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.
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.
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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Based on preliminary program. Subject to change.