| Agenda | Day 2 | Saturday, March 17, 2018

Room: Grand Ballroom East / West


Room: Grand Ballroom East / West
Fogarty International Center at 50
Roger Glass, Director, Forgarty International Center, USA


Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

Global Health Debate
Two exciting global health leaders will debate the question, "Equity is the defining objective of global health in the 21st century." The audience will have a chance to engage the debaters and determine who the "winner" is.  

-Wafaa El-Sadr, Director, ICAP at Columbia University and Global Health Initiative, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University, USA 

Arguing FOR the statement:
- Cheryl Healton, Director, NYU Global Institute of Public Health; Dean, College of Global Public Health, New York University, USA

Arguing AGAINST the statement: 
- Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, UK


Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

Gairdner Panel on Health Disparities Globally
The Gairdner Foundation recognizes the world’s leading biomedical and global health researchers. This lecture will include an intimate discussion with Dr. King Holmes (2013 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Awardee) who was recognized "for global scientific contributions to the field of sexually transmitted disease and their effective treatment and prevention." Dr. Holmes will be joined by Dr. Rose Leke and Prof. K. Srinath Reddy (Gairdner Foundation’s Global Health Committee Members). These three individuals will talk about their respective research and also be involved in a moderated discussion led by Dr. Roger Glass about health disparities globally. Audience questions will be welcomed.

- Sommer Wedlock, Vice President, Gairdner Foundation, Canada  

- Roger Glass,
Director, Fogarty International Center, USA
- King Holmes,
Founding Chair, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, USA
- Rose Leke,
Member, Gairdner Foundation Global Health Committee; Emeritus Professor, Universite de Yaounde, Cameroon

- K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, India




Room: Gramercy 

Innovative Mechanisms to Make Careers in Rural and Underserved Settings the Preferential Choice
Worldwide, there is a shortage of healthcare professionals who choose to practice in rural and underserved areas, and this shortage exacerbates issues of access and delivery of high quality care. Recently, several organizations have been developing models to attract and retain high-quality healthcare workers in rural and underserved areas. Panelists from four of these organizations—the Health Equity, Action and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative, Compañeros en Salud, the Indian Health Service, and Africa Health Placements—will share their models’ successes and challenges and discuss pathways toward improving the rural and underserved healthcare workforce.

Robin Goldman, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Robin Tittle, Director of Curriculum, Health Equity, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative, USA
Jimena Maza, Director of Primary Care, Compañeros en Salud (CES), Mexico 
Saul Kornik, Chairman and Co-founder of Africa Health Placements (AHP), Africa 
- Paul Jung, Director, Division of Health Professions Support, Indian Health Service (IHS), U.S. Public Health Service, USA

​Room: Murray Hill ​​

The Power of Law and Judicial Institutions to Impact Public Health Around the World: Announcing the Findings of the Lancet - O'Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission Findings on Global Health and the Law
This panel will present the findings of the Lancet – O’Neill Institute Commission on Global Health and the Law, which identifies law as an important, but often overlooked, determinant of health and safety. The Commissioners, international experts in health, policy, law, economics, and governance from international organizations, governments, academia, and civil society, have examined the complex interaction between health and law at the global, regional, and national levels. The Commission’s report, which will be published in 2018, aims to present compelling arguments that law is a powerful tool to advance global health and justice. The panel will present the Commission’s recommendations to achieve this goal, including on the role of law in establishing overarching normative guidance on global health and encouraging countries and international bodies to adopt laws that have demonstrated positive impacts on health.

- Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, UK

Lawrence O. Gostin, Professor, Georgetown University; Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and
Global Health Law, USA 
John Monahan, Senior Advisor for Global Health to Georgetown University President John J DeGioia, USA 
-  Alicia Yamin, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Director, Health and Human Rights
Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, USA 

Room: Beekman 

Road Traffic Incidents: Disparities in Pre-Hospital to Hospital Trauma Care
The care of patients who sustain trauma starts at the scene of the incident. The need for and the paucity of this care affect millions of people around the world, especially in low resource areas. In this session, we explore a comprehensive perspective on the approach to one of the most common and deadly forms of trauma in the world today, road traffic incidents. 

