Category: Conferences/Seminars

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)

 

 

GE Foundation Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon

July 13th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, GH Events

Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon

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For more information on this opportunity please refer to the following links

GE Foundation Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit Description 

GE Foundation Opioid Epidemic Application 

8th International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment International Conference “Advances in Medical & Health Sciences”

June 22nd, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

8th International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in society with regard to exposure to environmental stressors. There is still a lot to be done to protect children. We can learn from many professionals about the latest developments. The 8th International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) Conference is organised in Barcelona.The conference has the following objectives:

  • to provide an international forum for the latest research findings in children’s environmental health
  • to define the relationship between environmental contaminants and children’s health
  • to strengthen the importance of prenatal exposure to environmental factors on pregnancy outcome and children’s health
  • to identify opportunities to minimize childhood prenatal and postnatal exposure to environmental contaminants
  • to provide insight in the activities in the field of science and policy interface
  • to build a platform of knowledge at an international level
  • to develop a greater awareness among health professionals about children’s health and the environment
  • to initiate future directions in research in the field of children’s environmental health

8th International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment – Blog

Date: 14th to 16th September 2016

Location: Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Doctor Aiguader, 88 (at CREAL), Barcelona, Spain

Location: Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Doctor Aiguader, 88 (at CREAL), Barcelona, Spain

To Register for this conference click here

For more information on International Conferences click here 

Uganda Social Medicine Immersion Course: Applications Due July 31st

June 22nd, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Uganda SOCMED Non-Profit Organization Immersion Course

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For more information on this opportunity please refer to the following links

Social Medicine Course Description

Social Medicine Immersion Course Application

Int’l Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics, Sept 1-30, 2016

June 16th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The U.S. National Institutes of Health announce an International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics to be held on 1-30 September 2016 at the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal of the Summit is to help low- and middle-income countries build knowledge, infrastructure and systems to facilitate genetics and genomics in research and medicine.

Click here for the flyer describing the Summit for your review and distribution. We are seeking to recruit deserving candidates from low- and middle-income countries who are seeking to apply a better knowledge of research and medicine in genetics and genomics to their respective disciplines.

Applications are being currently accepted, and more information can be found on the National Human Genome Research Institute website.

The Summit is a unique opportunity that has been made possible by the generous support of NIH and other sponsors. Please help us by also sharing this information with your colleagues.

With best wishes,
The Global Programs team

Spring 2016 Environmental Health CE Presentations

April 20th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

EH MPH CE Spring 2016

Latin Americas Studies Program

March 15th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

 

March 21 | LASP Lunch Talk: Rites, Rights, and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific

Starts: 1:15 PM Monday, March 21, 2016 Ends: 2:00 PM Location: Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor (Eilts Room)

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

Join us for a lunch discussion with Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology). Michael will discuss his forthcoming book, Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific. The book examines the feedback, interference, and overlap between different experiences of currulao music – as ritual sonority (“rites”), political resource (“rights”) and popular music (“rhythms”) – by tracking their historical emergence, development, and maintenance or abandonment as systems of meaning that frame musical sound at the present-day conjuncture of neoliberalism, cultural mobilization, and civil war in Colombia. A faculty meeting will precede the talk from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM.

Please RSVP to nadyarq@bu.edu

 

March 21 | Do Crises Sell Newspapers? Covering Brazil’s Breakdown with Fabiano Maisonnave

Starts: 5:00 PM Monday, March 21, 2016 Ends: 6:30 PM Location: Pardee of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Rd. 1st Floor

Free and Open to the Public

Join the Latin American Studies Department for a conversation on Brazil’s simultaneous crises (Zika virus, economic recession, impeachment process) and their narratives in the Brazilian media with Fabiano Maisonnave, senior reporter and editorial writer for Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s largest newspaper. Since 2012, Fabiano has covered some of the country’s most important stories, from land conflicts in the Amazon to the 2014 presidential election. He has reported from 30 countries on events including the Haitian earthquake and China’s leadership change.

 

March 23 | Documentary Screening: Blessed Fruit of the Womb – A Fight for Reproductive Rights in Guatemala

Starts: 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Ends: 6:30 PM Location: Geddes Center 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 533 B

Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a screening of WINGS documentary. WINGS, fights to improve the quality of life for Guatemalan women, men, and youth through reproductive health services and education. Our documentary, Blessed Fruit of the Womb, is 26 minutes long and highlights the common obstacles one faces working in reproductive health, especially the barriers women encounter. The screening will be followed by a conversation with WINGS Development Coordinator Sally Parmelee.

