The Honorable David Satcher

, MD, PhD

16th U.S. Surgeon General; UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Board Member

David Satcher is a physician-scientist and public health administrator with an extensive track record of leadership, research, and community engagement. Dr. Satcher served as 16th Surgeon General of the United States (1998-2002) and the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services (1998-2001). He also served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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This Speaker's Sessions

Fireside Chat
Tuesday Oct. 20
5:00 PM
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Reimagining Healthcare to Prioritize Equity

This discussion will explore opportunities to reimagine our healthcare system to promote brain health equity for all communities, from access to research to access to preventative health services.

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Brain Health Conversation
Wednesday Oct. 21
11:30 AM
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UsAgainstAlzheimer's Book Club

Join two of our nation’s leading voices on aging and health justice—Dr. David Satcher, the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, and best-selling author and NPR host Diane Rehm—for a discussion about their life’s work and their latest books My Quest for Health Equity: Notes on Learning While Leading and When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End, respectively. The conversation, moderated by award-winning journalist Yvonne Latty, will focus on sharing lessons learned from a lifetime of public advocacy to respect the dignity of patients, individuals, and caregivers as they age.

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