CUGH's sixth annual conference is shaping up to be one of our best ever. The event's theme, 'Mobilizing Research for Global Health' will bring together some of the leading researchers from around the world. This year, half of the sessions are arranged around particularly compelling plenary presentations that address fundamental global health challenges. These will lead into breakout sessions to delve into the research challenges in basic and translational science, and the diverse issues in implementation. This allows the meeting to both focus and explore broadly across the whole research spectrum. The themes include genetics and vaccines, One Health (including antimicrobial resistance and food security), the drivers of non-communicable diseases, and a deep look at improvement science. Other pressing global challenges will also be addressed from building smart cities and protecting health workers in conflict zones to the Ebola crisis. Researchers, educators, implementers, faculty, students, administrators, members of NGOs, the private and public sectors will all find many sessions relevant to their interests across. Attendees and presenters will come from the medical and social sciences and address the challenges of delivering better health to populations everywhere. A special session entitled "Big Problems – Big Ideas" will include a panel of internationally renowned leaders who will share their bold and share creative ways to improve health outcomes. Additional pre-conference workshops are being planned with the National Cancer Institute on global cancer, and much more. Stay tuned to this site for additional details on programs and registration information.
Students will have a chance this year to engage leading researchers in small meet-the-speaker sessions. For everyone, the conference will be an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in global health and interact with a broad range of individuals from the world's leading academic centers and organizations involved in addressing global health challenges. It is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, and build new partnerships.
We are proud that once again a special presentation will be made by the winner of the Gairdner Global Health Award. Our exciting Global Health Documentary Film Festival with the Pulitzer Center, video competition and awards that honor leaders in global health will be held. Practical workshops will cover a range of topics from education and advocacy to enabling systems. We are also delighted that the Lancet Global Health will again publish, in a special conference insert, the oral abstract presentations and the Annals of Global Health will publish up to 200 poster abstracts. Note the deadline to submit abstracts is Oct 15.
We sincerely hope that you will attend our 6th annual conference. We encourage attendees from outside the US, particularly those from developing nations to join us March 26-28, 2015.
The CUGH conference will increase your knowledge, broaden your networks, and enhance your efforts to tackle the challenges to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Please spread the word about CUGH 2015. We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts!
Gerald T. Keusch, MD Conference Chair
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Associate Director, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory
Boston University School of Medicine
Welcome to the Emory Global Health Institute's 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition Application Site! We're excited you're interested in our 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition!
The International Emory Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple universities and disciplines to come together to learn about, develop, and recommend innovative solutions for a 21st century global health problem. Our international global health case competition brings together students from around the world, and it is always a pleasure hosting your case competition teams on the Emory University campus.
Planning is underway for the competition, which will take place from March 27-28, 2015. We are writing another great case for you this year, which will no doubt be challenging and a great learning experience. We hope this website answers your questions about the application process, logistics, and the competition in general.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality health care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight. GHIC 2015 is Unite For Sight's 12th annual conference.