- Catherine deVries, Professor of Surgery, Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Utah, USA
- Ray Price, Co-Founder and Director, Center for Global Surgery, Clinical Professor, University of Utah, USA 

- Dan Deckalbaum, Assistant Professor, Divisions of Trauma and General Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Canada
- Samath Dharamartne, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
- Mamta Swaroop, Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA 
- Tim Bryan, Assistant Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine, Temple University, USA 

Room: Regent 

Ethical Challenges in Clinical Global Health: Debating Skills and Scope of Practice
Through a structured debate, panelists from the fields of global health ethics will examine the ethical challenges present in direct patient care, short-term field experiences, and research conducted by outsiders in resource- constrained settings, particularly in those where there is not a critical shortage of health care workers. The panel will address the initial results from an ongoing survey study investigating the demographics and experiences of health care professionals and trainees practicing global health work in resource- constrained settings. The discussion will also evaluate existing efforts to prepare volunteers for ethical challenges through predeparture training. Finally, the panel will propose alternative methods of engagement that mitigate neo colonialism, promote bidirectional educational exchange, and emphasize sustainable health care systems.

- Ashti Doobay-Persaud,
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education, Center for Global Health, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

- Ashti Doobay-Persaud, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education, Center for Global Health, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
- Jessica Evert, 
Executive Director, Child Family Health International; Clinical Instructor, Department of Family and Community Medicine. University of California, San Francisco, USA
- Judith Lasker, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University, USA
- Phuoc Le, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco; Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Founder, HEAL Initiative, USA
- Shailey Prasad, Executive Director, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR), University of Minnesota, USA
Room: Suton South 

Innovative Approaches to Reducing Disparities in Maternal Health Outcomes
Maternal mortality and severe morbidity has emerged as a truly global problem characterized by deep disparities by race, class, caste and citizenship status. This panel will focus on innovative ways that local government, NGOs, and university-based action-research projects are generating new data to illuminate both evolving clinical causes of mortality and morbidity and broader institutional, social and political dynamics that lead to disparities. By amplifying and centering women’s own experience of childbirth, these initiatives are generating new evidence to reshape public health strategies, promote respectful care, and advance reproductive justice.

- Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers, USA 

- Lynn Freedman, Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA 
- Deborah Kaplan, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
- Aakash Ganju, Co-Founder, Avegen/Almata, India 

Room: Nassau 

Oral Abstract Presentations: Implementation Science

William Cherniak, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, USA

-Implementation and Clinical Effectiveness of a Community-based NCD Treatment Program in Rural Mexico: A Difference-in-differences Analysis
Kevin Duan, University of California, San Francisco, USA 

-Improving Health through Addressing Nutrition and Sanitation in the Thar Desert, India
Prakash Tyagi, GRAVIS, India 

-Cost-effectiveness of Safer Reproduction Strategies to Prevent HIV in Zimbabwe
Carolyn Smith Hughes, University of California, San Francisco, USA 

-Using Community Driven Solutions to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Rural Northern Ghana: The PREMAND Project
Elizabeth Kaselitz, University of Michigan, USA 

-Evaluation of a Data-informed Community Engagement Strategy to Increase Immunization Coverage in Northern Uganda: Cluster Randomized Control Trial with an Embedded Process Evaluation
Comfort Olorunsaiye, The International Rescue Committee, USA 
Room: Sutton Center

Oral Abstract Presentations: Non-Communicable & Communicable Diseases: The Double Burden

- Athena Lin, Associate Professor and Vice Director, Global Health Program, Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

-The APCA Atlas of Palliative Care Development in Africa: A Comparative Analysis
John Rhee, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA 

-Prescribing and Dispensing Practices of Medicines Used to Treat Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda
Rejoice Ngongoni, Yale University School of Medicine, USA 

-Using Verbal Autopsies to Estimate Under-five Mortality at Household level in a Rural area of Southwestern Uganda
Doreen Nabukalu, Mbarara University of science and Technology, Uganda 

-Incidence and Degree of Hypoxemia in Malawian Infants Under 2 Months of Age Presenting to District Hospitals and its Correlation with Mortality
Shubhada Hooli, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

-Meta-Analysis of Over-Nutrition among School Children in India
Pratap Jena, KIIT University, India 

Room: Sutton North 

Oral Abstract Presentations:Young Scientists 1
Dawd S. Siraj, Professor of Medicine; Director, International Travel Clinic, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

-Collateral Impacts Encountered by Families of Children Living with Physical and/or Mental Disabilities in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Caleb Joel, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Tanzania 

-Communication in the Chinese Doctor-Patient-Family Relationship: Expectations and Experiences in a Breast Surgical Setting
​Siyu C. Xiao, Yale School of Medicine, USA 

-EPIC: Assessment of Risk Factors for Sexually Transmitted Infections in High-Risk Communities in Santo Domingo and La Romana, Dominican Republic
Catherine Nicholas, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA 

-Planning for Regenerative, Equitable Food Systems in Urbanizing Global Environments (Plan-REFUGE) – Food Insecurity among Smallholder Farmers in India
Yeeli Mui, SUNY Buffalo, USA 

