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UW hosts nationwide global health conference Sept. 19-21

The second annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health meeting will feature presentations from leaders in global health.

Sept. 7, 2010

Can the interdisciplinary strengths of universities transform global health? Discuss the possibilities; attend the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s second annual meeting Sept. 19-21 at the University of Washington.

Billed as the nation’s largest global health conference involving universities, “Transforming Global Health: The Interdisciplinary Power of Universities,” will focus on three themes:

  • Building the science base for global health: Research and evaluation
  • Educational innovations and experiences in global health
  • Enabling systems: Legal, regulatory and administrative infrastructure to support advances in global health.

The conference will feature more than 100 speakers in plenary sessions led by leaders in global health including:

  • Dr. Jean Pape, director, GHESKIO (Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes), Haiti
  • Joanne Silberner, health policy correspondent, National Public Radio   
  • Dr. Tachi Yamada, president, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Session topics include:

  • The Role of Universities in Global Health
  • The Global Health Initiative
  • Engineering Innovative Technologies and Global Health
  • The Environment, Climate Change and Global  Health
  • Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases
  • Health of Women, Mothers and Children
  • Journalism, New Media and Global Health
  • One Health: Detection and Control of Emerging and Endemic Zoonotic Pathogens
  • Mobilizing Resources for Global Health
  • Regional University Global Health Consortia
  • Educational Innovations and Experiences in Global Health
  • Enabling Systems: Legal Issues in Implementing and Managing Global Health Programs
  • Academic Partnerships in Global Health
  • Building Education Program Capacity in Africa
  • Global Health Policy and Diplomacy
  • Health Systems and Implementation Science
  • The Future: Next Steps for Universities in Global Health

View the full list of speakers and presentations.

Register online

The conference cost is discounted for afflilates (faculty, staff, fellows, residents, interns and students) of CUGH member universities, such as the UW. Early registration discounts have been extended to Sept. 12 for students and trainees. Register online here. Questions? Write to ghrc@uw.edu.

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health works to build collaborations and exchange knowledge and experience among interdisciplinary university global health programs working across education, research and service. The consortium is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities, everywhere.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding for this event.


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