| Agenda | Day 3 | Sunday, March 18, 2018

09:00AM-10:30AM
PS07: CONCURRENT PLENARY SESSION 
Combatting Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
Climate change affects everyone but has a particularly negative impact on the world's poorest. Extreme weather events, conflict, food insecurity, migration, biodiversity losses and worsening disease patterns attest to these changes which pose an existential threat to humans and indeed many species. This panel of leaders in the field will outline some of the newest science about the problems and present solutions that individuals, communities and countries can adopt to halt the worsening warming of the planet and mitigate against its consequences. 

Moderator: 
- Sheri Fink, Journalist, New York Times, USA (invited)

Speakers: 
- Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, National Resources Defense Council, USA
- TBA
- TBA

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PS08: CONCURRENT PLENARY SESSION 
Technology in the Service of Humanity: Can It Enable Reaching Those Left Behind?
Cost effective innovative approaches to reduce disparities and assure access of all communities to advanced technologies are needed globally.  This panel will review examples of geoenvironmental engineering, chemistry, and medical products and services that can improve lives and well-being of populations in underserved urban and rural settings.

Moderator:
- Richard Deckelbaum, Director, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, USA

Speakers:
- Patricia Culligan, Co-Director, Urban Design Lab, Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA
- Bernard Olayo, Founder, Center for Public Health and Development, Kenya
- David Berry, Partner, Flagship Ventures, USA

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  
10:30AM-10:45AM
HEALTH BREAK

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10:45AM-12:15PM
PS09: PLENARY SESSION 
Discussion with Global Health Leaders
Global health leaders from around the world will highlight the exciting opportunities academia, government, NGOs and the private sector can capitalize on to reduce health disparities and enable us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This panel will crystalize action steps across the conference's eight subthemes that attendees can advance in their home countries.

Moderator: 
Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, USA

Speakers: 
Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Sir Lanka
- Ambassador Deborah Birx, Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, USA

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12:15PM-1:15PM
LUNCH BREAK

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1:15PM-2:45PM
CS33: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Ending AIDS: Hope or Hype?
Dramatic progress has been made in responding to the more than three-decade long global HIV epidemic. More than half of the people living with HIV now have access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs and the number of new HIV infections has continued to decline. These achievements have motivated discussion of the potential to end AIDS. A panel of global health thought leaders will status of the global HIV response, look ahead to potential to end AIDS, with an emphasis on challenges ahead and how to overcome them. Emphasis on the importance of involvement of multiple stakeholders in confronting this threat including community engagement. Lessons learned of relevance to confronting other health threats will be emphasized.

Moderators:  
- Ambassador Deborah Birx, Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, USA
Wafaa El-Sadr, Director, ICAP at Columbia University, USA

Speakers: 
Jessica Justman, Senior Technical Director ICAP at Columbia University , USA
Harriett Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Director of Research ICAP in Swaziland
Solange Baptiste, Executive Director International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)
Tsitsi Apollo, Deputy Director for HIV/AIDS and STIs Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CS34: CONCURRENT SESSION
Chronic Emergency: Strengthening Health Systems to Provide Non-Communicable Disease Services to Refugees and Displaced Populations
By end of 2016, 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide. While relief agencies and health organizations traditionally focus on provision of shelter, food and water, prevention of infectious diseases, and treatment of acute illness, today’s displaced people (DP) also need access to a broader range of health services, including management and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). DPs also need access to health services in contexts beyond the traditional “camp” settings. This panel of distinguished speakers will discuss key findings from a recent study on Syrian refugees ability to access NCD services in host countries; examine current international governance structures; and share innovative examples of health service delivery in the face of growing demand and instability.

Moderator: 
-Miriam Rabkin, Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA

Speakers: 
Fouad M. Fouad, Assistant Research Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Refugee Health Program, Global Health Initiative (GHI), American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- Michael Doyle, Director of Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, USA
Hala Ghattas,  Assistant Research Professor, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon (invited)
Paul Spiegel, Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA (invited)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CS35: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Exposing the Burden of Poor Quality: From RMNCH to Surgical Care 
Over the past few decades, there have been substantial improvements in access to HIV, TB, maternal health and surgical care globally. Despite these gains, quality of accessed care has remained low. Understanding the burden of poor quality care and its effect on health outcomes is essential for improving health services and reaching ambitious global targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals and 90-90-90 targets.

Moderator: 
Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Chair, Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era, USA

Speakers: 
Anna Dare, Researcher, Center for Global Health Research, General Surgury Resident, University of Toronto, Canada
Catherine Arsenault,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Victoria Chou,  Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Madhukar Pai, Research Chair, Translational Epidemiology & Global Health Director, McGill University, Canada

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CS36: CONCURRENT SESSION
Improving the Fairness and Impact of Global Health Research Partnerships: The Research Fairness Initiative (RFI)
The panel will introduce the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) and critically examine its potential to improve the fairness and impact of global health research partnerships. After this session, participants will have become familiar with: the key factors that undermine the fairness of research partnerships; how the RFI addresses these challenges to fairness; and opportunities to participate in the global development of the RFI. Participants will hear early experiences of implementing the RFI from South Africa, while others panelists will reflect on the concept, its proposed global management, and its potential use globally.

Moderator:
James V Lavery, Professor and Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, Emory University, USA

Speakers: 
Carel I. Jsselmuiden, Executive Director Council, Health Research for Development (COHRED), Switzerland
- Patricia Kingori, Ethox Centre University of Oxford, UK
- Nicola Barsdorf, Chair, Research Ethics Committee / Chair, RFI Reporting Team, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
James Lavery, Professor and Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, Emory University, USA

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CS37: CONCURRENT SESSION 
ENSYS Moving Forward
CUGH's Enabling Systems (ENSYS) Committee was established in recognition of how important administrative fuctions, processes, and services can be to the ultimate success of global health work. To ensure ENSYS remains responsive to current needs, it has designed this session to gain input on participants' administrative challenges (e.g., overseas staffing, getting money to the field) and the types of ENSYS assistance that would be most helpful in overcoming them (e.g., webinars, online toolkits). Case studies will help us explore how CUGH members' knowledge and experience ca be leveraged and shared to promote our common goal of global health excellence.

Moderator: TBA
Speakers: TBA

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CS38: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Oral Abstract Presentations


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CS39: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Oral Abstract Presentations


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2:45PM-3:00PM
HEALTH BREAK 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

03:00PM-4:30PM
PS10: PLENARY SESSION 
Strengthening Governance and Public Health Institutions 
Weak public institutions and  poor governance are a hallmark of impoverished, fragile nations. This is a significant obstacle to development and achieving the SDGs.  It is a prerequisite to sustainable development. This expert panel will outline some of the governance challenges we face, both at a state  and international level and how the global health community can help to overcome them. 

Moderator: 
- Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, USA

Speakers: 
- Agnes Soucat, Director, Health Systems Governance and Finance, WHO
- Laurie Garrett, Science Journalist, USA
- Willy Mutunga, Fmr Supreme Court Justice, Kenya

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

4:30PM-4:45PM
SUMMARY & CLOSING SESSION 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5:00PM-6:30PM
Pulitzer Communications Workshop

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------