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Call For Abstracts: Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale 2013

Wed, 01Aug2012

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale. is currently accepting abstracts for presentation at the conference, and August 31 is the first abstract deadline.

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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013

Global Perinatal Health

Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013


“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during July to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration. The first abstract deadline is August 31.

The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

  • Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • More speakers to be announced

Design Thinking Speakers

  • Robert HJ Miros, CEO, 3rd Stone Design Inc.
  • Andrew Zolli, Curator, Pop!Tech
  • More speakers to be announced

Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

  • “The ‘New’ World Health: Building a Field Across Disciplines and Sectors,” Sue Goldie, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
  • “Global Health, Education, and Development: Exploring the Critical Linkages,” Brian Heuser, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University; Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH)
  • Christian Kraeker, MD, FRCPC DTM&H MSc, Department of Internal Medicine, McMaster University
  • Amy Lockwood, Deputy Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University
  • “Delight, Dismay, and Determination in Global Health,” Eldryd Parry, Founder, Tropical Health and Education Trust
  • More speakers to be announced

Environment, Energy, and Agriculture Speakers

  • “Asset-Based Financing for Smallholder Farmers,” Tony Kalm, Managing Director, One Acre Fund
  • More speakers to be announced

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

  • “Using Visual Methods to Investigate Urban Health Disparities,” Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Core Investigator, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • “Patient Empowerment: How the Visually Impaired Can Become Better Advocates for Themselves…And for Their Service Providers,” Joseph Lovett, Producer/Director, Going Blind
  • “Designing Social Change Programs: Lessons from the Field,” Bob McKinnon, President GALEWiLL Design; Director, the GALEWiLL Center for Opportunity & Progress
  • More speakers to be announced

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

  • Juan-Carlos Alegre, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Management Sciences for Health
  • Peter Bourne, Senior Research Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)
  • Michael Brennan, American Academy of Ophthalmology Past President; Ophthalmologist, Alamance Eye Center
  • James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director
  • “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare/Wellness for the Base of the Pyramid,” Al Hammond, Co-Founder and Chairman of Healthpoint Services; Director of Health for All, Ashoka
  • Ali Lutz, Haiti Special Projects Manager, Partners In Health
  • Chuck Slaughter, President and Founder, Living Goods
  • More speakers to be announced

Health Policy & Advocacy

  • “Trading in Global Health: The Politics of Innovation,” Tahir Amin, Co-Founder and Director of Intellectual Property, I-MAK
  • “Is There the Courage to Change the Nation’s Diet?” Kelly Brownell, Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
  • More speakers to be announced

Infectious Disease Speakers

  • “Social Entrepreneurship in Health and its Potential Role in HIV/AIDS Treatment for Maternal Newborn Health in East Africa,” Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment, USAID
  • More speakers to be announced

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

  • “Improving Maternal and Child Health: A Look at Community Level Interventions that Save Lives,” Koki Agarwal, Director MCHIP, JHPIEGO
  • “State of the World’s Children: A Tragedy in the Making,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • “The Role of Nutritious Products to Combat Stunting as One of the Key Long-Term Strategies,” Martin Bloem, Global Coordinator, WFP UNAIDS
  • “The Global Landscape of Cross-border Reproductive Care: Twenty Key Findings for the New Millennium,” Marcia Inhorn, MPH, PhD, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs; Editor, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University
  • “Friends of Low-Cost IVF: Empowering Infertile Women Globally,” Pasquale Patrizio, Professor of Obestrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Fertility Center
  • More speakers to be announced

Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

  • “Association of Sexual Violence, Human Rights Violations, and Mental Health Outcomes in Liberia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Kirsten Johnson, MD, MPH, Director, Humanitarian Studies Initiative, McGill University; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University
  • Felicia Knaul, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative
  • “Innovative Partnership for Vision Research Integration: Leveraging Existing Health and Development Platforms for the Eye Diseases,” John Prakash, PhD, MBA, Associate Director, International Programs, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • “Ensuring Right to Sight by Eliminating Needless Blindness through Public Private Community Participation Model,” Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
  • “Tropical Dermatology: Role in Global Health,” Aisha Sethi, Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Associate Residency Program Director, Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago
  • More speakers to be announced

Organization Management Speakers

  • “Transforming Health Systems Through Innovation,” Rifat Atun, Professor of International Health Management, Imperial College London
  • More speakers to be announced

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

  • “Controlled Trials as Program Evaluation: Not Just for Researchers Anymore,” Paul Bolton, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • “Low Grade Inflammation and Glaucoma,” James Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • More speakers to be announced

Philanthropy and Investment Speakers

  • Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder and CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
  • “Impact Investing in Healthcare for Low-Income Communities,” Keely Stevenson, CEO, Bamboo Finance USA
  • More speakers to be announced