-Development of a Rapid Deployable Mobile Medical Unit for Emergency Disaster Settings
Esther Kim, Baylor College of Medicine, USA 




Room: Grand Ballroom East / West





Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

The War on Women
Women around the world endure significant threats to their health and well being.  Economic, political and social barriers exist or are being reinforced that negatively impact the lives of women around the world.  Addressing these imbalances is a fundamental human rights issue of our time. This panel will discuss some of the institutional  barriers to equality and how women and men can collaborate to remove them. 
- Hester Klopper, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

- Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Global, USA
- Natalia Kanem,
Executive Director, United Natons Population Fund

- Geeta Roa Gupta, Deputy Director, UNICEF
- K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, India




Room: Gramercy 

Building a Pandemic-Ready Workforce: Eight years of Lessons Learned on Strengthening the Global Workforce through University Networks
An effective One Health Workforce has the technical competencies to meet international standards, the multi-sectoral competencies to lead teams and foster coordination across ministries and the institutional support to use their skills optimally. Over the past 8 years One Health University Networks in Africa and Asia have built university-based programs that are training, a One Health Workforce to strengthen country capacity to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats. This panel will review and discuss the successes and lessons from 8 years on the front lines of training a One Health workforce. 

Jeff Bender, Director, One Health Workforce Project, University of Minnesota, USA

Katey Pelican,  Principal Investigator and Deputy Director, USAID One Health Workforce Project, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA
Saul Tzipori, Deputy Director, One Health Workforce Project, Tufts University, USA
Wiku Adisasmito, National Coordinating Office Director, Indonesia One Health University Network, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
William Bazeyo, CEO, One Health Central and Eastern Africa University Network; Professor, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda
Room: Murray Hill ​​

Toward Best Practices for Student Field Work in Global Health
This panel will explore strategies for effectively engaging public health students in international fieldwork during their training so that they both learn and contribute to their site’s agenda in a sustainable and meaningful way. Our focus is on practice experiences that address the structural determinants of health in a setting outside a student’s home country, which requires careful and intentional attention to a number of issues including orientation to the social and political context, some understanding of the social determinants of health in a given setting, and cultural awareness and humility. The panel will be relevant for educators and health professionals involved in developing, implementing, and supervising student fieldwork in diverse global settings.

Julie Kornfeld, Vice Dean for Education, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA

Linda F. Cushman, Associate Dean, Field Practice, Professor, Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA  
Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Research Director ICAP Swaziland; Associate Research Scientist Columbia University, 
- Klaudia Cios, MPH Candidate, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA 

Room: Beekman 

Challenges in Global Health and Aging: Examining the Double-Burden of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases in a Growing Population
Our rapidly aging global population poses new public health challenges. Changing demographics, as illustrated by China’s “4:2:1 demographic problem,” have created social and health issues that have implications for health care, social support, and economics and require creative solutions. Managing communicable diseases like HIV, influenza and pneumonia, and coping with an upswing in non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes in the elderly requires awareness of unique aspects of these diseases in this population. In much of Africa, HIV and AIDS have altered family structures, and the increased use of anti-retroviral treatment has allowed people to live longer lives with HIV.
A. Mark Clarfield, Director, Medical School for International Health, Vice Dean and Sidonie Hecht
Professor of Geriatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beersheva, Israel; 
Professor (adjunct), McGill, University Montreal, Canada

Fei Yan, Professor and Chair, Department of Social Medicine, School of Public Health, Fudan University Shanghai, China
Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Professor of Medicine, Makerere University, School of Medicine, Uganda
Timothy Brewer, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology,  David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

- A. Mark Clarfield, Director, Medical School for International Health, Vice Dean and Sidonie Hecht
Professor of Geriatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beersheva, Israel; Professor (adjunct), McGill, University Montreal, Canada

Room: Regent 

Against the Current: Updates on the Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean
This panel will identify and evaluate health needs, disparities and solutions for migrant population in the Mediterranean Region, including CDs, NCDs and mental health. Migration does not, in itself, constitute a health risk. However, migrant populations have particular health needs, which may differ from those of native population and may not, therefore, be included in the health plans of the destination country. Migrants also have different customs and lifestyles, which may change as they adapt to a changing situation. Additionally, mental health is one of the most neglected areas in migrant populations. The challenge is to incorporate the health care needs of migrants into national health plans, policies and strategies, taking into account every individual’s basic human right to health and health care.

