Online Program

Vietnam War 1965-2015: A Vietnam Veteran and past APHA President's 50 Year Perspective

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Myron Allukian Jr., DDS, MPH, Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health, Boston, MA

This presentation will cover my 50 year perspective on Vietnam from  1965 to 2015. This will include when I was at the 3rd Marine Division field hospital outside of Da Nang in 1965,  to 1990 when I returned to Vietnam as APHA President, to 2015 reflecting on the impact we had on Vietnam and the Vietnam war  had on the United States. 

The public health effects of the war and the US trade embargo from 1975-1994 on Vietnam will be discussed as well as  the APHA resolution to  lift the US trade embargo. Personal photographs will also be utilized.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discussion by a former APHA President discusses the many consequences of wars.

Keyword(s): War

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a former President of APHA and served in the military in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
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.