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Meeting Closes with Salon-Style Plenary on Global Health
The final day of the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston opens with a 8:00 a.m. salon-style plenary on global health challenges moderated by AAAS President David Baltimore.
The panel will feature Jim Young Kim, MD, director of the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University; Peter Piot, MD, executive director of the UNAIDS program; and Timothy Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund.
Beginning at 9:15, the final symposia include presentations on a possible link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease, new strategies for protecting tuna populations, and the evolving definition of a planet.
A call for symposia proposals is underway for the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting, with the theme of "Our Planet and Its Life: Origins and Futures," which will convene 12-16 February 2009. See you in Chicago!