Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health Conference

Posted by on July 9, 2007

Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health Conference
Building Global Health For Today and Tomorrow
April 12-13, 2008
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Join 2,000 conference attendees and 130 speakers for a stimulating conference. Keynote Addresses By: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Plus More Than 130 Featured Speakers
Call For Abstracts – DEADLINE JULY 15, 2007 – http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/2008

Register For Conference – EARLY BIRD RATE ($45 Students, $70 All Others) http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/2008

Who should attend? Anyone interested in international health, public health, international development, medicine, eye care, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, bioethics, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, and public service.

*Keynote Addresses*

* Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General; Senior Advisor For Health and Medicine; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center

* Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, Co-Founder, Partners in Health; Director, Fran?ois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; Fran?ois Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Former HIV/AIDS Director at World Health Organization

* 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 Sachs, MD, MPH, Health Coordinator, Millennium Villages

*130 Featured Speakers (Listed Below Are The Speakers Confirmed Thus Far)*

* Ted M. Alemayhu, Founder, Chairman and CEO, US Doctors For Africa
* Greg Allgood, PhD, Director, Children’s Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble
* R. Rand Allingham, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology; Director, Glaucoma Service, Duke University Eye Center
* Jared Ament, MD, MPh, Clinical Research Fellow, Ophthalmolology & Corneal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health
* Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive Medical Director, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
* Thomas Baah, MD, MSc, Ophthalmologist, Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Ghana
* Michele Barry, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Global Health Director, Office of International Health; Chief, General Medicine Firm, Yale University School of Medicine
* Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
* Paul Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes
* Terry Blaschke, MD, Professor of Medicine and of Molecular Pharmacology (Active Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine
* Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health; Director, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health
* Philippe van den Bossche, Executive Director, Raising Malawi
* Harry S. Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International
* Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
* Michael Cappello, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Program in International Child Health; Co-Director, International Adoption Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine
* Emily Moore and Mark Carlson, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Sociology, San Diego State University
* James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
* Susan Day, MD, Chair and Program Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, California Pacific Medical Center
* Syril Dorairaj, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, Glaucoma Associates of New York, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
* Margaret Duah-Mensah, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
* Andy Ellner, MD, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative
* Sheri Fink, MD, PhD, Kaiser Media Fellow in Global Health; Visiting Scientist, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
* Susan Hall Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services
* David Friedman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and International Health, Johns Hopkins University
* Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute; Director, The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascuclar Health; Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor, Mount Sinai; Past-President, American Heart Association; President-elect, World Heart Federation
* Urick Gaillard, JD, Founder and Executive Director, The Batey Relief Alliance
* Gabriel Garcia, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Medical School Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine
* Nora Groce, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Yale/WHO Collaborating Centre, Global Health Division, Yale School of Public Health
* Michael Gyasi, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director of the Bawku Eye Care Program, Ghana
* Heskel M. Haddad, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College
* Leon Herndon, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center
* Ibrahim Jabr, Interim President, International Trachoma Initiative
* Rosemary Janiszewski, MS, CHES, Deputy Director, Office of Communication, Health Education and Public Liaison; Director, National Eye Health Eucation Program, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health
* Evaleen Jones, MD, Founder, President and Medical Director, Child Family Health International; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
* Dean Karlan, PhD, President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action; Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
* Zachary Kaufman, MPhil in International Relations; DPhil Candidate in International Relations, University of Oxford; JD Candidate, Yale University Law School
* Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
* Doug Lawrence, Vice President/General Manager, BD Medical – Ophthalmic Systems
* Fiona Macaulay, President, Making Cents International
* Carolyn Makinson, PhD, Executive Director, Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
* Tshepo Mbalambi, BSc, Med Sci, MBcHB Candidate, University of Ghana School of Medicine
* John McGoldrick, Senior Vice President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
* Christine Melton, MD, MS, Friends of Aravind Association
* Mini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, Program Director Global Health, New York Medical College School of Public Health
* Neal Nathanson, MD, Associate Dean, Global Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
* Thomas Novotny, MD, MPH, Director of International Programs; Professor in Residence, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine
* Edward O’Neil Jr, MD, Founder, Omni Med; Author, Awakening Hippocrates: Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global Service, and A Practical Guide to Global Health Service
* Cliff OCallahan, MD, PhD, Pediatric Faculty, Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Program; Chair, AAP Section on International Child Health
* Adeyemi Oshodi, PATH
* Elijah Paintsil, MD, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
* Matthew Paul, MD, Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons
* Steven C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation
* Louis Pizzarello, MD, MPH, Secretary General, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
* Thomas Quinn, MD, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
* Nathan Radcliffe, MD, Glaucoma Service at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
* Ian Rawson, MD, CEO/Directeur General, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
* William Reese, President and CEO, International Youth Foundation
* Ilya Rozenbuam, MD, GANY Glaucoma Fellow, New York Eye and Ear Institute
* Leonard Rubenstein, Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights
* Jennifer Ruger, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Global Health, Yale School of Public Health; Co-Director of the Yale/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion, Policy and Research; Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core Investigator, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
* Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker
* Sarwat Salim, MD, Ophthalmologist
* Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India
* Georgia Sambunaris, MA
* Werner Schultink, MD, Chief Child Development and Nutrition, UNICEF
* Chirag Shah, MD, Chief Resident, Wills Eye Hospital
* Bruce Shields, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale University School of Medicine
* Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
* D. Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital
* Eliot Sorel, MD, D.L.F.A.P.A. Global Health, Health Services Management, and Leadership, The George Washington University School of Public Health; Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences School of Medicine, GWU; Chairman, Founder, Conflict Management Section WPA
* Kari Stoever, Senior Program Officer, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sabin Vaccine Institute
* Glenn Strauss, MD, Vice President of International Health Care and Programs, Mercy Ships, Int’l
* Robert Farris Thompson, PhD, Col. John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art, Yale University
* Jamie Lachman and Tim Cunningham, Clowns Without Borders
* James C. Tsai, MD, Chair, Department of Ophthalmologist, Yale University School of Medicine
* Satya Verma, OD, FAAO, Director, Community Eye Care, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
* Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana
* Gavin Yamey, MD, MRCP, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine; Consulting Editor, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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