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Category: Conferences/Seminars

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

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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

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

January 13th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars

  GHIC

Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by January 31 for a reduced registration rate.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 16-17, 2016, 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, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

  REGISTER NOW

 
 
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE APPLY TO PRESENT INNOVATION PRIZE
Learn from 250 speakers. Keynote addresses include Ned Breslin, Jeffrey Sachs, and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs. See the confirmed 2016 conference speakers. Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference! January 20 is the next Social Impact Pitch and Innovation Prize application deadline. Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process. The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $2,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2016 Global Health & Innovation Conference.
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 care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.

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 during January for a highly reduced registration rate.

The American Journal of Law & Medicine 2015 Symposium – Global and Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions

January 12th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars

Flyer: American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Boston University School of Law
Room 102
8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Infectious diseases were once relegated to the dustbin of history, but today emerging and reemerging infectious diseases threaten health and health care systems in every country. This symposium will explore the interdisciplinary considerations and obstacles raised by these and similar developments. Panels will discuss ways to encourage development of infectious disease treatments, lessons learned from the recent H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks, the legal and moral implications of mandatory vaccination, infectious disease control within the US health care system, and the tension between individual freedom and state control during an outbreak.

* All—including faculty, students, and the general public—are welcome to attend. For academic questions, contact the AJLM Symposium editors at ajlmsymposium@gmail.com. To register, visit the website below.

 

Call for Papers: 9th Annual MSU Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference

January 12th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars

MSU

Announcing the 9th Annual MSU Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

18-19th March 2016

Call For Papers

The 9th Annual Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference at Michigan State University is soliciting submissions on innovative approaches to the study of Africa and the African Diaspora. The conference will be held at Michigan State University on 18-19 March 2016.

This conference seeks to brings together graduate scholars who study Africa at all stages. In past years the conference has generated intellectually stimulating exchanges across disciplinary lines. The conference aims to generate dialogue and debate about the past, present, and future direction of Africanist scholarship.

As an interdisciplinary conference interested promoting exchanges and connections across departments and fields, we invite proposals based in any disciplinary and methodological framework, both quantitative and qualitative. We particularly encourage the submission of full panels. Examples of potentially successful submissions are those based on dissertation proposals, masters’ theses, dissertation chapters, and papers for potential future article publication.

Possible Panel Topics Include

-Environmental Policies, Histories, & Sciences

-Health, epidemiology, & medical humanities

-Labor & Economics

-Land-use & urban and rural space

-Language & Linguistics

-Literature & African Intellectuals

-Migration, urbanization, & xenophobia

-Nationalism & Decolonization

-Political structures & state formation

-Popular culture & the media

-Religion & Philosophy

-Sport & Leisure

-Women & Gender


Submission Information and Guidelines

The deadline for submission of proposals is February 1, 2016. We will be accepting proposals on a rolling basis, and we encourage early submissions. Send all submissions to msuafricanistconference@gmail.com. Final papers will be due to the conference organizers by March 8, 2016 (approximately 10 double-spaced pages–equivalent of 15 minutes).

For individual submissions, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a 1 page CV. Include the paper’s title, your name and school affiliation, and a list of 3-5 keywords which you feel categorize your research.

For panel submissions, please send a single abstract of no more than 500 words, relaying the connections between papers and the individual description of each paper. Send a 1 page CV for each presenter. Include the panel’s name, the names and school affiliations of all presenters, and paper titles of all presentations.