Weekly Global Health Notices, 5/21/2012 through 5/25/2012 and beyond

May 30, 2012: abstract deadline for the 2012 Canadian Conference on Global Health

19th Annual Canadian Conference on Global Health

October 21-23, 2012
Ottawa, CANADA

The Canadian Society for International Health invites you to submit an abstract for the 2012 Canadian Conference on Global Health – the deadline is May 30th!

The theme “Global Health in a Shifting World Economy” will specifically be examining the:

  • The growing economic crisis in Europe and the impact on social welfare programs;
  • Private/public partnerships;
  • Economic growth with growing inequities in health;
  • The role of state capitalism and the infusion of development aid;
  • Existing and evolving global inequities in health and their expected and unexpected impacts on the world’s marginalized and vulnerable populations, including indigenous groups.

Plenary sessions and topic-focused symposia will be followed by workshops, special sessions, and oral and poster sessions to help facilitate knowledge dissemination in areas of global shifts in the economy and global health equity in local, national, and global contexts.

Abstracts

Submissions should be directly related to the overall theme “Global health in the shifting world economy” and suggested topic areas are:

  • Shifting demographics and the disease burden
  • Employment, workers rights and migration in health in the shifting world economy
  • Sustainable environments in the shifting world economy
  • Training, service delivery and health human resources in the shifting world economy
  • Democratization of development in the shifting world economy
  • Ethics of development in the shifting world economy
  • Access to healthcare and medicines in the shifting world economy
  • Global health education in the shifting world economy
  • Global health research in the shifting world economy

Abstracts may focus on new findings, the development of a program, project or new global health tools, moving from development to implementation, policy or ethical issues, or related topics.

Call for special presentations: Canada’s ability to respond

Given the economic realities of today and its impacts on our shifting global markets, perhaps now more than ever, we need to work together, share what we know, and collaborate.

As part of a new initiative, the Canadian Conference on Global Health will be presenting a special session, Canada’s ability to respond, on Sunday, October 21st. Canada’s ability to respond will engage presenters and participants to examine and discuss Canada’s capacity, in partnership with the global South, to respond to global health development and research needs worldwide. To this end, CSIH has prepared an information collection template to assist with the categorization of global health programs, projects, and research taking place in Canada and internationally. If you would like to present your work in this special session, please complete the
template.

Please visit http://www.ccgh-csih.ca/csih2012/?lang=en for more information and to submit your abstract online. Questions? Please email sbrown@csih.org.

June 1-2, 2012: Exploring Medical Missions Conference

The “Exploring Medical Missions” Conference is an event held each year in Kansas City. Students or healthcare professionals with an interest in global health, or serving a disadvantaged or forgotten population, are highly encouraged to attend.

Robotic surgery, MRI, coronary artery stents, vision correction procedures – our age is marked by marvelous progress in medicine. Yet on the parameter remain multitudes of people who are barred from these innovations because of poverty, illiteracy, culture, and distance. From Inspiration To Mobilization is the theme of the 2012 Exploring Medical Missions Conference. This event will assist you to progress from good intentions toward genuine service on behalf of those people most isolated.

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply best practices in crisis response to actual disasters
  • Design community development strategies to improve public health
  • Utilize appropriate clinical skills in providing medical care
  • Effectively lead organizations toward fulfillment of their vision and goals

Group discounts/student discounts are available. For individual registrations, a 30% discount is available if you use the coupon code “MISSION” when you register online. 7.6 hours of CME is available by attending.

For more information, please visit http://inmed.us/exploring_medical_missions_conference.asp. If you have any questions, please contact office@inmed.us.
October 5, 2012: abstract deadline for the 17th Annual Conference of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease

17th Annual Conference of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease – North America Region

February 28 – March 2, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

The 17th Annual Conference of the Union-North America Region is now accepting abstract submissions. The deadline is October 5, 2012.

The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With close to 3,000 organizations and individuals who are committed to the same goals, The Union has its headquarters in Paris and offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research.

The Union is most widely known for the research that led to the global strategy for treating and controlling tuberculosis. Adopted by the World Health Organization in 1995, The Union model is part of the internationally recommended Stop TB Strategy that has been used to treat 37 million people around the world.

Drawing on this first success in addressing TB from medical, political, social and organizational perspectives, The Union has since developed programs addressing TB/HIV, asthma, childhood pneumonia, tobacco control and other related issues. The emphasis is on providing health solutions for the poor.

The student membership rate is open to anyone under the age of 35 who is in a training program. Students are eligible for the rate of 20 Euros per year for two years on first joining. Membership includes electronic access to the Journal, reduced rates at all meetings and access to the “members only” section of the web site.

Travel grants are available to individuals who are unlikely to attend the conference without the grant, or who reside or work in the Caribbean, Central or South America.

For more information, visit http://www.bc.lung.ca/association_and_services/union.html. Questions? Contact Dr. Menn Biagtan at 604.731.5864 or email biagtan@bc.lung.ca.