Social Enterprise Speakers

  • “Transparency as a Brand Culture,” Kyle Berner, Creator, Feelgoodz LLC
  • “Lessons Learned From Doing Social Enterprise Start Ups,” Jeffrey Church, Founder, Nika Water
  • “The Fig Food Movement: From Tikkun Olam to the Whole Foods Shelf,” Joel Henry, President and Founder, Fig Food Company, LLC
  • “Separating Consumer Products From Profit: Using a Non-Profit Model in a For-Profit Industry,” Krista Lampe, CORE Foods Chief of Operations and Co-Founder
  • Ken Lee, Co-founder and Co-owner, Lotus Foods
  • “Building from the Inside Out: Co-opertives as an Egalitarian, Democratic, Grassroots, Free-Market Development Strategy,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
  • Frederick Schilling, Co-Creator, Big Tree Farms
  • “Improving Our Economy and Our Health with Real Food,” Noha Waibsnaider, Founder and CEO, Peeled Snacks
  • Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.
  • More speakers to be announced

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

  • “From Start-Up to Scale-Up: The Path to Becoming Industry Leaders in Reducing Indoor Air Pollution,” Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
  • “Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Experimental Evidence from Local Markets for Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda,” David Yanagizawa-Drott, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • “Post Conflict Nations: A Framework for Change in the Era of Total Global Competition – The Case Study of Rwanda,” Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • “Collaborative Interdependence: Building Better Partnerships Across Sectors,” Ted London, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute and Faculty, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • ” The Low Take-up of Welfare Improving Products Among Poor Consumers: Lessons from Randomized Controlled Trials in Bangladesh, India and Malawi,” A. Mushfiq Morabak, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University School of Management
  • Tim Zak, Associate Teaching Professor; Director, Institute for Social Innovation, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University
  • More speakers to be announced

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

  • Charlotte Cole, Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop
  • “Integrated Impact: Aligning Internal Resources and Engaging External Stakeholders to Make a Difference,” Scott Henderson, Managing Director, CauseShift
  • “Marketing Strategies for Non-Profit and For-Benefit Organizations,” Naomi Hirabayashi, Director of Marketing, Do Something
  • “The Animated Activist,” Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Global Shift
  • More speakers to be announced

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

  • “Three Years of Championing the Fight Against Needless Cataract Blindness in Ghana: Experiences and Challenges at Save The Nation’s Sight Clinic,” Thomas Baah, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director, Save The Nation’s Sight Clinic, Ghana
  • “Evolution of Conceptual Approaches for NGO Intervention,” Scott Corlew, ReSurge
  • Michael Gyasi, Ophthalmologist, North Western Eye Centre, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner
  • “Glaucoma Care in West Africa: Challenges and Opportunities,” Leon Herndon, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Duke Glaucoma Service
  • “Implementation of Surgical Services in Low and Middle Income Countries,” Selwyn Rogers, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • More speakers to be announced

Technology in Global Health Speakers

  • “Comparative Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Care Technology in Low to Middle Income Countries,” Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD, Associate Director for Research and Education, University of Michigan Center for Global Health
  • “Health Information Systems: Design Thinking in the Context of Quality Improvement,” Leo Anthony Celi, MD, MS, MPH, Executive Director, Sana, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT; Research Director, Laboratory of Computational Physiology, MIT; Staff Intensivist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • “Building Sustainable Health Technology for the Developing World,” Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Founder, African Institution of Technology
  • “Remote Biosensing in Resource-Limited Settings,” Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Research Scientist, Harvard Institute for Global Health; Assistant in Health Decision Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • “Using mHealth, eHealth and iHealth in PMTCT and OVC Programs,” Bobby Jefferson, Senior Informatics Advisor, Futures Group
  • “Bridging the Communication Gap with Speaking Books,” Brian Julius, Owner, Books of Hope
  • Paul Meyer, Chairman and President, Voxiva, Inc.
  • “The Social Nature of Digital Disease Detection,” Robert Munro, CEO, Ibidon; Graduate Fellow, Stanford University
  • “Can mHealth Bridge the Gap Between the Haves and Have Nots?” John Piette, Associate Director for Global Health Communications, Center for Global Health, University of Michigan
  • More speakers to be announced

Water and Sanitation Speakers

  • “Re-Imagining Reporting Live: Lessons on Transparency When It’s All Out There,” Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People
  • More speakers to be announced

“Advice From The Experts” Panels

  • “Careers in Social Entrepreneurship: Advice From The Experts”
  • “Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts”
  • More panels to be announced

Interactive Workshops

  • “Camp for Orphans: Building Independence and Leadership Skills in At-Risk Youth,”Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • “Youth Programming in Developing Countries: All About Training!”Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • “Scaling Your Social Venture: Becoming an Impact Entrepreneur,” Paul Bloom, Ph.D., Faculty Director, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • “The Practicalities of Where, When, and How to Implement Controlled Trials as Program Evaluation,”Paul Bolton, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • “The Coming Wave of Social Entrepreneurship,” Jeffrey Church, Founder, Nika Water
  • “Meeting Global Public Challenges through the Private Sector,”Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • “From Concept to Reality: Exploring Methods to Bring Products to Scale in Developing Markets,” Elizabeth Johansen, Director of Product Development, Design that Matters
  • More workshops to be announced

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