Call for Abstracts: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Posted by on June 20, 2011

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

“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.  Register during June to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration.

The conference’s 300 speakers include:
Design Thinking Speakers

* Robert Fabricant, Vice President of Creative, Frog Design Inc.
* Michael Murphy, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MASS Design Group
* “Designing Effective Visuals For Global Communication,” Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor,  Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

* Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Fellow, Oxford University; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George’s University; Formerly Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Health Issues; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)
* Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Administration; Director, Global Health Initiative, Yale University
* Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
* Cheryl Moyer, MPH, Managing Director, Global REACH; Research Investigator, Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School

Environment, Energy, and Food Speakers

* “An Inventory of Toxic Hotspots in the Developing World – Over 100 Million Exposed,” Richard Fuller, President, Blacksmith Institute
* “Farmers First: Scaling a Permanent and Sustainable End To Hunger,” Tony Kalm, Director of Business Development, One Acre Fund
* Robert Lawrence, MD, The Center for a Livable Future Professor, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health; Director, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
* Anne Murray, Senior Development Officer, E+CO

Film & Global Health Speakers

* Dawn Shapiro, Filmmaker, The Edge of Joy
* Landon Van Soest, Producer, Good Fortune; Filmmaker Transient Pictures

Healthcare Delivery Models

* Molly Christiansen, Manager, Health Practices and Business Development, Living Goods
* Lakshmi Karan, Director, Global Strategy, Riders for Health
* Tricia Morente, Head of Strategy and Marketing, LifeSpring Hospitals

Infectious Disease Speakers

* Alan Bernstein, PhD, Executive Director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
* Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
* Adetokunbo O. Lucas, Adjunct Professor of International Health, Harvard University
* Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* “Bureaucratic Luddities and Other Opportunities for Innovation in TB Control,” Peter Small, MD, Deputy Director, TB, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
* “Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) in Reducing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Infection in Kenya,” Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor, USAID Office of Economic Growth

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

* Jane Aronson, MD, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
* “Reproductive Refugees:  Health Disparities and Diasporic Dreams in Post/911 Arab America,” Marcia Inhorn, MPH, PhD, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs Chair, Council on Middle East Studies
* “Family Planning: Remarkable Progress but a Steep Road Ahead,” Joe Speidel, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Director for Communication, Development and External Relations, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco
* Laura Stachel, MD, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Co-Founder, WE CARE Solar

Millennium Development Goal Speakers

* “Frontline Health Workers as the Key to Achieving the Health MDGs,” Charles MacCormack, President and CEO, Save The Children
* Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
* Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University

Research in Global Health Speakers

* Jenny Aker, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University
* “Meet the Editor: How to Write for Global Health Journals,” Jocalyn Clark, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine
* “Advances in Global Eye Health Research,” Deborah Carper, Deputy Director, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
* Elisabet de los Pinos, Founder and CEO, Aura Biosciences
* Dean Jamison, Professor, Global Health and Adjunct Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health
* “Glaucoma Screening: Current Trends and Challenges,” Sarwat Salim, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee
* James C. Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Philanthropy Speakers

* Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Fund
* Lucy Bernholz, Arabella Advisors
* “From Donor-Driven to Impact-Driven: How Evidence Can Inform Smarter Global Health Philanthropy,” Carol McLaughlin, MD, MPH, MSc, Research Director – Global Public Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
* Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation

Social Enterprise Speakers

* Erica Bliss Pattni, Vice President of Marketing, KIND Healthy Snacks
* Kyle Berner, Creator, Feelgoodz LLC
* “Diamonds for Development,” Shane Rogers, Co-Founder, The Clarity Project
* Zak Zaidman, Co-Founder and CEO, Kopali Organics

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

* “Sustainable Social Change: The Power of Enterprise Solutions,” Ron Bills, Chairman & CEO, Envirofit International
* Michael Fairbanks, co-Founder, SEVEN
* Lara Galinsky, Senior Vice President, Echoing Green
* Paul Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, Robert Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
* Eric Nee, Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review
* Jill Tucker, Senior Program Officer, Lemelson Foundation
* Tim Zak, Associate Teaching Professor; Director, Institute for Social Innovation, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University
* Andrew Zolli, Curator, Pop!Tech

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

* Neal Baer, MD, Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications; Executive Producer, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
* Scott Henderson, Principal at CauseShift and Campaign Manager of
* “Overcoming Barriers By Using Humor and Animation to Create a Cultural Shift,” Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Global Shift
* Tom Watson, President, CauseWired

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

* “AAO Global Alliances,” Michael Brennan, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Past President, Alamance Eye Center
* Selwyn Rogers, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
* Nader Moinfar, Magruder Eye Institute and University of Central Florida School of Medicine, Orlando, Florida

Technology in Global Health Speakers

* “Strengthening Health Systems in Resource-Poor Settings Through the Application of the Sana Wireless Technology,” Leo Celi, MD, MPH, MS, Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
* Rich Fletcher, PhD, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
* Hamish Fraser, MBChB, MRCP, MSc, Director of Informatics and Telemedicine, Partners in Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
* Jose Gomez-Marquez, Co-Founder and Co-Inventor, Aerovax; Co-Founder, X out TB; Lecturer, D-LAB, MIT
* Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Research Scientist, Harvard Institute for Global Health; Assistant in Health Decision Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
* “mHealth: Scaling Up, Low Cost Mobile Solutions in (PMTCT) Preventing-Mother-to-Child-Transmission-Programs,” Bobby Jefferson, Health IT Project Manager, Futures Group
* “Disrupting Pathways to Mortality with Technology: Opportunities for Resource-Limited Settings,” Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Director, Johns Hopkins Bangladesh; Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
* “BioPhotonics Technologies for Global Health,” Aydogan Ozcan, PhD, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA
* “Low-Cost Diagnostics for the Developing World,” Una Ryan, OBE, PhD, DSc, CEO, Diagnostics For All

Water & Sanitation Speakers

* Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People
* David Kuria, Chief Executive, Ecotact

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