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Tuesday, June 15
 

10:45am EDT

Educating Nurses for Global Citizenship: Critical Perspectives in Global Health
Globalization presents nurses with the challenge and ethical responsibility of being competent caregivers for a global community. Global health and global citizenship are seldom core components of nursing curriculum and, far too frequent, nurses are educated as if they would remain in the same place and serve a homogeneous population for the rest of their careers. This presentation will illustrate the possibilities and challenges of undertaking curricular changes to integrate global health in the curriculum at the LSB Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
Exhibition Hall

11:30am EDT

Osteopathic Medicine on the Global Stage
Osteopathic medical education places a strong emphasis on primary medical care. Approximately 60% of osteopathic physicians (DOs) choose to practice in the areas of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. Osteopathic medical schools have long been filling the void for medical education in rural and other medically underserved areas. Since 2006, five new osteopathic medical schools have opened. These medical schools are well positioned to help remedy the projected physician shortage by bringing health care services to some of our nation's traditionally underserved regions, including Appalachia, the Pacific Northwest and Harlem, N.Y.
www.osteopathic.org

Tuesday June 15, 2010 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

12:45pm EDT

Book Chat: Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
Since its founding in 1951, the Epidemic Intelligence Service has waged war on every imaginable ailment. When an epidemic hits, the EIS will be there to crack the case, however mysterious or deadly, saving countless lives in the process. Over the years they have successfully battled polio, cholera, and smallpox, to name a few, and in recent years have turned to the epidemics killing us now--smoking, obesity, and gun violence among them. The successful EIS model has spread internationally: former EIS officers on the staff of the Centers for Disease Control have helped to establish nearly thirty similar programs around the world. EIS veterans have gone on to become leaders in the world of public health in organizations such as the World Health Organization. Inside the Outbreaks takes readers on a riveting journey through the history of this remarkable organization, following Epidemic Intelligence Service officers on their globetrotting quest to eliminate the most lethal and widespread threats to the world's health.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 12:45pm - 1:30pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

1:45pm EDT

Book Chat/Discussion with One of the Authors of the Book Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed
In global health there is a compelling need for what we call real collaboration, the give-and-take of human beings who are so dedicated to a mission they will set aside the politics of organizations, share the difficulties, and invent solutions together. The presentation will discuss obstacles that get in the way of effective collaboration as well as some of the key ingredients that greatly increase the likelihood that a global health coalition or partnership will be successful. The Task Force for Global Health recently completed 5 years of research on the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership and has published these findings in the book, Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed. The discussion and the book catalyze fresh thinking, drawing from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats.
www.taskforce.org

Tuesday June 15, 2010 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Exhibition Hall
 
Wednesday, June 16
 

9:45am EDT

Who Defines Global Health?
A panel discussion will be presented on the difference between international health and global health, and how there has been a paradigm shift in the pattern of thought surrounding the provision of health care to underdeveloped countries. Despite the shift to a school of thought that more thoroughly brings in all people, the ones who define health are still the ones who possess the wealth and provide the aide. This undermines health care. The people and countries receiving aide need to be included at all levels of the process, from defining what global health is to deciding the aide that is provided to influencing the training and implementation of the global health workers and the programs they provide.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 9:45am - 10:15am EDT
Exhibition Hall

10:30am EDT

Aspects of Humanitarian Travel
Here one can learn how to prepare for a trip, cost considerations, what to expect at the airport and security tips for their arrival. Raptim's draws on the experiences of our clients and associates who have answered the call to serve others and will provide a dynamic perspective on this very important aspect of the NGO community.
www.raptim.com

Wednesday June 16, 2010 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Exhibition Hall

11:15am EDT

Kwikpoint Tuberculosis Smart Card and Sputum Collection Procedure Visual Guide
Kwikpoint Tuberculosis Smart Card and Sputum Collection Procedure Visual Guide
Two key contributing factors to the burden of tuberculosis in South Africa are the lack of patient knowledge about the disease, and the Sputum Smear Microscopy test. Kwikpoint has created a visually engaging pocket-sized educational card, printed on a durable synthetic, for use by TB patients in South Africa. The end users of the Sputum Collection Procedure Visual Guide are patients who visit clinics for the TB Sputum Smear Microscopy Test, based on WHO procedures.These guides are unique in that they incorporate colorful, attractive, well thought-out and culturally appropriate images specifically designed to help low-literacy audiences educate themselves on TB.
www.kwikpoint.com

Wednesday June 16, 2010 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
Exhibition Hall

