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

Room: Grand Ballroom East

Climate Change and Environmental Degradation Impacting Health Outcomes
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. 

- John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

- Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council, USA
- James C. Hospedales,
Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency, Trinidad and Tobago

- Madeleine Thomson, Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society,  Columbia University, USA
- Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Room: Grand Ballroom West 

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.

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

- 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
- Molly Case, Deputy Development Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Haiti



Room: Grand Ballroom East

A 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.

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

Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Sir Lanka
- Nicholas Lemann, Director, Columbia Global Reports, Columbia University, USA
- Patricia Garcia, Dean, School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
- Ann Kurth, Dean, Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, Yale University, USA




Room: Gramercy

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.

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

Jessica Justman, Senior Technical Director, ICAP at Columbia University , USA
Harriett Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Research Director, ICAP  at Columbua University in Swaziland
Solange Baptiste, Executive Director International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), South Africa 
- Rejoice N. Nkambule, Deputy Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Swaziland 


Room: Murry Hill 

Quality Data for Universal Health Care: Gaps, Perverse Incentives and Solutions
What happens to work towards UHC when data is weak, distorted or missing? There are multiple incentives which may impact on the accuracy of health data with subsequent deficits affecting informing appropriate resource allocation, performance assessment and payments for health services.  Distortions of  health data can occur at different levels in the health system for different purposes to divert funds, to attract additional funds or for personal  career advancement.  This session will unpack these issues and discuss how we can improve the quality of data:  for tracking the implementation of the SDGs, support more effective payment models for UHC, support priority setting, help improve accountability at all levels in a health system and support anti-corruption efforts.
- Agnes Soucat, Director, Department of Health Systems, Governance and Financing, WHO

- Sebastian Bauhoff, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, USA

- Morten Jerven, Chair of Africa and International Development, University of Edinburgh, Scotland 
- Agnes Soucat, Director, Department of Health Systems, Governance and Financing, WHO
- Aneta Wierzynska, Senior Advisor, Risk and Assurance, The Global Fund, Switzerland

Room: Beekman

Chronic Emergency: Strengthening Health Systems to Provide Non-Communicable Disease Services to Refugees and Displaced Populations
By end-2016, 66 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 services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  Panelists will discuss findings from an ongoing study on Syrian refugees’ ability to access NCD services in host countries; examine current international governance structures; and share examples of health service delivery in the face of growing demand and instability.
-Miriam Rabkin, Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA

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 
Paul Spiegel, Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Room: Regent 

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. 

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

Anna Dare, Researcher, Center for Global Health Research, General Surgery 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

Room: Sutton South 

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, its proposed global management, and its potential use globally.

James V. Lavery, Professor and Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, Emory University, USAConrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health, and Faculty of the Center for Ethics, Emory University, USA 

Carel IJsselmuiden, Executive Director Council, Health Research for Development (COHRED), Switzerland
- Patricia Kingori Wellcome Trust Biomedical Society and Ethics Fellow and a Senior Researcher at the Ethox CentreUniversity of Oxford, UK
- Wen Chen, Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
James V.  Lavery, Professor and Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, Emory University, USAConrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics, and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health, and Faculty of the Center for Ethics, Emory University, USA 

Room: Nassau 

How Can ENSYS Help with Global Operations?
Global health work can often be stymied by administrative challenges such as staffing projects abroad or getting money to the field. CUGH's Enabling Systems (ENSYS) Committee was established to help with these issues.  To ensure ENSYS responsiveness to member needs, we need your input.  In this workshop-style session, we will ask participants to share their operational challenges and to offer suggestions on the specific types of ENSYS support (e.g., online toolkits) that would have greatest impact.  Whether your global programs are just getting started or are ready to scale up, practitioners, administrators, and students are all welcome to join.
- Joseph C. Kolars, Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
- Christine Rapalje, Director of Programs and Services, Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives, Emory University, USA
- Shelly Terrazas, Director, Operations and Administration, Emory Global Health Institute, USA

Room: Sutton Center 

Oral Abstract Presentations: Social Determinants of Health

Moderator: Shafi Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor & Co-Founder, ITMD Program, Ryerson University, Canada

-Developmental Delay in the Amazon: The Social Determinants and Prevalence Among Rural Communities in Peru
Christopher Westgard, Asociacion Red Innova, Peru 

-Postabortion Contraceptive Acceptance and Choice Among Women Receiving Abortion Care at Saint Paul’s hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Matiyas Asrat, Saint Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethopia 

-Adapting U.S. Service Learning Projects to Other Cultures: Dementia and Memory Care in the Dominican Republic
Christine Tisone, Texas A&M University, USA 

-Building Cross-Sector Collaboration Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Community Health in an Urban Slum in Accra, Ghana
Jessica Kritz, Georgetown University, USA 

-Critical Medical Ecological Perspectives on Diabetes in The Pacific Islands: Colonialism, Power, and Balance in Human-Environment Interaction Over Time
Timothy Dye, University of Rochester, USA 

Room: Sutton North 

Oral Abstract Presentations: Global Health Education

Moderator: Caley A. Satterfield, Assistant Director, Global Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

-An eDelphi Based Theoretical Model for Assessing Best Practices on Short-term Medical Service Trips
Christopher Dainton, McMaster University, Canada 

-Qualitative Research Eliciting & Comparing HIC, UMIC, LMIC & LIC Host Perspectives on Global Health Competencies; Biggest Mistakes & Challenges Trainees Make & Face and What Students Should Remember Most in Global Health Learning
​Cat Myser, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA 

-Building a Practical Curriculum in Clinical Ethics and Responsible Research for Undergraduate Medical Students in Guatemala
Maria-Lorena Aguilera-Arevalo, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala

-Educational Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Knowledge at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi
Christopher Tymchuk, University of California, Los Angeles, USA 

-Women’s Empowerment in India: Assessment of Women’s Confidence Before and After Training as a Lay Provider
​Megan Storm, Stanford University, USA 




Room: Grand Ballroom East

Strengthening Governance and Public Health Institutions 
Under-funded and under-capacitated health systems are a challenge the world over.  Uncertainty around who is responsible for what health priorities is another challenge, particularly in developing countries, and one exacerbated in countries with weak health systems. All of this poses significant obstacles to development and achieving the SDGs. Good, clear governance at the global and national levels - backed by clear norms, robust mandates and adequate funding are prerequisites 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. 

- Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, USA

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


Room: Grand Ballroom East



Room: Beekman

How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It)
Immediately following this year’s CUGH conference closing on Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Pulitzer Center and Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will lead a workshop on tips and tools for engaging the news media. Alongside global health journalists and communications specialists, participants will learn the skills needed to pitch a story, translate to a lay audience, and make both traditional and nontraditional media work for you.

The free workshop is open to the public, but registration is requested. Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-tell-your-global-health-story-so-people-hear-it-tickets-42014690069