Category: Outside BU Events

Call for International Health Economics Association Conference Volunteer Opportunity (paid opportunity)

April 13th, 2017 in Outside BU Events

Revolutions in the Economics of Health Systems Conference
More information about the IHEA here: 

***Exciting Opportunity****

*Short term employment opportunity to work as an International Conference Monitor for International Health Economics Association 2017 World Congress,

  being hosted by Boston University (6-11 July, Charles River Campus)

* Tasks include: facilitate conference registration; assist conference delegates; manage organization of conference sessions

* Qualifications: current BU student; ability to think outside the box, strong communication and people skills, dependable

* $18/hour—options for P/T and F/T (up to 40 hours/week)

* Option to attend conference sessions and events when not actively working

* Learn more about the Congress:


Please send brief interest in position and CV to: Lisa Koppelman;


Even if you choose not to attend or work at this conference, student  memberships in iHEA (another line on your CV) cost $70 for two years.


Boston Global Surgery Symposium 3/4

February 9th, 2017 in Outside BU Events

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Boston Global Surgery Symposium! There are only 200 spots, so be sure to register as quickly as you can. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Business casual attire.

In order to register, you will need to go to You will then need to fill out the registration form and pay the $15 fee in order to reserve your spot. Please hold on to your email confirmation. 

About the Boston Global Surgery Symposium

The conference will include a keynote by Dr. John Meara, Chair of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. We will then have several panel sessions including: crisis and humanitarian aid, education and capacity-building, global surgery innovation, subspecialty global surgery, and global surgery research. The speakers are leaders in the fields of global surgery and come from many surgical specialties, including: neuro, thoracic, trauma, general, orthopedic, ENT, plastics, cardiac, OMFS, pediatric, surg onc, OB/Gyn, and anesthesia. We will also have a panel on how to have a career in global surgery run by several of the global surgery fellows in Boston.

About the Global Surgery Student Alliance

GSSA’s goal is to bring more students into the field of global surgery and to unite our efforts across the U.S. We also hope to connect students to international global surgery efforts through our affiliation with InciSioN (the International Student Surgical Network). We want to provide a central resource for students in the U.S. who are interested in global surgery, including anesthesia and OB/GYN. Check out our website to learn more about the Boston Global Surgery Symposium, global surgery, the GSSA, student groups near you, and more! 

Twitter @gsurgstudents


Global Health Catalyst Summit April 28-30

February 2nd, 2017 in Outside BU Events

2017GHC Summit flyer[1956]This event is organized by African Renaissance Ambassador Corp, Dana Faber, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women's hospitals. Speakers from allover Africa and the US (e.g. WHO and SEED) come to talk about their research and projects. The conference is open for anyone whose interested in global health, non-communicable diseases, and technology.

For more information go to:

Student Satellite Session – Consortium of Universities for Global Health

January 19th, 2017 in Outside BU Events

This year at CUGH 2017, we will again be holding a Student Satellite Session the day before the conference begins (Thursday, April 6). I would like to share with you the EventBrite registration not only for yourselves, but for dispersion among global health interest groups on your campuses. We look forward to your participation in this extraordinary opportunity to connect with students and hear from leaders in the field of global health! Spots are limited, so make sure to sign up for this FREE event soon!

Sustainability & Health Journal Club: What is Planetary Health?

November 17th, 2016 in Outside BU Events

Sustainability & Health Journal Club: What is Planetary Health?

Thursday, November 17, 4:00-5:00pm

Room 429, Harvard University Center for the Environment

4th floor, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambrige


Join the Sustainability & Health Student Forum at the Harvard Chan School as it holds its inaugural Journal Club session that will explore the emerging field of “Planetary Health” – the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends. The guest resource speaker is Professor Samuel Myers, Director of the Planetary Health Alliance and member of the Rockefeller Foundation-The Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. The paper that will be discussed is entitled “Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration" by Prof. Myers et al. Please confirm your attendance here. Invite your friends and colleagues, everyone is welcome!

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

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.

African Food and Peace Foundation Annual Dinner and Fundraiser

October 27th, 2016 in Outside BU Events

Aid for Africa is a charity alliance of U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners working to help children, families, and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. 


AFPF’s 2016 Annual Dinner and Fundraiser will be held on November 3 at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. The Dinner and Fundraiser will raise funds for the innovative, rural development projects by our partner organizations Uganda Rural Development and Training Program (URDT) and African Rural University (ARU). It will also be a great opportunity for BUSPH students, faculty, and staff to engage with influential female African leadership. The Dinner and Fundraiser will feature guest speaker Her Excellency Oliver Wonekha, the Ugandan Ambassador to the United States. Throughout her career, Ambassador Wonekha has addressed agricultural issues and has been outspoken on education for women and girls. The Dinner and Fundraiser will be held from 6pm to 9pm at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square at 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Individual tickets are available for purchase here. For more information, please contact AFPF at

AFPF Annual Dinner Poster



Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Information Session

October 13th, 2016 in Outside BU Events

Every day, Doctors Without Borders aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, Doctors Without Borders is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis.

On Monday, October 24th, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for an evening presentation to learn more about how you can join Doctors Without Borders’ pool of dedicated aid workers.

An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you'll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of "life in the field."

The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q&A.

Location Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon
230 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MARSVP HERE