Program Line-Up

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Day 1: Saturday, May 10, 2014
INTRO: James Tielsch, Chair, Dept. of GH, George Washington Univ., USA
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM DEBATE | PRO VS. CON
Statement: Global health investments benefit countries of the Global North more than countries of the Global South.
MOD: Pierre Buekens, W.H. Watkins Professor and Dean, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, USA
SPKR (Pro): Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM PANEL
University Leaders in Global Health
SPKR: Ephata Kaaya, Vice Chancellor, Muhimbili University, Tanzania
SPKR: Stephen Knapp, President,  The George Washington University, USA
SPKR: Charles Rice, President, USUHS, USA
SPKR: Fabiola Leon-Velarde, Rector, Univ. Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Day 2: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Peter Piot | Director, LSHTM, UK; Founding Executive Director, UNAIDS
INTRO: Michele Barry, Dean for GH, Stanford University School of Med., USA
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM DEBATE | PRO VS. CON
Statement: The Next Dollar in Global Health Should Be in Demand Not Supply
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM PANEL
The Sustainability Challenge in the Post-MDG Era
MOD: Keith Martin, Executive Director, CUGH, USA
SPKR: Nils Daulaire, Asst. Secretary for Global Affairs, US Dept. HHS, USA
SPKR: Richard Horton, Editor in Chief, The Lancet, UK
SPKR: Tom Kenyon, Director, Center for Global Health, CDC, USA
Day 3: Monday, May 12, 2014
  Harvey Fineberg | President, Institute of Medicine, USA (PDF)
INTRO: Timothy Brewer, Vice Provost, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, USA
Awards: Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
SPKR: King Holmes, 2013 Gairdner Global Health Awardee
INTRO: John Dirks, Pres. and Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation, Canada
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PANEL
Violence against Women and Girls: Emerging Evidence
MOD: Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, JHU School of Nursing, USA
SPKR: Mary Ellsberg, Director, Global Women’s Institute, GWU, USA
SPKR: Naeemah Abrahams, Deputy Director, Gender & Health Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
SPKR: Sunita Kishor, Director, Demographic & Health Surveys, ICF Intl, USA
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM THANK YOU
Michelle Barry, Member, CUGH Board of Directors, CUGH, Washington, DC, USA
James Tielsch, Ex-Officio Member, CUGH Board of Directors, CUGH, DC, USA
Day 1: Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Global Health Consortia from Around the World
• Innovative Approaches to Fostering Quality and Quality Improvement in HIV Programming
• Strengthening the Science Supporting Global Health Initiatives
• Connecting the Dots: Global Health Policy, Law, and Diplomacy
• Can US Universities Sustain Their Global Health Commitments?
• Model for Trans-disciplinary GH Research in Environmental and Occupational Health: The Caribbean consortium for research in environmental and occupational health
• Global Mental Health
• Abstracts: From Communicable to Non-communicable Diseases and Injuries
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • Abstracts: Building Effective Global Health Education and Training Programs
• Models of University-NGO Partnerships to Improve Global Health
• The Medical Education Partnership Initiative: A New Paradigm in Capacity Development
• A Discussion of Ethics and Reciprocity in Global Health Partnerships
• A Rising Tide: Increasing Interests in Global Health and the IMpact on Public Health as a Whole
• Educational Paradigms in Surgical and Perioperative Care
• Applying Lessons from the HIV Experience to Non-Communicable Diseases around the Globe
• Abstracts: Scientific Research within Global Health Partnerships
• Cervical Cancer: Evidence to Implementation
Day 2: Sunday, May 11, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Stories from the Front: Global Health Innovators Taking Their Ideas to Market
• Food Security, Health, Nutrition: The Critical Need for Interdisciplinary Approaches
• Implications of Environmental Change for Global Health Practices
• The Political, Legal, Humanitarian and Security Challenges in Protecting Civilians during Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response (HA/DR) Operations in Semi- or Non-Permissive Environments
• Your Role in Changing the Conversation about Global Health Programs and Funding
• Impact of Urbanization on Health in Low & Middle Income Countries
• Reading and Reflection: The 2014 CUGH Essay Contest Winners
• From Evidence to Practice: Harnessing the Power of Implementation Science for Mothers and Children of Africa
• Abstracts: Implementation, Program, and Delivery Science
 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • Abstracts: Innovative Approaches and Technologies
• NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellows: Examining Global Health Through Multiple Lenses
• Women’s Voices and Solutions from the Global South
• Addressing the Burden of Road Traffic Injuries: Lessons Learned from the Global Road Safety Program
• Intersectoral Research is Required in Global Health Training
• Novel One Health Capacity Building Programs: Working with Universities, Governments, and the Private Sector
• Enabling Systems
• Abstracts: Role of Universities in Strengthening Health Systems in Low Income Settings: Evidenced-Based Approaches and Evaluations
• Health Economics in Global Health
Day 3: Monday, May 12, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Abstracts: Environmental & Social Determinants of Health
  • How the Media Chooses Global Health Stories
  • New Directions for Global Health Research: A Conversation with NIH Leaders
  • Global Health and Diplomacy

  • MOD: John Monahan, Special Advisor, Global Health Partnerships, US State Dept.
  • SPK: Leslie Rowe, Acting Special Representative, Office of Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. State Dept.
  • SPK: Elizabeth Cameron, Director, Countering Biological Threats, White House National Security Council (PDF)
  • SPK: Matthew Brown, Senior Advisor at Office of Global Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Collaborating to Achieve Sustainable Impact: Africa’s Centers of Excellence in Global Health
  • Girl Power! Research and Programs that Work for Girls and Young Women
  • Diagnostic Innovations for Low Resource Settings: Perspectives from the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • Abstracts: Global Health Policy, Economics, Justice, and Equity


Day 1: Saturday, May 10, 2014
 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM • Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health Educational Competencies
• Enabling Systems Workshop
• Best Practices in Evaluating Global Health Programs
• The Role of Universities in Global Human Resources for Health
• Student Services and Global Health : A critical role for recruitment, retention, advising, and management of international education programs
Day 2: Sunday, May 11, 2014
  • Contribute to the Future of Global Health: An Open Invitation from GHC to Provide Recommendations on the Positioning of Global Health Post-2015
  • Competencies for Global Health Discipline
  • Global Health Education Programs Advisory Service Inaugural Planning
Day 1: Saturday, May 10, 2014
 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM • 1,000,000 People in Western Kenya Reached with AMPATH’s Home-based Counseling and Testing Program
Day 2: Sunday, May 11, 2014
 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM • In Support of Universal Health Coverage: Tools for Developing Evidence-Based Strategies to Strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH)
• CUGH Business Meeting & Awards
 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Film Festival
        - Film: The Right to Heal
        - Film: No Woman, No Cry
        - Film: Documentaries from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
        - Film: A Doctor of My Own
        - Films: Winners of the CUGH Global Health Video Competition
Day 3: Monday, May 12, 2014
 12:30 AM – 1:30 PM MCHIP Marketplace: Technical Solutions Measurable for Impact
*RSVPs requested but not required.
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