Conference Co-Chairs
Alexandra Knopf (YSPH), Jenne Lahov (YSN), and Gus Roman (SOM/YSPH)
APRIL 17, 2020
11:00am - 2:00pm EST
19TH U.S. SURGEON GENERAL
AUTHOR, "TOGETHER: THE HEALING POWER OF HUMAN CONNECTION IN A SOMETIMES LONELY WORLD"
2020 JOHN D. THOMPSON FELLOW
SCHEDULE / FRIDAY APRIL 17
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Welcoming Address & General COVID-19 Update
11:20 - 11:55 AM
Dr. Vivek Murthy: Perspective as former U.S. Surgeon General & the Impact of Loneliness and Togetherness in times of Social Distancing
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Three select breakout panels focusing on emergency preparedness and pandemic response
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Closing keynote address from Dr. Katherine Baicker, 2020 John D. Thompson Fellow
PLEASE NOTE: THESE SCHEDULES ARE TENTATIVE, AND ARE SUBJECT TO SLIGHT CHANGE. A FINAL SCHEDULE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE OF THE CONFERENCE DATE.