08:30 - 09:00 - OPENING CEREMONY


  • Shamim Hayder Talukder, MBBS, MPhil, President, International Society for Urban Health Founder. Chief Executive Officer, Eminence
  • David Vlahov, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco.  Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health.

  • Jo Ivey Boufford, MD for IAMP, President, The New York Academy of Medicine
  • Yongguan (Y-G) Zhu, PhD for ICSU, Professor of Environmental Biology, Director General of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Jose Gabriel Siri, PhD, MPH, BS for UNU-IIGH, Research Fellow, United Nations University (UNU)


  • Ann Aerts, MD, Head of the Novartis Foundation
  • Tracy Orleans, PhD, Senior Scientist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation