Critical Opportunities

Critical Opportunities for Public Health Law gives participants – researchers, lawyers, doctors, public health officers and others – just five minutes to make their pitch for an evidence-based legal remedy to a critical public health problem. 

Critical Opportunities sessions include five-minute presentations delivered by an informed expert who identifies a public health problem and proposes an evidence-based legal or policy solution. The presentations include the practical and political feasibility of implementing the proposed solution. They are ideally made and video-taped before an audience that is given the opportunity to participate in a discussion and ranking of each presentation. To learn more about guidelines and resources for hosting a session, visit