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Launch of Lancet Migration European Regional Hub
The new Lancet Migration European Regional Hub, co-led by Lancet Migration & the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, aims to make a positive impact on the lives of people who migrate to or within Europe, and the environments in which they live, through multidisciplinary research, leadership, engagement, dissemination of research, and advocacy.

The panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities in migration and health in the European Region, and how the European Regional Hub can advance migration health through sustainable multidisciplinary research, policy, and practice.

Launch Agenda

14:00 – 14:05, Opening

• Professor Bernadette Kumar, Co-Chair, Lancet Migration, and Co-Lead European Regional Hub; Norwegian Institute of Public Health
• Professor Karl Blanchet, Co-Lead, Lancet Migration European Regional Hub; Director of the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

14:05 – 14:20 Meet the European Regional Hub Taskforce

• Professor Davide Mosca, Former Director, Migration Health Division, International Organization for Migration
• Dr Sally Hargreaves, The Migrant Health Research Group, St George’s, University of London
• Professor Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Department of Population Medicine and Health Services Research, Bielefeld University
• Dr Daniela Kállayová, Department of Public Health, Screening and Prevention, Ministry of Health, Slovak Republic
• Reem Mussa, Forced Migration Advisor – Analysis Department, MSF Operational Center Brussels

14:20 – 14:35 Keynotes

• Dr Isabel de la Mata, Principal Advisor for Health and Crisis Management, European Commission
• Dr Poonam Dhavan, Senior Migration Health Policy Advisor, UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva
• Dr Santino Severoni, Director, Migration Health Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

14:35 – 14:45 Audience Polls

14:45 – 15:10 Q&A moderated by Dr Ibrahim Abubakar, Co-Chair, Lancet Migration

15:10 – 15:15 Closing

Dr Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor, The Lancet
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