12:00pm EDT

Behavior Change through Mass Media - A Media MIX Approach adopted by PAIMAN
Pakistan a country of 170 million has some of the worst MNCH health indicators in the region. PAIMAN (Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns) is a six-year USAID funded project implemented in 24 districts by a consortium led by JSI. PAIMAN is designed to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality in Pakistan and address issues of FP. PAIMAN approaches the target audience through a media mix helped in creating desired results. The presentation will focus on the challenges that the project had in terms of BCC and the approach it adopted. This presentation will also share with the audience the impact evaluation of media products and the way forward.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

12:45pm EDT

Amazon Malaria Initiative: A strategic approach to assist in malaria control and prevention in the Amazon Basin
This Speaker's Corner presentation will focus on malaria in the Amazon Basin region. Specifically, how the Amazon Malaria Initiative is supporting the prevention and treatment of malaria and fulfilling Millennium Development Goals #6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, which aims to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.
www.linksmedia.net

Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

1:30pm EDT

Resume Development for Emerging Global Health Professionals | Career Connections
Provide a forum for those interested in improving their resumes and creating a more effective career tool in their search for a position in global health
www.ghfp.net

Wednesday June 16, 2010 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

2:15pm EDT

Advice & Budget Guidance for Humanitarian Travel
A briefing from a leading travel company serving the non-profit sector offering you the chance to hear how the adoption of best practice travel management policies could save the NGO and Medical Health community millions of dollars per year and enhance employee welfare whilst travelling. It also offers the chance to network with and meet individuals from similar organisations who may face common challenges. Key travel will provide advice on the protections of humanitarian workers while traveling along with practical guidance on how to reduce your travel budget by 20%
www.keytravel.com

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Exhibition Hall
 
Thursday, June 17
 

10:30am EDT

CANCELLED: Sehat Sahulat Card Program, A Social Safety Net for Below Poverty Pregnant Females
This presentation will highlights the results of the pilot done in rural areas of a social safety net targeted to below poverty pregnant females in rural union councils of Pakistan. The pilot uses an innovative way to reduce Maternal and infant mortality by targeting poorest of the poor through poverty index.

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - Wednesday June 16, 2010 11:00am EDT
Exhibition Hall

11:15am EDT

34 Million Friends: A Worldwide Grassroots Movement for the Women and Girls of the World
Women's health is key to any hope for the future, for people, the planet, and peace. The idea that, everyone must take a stand is the mission of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA, a worldwide grassroots movement for the women of the world. This presentation will discuss the idea of 34 Million Friends going worldwide as an education tool to involve millions of ordinary people in the fight for gender equality and women's rights to education, health, and choices.
http://www.34millionfriends.org/

Thursday June 17, 2010 11:15am - Wednesday June 16, 2010 11:45am EDT
Exhibition Hall

12:00pm EDT

Breeding Crops for Better Nutrition
The presentation will give an overview of the HarvestPlus project, which is a Challenge Program of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It will look at how HarvestPlus is working to biofortify staple crops in Africa and Asia with more micronutrients in order to address hidden hunger.
www.harvestplus.com

Thursday June 17, 2010 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

1:45pm EDT

Interactive Data-Rich Maps
This presentation will demonstrate an innovate way of sharing country data to promote informed advocacy and decision making. Interactive maps that display country data on family planning will be available through the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT website. These maps answer questions such as: "Which contraceptives are offered in public sector health facilities?" "Were government funds spent on contraceptive procurement?"" and "What have contraceptive stockout rates at health facilities been in the last few years?"

Thursday June 17, 2010 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

2:30pm EDT

Helping Reshape the Iraqi Health System
This workshop will provide an overview of long range, mid-term and short-term goals for the US Government in order to assist the Government of Iraq in rebuilding its health system capacity. The Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA), signed in December 2008, serves as the foundation for a long-term bilateral relationship based on mutual goals agreed upon by the United States and Iraq. The presenter will review the SFA as it relates to health cooperation and commitment, and implications for US Government agencies will be discussed. Host nation considerations and lessons learned will be emphasized.

Thursday June 17, 2010 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

3:15pm EDT

Impact of Schistosomiasis and Polyparasitic Infections on Anemia, Growth and Physical Fitness in Children in Coastal Kenya
Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, remains one of the most serious and prevalent diseases worldwide. In 2005, there were an estimated 207 million people infected, with 89% of these living in the less-developed areas of rural sub-Saharan Africa and South America .Recently the term silent pandemic has been given to Schistosomiasis in relation to the historical underestimation of non-life threatening morbidities associated with the disease such as anemia, growth impairment in children and exercise intolerance. The focus of our ongoing study in Kenya is to address those morbidities as part of a larger study examining the ecology of transmission of Schistosomiasis.

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Exhibition Hall