The below schedule is tentative, and subject to change. Some speaker/workshop titles are working titles, and may not be finalized.

Day 1 – Friday 30 October, 2015

Time Event
8:00 Conference registration
9:00 Welcome Note
Raghib Ali, DPH
Director, NYU Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Center
9:15 Public Health Approaches: A Global Look at Obesity in Adolescents
Jennifer Pomeranz, JD MPH
Assistant Professor, NYU Global Institute of Public Health
10:15 Childhood Obesity: Prevalence and Potential Determinants in the UAE
Abdishakur Abdulle, PhD
Associate Director, NYU Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Center
10:45 Obesity: Prevention and Intervention Efforts in the UAE
Malin Garemo, PhD
Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Public Health, Zayed University
11:15 Break
11:30 What’s Wrong With the Public Health War on Obesity, and the Ethical, Evidence-based Health at Every Size Alternative
Lily O’Hara, MPH PhD
Assistant Professor, Emirates College for Advanced Education
12:00 Creating a Public Health Action Plan
Andrea Leinberger-Jabari, MPH
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Public Health Research Techniques
Amani Magid, MLIS AHIP
Science and Engineering Librarian, NYU Abu Dhabi
14:40 Public Health Intervention Development
The student teams work to develop their public health interventions, guided by facilitators
18:00 Final remarks
Brief, final reflections on the day
20:00 Optional Evening Programming

Day 2 – Saturday 31 October, 2015

Time Event
8:00 Breakfast and Opening Remarks
9:00 Public Health Intervention Development
The students will continue developing their public health interventions
11:00 Creating Effective Presentations
Andrew Starner, PhD
Public Speaking Expert and Writing Program Lecturer, NYU Abu Dhabi
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Public Health Intervention Development
Students put the finishing touches on their public health interventions
16:00 Proposal Presentations
Students present their proposals to the judges and other participants
This session is open to the media
17:30 Break
18:00 Closing Remarks
Cheryl Healton, DPH
Director, NYU Global Institute of Public Health
Dean of Global Public Health, NYU

Awards Ceremony
The judges announce the winning team

18:30 Closing Reception