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MAY 15 TO 19, 2022 IN MONTREAL

Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity

Plenary Speakers

On behalf of the Global Scientific Committee, we are pleased to announce our first Plenary Speakers. Please sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date as further Plenary Speakers are announced.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. In doing so, he was the first WHO Director-General elected from among multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and was the first person from the WHO African Region to head the world’s leading public health agency.

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Cindy Blackstock

A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy is honoured to serve as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work.

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Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has been named an epidemiology innovator by Time, a top voice in healthcare by LinkedIn, and is one of the most cited social scientists in the world.

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Karine Gentelet

Karine Gentelet is a Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the Université du Québec en Outaouais and holds the Abeona-ENS-OBVIA Chair on Artificial Intelligence and Social Justice.

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Ruediger Krech

Dr Ruediger Krech is the Director for Health Promotion at the World Health Organization. He leads WHO’s work on tobacco and alcohol control, physical activity and enhanced wellbeing; and the programs on public health law and fiscal policies for health.

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Colectivo LASTESIS

Colectivo LASTESIS is an artistic, interdisciplinary and feminist women’s collective from Valparaíso, Chile, composed of Daffne Valdés Vargas, Paula Cometa Stange, Lea Cáceres Díaz and Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem.

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Anna Matheson

Anna Matheson is a researcher and teacher in the School of Health at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Her expertise is in public health, health promotion and the social determinants, with an interest in how complexity influences health and social outcomes.

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Madalitso Phiri

Dr. Madalitso Zililo Phiri is a critical pan-African Black Sociologist who is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ), Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study.

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Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, an Inuk woman originally from Baker Lake, Nunavut, is a leader, role model and hero to women and girls across Canada and the world. While originally most recognized for a speech made in the House of Commons in 2017, Mumilaaq is now known for being the youngest elected Member of Parliament for Nunavut’s riding.

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Dean Schillinger

Dean Schillinger MD is a general internist, primary care physician and a UCSF Professor of Medicine. He is an international research expert in chronic disease-related public health, health communication, dissemination science and health policy.

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The plenary speakers have accepted the invitation. Final arrangements pending and dependent on public health and travel advice, face-to-face or virtual.







Based on preliminary program. Subject to change.



Montreal, Quebec, Canada


May 15 to 19, 2022

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