2019 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
10:20am–11:10am MDT
2019 Health
Inflammation and Chronic Disease

Inflammation in the gut has been identified as one of the culprits in a long list of chronic illnesses, including colorectal cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease. Cutting-edge research is also revealing a pathway between the gut and the brain, suggesting a possible explanation for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and a host of mood disorders. Investigators are diggi...

Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion — Breakout
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Putting the United States on the Path to Universal Coverage: Lessons from Abroad

Universal access to health care means many things in many nations. Taxes support a single-payer system in the United Kingdom, and health care providers are reimbursed directly by the government; patients pay nothing at the point of service. In the Netherlands, the government defines a basic benefit package and regulates private insurers; everyone is required to buy coverage, and generally to pay p...

Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion — Lunch Session On Campus
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Reinventing the Pediatrician Visit

Brain development during a child’s first five years forms the basis for lifelong learning and physical health, making enriched environments critical to success. Hospitals and clinics represent an untapped opportunity to contribute in this pivotal period. From a newborn’s first day of life to the many subsequent well-child and sick-care visits, the health care milieu offers knowledge, equipment, an...

Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion — Breakout
Saturday, June 22nd
10:20am–11:10am MDT
2019 Health
Pathways to Universal Health Coverage

More than half the world’s population does not have adequate access to some of the essential health services they need, and 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty every year by health care spending. The global move toward universal health coverage, one of the UN’s sustainable development goals for 2030, would give everyone access to quality services without financial hardship. Reaching...

Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion — Breakout
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
The Geography of Longevity

Travel just seven miles from the Loop in central Chicago to the city’s West Side, and the life expectancy of residents drops by a shocking 16 years. Cross the border from Algeria, where residents average 76 years of life, to Mali, where it falls to 61 years. Persisting and preventable inequities by location, race, and socioeconomic status are a global phenomenon that can strangle family and commun...

Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion — Lunch Session On Campus
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