Category: Conferences/Seminars

MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative guest speaker Jack Geiger; April 23rd

April 22nd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

Please save the date for a talk that the MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative (GHMHI) is hosting next Thursday evening, 4/23/15, featuring Dr. H. Jack Geiger; the title of his talk is, “Global Health Includes US: Poverty, Race and Health in Mississippi.” This event is free and open to the public (, and will be held in 4-237 (Building #4, Room #237) on the MIT Campus from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. For additional information or directions to the lecture venue, please contact Brittany Peters, the GHMHI Administrative Assistant, via email at

View flyer here: Jack Geiger Poster

Princeton-Fung Global Forum, November 2 & 3

April 22nd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

We invite you to

The Princeton-Fung Global Forum

Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis

November 2 & 3, 2015

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Featuring Keynote Speakers:
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
Peter Piot, Co-Discoverer of Ebola
Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust


Early Bird Special: $75

After Sept. 1, 2015: $100

Student Rate $25

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Global Health Council hosting “The Future of Global Health” conference on April 16th. Register now at a discounted rate!

April 9th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

Global Health Council (GHC) is hosting its second annual The Future of Global Health (#TFGH15) “unconference” on April 16, 2015 at The Hamilton in Washington, DC. Last year this exciting event brought together more than 400 young leaders in global health, current practitioners and advocates to discuss and explore themes emerging around The Future of Global Health.  It would be great if students from Boston University’s School of Public Health could attend TFGH15 and continue the conversation this year!

A little more about TFGH15: The Future of Global Health 2015 (TFGH15) is an event for global health unlike any other. It is a unique opportunity to step outside the usual panel discussion format and engage in meaningful conversation with peers and potential mentors. The goal of TFGH15 is to foster connections and increase knowledge through conversations among new and established members of the global health community. This year’s event will focus on the global health workplace – the challenges, solutions and skills needed to advance progress on the global health issues of our time. The breadth of sectors – private, non-profit, government, academic and donor – will be represented among the event’s discussion group leaders, mentors and attendees.

This event includes:

  • Small group conversations with others passionate about global health
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Refreshments
  • A fun Thursday night, focused on a topic you’re passionate about!

Registration link:  Please note that there is a special discount code for students and professors — student15 — which gives you $10 off the original ticket price.

Mass General’s Center for Global Health hosted Seminar Series: Noncommunicable Diseases: Emerging Challenges in Global Health

March 31st, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

aNoncommunicable Diseases:
Emerging Challenges in Global Health

Emily Hyle, MD
Medical Practice Evaluation Center
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jeremy Schwartz, MD
Equity Research and Innovation Center
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

Mark Siedner, MD, MPH
Center for Global Health
Massachusetts General Hospital

Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, FAAN
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Boston

Tuesday, April 21
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
O’Keeffe Auditorium
Blake Building – 1st Floor
Massachusetts General Hospital


23rd Annual BU Graduate Student Conference in African Studies – Tomorrow!

March 26th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

View the flyer here: Poster Design (2)

View the full program here: Conference Program

U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosting Children First Speaker Series: “Ending a Killer Disease: UNICEF’s Efforts to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus”; April 2nd

March 25th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars


Next week, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will be hosting Carrie Rhodes for our Children First Speaker Series. Rhodes is a volunteer leader of The Eliminate Project, a joint initiative between Kiwanis International, UNICEF and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) around the globe. Despite remarkable progress in recent years, MNT, a vaccine-preventable disease, still claims the lives of 49,000 babies each year.

We hope you will join us to hear Carrie Rhodes speak next week, April 2nd from 12:30pm-2:00pm at the Hampshire House (84 Beacon St., Boston MA).

If you are interested, please contact Laura Driscoll at 857-453-8013 or for ticket information. Thank you for your time and consideration.

African Development Conference at Harvard; Register now for April 3-4

March 24th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars


Interested in hearing the President of Niger speak? How about the Assistant Minister of Health of Liberia? Or the head of the China Development Bank? Register to attend the African Development Conference at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School April 3rd-4th to engage with all of them and many more. The panels cover topics ranging from health, law, and urban planning, to finance, technology, and agriculture.

