Calendar of Events

September 26, 2014

Crisis Standards of Care: Public Health Ethics in Light of Evolving Mandates

Daniel Orenstein, JD, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law Western Region,
Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Public Health Law and Policy Program, Sandra
Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Crisis Standards of Care: Public Health Ethics in Light of Evolving Mandates
Friday, September 26, 2014
3 pm-4 pm Eastern Standard Time
CLE Credits Pending

Start: September 26, 2014 3:00 PM
End: September 26, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Webinar

September 25, 2014

Meet & Greet Movie Night

Join PHANYC for a Meet & Greet Movie Night screening of “Silent Exposure”. Click on this event to find out more information about this evening.

Start: September 25, 2014 6:30 PM
End: September 25, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge
140 East 27th Street

September 21, 2014

Brunch with a Book

Enjoy a lively discuss on healthography and the bestselling book by Pulitzer prize winner and APHA Annual Meeting keynote speaker Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns”.

Start: September 21, 2014 11:30 AM
End: September 21, 2014 1:30 PM
Venue: CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue, Silverman Building Room 15AB
Cost: Free

September 20, 2014

Urban Health for a Sustainable Future: The Post 2015 Agenda


       The objective of this side event for the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations is to identify progress toward and remaining activities to assure that the health needs of urban populations can be met in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development framework.
The agenda will address the following:
• Innovative strategies and investments to integrate urban health as a cross-cutting issue for sustainable development in cities across the world
• Sensitizing and encouraging global actors to enhance resource investments in sustainable development for urban health
• Encouraging inclusion of urban health concerns in national development agendas. Speakers will share their views and actively discuss how to promote advocacy, policy reform, and resource mobilization to implement effective urban strategies for health in the SDGs.


Jacob Kumaresan  (confirmed)
Executive. Director, WHO Office, United Nations New York
Jo Ivey Boufford  (confirmed)
President, The New York Academy of Medicine; International Society for Urban Health
Shamim Hayder Talukder  (confirmed)
Founder and CEO, Eminence; President-Elect, ISUH
Eugenie L. Birch  (confirmed)
Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania; Co-chair, Transforming Cities Initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation
Tony Capon  (confirmed)
Director, International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University, Malaysia; Member, ICSU Urban Health Scientific Committee
Jeffrey Sachs  (invited)
Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Bangladesh Government Delegates:
M M Neazuddin
Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Monzur Hossain
Senior Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Cooperatives
Ashoke Madhab Roy
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Cooperatives


       The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development of 2012, Rio +20, was the platform that produced the concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after a final progress report in September of 2015. The SDG process promotes an approach that fully integrates the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. “Attaining healthy lives for all” and “making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable” are two of the proposed SDGs to be attained by 2030. A new proposed universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014, and launch a final year of country consultations. Along with governments, a broad range of civil society and international organizations are actively participating in this process.
       Addressing the challenges of urbanization is critical to achieving sustainable development. Over half the world’s population lives in cities and global urban populations continue to grow by more than 1 million people every week. Unplanned urbanization results in growing numbers of urban poor, and a growing demand for employment, services and social benefits. Many people continue to live in slum conditions, with lack of access to basic infrastructure and services such as sanitation, electricity and health care. Sustainable development of urban areas requires integration, coordination, and investment to tackle land-use issues, food security, employment creation, transportation infrastructure development, biodiversity conservation, water conservation, renewable energy sourcing, waste and recycling management, and the provision of education, health care and housing. Innovative and transformative implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda requires new partnerships, institutions that can work in an integrated manner, technology transfer, capacity building, information access, and monitoring and reporting for accountability.
       The Global Citizen Forum on Sustainable Development, an initiative of Eminence Associates for Sustainable Development, seeks to support a concerted effort to track the preparation, implementation and outcome of the post-2015 development goals related to urban health. During this side event, the Forum will bring together global actors to share experiences, ideas and opinions on how best to assure that urban health is well integrated into the post-2015 development framework.
International Society for Urban Health
The New York Academy of Medicine
Eminence Associates for Global Development
UN University

Global Citizen Forum on Sustainable Development

Start: September 20, 2014 10:00 AM
End: September 20, 2014 1:30 PM
Venue: The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY, 10029, United States
Cost: Free, registration required at

August 21, 2014

Health Literacy: Its Importance To You

Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to healthcare and the healthcare field? Join us to explore health literacy and its importance.

Start: August 21, 2014 9:30 AM
End: August 21, 2014 12:30 PM
Venue: Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

July 24, 2014

Patient Engagement: The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit & Roundtables

As a Supporting Organization, PHANYC invites you to register for the Patient Engagement Summit & Roundtables. Healthcare communicators and marketers have a big opportunity to play an important role in directly impacting how their organizations engage patients and health care professionals. This conference will showcase leaders with perspectives from the different parts of our healthcare system including pharma, hospital systems, insurers, technology and non-profits.

Start: July 24, 2014 8:00 AM
End: July 24, 2014 1:00 PM
Venue: The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: 195.00

June 27, 2014

Public Health Law Webinar Series, A Look at Public Health Mandates and Public Health Legislation: Hot Topics in Public Health Law and Public Health Ethics

New York State Bar Association Public Health Committee
in collaboration with
The Network for Public Health Law and
Public Health Association of New York City
announce sponsorship of a
Public Health Law Webinar Series
A Look at Public Health Mandates and Public Health
Legislation: Hot Topics in Public Health Law and Public Health Ethics
featuring nationally recognized public health law experts
Thomas Merrill, General Counsel & Kevin Schroth, Senior Legal Counsel
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Taking on Tobacco Regulation: An Overview of
New York City’s Tobacco Control Laws
Friday, June 27, 2014
3 pm-4 pm Eastern Standard Time

Start: June 27, 2014 3:00 PM
End: June 27, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Webinar
Cost: Free

June 10, 2014

Policy Meeting

Start: June 10, 2014 6:00 PM
End: June 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: American Heart Association
122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, United States

PHANYC Annual Membership Meeting

PHANYC Annual Membership Meeting. Speakers will include APHA President Gaufin.

Start: June 10, 2014 6:00 PM
End: June 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: Fordham University
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY

May 15, 2014

SPARC 2014 Conference – Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Translational Research Workforce

This conference will provide a forum where faculty and attendees will engage in discussions and provide recommendations for developing and sustaining successful and productive careers in academic research.

Start: May 15, 2014 11:00 AM
End: May 15, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Zuckerman Auditoriorum
Phone: 646-227-2025
415 East 68th Street (between York and First Avenues), New York, NY, 10065, United States
Cost: Free