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Our Annual Meeting is moving online! Join us during the month of October for even more access to the content you enjoy at our annual meeting. We're offering a slate of workshops, main events, educational tracks and social networking opportunities designed to fit our members' schedules and needs.


Monday Keynote | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean, Boston University School of Public Health and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University
What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About COVID-19

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Tuesday Keynote | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Kate Tapper, Leadership Coach, Bud Development 

Be Kind to Stay Strong: The Case for Compassionate Resilience

Kate Tapper is a Leadership coach with international clients based in Europe and the United States. Kate's background is in leadership development in higher education where she has directed numerous regional and national programmes in the United Kingdom. She is a popular invited speaker on research leadership and has worked with many universities and other organisations, including Vitae, Advanced HE, and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. 

As a leadership coach Kate supports people to become more present and more courageous in their work, and to align with their deeper sense of purpose. Kate's newest work centres on how we can all develop compassionate resilience and prevent overwhelm, burnout and division in challenging times. Kate is also a mother with a strong and kind five year old son. 

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