November 5, 2012: The Essentials of Running a Global Health Center: Sharing best practices and building partnerships for the future

SAVE THE DATE!
Monday, November 5, 2012

A one day conference that discusses success stories in effectively operating a global health center, which:

  • Incorporates education, research, and sustainability
  • Builds effective partnerships in global health between academic and non-academic programs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University
Bronx, New York

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Job Opportunity: Professor and Chair, Department International Health | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for the position of Edgar Berman Professor in International Health and chair of the Department of International Health. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment and demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities.

The Department of International Health seeks to understand health problems and develop affordable means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations of the world. Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, it has over 140 faculty, 290 doctoral and master’s students and a diverse research program. The Bloomberg School of Public Health has ten departments and more than 500 full-time faculty and 2,000 graduate-level students. The School is located on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, a collaborative and highly interactive environment with a superb research infrastructure. For additional information see the department’s website: http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/ih/

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. Women and under-represented minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae and statement of research interest and vision of leadership. Please submit electronic applications as pdf or doc files. Review of candidates will begin in March 2012.

Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Chair of the Search Committee for chair of International Health
c/o Ms. Susan Williams
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W1041
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
Email: suwillia@jhsph.edu

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 5/14/2012 through 5/18/2012 and beyond

May 15, 2012: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to 602 researchers from 44 countries.

Applications are currently being accepted for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9.  Proposals are due May 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Round 9 Topics:

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.

For more information, please visit http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Elizabeth Francis, PhD ’94 (Elizabeth_Francis@brown.edu), Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University’s Office of Biomedical Advancement.

June 1-2, 2012: Exploring Medical Missions Conference

The “Exploring Medical Missions” Conference is an event held each year in Kansas City. Students or healthcare professionals with an interest in global health, or serving a disadvantaged or forgotten population, are highly encouraged to attend.

Robotic surgery, MRI, coronary artery stents, vision correction procedures – our age is marked by marvelous progress in medicine. Yet on the parameter remain multitudes of people who are barred from these innovations because of poverty, illiteracy, culture, and distance. From Inspiration To Mobilization is the theme of the 2012 Exploring Medical Missions Conference. This event will assist you to progress from good intentions toward genuine service on behalf of those people most isolated.

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply best practices in crisis response to actual disasters
  • Design community development strategies to improve public health
  • Utilize appropriate clinical skills in providing medical care
  • Effectively lead organizations toward fulfillment of their vision and goals

Group discounts/student discounts are available. For individual registrations, a 30% discount is available if you use the coupon code “MISSION” when you register online. 7.6 hours of CME is available by attending.

For more information, please visit http://inmed.us/exploring_medical_missions_conference.asp. If you have any questions, please contact office@inmed.us.

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 5/7/2012 through 5/11/2012 and beyond

May 15, 2012: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to 602 researchers from 44 countries.

Applications are currently being accepted for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9.  Proposals are due May 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Round 9 Topics:

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.

For more information, please visit http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Elizabeth Francis, PhD ’94 (Elizabeth_Francis@brown.edu), Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University’s Office of Biomedical Advancement.

June 1-2, 2012: Exploring Medical Missions Conference

The “Exploring Medical Missions” Conference is an event held each year in Kansas City. Students or healthcare professionals with an interest in global health, or serving a disadvantaged or forgotten population, are highly encouraged to attend.

Robotic surgery, MRI, coronary artery stents, vision correction procedures – our age is marked by marvelous progress in medicine. Yet on the parameter remain multitudes of people who are barred from these innovations because of poverty, illiteracy, culture, and distance. From Inspiration To Mobilization is the theme of the 2012 Exploring Medical Missions Conference. This event will assist you to progress from good intentions toward genuine service on behalf of those people most isolated.

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply best practices in crisis response to actual disasters
  • Design community development strategies to improve public health
  • Utilize appropriate clinical skills in providing medical care
  • Effectively lead organizations toward fulfillment of their vision and goals

Group discounts/student discounts are available. For individual registrations, a 30% discount is available if you use the coupon code “MISSION” when you register online. 7.6 hours of CME is available by attending.

For more information, please visit http://inmed.us/exploring_medical_missions_conference.asp. If you have any questions, please contact office@inmed.us.

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 4/30/2012 through 5/4/2012 and beyond

May 1, 2012: Application Deadline to participate in the O’Neill Institute’s Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance

The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance will take place on June 18-22, 2012 at Georgetown Law and is open to all (lawyers and non-lawyers).  The program will bring together practitioners, policymakers, advocates and leading academics in global health to learn the foundations of global health law and governance.  Participants will explore a number of issues, which will include international trade and health, the International Health Regulations, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, health and human rights, non-communicable diseases and the international regulation of food and drugs.

Additional details and the online application can be found at www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/.

If you have any questions, please contact the O’Neill Institute at oneillsummer@law.georgetown.edu.