​- Núria Casamitjana, Director of Education & Training, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) –and Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain

Nathan Bertelsen,  Assistant Professor of Global Health and Medical Education, Koç University, Turkey; Global Health Elective Director, New York University, USA
Omar Ahmed Abenza,  Head of Mission in Turkey for the North Syria response, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) 
Vicky Fumado, Head of the Cooperation Unit, Sant Joan de Deu Hospital, Spain
-​ Federica Zamatto, Medical Coordinator, Doctors without Borders (MSF)
Ana Requena, Clinical Researcher on migrant health diseases at ISGlobal, Hopital Clínic, Spain

Room: Sutton South 

AFREhealth and CUGH: Exploring and Consolidating Sustainable Collaborative Opportunities and Structures
At the inaugural meeting of AFREhealth in Accra Ghana in April 2017, AFREhealth and CUGH held several conjoint meetings and panel discussions during which fields of confluent interest in global health education and training were mapped out. A Steering Committee of the AFREhealth-CUGH Working Group (ACWG) was formed to explore such a sustainable collaboration. This panel explores developments in these synergistic areas of interest between AFREhealth and CUGH with the goal of consolidating collaborative structures between the two organizations. 

- Quentin Eichbaum, 
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
- Marietjie de Villiers,
Professor of Family Medicine, Stellenbosch University Medical School, Stellenbosch, South Africa.


- Nelson Sewankambo, Chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda
- Peter Donkor, President, AFRE health; Professor of Surgery, University of Ghana School of Medicine, Ghana
Lisa Adams, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, USA
Erica Frank, Professor, Department of Medicine, University British Columbia, Canada
Andrew Dykens, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Illinois, USA

Room: Nassau 

Reflections in Global Health: 2018 Essay Contest Reading and Discussion
The essay reading session features the top entries in the fifth annual CUGH Global Health Essay Contest. The essays, while reflecting a wide range of personal and professional impacts, document health inequities and social justice issues from all countries, rich and poor. Together, their messages of resilience, courage, and fraternity bring hope in the power of all of us to make a difference.
- Thuy Bui, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA 
- Virginia McCarthy, Health Science Division Ministry, Loyola University, USA 
- Jessica Evert, Executive Director, Child Family Health International; University of California, San Francisco, USA 
- Parimala Mohanty, KIIT School of Public Health, India 
- Hannah Bergbower, Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
- Aparna Ramanathan, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 
Honorable Mentions: 
- Kristen Zozulin, Second -year Medical Student, Quinnipiac University, USA
- William Kromka, Third-year Medical Student, University of Colorado, USA 
- Lauren Thomaier, Resident Physician, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA 
- Jeffery Walden, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA 
- Sophia Newman, Global Health Professional, Writer and Editor 
- Joyce Lu, Co-Founder, MealFlour

Room: Sutton Center

Oral Abstract Presentations: Global Health Law, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention

Mireille (Mickey) Aramati, Assistant Professor, Global Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

-Health Inequity in the Post-conflict Ethnic Regions of Northeastern Myanmar
Yingxi Zhao, University of Washington, USA 

-Preventing Violence Against Conflict-Affected Adolescent Girls: Findings from Ethiopia, DRC and Pakistan
Lindsay Stark, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA 

-The Impact of Plural Legal Systems on Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes for Women and Girls in Northern Nigeria​
Terry McGovern, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, USA 

-Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone:  The Experience of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy outside the Hospital in a Low-resource Setting
Yohanna Kambai Avong, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Nigeria 

-Associations Between Women’s Perceptions of Gender Relations with Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy in a Former Conflict Zone: Baseline Findings in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Rasika Behl, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA 

Room: Sutton North 

Oral Abstract Presentations: Young Scientists 2

Janet A. Dewan, Associate Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Northeastern University, USA

-Bridging the Data Gap in Global Health: an Electronic Surgical Outcomes Database at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
Gustaf Drevin, Karolinska Institutet / Harvard Medical School, Sweden

-Is Bigger Better?: Assessing Self-Reported and Researcher Collected Data on Maternal Health Care Quality Among High-Case Load Facilities in Uttar Pradesh
Beth Phillips, University of California, San Francisco, USA 

-Learning From Our Mothers: Examining the Role of Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer in Advancing Gender Equity Among Sri Lankan Youth
Ruvani Fonseka, University of California San Diego, USA 

-Comparing Nutrition Status Of Children Aged 6-59 Months Between Households Receiving Unconditional Cash Transfers And Those Receiving Dry Food Rations In Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement
Susan Baguma Karuhanga, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda 

-Near Universal Childhood Vaccination Rates in Rwanda – How Was This Achieved – Can it be Duplicated?
James Bao, University of Toronto, Canada