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SEATTLE Launch

Our future: a Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:00AM PST
Where: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Conference Center, 500 5th Ave N, New York
Hosted by: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“For too long adolescents have been the forgotten community of the health and development agenda. We cannot afford to neglect them any longer.” Melinda Gates

Agenda

09:00–09:30 Registration and light breakfast
09:30–09:35 Welcome
Clarissa Lord Brundage, Program Officer, Family Planning at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
09:35–09:45 Opening remarks
Chris Elias, President, Global Development at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
09:45–10:10 Commission Findings
George Patton, University of Melbourne and Chair, Lancet Commission
10:10–10:35 Using the Findings to Advance Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Moderator: Sarah Hendriks, Director of Gender Equality at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Panellists:

  • Kikelomo Taiwo, Lancet Youth Commissioner
  • Chris Murray, Director, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • All Mokdad, Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Susan Sawyer, Lancet Commission, University of Melbourne
  • Don Bundy, Deputy Director, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
10:35–10:55 Q&A
10:55–11:00 Closing remarks
11:00–12:00 Panelists are invited to attend a smaller meeting immediately following the panel to have a technical discussion about the key areas of action to advance the Commission’s recommendations.

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