Friday, August 5, 2011

Call of Abstracts: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012 presented by Unite For Sight

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

Abstract deadline is August 31, 2011

"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 August to secure the lowest registration rate.

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

The conference's confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

Sasha Dichter, Director of Business Development, Acumen Fund
Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea
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

Design Thinking Speakers

Robert Fabricant, Vice President of Creative, Frog Design Inc.
Erica Kochi, Co-lead, UNICEF Innovations Team
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
Andrew Zolli, Curator, Pop!Tech

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
Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Dean for Global Health, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Children's Environmental Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

"Thinking, Sensing, Feeling, Doing: How Art Can Energize Public Health," Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Section on Public Health, University of Pennsylvania
"Potential Over Poverty: The Ethics of Photojournalism & Creating A Modern Narrative of Development," Jonathan Kalan, Photographer, Journalist, Founder, The (BoP) Project
Dawn Shapiro, Filmmaker, The Edge of Joy
Landon Van Soest, Producer, Good Fortune; Filmmaker Transient Pictures

Healthcare Delivery Models Speakers

Molly Christiansen, Manager, Health Practices and Business Development, Living Goods
"Building Sustainable Rural Healthcare Systems: The Healthpoint Model," Al Hammond, Senior Entrepreneur, Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship Program
"Re-Thinking Development: Social Innovations That Deliver Effective, Efficient and Sustainable Large-Scale Change," Lakshmi Karan, Director, Global Strategy, Riders for Health
"Frontline Health Workers as the Key to Achieving the Health MDGs," Charles MacCormack, President and CEO, Save The Children
Tricia Morente, Head of Strategy and Marketing, LifeSpring Hospitals

Health Policy Speakers

"Global Health Takes a Normative Turn: The Rise of Human Rights to Address the Health Threats of the 21st Century," Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Infectious Disease Speakers

Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Adetokunbo O. Lucas, Adjunct Professor of International Health, Harvard University
"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 of Highly Active Antiretroviral 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
"Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: New Strategies for Changing the Behaviors of Medical Professionals and Pregnant Women," Paul N. Bloom, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Fuqua School of Business, Duke 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
"Adoption of Innovation and the Rate of Decline in Child Mortality," Dean Jamison, Professor, Global Health and Adjunct Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health
"The Role of Scientists and Medical Professionals in Helping Pregnant Women Abstain from Drinking Alcohol," Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center
"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
"WE CARE Solar: Bringing Light to Maternal Health Care," Laura Stachel, MD, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Co-Founder, WE CARE Solar

Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

"Diabetes and the Global Burden of Diabetic Retinopathy," Nader Moinfar, Magruder Eye Institute and University of Central Florida School of Medicine, Orlando, Florida

Organization Management Speakers

Nava Ashraf, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
"Following Your Dream With An NGO: Why Magic Can Happen," Kate Coleman, Chairman and Founder, Right To Sight
"Three Cups of Lessons: A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits," Maurice Segall, JD, Pro Bono Partnership, Inc.

Research in Global Health Speakers

Jenny Aker, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Alan Bernstein, PhD, Former Executive Director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
"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
"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
"Marketing Strategies To Set Your Not-for-Profit Apart," Aria Finger, COO, Do Something
"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
"Making it Real: Lessons From Thirty Years of Grassroots Development," Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.
Ken Lee, Co-founder and Co-owner, Lotus Foods
"Diamonds for Development," Shane Rogers, Co-Founder, The Clarity Project
Mathieu Senard, Co-Founder and CEO, Alter Eco
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
"Lives in Development: Values, Capabilities and Aspirations for the New Economic Development Professional," Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
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
"Hackovation: Trends, Technologies, and Techniques for 21st Century Social Impact," Tim Zak, Associate Teaching Professor; Director, Institute for Social Innovation, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University

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
Charlotte Cole, Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop
"Solving Meta-Community Issues by Playing Nicely with Others," and "Breaking Thru The Clutter Workshop: How To Market Your Cause and Attract New Champions," 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

"Africa's Huge Cataract Backlog: A Novel Strategy For Dealing With It," Thomas Baah, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director, Save The Nation's Sight Clinic, Ghana
"AAO Global Alliances," Michael Brennan, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Past President, Alamance Eye Center
James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
Scott Corlew, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Resurge
"Expanding Surgical Care for the Bottom Billion," Selwyn Rogers, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Technology in Global Health Speakers

Julius Akinyemi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, MIT Media Lab
"Use of Point-of-Care Technologies to Empower Communities, Sustain Mobile Services, and Improve Health Delivery: Lessons from East Africa," and "Workshop: Strategies, Tools, and Practical Tips to Ensure High Impact and Successful Outcomes for Field-Based Research and Internships," Jeffrey Blander, President, Bienmoyo Foundation
"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
"Advances in Nanotechnology For The Treatment of Cancer," Elisabet de los Pinos, Founder and CEO, Aura Biosciences
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
Alison Martin, Service Delivery Manager, Sproxil, Inc.
Jose Gomez-Marquez, Co-Founder and Co-Inventor, Aerovax; Co-Founder, X out TB; Lecturer, D-LAB, MIT
"Wireless Biosensors to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality After Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy," 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
"From Big Data to Small Languages: Communication and Information Processing in a Newly Connected World," Robert Munro, Lead Engineer, Computational Linguistics at Global Viral Forecasting Initiative; Chief Information Officer, Energy For Opportunity; Graduate Fellow, Stanford 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

"Advice From The Experts" Panels

"Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts"
"Careers in Social Entrepreneurship: Advice From The Experts"
"Lessons From The Field: Setting Up Programs in Remote Areas"

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