Category: Conferences/Seminars

2016-2017 Essential Medicines Emerging Leader Applications Open with the World Heart Federation

January 12th, 2017 in Conferences/Seminars, Practicums/Internships

WHF has opened the application window for the 2016-2017 cohort of Emerging Leaders. The focus of the 4th cohort will be essential medicines, with our think tank seminar in Cape Town, South Africa from June 18-23rd, 2017. Applications will be accepted through January 31st , and announcement of the 2016-2017 cohort will follow on March 15th, 2017. All applicants are invited to apply through the WHFEL website at www.whfel.org, and to direct any questions to Emergingleaders@worldheart.org

Follow the links: 

 http://www.world-heart-federation.org/press/news/detail/article/applications-for-emerging-leaders-2016-2017-are-now-being-taken/

http://www.championadvocates.org/en/emerging-leaders)

or the Twitter hashtags (#whfel #essentialmed #emerging)

Global Health & Innovation Conference – Yale University

January 12th, 2017 in Conferences/Seminars

14th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) at Yale on April 22-23, 2017. GHIC is a must-attend event that convenes more than 2,000 professionals and students who are interested in all aspects of health, development, and social entrepreneurship. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.

Learn about the GHIC experience: Watch a new short video about the conference here.

Interested in presenting?  Social Impact Pitches and Innovation Prize applications are currently being accepted. January 20 is the next abstract submission deadline.

Experience the Global Health & Innovation Conference:  Register by January 15 for a reduced registration rate of 32% off of the full registration rate.

Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

14th annual conference

 

Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by January 15 for a highly reduced registration rate (32% lower than full rate)

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 22-23, 2017, is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Watering the Seeds of Change- With Salva Dut

October 31st, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

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Social Entrepreneurship Institute

October 31st, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements, Outside BU Events

You may be interested in participating in the upcoming 4th annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute, which will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.  Presented annually by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes a lunch networking reception with the speakers.

Register by October 31st for a 50% reduced registration rate.  

Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Friday, December 2, 2016
Presented by Unite For Sight
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
http://www.uniteforsight.org/institute

Keynote Addresses

  • “Wanted: Innovative, Disruptive, Out of the Box Ideas — Risk-Takers Need Not Apply,” Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • “How Texting is Saving Lives,” Nancy Lublin, Founder, Crisis Text Line

Lessons Learned From The Experts

  • “Healthcare Social Enterprise: Proven Paths to Failure,” David Aylward, Senior Advisor, Global Health and Technology, Ashoka — Innovators for the Public
  • “Business Models for Social Enterprises in a Grant-Dominated World,” Jason R.L. Kass, Senior Director of Finance, Dimagi, Inc.
  • “What it Takes to Lead in Today’s Nonprofit Environment,” Mark Roithmayr, Chief Development Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

What Should You Do With Your Ideas? Navigating Responsible Global Engagement

  • “Scaling a New Revenue Model,” Jane Aronson, President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
  • “Narrative Justice: Who Has the Right to Tell Development Stories?” Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
  • “Growing Better Health: Taking Community-based Models to Scale,” Jessie Cronan, Executive Director, Gardens for Health International

Key Strategies in Entrepreneurship

  • “Title TBA,” Rodney North, Fair Trade, Marketing and Communications Consultant
    “High School Health Hackathon: Involving Young People in Solving Global Health Challenges,” Luk Hendrik, Sana
  • “Title TBA,” Elizabeth Johansen, Technology & Design for Global Health

Complete details and the Institute schedule can be seen on the Social Entrepreneurship Institute website.

Apply to be on BU’s team for the 2017 Emory Global Health Case Competition! **Updated

October 27th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, GH Announcements, Outside Announcements

Apply to be part of BU’s team for the 2017 International Emory Global Health Case Competition!
*Updated announcement 

Looking for innovative ways to engage in Global Health? Interested in working with a diverse team of students from the BU Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Engineering, Law, and Business?  Apply to be part of BU’s team for the Emory Global Health Case Competition in March!  The application is here and it will close on the November 6th at 11:59 pm.  Although BU was placed on the waitlist for the competition, we are conducting a mini case competition onDecember 3 to select BU’s team in preparation for coming off the waitlist.  For more information about the competition, please email this year’s co-captains, Betsy Hinchey at bhinch08@bu.edu and Chia-Ying Lin at lincy@bu.edu.

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Tanzania – Professor Nafisa Halim 9/30

September 16th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, GH Events, Outside Announcements

Professor Nafisa Halim of BU’s School of Public Health will give the second talk in this semester’s seminar series.

Her talk, “Community Level Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Tanzania” will be held on September 30th at 3PM (note the special time!), in SOC 241.

