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Monday, July 21, 2008

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Global Health & Development Conference

Please forward widely. First abstract deadline is August 15.

Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference
"Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation"

When: April 18-19, 2009
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
What: Join 2,500 conference participants for a stimulating international conference
As Featured On CNN: The Unite For Sight Conference Is What CNN Calls "A Meeting Of Minds"

NOW OPEN: Registration and Abstract Submission (First abstract deadline is August 15 (oral presentation deadline and early bird poster presentation deadline)

200 Speakers, Including Keynote Addresses by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and Dr. Sonia Sachs

Register For Conference: REGISTER BY JULY 31 TO SECURE LOWEST RATE. Rate escalates each month.

Who is eligible to submit an abstract? Anyone may submit an abstract. Abstract submitters range from students to professionals.

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

Keynote Addresses

  • 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

200 Featured Speakers (Listed Below Are The Speakers Confirmed Thus Far)

Sam Abbenyi, MD, MSc, Director, Programs and Logistics, International Trachoma Initiative

Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive Executive Officer, 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

Richard Baraniuk, PhD, Founder, Connexions; Victor E. Cameron Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

Paul Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes

David Bloom, Chair, Department of Global Health and Population; Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Scholar, 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)

Ronald Braswell, MD, MS, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Harry Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine

James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Child Survival Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

Dabney Evans, MPH, Executive Director, Emory University Institute of Human Rights; Lecturer, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Susan Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services

Stanley O. Foster, MD, MPH, Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

James Fraser, MA, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dignitas International

Ulrick Gaillard, JD, CEO, The Batey Relief Alliance

Gannon Gillespie, Director of US Operations, Tostan

Susan Hayes, MD, President and CEO, Interplast

Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation

Samuel Ho, MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery; Director, Asian Liver Center; Director, Liver Cancer Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

Debbie Humphries, MPH, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

Karen King, MA, Elementary School Teacher, Reed Intermediate School; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jamie Lachman, Clowns Without Borders

Doug Lawrence, Vice President/General Manager, BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems

Robert Lawrence, MD, Center for A Livable future Professor; Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy & International Health; Director, Center for a Livable Future, Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Robert Malkin, PhD, Professor of Practice of Biomedical Engineering Director, Duke-Engineering World Health, Duke University

Charles MacCormack, PhD, President and CEO, Save The Children

John McGoldrick, JD, Senior Vice President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

Michelle McMurry, Director, Health, Biomedical Science and Society Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, MPhil, Public Health Law Project Manager, Center for Health Policy, IGERT-International Development and Globalization Fellow, Columbia University

Carol McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Global Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

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

Edward O'Neil, Jr, MD, Omni Med

Santa Ono, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Deputy Provost of Emory University; Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center

Robin Paetzold, MBA, Director, Global Programs, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Steven C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications

Susan Reef, MD, CDC

Steven Rothstein, President, Perkins School For The Blind

Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker

Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Vision Health Initiative Team Leader, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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, Health Coordinator, Millennium Village Project

Sarwat Salim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee-Memphis

Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India

Shlomit Sandler, MD, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Harshad Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University

Howard Schiffer, President and Founder, Vitamin Angels

Daniel D. Sedmak, MD, Director, Office of Global Health Education; Executive Vice Dean, College of Medicine; Executive Director, Center for Personalized Health care; Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Health Sciences, The Ohio State University

Bruce Shields, MD, Chair Emeritus, Yale Department of Ophthalmology

Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Ajit Sinha, MBBS, Founder and Director, AB Eye Institute; Former President, All India Ophthalmological Society

Pooja Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

D. Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital

Janice K. Smith, MD, MPH, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in International Health at UTMB

Georgia Sambunaris, MA, Senior Financial Markets Specialist, USAID

Chris Stout, PsyD, Founding Director, Center for Global Initiatives; Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

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

Philippe Van Denbossche, Executive Director, Raising Malawi

Harold Varmus, MD, President and Chief Executive, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Former Director of the NIH; Nobel Prize Recipient

Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Tanya Whitehead, PhD, Research Associate Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City

David Zakus, BSc, MES, MSc, PhD, Director, Centre for International Health; Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Debrework Zewdie, Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program of the World Bank Human Development Network World Bank

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