 

April 6 | Peruvian Poetry and Exile

Starts: 6:00 PM Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Ends: 7:30 PM Location: Pardee of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Rd. 1st Floor

Free and Open to the Public

Please join us for a poetry reading and discussion with Jose Antonio Mazzotti, Raul Bueno and Pedro Angel Palou. Jose Antonio Mazzotti is Professor of Latin American Literature at Tufts University and Editor-in-Chief of the “Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana.” He has been a recepient of “International Quarterly’s” Crossing Boundaries Award in Poetry and Translation. Raul Bueno is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Chair of the Department of Spanish of Portuguese at Dartmouth College. He has written three volumes of poetry entitled Viaje de Argos y otros poemas (1964), De la voz y el estio (1966) and Lengua de vigia & memorando europeo (1986). Pedro Angel Palou is Professor of Latin American Literature and Studies and Chair of the Romance Languages Department at Tufts University. He published the book of poems Catalogo de las aves in 2010. Professors Mazzotti and Bueno will conduct a poetry reading and then will discuss Peruvian poetry and exile with Professor Palau acting as moderator.

 

April 7 | Cuba in the Global Health Landscape: A Panel Discussion

Starts: 1:00 PM Thursday, April 7, 2016 Ends: 2:00 PM Location: Crosstown Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston (Fendall Room CT305)

Free and Open to the Public

Join the Latin American Studies Department for a panel discussion on the transition of Cuba in the Global Health Landscape with four panelists from four different disciplines and schools.

 

April 11 | The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus

Starts: 12:45 PM Thursday, April 7, 2016 Ends: 1:30 PM Location: Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Rd 1st floor

Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a lunch discussion with Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. He will be talking about his new book “The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus.” Lunch provided. RSVP to edamrien@bu.edu. [A faculty meeting will proceed the talk from 12:00 to 12:45 PM]

Multi-Date Series| Spring Global Economic Governance Initiative

Starts: January 29, 2016

Ends: April 15, 2016 Time: Fridays from 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road 2nd Floor

Lunch is provided. Register by email: EventsPS@bu.edu

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

March 15 | Electric Santeria: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion

 

Starts: 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ends: 6:30 PM Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline A discussion on the book with the author, Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Drawing on eight years of ethnographic research in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, and in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area, Beliso-De Jesús traces the phenomenon of copresence in the lives of Santería practitioners, mapping its emergence in transnational places and historical moments and its ritual negotiation of race, imperialism, gender, sexuality, and religious travel.

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

March 31 | Race: Cuba’s Unfinished Revolution

 

Starts: 5:30 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ends: 7:00 PM Location: Kenmore Classroom Building, 565 Commonwealth Ave., Room 101

 

Join Professor Marcos Rohena-Madrazo for his talk “Perceptions of Spanish-Engilsh Phonology Switching.”

Free and Open to the Public

 

April 13 | Race: Cuba’s Unfinished Revolution

 

Starts: 5:00 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ends: 6:30 PM Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline A discussion on the book with the author, Devyn Spence Benson, Asst. Prof. of History and African and African American Studies, Louisiana State University. Devyn Spence Benson argues that ideas, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices relating to racial difference persisted despite major efforts by the Cuban state to generate social equality. Drawing on Cuban and U.S. archival materials and face-to-face interviews, Benson examines 1960s government programs and campaigns against discrimination, showing how such programs frequently negated their efforts by reproducing racist images and idioms in revolutionary propaganda, cartoons, and school materials.

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

May 3 | Soft Power and the Nation: Lessons from Angola and Cuba, 1970s to Today

 

Starts: 2:00 PM Thursday, May 3, 2016

Ends: 6:00 PM Location: African American Studies Program Building, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline Linda Heywood, Professor of African History and the History of the African Diaspora and African American Studies, Boston University discusses her book.

Free and Open to the Public

 

Call for Symposia – American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

January 29th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars

Submit a symposium proposal for the ASTMH 65th Annual Meeting, November 13-17, 2016, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Annual Meeting is the premier forum for the exchange of scientific advances in tropical medicine and global health. In 2015, nearly 4,100 current and future leaders in the field attended.

  • Research Meets Real-World Experience – leaders in the field offer practical insights and strategic vision
  • Global Perspectives – 104 countries represented: researchers, clinicians, young investigators, as well as leaders from philanthropy, business and NGOs
  • Collaboration and Networking – pre-meeting courses, posters, exhibit hall and four days of concurrent sessions

Pay special attention to the membership requirements for the symposium organizer and symposium co-chair, as well as the $75 U.S. submission fee required for all proposals.

Symposia bring together attendees in a setting where experts discuss concepts and developments on a defined topic of general concern to the global health community. In contrast to scientific sessions, symposia provide a broad synthesized review of a given topic, with ample time for discussion among attendees

February 10, 2016 – Symposium Site Opens

March 9, 2016 – Symposium Submission Deadline