Annual Meeting Highlights
 DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2013.2b19
President Clinton to Be Meeting’s Keynote Speaker
Psychiatric News
Volume 48 Number 4 page 7-7


The annual meeting in San Francisco in May will feature a major speech on Monday, May 20, by President Bill Clinton.

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President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States, will deliver the keynote lecture at the APA annual meeting in San Francisco on Monday, May 20. The lecture will be held in Hall D at the Moscone Convention Center from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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President Bill Clinton will address the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in May.

Ralph Alswang

President Clinton led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.

After leaving the White House, he established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results.

President Clinton has long been dedicated to economic advancement, and the Foundation works to bring economic opportunity to communities in the United States, Africa, and Latin America by connecting people with the tools they need to build a livelihood.

Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which is helping 4.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs. The Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative are applying a business-oriented approach to fight climate change worldwide and to promote sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America.

Major cities around the world are working with the Clinton Climate Initiative in partnership with C40 Cities to combat climate change in a way that strengthens local economies. By providing a concrete framework for reducing cities’ carbon footprints, the Foundation is helping to cut or abate more than 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

In the U.S., the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the Foundation and the American Heart Association, is putting a stop to the rise in childhood obesity. More than 14,000 schools in all 50 states are providing students with healthier learning environments, and 30 million students will have access to healthier school meals.

Established in 2005, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. So far, more than 2,100 Clinton Global Initiative commitments have improved the lives of 400 million people in 180 nations.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with President George H.W. Bush three times—after the tsunami in South Asia in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, and with President George W. Bush in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The Clinton Foundation also supports economic growth, job creation, and sustainability in Haiti.

In 2009, President Clinton was named United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti. He has continued to support its people as they work to “build back better” after the 2010 earthquake and implement their economic vision for the future. ■

Information about the William J. Clinton Foundation is posted at http://www.clintonfoundation.org/.
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President Bill Clinton will address the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in May.

Ralph Alswang

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