Cambridge, MA
Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
The 2012 Schweitzer Leadership Conference
Sat, November 03, 2012 7:30AM to 5:00PM (Eastern)
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Hosted by The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
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 The 2012 Schweitzer Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 3 is an unparalleled opportunity for established and emerging professionals with an interest in building healthier communities to learn from the examples set by strategic and innovative leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy.

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To view an invitation with full details on the Friday, Nov. 2 VIP Schweitzer Prize event honoring Dr. Jim O'Connell, click here. All Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life who register for the conference are invited to attend, and should RSVP to (regrets only). O'Connell will also speak at the Nov. 3 conference.

Keynote Address
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine and Faculty Dean, Continuing Medical Education, Harvard Medical School; Author, Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of All Great Leaders                                                       

Plenary Address I
Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH, President-Elect, American Public Health Association; Director of Public Health Practice and Leadership, University of South Florida; Featured Expert in Unnatural Causes (PBS Documentary)

Plenary Address II
James (Jim) O'Connell, MD, Founder and President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Additional Conference Faculty
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP*,  Founder and CEO, Iora Health
  • Peter Goldbach, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Dialog
  • Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and President, National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
  • Donna Latson Gittens, MBA, Founder and Principal, MORE Advertising, a causemedia company
  • Kohar Jones, MD*, Director of Community Health and Service Learning, University of Chicago
  • Karen Spiller, Project Director, Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness
  • Donald L. Weaver, MD, Chief Medical Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers 
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