A conference on Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health 6-7 November 2008, London.

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Day 1 - 06 November 2008

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome Speech; Rt. Hon Gordon Brown, MP; Prime Minister, UK

9.30 - 9.50 Opening Address; Rt Hon alan Johnson, MP; Secretary of State for Health, England

9.50 - 10.25 Closing the Health Gap in a Generation: The work of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health and its recommendations; Michael Marmot; Chair of the CSDH

10.25 - 10.45 Crossing Cultures: The European regional approach to addressing the social determinants and health equity; Marc Danzon; Regional Director for Europe, WHO

10.45 - 11.05 A Country Perspective; Beth Wambui Mugo; Minister of Public Health and Sanitation, Kenya

11.35 - 12.20 Reflections and Forward Thinking: An interview with the Commissioners

14.10 - 14.30 Global Partners: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Through International Development; Ivan Lewis; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, DFID, England

14.30 - 15.00 Consensus and Diversity: The role of cross-national organisations; Interview by John Humphrys, BBC presenter and writer

15.00 - 15.20 Health as a Human Right; Paul Hunt; UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health (2002-2008)

15.50 - 16.30 Equity Through Development: A panel discussion on balancing the demands of social and economic development; chaired by Richard Horton; Editor, The Lancet

16.30 - 17.00 Reflections and Forward Thinking: An Interview with the Commissioners

17.00 - 17.20 Summary of key points from Day One; Michael Marmot; Chair of the CSDH

Day 2 - 07 November 2008

9.00 - 9.10 Welcome to Day Two; John Humphrys; BBC presenter and writer

9.10 - 9.25 Opening Speech; Rt. Hon Hilary Benn, MP; Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

9.25 - 9.40 Tackling SDH Through Community Based Initiatives in the Eastern Mediterranean; Sameen Siddiqi; Co-ordinator, Health Systems, WHO, Eastern Mediterranean

9.40 - 10.00 Developing a Model: A country partner perspective on work with the CSDH; José Gomes Temporao; Minister of State for Health, Brazil

10.00 - 10.20 Equity, Justice and the Social Determinants of Health; Mary Robinson; President of Realizing Rights, Former Un High Commissioner for Human Rights

10.20 - 11.10 Sustainability and the Changing Environment; a panel discussion chaired by Fiona Adshead, Deputy Chief medical Officer, Chief Governement Advisor on Health Inequalities, DH, England

11.40 - 13.10 Parallel Sessions

13.30 - 13.50 The Roots of Health; a screening of excerpts from the 'Roots of Health' documentary

14.15 - 15.05 Café Conversation; a discussion facilitated by John Humphrys, BBC presenter and writer

16.00 - 16.10 Kamran Bagheri Lankarani; Minister of Health & Medical Education, Islamic Republic of Iran

16.10 - 16.35 Beyond Care: a panel discussion on the role of health systems in tackling social determinants of health; chaired by Una O'Brien; Director General of Policy and Strategy, DH, England

16.35 - 17.05 Moving Forward: Closing remarks and next steps; Michael Marmot; Chair of the CSDH

17.05 - 17.10 The London Experience: Video Highlights of the Conference

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