May 15, 2012: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to 602 researchers from 44 countries.

Applications are currently being accepted for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9.  Proposals are due May 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Round 9 Topics:

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.

For more information, please visit http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Elizabeth Francis, PhD ’94 (Elizabeth_Francis@brown.edu), Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University’s Office of Biomedical Advancement.

June 1-2, 2012: Exploring Medical Missions Conference

The “Exploring Medical Missions” Conference is an event held each year in Kansas City. Students or healthcare professionals with an interest in global health, or serving a disadvantaged or forgotten population, are highly encouraged to attend.

Robotic surgery, MRI, coronary artery stents, vision correction procedures – our age is marked by marvelous progress in medicine. Yet on the parameter remain multitudes of people who are barred from these innovations because of poverty, illiteracy, culture, and distance. From Inspiration To Mobilization is the theme of the 2012 Exploring Medical Missions Conference. This event will assist you to progress from good intentions toward genuine service on behalf of those people most isolated.

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply best practices in crisis response to actual disasters
  • Design community development strategies to improve public health
  • Utilize appropriate clinical skills in providing medical care
  • Effectively lead organizations toward fulfillment of their vision and goals

Group discounts/student discounts are available. For individual registrations, a 30% discount is available if you use the coupon code “MISSION” when you register online. 7.6 hours of CME is available by attending.

For more information, please visit http://inmed.us/exploring_medical_missions_conference.asp. If you have any questions, please contact office@inmed.us.

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UPDATED! Weekly Global Health Notices, 4/9/2012 through 4/13/2012 and beyond

April 11, 2012: CFAR talk

The NUTRITION/INFECTION UNIT MONTHLY DIVISION CONFERENCE at TUFTS UNIVERSITY presents:

“Food Insecurity and Depression in Rural Kenya: What are the Implications?”

D. Mkaya Mwamburi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
3:00 PM
Tufts University, Jaharis Building
Second Floor, Conference Room 272

For information call (617) 636-3811 or e-mail helen.arroyo@tufts.edu

April 13, 2012: Film Screening & Panel Discussion — Theater, Film and Public Health in Mali

SCREENING: “Balokojuguya” (Malnutrition) by Djibril Coulibaly and the Doumanzana Theatre Company

PANEL: “Communicating Change to Communities in Crisis”

Friday, April 13, 2012
3:00 PM
Wilson 101

Djibril Coulibaly of the Doumanzana Theatre Company will screen his new short film, Balokojuguya (Malnutrition), followed by a panel discussion, “Communicating Change to Communities in Crisis” with Coulibaly, who will be joined by Brown alumni Leona Rosenblum ’09 (Mali Health Organizing Project, Clinton Health Access Initiative, USAID) and Sophie Shackleton ’09 (Yeredon Center for the Malian Arts).  The film will be used as a basis for a discussion about the role of arts and entertainment in behavior and social change, and how artists and NGOs can be utilized moving forward from the country’s recent political crisis.

Co-sponsored by the Creative Arts Council, the Office of International Affairs, Brown Degree Days, and the Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies

April 18, 2012: Global Health & Medicine Lecture

The GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE presents

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the Primary Prevention of HIV in At-Risk Women: Two Steps Forward One Step Back

Eli Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOGProfessor of Medical Science
Division of Biology and Medicine
Brown University

Aaron Kofman
Medical Student
Class of 2014
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
5 – 6:30 PM
BioMed Center (171 Meeting Street)
Eddy Auditorium (Room 291)

April 21-22, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

April 26, 2012: Refugee Health lecture

The Warren Alpert Medical School, Global Health Initiative, and Rhode Island Hospital present:

“Refugee Health: Communication As The Key To Cross-Cultural Care”

Keynote Speaker:
Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR
Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT)
Healing Invisible Wounds: The Health Care Practitioner, The Patient, and The Trauma Story

Panel Discussion to Follow

Target Audience:
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists,
Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Medical Students, Residents & Fellows

Thursday, April 26, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Warren Alpert Medical School
Lecture Hall 160
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02912

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
No fee to attend • Registration is required • Registration & Program details to follow

April 27, 2012: Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

“The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program: Challenges and Considerations for Refugee Health and Well-Being”

Objectives: (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)
● Recognize the key partners and processes of refugee resettlement
● Empathize with the inherent trauma of displacement and resettlement in the refugee context
● Identify appropriate partnerships and referrals to support refugee health and well-being

Speaker:
Eskinder Negash
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Target Audience:
Physicians and other interested health care professionals.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30 – 9:30 AM
George Auditorium
Rhode Island Hospital

May 15, 2012: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to 602 researchers from 44 countries.

Applications are currently being accepted for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9.  Proposals are due May 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Round 9 Topics:

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.

For more information, please visit http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Elizabeth Francis, PhD ’94 (Elizabeth_Francis@brown.edu), Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University’s Office of Biomedical Advancement.

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