We are thrilled to announce our amazing speakers and diverse topics for inVIVO 2019 in Detroit, May 15-17th. This promises to be an exciting and dynamic event--already described as the “Woodstock” of planetary health. It is no exaggeration to say this is ‘next level’ and our best meeting ever!
A special guest:
We will be joined by one of America’s most famous paediatricians, the crusading “Dr Mona” who brought the fight for justice in Flint, Michigan to the international spotlight. Many of you will already know Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha’s story from Michael Moore’s latest film “Fahrenheit 11/9” for her role in uncovering of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan by showing the scandal of elevated lead blood levels in Flint’s children.
Her new book, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy. Here is the dramatic story of how Dr. Mona used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash. With persistence and single-minded sense of mission, she spoke truth to power. The book explores the horrific reality of how misguided austerity policies and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. A medical and scientific thriller, the book grapples with our country’s history of environmental injustice while telling the inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona—an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist—whose family roots in social justice activism helped her turn the Flint crisis around.
Full Program: (as at March 10, may be subject to change)
Pre-conference environment tours - Visit Detroit neighbourhoods (3-6pm) We will visit local communities and meet local leaders, to hear their stories and experiences. See separate registration
DAY 1 - Wednesday 15th May, 2019
DAY 2 - Thursday 16th May, 2019
DAY 3 - Friday 17th May, 2019