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Yale University Global Health & Innovation Conference

September 16th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars

For more information about this opportunity please click here 

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
14th annual conference

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 22-23, 2017, is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Register for GHIC
Conference Schedule Apply to Present Innovation Prize
Learn from 250 speakers. Keynote addresses include Vanessa Kerry, Jeffrey Sachs, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, and Leana Wen. See the confirmed 2017 conference speakers. Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference!September 30 is the abstract submission deadline.  Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process. The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2017 Global Health &

Abstracts are currently being accepted for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. September 30 is the next abstract deadline for the social impact pitch presentations and GHIC Innovation Prize. For those submitting a research or program abstract, September 30 is the final deadline.

LIVE STREAM available! Emerging Infectious Diseases from A to Z: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

September 16th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements, Webinar

This message is from NEIDL Director Ron Corley and NEIDL Associate Director Jerry Keusch.

A major scientific event is about to begin at BU when the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) hosts its inaugural symposium on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the George Sherman Union on the Charles River Campus. The conference will address the scientific challenges that emerging infections pose and how to improve the communication of evidence-based information to the general public. The speakers are outstanding internationally known leaders, including Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the acclaimed science writer David Quammen. A panel discussion and Q&A session will follow their presentations. This free program is geared toward the general public as well as the science community. A reception will follow. For more information and to register, go to www.bu.edu/eida2z/

Please share this with your students and colleagues – all are welcome to join us on Sunday.

 On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 20, the symposium continues with four major sessions that will assess the state of knowledge and identify the critical gaps that limit progress, including:

·         To Discover (how to find and identify new agents, where they hide, and how they are transmitted to humans);

·         To Understand (how do they cause infection and disease, who is susceptible, how do we combat them);

·         To Protect (how can we identify new drugs, vaccine candidates and sensitive and specific diagnostic tests); and

·         To Collaborate (how do we work as a global scientific community to learn and act together, and what are the major obstacles and opportunities to do better). 

The program and speakers are listed here. These sessions will be live-streamed to the BU community; to join go to http://www.bu.edu/eida2z/livestream/ and login using your BU ID and Kerberos password. 

Inaugural Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases from A to Z (EIDA2Z): Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

September 16th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

The symposium “Emerging Infectious Diseases from A to Z (EIDA2Z): Emerging Challenges and Opportunities” marks the inauguration of Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) to foster innovative interdisciplinary research on emerging pathogens in collaboration with local, national, and global academic and public health partners. Designed to advance knowledge to zero in on the gaps in current understanding of emerging infectious diseases, the EIDA2Z symposium will bring together leading international authorities in the field to chart future research needs in order to improve discovery, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these global health problems.

A major scientific event is about to begin at BU when the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) hosts this inaugural symposium on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the George Sherman Union on the Charles River Campus. 

The symposium opens on Sunday September 18, 2016 at 3pm, with an extraordinary program for the general public to learn about the scientific challenges that emerging infectious diseases represent, and the challenges of clearly communicating complicated science and public health issues to the public. The speakers and panelists are all highly accomplished, internationally known leaders in science and scientific writing who will participate in an extended discussion with the general public to address questions and clarify current understanding of these challenges.  A reception following the program will provide additional opportunity for attendees to meet the speakers and panelists.

Keynote Talks

  • From AIDS to Zika: The Enduring Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease                       Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
  • Scary Viruses in the Globalized World: Telling the Story                                                               David Quammen, author/essayist

Location

  • George Sherman Union, Charles River Campus, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Conference Organizing Committee  

Nahid Bhadelia
John H. Connor
Ronald B. Corley
Paul Duprex
Rachel Fearns
James Galagan
Thomas B. Kepler
Gerald T. Keusch (Chair)
Igor Kramnik
Elke Mühlberger
John R. Murphy
Gene Olinger

Please preregister for the event here

For more information please visit http://www.bu.edu/eida2z/

 

The Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking presents Refugee Education Week 9/21-9/28

September 15th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, GH Announcements, GH Events, Outside Announcements

Join the Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking for a week long series of events about refugees and forced migration, September 21-28, 2016.  

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Events dates, times, and locations

September 21st, 7:00-8:00 PM in CAS 326

BUIAA Global Insights: Along the Migrant Trail

September 22nd, 7:00-10:00 PM in CAS 313
REACT to Film Screening of “After Spring,” followed by a panel discussion of the film with Dr. Omar Salem (Karam Foundation Chairman) and Prof. Somy Kim

September 27th, 5:00-7:00 PM in 121 Bay State Rd.
Global Crisis, Local Action: Boston Refugee Organizations

September 28th, 6:00-10:00 PM in the Trustees’ Ballroom (1 Silber Way 9th Floor)
Refugee Benefit Gala with Eyes on Refugees (tickets required)