Summit 05

'05 Meeting

The third annual Oxford Health Alliance meeting was held at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA, on 30 October–1 November 2005.

The meeting brought together 170 people from 25 countries, from a diverse array of backgrounds including academia, government, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, finance and media. The purpose of this meeting was to maintain the considerable momentum built up over the last three years, to launch our inaugural Annual Review, to highlight progress with CAPCoD (Community Action to Prevent Chronic Disease) and to continue to move from research to action.

Among those presenting were:

  • John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University
  • Kelly Brownell, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
  • Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Tom Harkin, United States Senator (Iowa)
  • J. Edward Hill, President, American Medical Association
  • Bernard Lown, Lown Cardiovascular Center and Research Foundation

These leaders and their peers discussed a variety of key topics:

  • Responding to the need for enhanced global action
  • Economic rationale for investing in chronic disease prevention
  • Patient power: the coming revolution
  • Business into action
  • The current framing of chronic diseases in the international agenda
  • Design for a healthy world

Click here for a list of downloadable presentations given at the conference.

There were four Working Group sessions, and involvement by a group of young people, including a closing presentation.

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The three-day conference was interspersed with receptions at Yale University landmarks, and ended with a formal dinner in the President’s Room of Woolsey Hall.