The theme this year is “Looking South – Moving Forward: Fostering development collaboration within the global South”. The conference will seek to discuss the continent’s emergence at a time when African countries increasingly look beyond their traditional partners in the West, engaging within the continent as well as with countries such as China, India and Brazil.

Tickets for the conference are available on the website ( Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends (there are group discounts – see below)!

Tickets include:

  • Full 2 day access to panels, plenary sessions, small group “dialogues for development” and Ted-style inspired “personal narratives”;
  •  Welcome networking receptions on Friday April 3rd (invitations to a VIP champagne networking session at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art will also be allocated on a first come first served basis);
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday April 4th;
  • Optional closing party at the Harvard Club of Boston on Saturday April 4th.

Discount codes for bulk buying of tickets:

  • 10 tickets = 10% discount (code: ADCgroup10)
  • 15 tickets = 15% discount (code: ADCgroup15)
  • 20 tickets = 20% discount (code: ADCgroup20)

Online Webcast: “Because Tomorrow Needs Her” sponsored by Doctors Without Borders, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm

March 2nd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Because Tomorrow Needs Her
Online Webcast
Wednesday, March 4
7:30PM EST

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF) would like to invite you to attend a special webcast marking the launch of Because Tomorrow Needs Her, a multimedia campaign highlighting MSF’s efforts to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls around the world.

Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers –midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors – who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades.

Women have distinct health needs that men do not have, starting with those related to the ability to get pregnant and bear children. In the absence of care, however, those needs can turn into risks. This is why 800 women die every day from pregnancy-related causes, when most of these deaths could easily be prevented. And while we know how to keep HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus to their babies, 700 children are born with HIV every day. What’s more, victims of sexual violence go without medical or psychological care, because the care they need is too often beyond their reach. MSF treated more than 11,000 victims of sexual violence in 34 countries in 2013; around 95 percent of them were women and girls.

Why does this gap in health care services for women exist? What can be done about it? What is MSF doing already and what does the organization hope it can do in the future?

Nina Strochlic of The Daily Beast will lead a discussion on March 4th at 7:30pm EST on these and other questions related to women’s health care. She will be joined by MSF field workers and one of the project’s photojournalists, who will share stories of women they’ve been able to help, those they haven’t, and what still needs to be done. Viewing is free, but advance registration is required. To find out more, visit our event page or follow us at #TomorrowNeedsHer

“Answering AIDS: The United States and the United Kingdom Confront a Health Policy Crisis.”

February 27th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

Next Friday, March 6th, the BU Sociology Seminar Series will welcome Professor Tasleem Padamsee of Ohio State University. Her talk is titled:

“Answering AIDS: The United States

and the United Kingdom
Confront a Health Policy Crisis.

The event is open and free to all who wish to attend. The event begins at 12PM in room 241 of the Sociology Department (located at 96-100 Cummington Mall).

Tasleem Padamsee is a medical and political sociologist whose work utilizes comparative and historical methods to explore issues of culture, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and health policy. Her recent work has attracted funding from the NSF, Reed Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and the National Cancer Institute.

Global Health Fellows II Webinar Recap: Where Do I Fit In? My Global Health Career Path

February 23rd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars


On Wednesday February 11th, the Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) hosted a public webinar focusing on the importance of diversity and inclusion in global health work through the eyes of our partners, and highlighted their career paths in global health. Unique perspectives came from our panelists, represented by GlobeMed, Global Health Corps, and PYXERA Global. We were joined by about 200 people from around the United States, and even from other countries! We enjoyed fielding your questions during this webinar. We can see from audience feedback that many people gained new insight into the practical importance of diversity and inclusion in global health. Our audience also offered us their reflections on diverse career paths as well. Read this event summary to see what each panelist spoke about.
Webinar moderator and GHFP-II Outreach, Social Media, and Communications Assistant Sylvie Rousseau discusses her perspective on diversity, and what she learned working with the panelists, and from the audience in this blog post. She also shares her responses to some of your comments!


Recordings Now Available 

Many of you have been asking, and now the video recording is available on our YouTube Channel, and the transcript is available for download. Did your tweet or post make it into the Storify from this event? Does our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy resonate with you? Be sure to send us your questions and comments via Twitter, and by emailing