190640 Creating a world without war

Monday, October 27, 2008: 1:20 PM

Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH , Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Sherborn, MA
Victor W. Sidel, MD , Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Montifiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Critically important issues related to war and public health will face the new administration. These include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other international crises, control and ultimately abolition of nuclear weapons, strengthening international organizations to prevent war, improved services for military veterans and their families as well as refugees and internally displaced persons, and addressing the underlying causes of armed conflict. This presentation will focus on specific recommendations for the new administration for addressing these issues.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to identify key war and public health issues for the next administration and specific recommendations for the new administration for addressing these issues.

Keywords: War, Public Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Past- President APHA and co-editor of War and Public Health, Oxford University Press, 2008.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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