[URBANTH-L]CFP: Global Health & Development Conference

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 9 12:54:16 EDT 2008

 This Global Health Conference at Yale will likely be of interest to you, 
and we would appreciate it if you could please forward this announcement to 
anyone who may be interested in attending or presenting at the conference. 
You are encouraged to submit an abstract for a presentation related to 
medicine, public health, global health, international development, social 
entrepreneurship, among other topics.  The abstract deadline is September 
15, and abstracts must be submitted through the online system at 

Register and/or submit an abstract. Abstract deadline is September 15. 
Registration rate increases monthly.  Please forward widely.

Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference
Yale University
April 18-19, 2009
"Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation"

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

NOW OPEN: Registration and Abstract Submission - Abstract deadline is 
September 15
Register For Conference REGISTER NOW TO SECURE LOWEST RATE. Rate escalates 
each month.
Interested in submitting 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.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Former US Assistant Surgeon General, Clinical 
Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts 
University Medical Center; Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR (The Foundation for 
AIDS Research
Allan Rosenfield, MD, Dean Emeritus, Mailman School of Public Health; 
Professor of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health; Professor of 
Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia 
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
Harold Varmus, MD, President and Chief Executive, Memorial Sloan-Kettering 
Cancer Center; Former Director of the NIH; Nobel Prize Recipient

Confirmed Leaders of Social Innovation Speakers
Gene Falk, Co-Founder, Executive Directors, mothers2mothers
"The HealthStore Foundation: Improving Access to Life-Saving Medicines 
through Micro-Franchising," Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board, CEO and 
Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation
"The Impact of the Food and Nutrition Crisis on the Global Health Agenda," 
Charles MacCormack, PhD, President and CEO, Save The Children
Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Partners in Health; Director, 
Institute for Health and Social Justice; Assistant Professor, Harvard 
Medical School; Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham 
and Women's Hospital

Confirmed Featured Speakers
"Progress Towards Eliminating Blindness Due To Trachoma: Findings of 
Post-Intervention Impact Trachoma Prevalence Surveys in Seven Countries," 
Sam Abbenyi, MD, MSc, Director, Programs and Logistics, International 
Trachoma Initiative
"Unearthing Local Definitions of Child Protection and Well-Being," Alastair 
Ager, PhD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman 
School of Public Health, Columbia University
Jared Ament, MD, MPH, Clinical Research Fellow, Ophthalmology & Corneal 
Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; 
Harvard School of Public Health
"Holistic Children's Services For Orphans Abroad," Jane Aronson, MD, 
Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive 
Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant Professor of 
Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
"Workshop: How To Create An Organization To Do Community Work Abroad," Jane 
Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and 
Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant 
Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Elizabeth Ashbourne, Results Secretariat, OPCS, World Bank
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
Sheri Berenbach, MBA, Executive Director, Calvert Foundation
"An Innovative Program to Deliver Vision Care to Persons with Intellectual 
Disabilities - Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes," 
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
"Protecting Children in Disaster and War: Efforts to Professionalize the 
Field," Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family 
Health, Director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman 
School of Public Health, Columbia University
"Cuba: Care-Giver to the World," 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)
Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health 
Policy and Administration; director, Health Management Program; Director, 
Global Health Initiatives, Yale School of Public Health
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
Michael Chu, MBA, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard 
Business School
James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, 
Lisa Croucher, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Global Health 
Institute, Duke University
"The American Medical Model - Are We Right To Export It?" Emmanuel 
d'Harcourt, Senior Child Survival Technical Advisor, International Rescue 
Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
Marva Eberhart, Teacher For Visually Impaired, Kansas City, Missouri School 
District; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana
"Climate Instability: Health Problems and Health Solutions," Paul Epstein, 
MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, 
Harvard Medical School
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
"The Role of Cultural Competency in International Health Care and 
Volunteerism," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN, CEO and Founder, Center For Human 
"Improving Eye Care in Rural Hunan Province, China," Susan Forster, MD, 
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of 
Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale 
University Health Services
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
"Nutritional Management of Cataracts," Heskel Haddad, MD, Ophthalmologist; 
President, Optoed Corp, Inc.
Rebecca Hardin, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and 
Environment and Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Susan Hayes, President and CEO, Interplast
Steve Hilton, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Debbie Humphries, MPH, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Division of Chronic Disease 
Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Program, Yale University School 
of Medicine
"Challenges and Potential of Genetic Manipulation of Insect Vectors of 
Disease," Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Department of Molecular Microbiology 
and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public 
"Eye Care Services in Liberia: The Post War Challenges," Kartee Karloweah, 
ON, RN, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
"Atrocities and Social Entrepreneuriship," Zachary Kaufman, JD Candidate, 
Yale Law School; DPhil Candidate in International Relations, Oxford 
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
Jamie Lachman, Clowns Without Borders
"Improved Instruments for Trachoma Surgery," 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
"A Vaccine To Prevent AIDS: When and How," 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 
Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, 
Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg 
School of Public Health
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
"Global Health Education: The Penn Program As Example," Neal Nathanson, MD, 
Associate Dean, Global Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania School of 
"Empowerment: The Key To Transforming Communities - Guatemalan Experiences," 
Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice Group; 
Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section on 
International Child Heallth
"The International Efforts of The American Academy of Pediatrics," Cliff 
O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice Group; 
Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section on 
International Child Heallth
Edward O'Neil, Jr, MD, Omni Med
"The Pathophysiology of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis and Macular 
Degeneration," 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
"Eye Care America: Providing Eye Care Needs For America's Uninsured by MDs," 
David J. Palmer, MD, Chair, Eye Care America-Senior Eye Care Program, 
American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation
Yannis Paulus, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Malaria as an Obstacle to Economic Development: Fighting Malaria on the 
River of Life, the Value of Public Private Partnerships," Steven C. 
Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil 
Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications
Susan Reef, MD, CDC
"The Epidemiology of Human Rights," Lee Roberts, PhD, MPH, Associate 
Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public 
Health, Columbia University
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
Sarwat Salim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of 
"Community Eye Health Program Can Improve The Quality of Life of Poor: An 
Action Research Study from Orissa, India," Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye 
Hospital, Orissa, India
"Private Finance Models That Support Public Health Efficiency," Georgia 
Sambunaris, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Economic Growth, US 
Agency for International Development
Harshad Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University
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
Tamilarasan Senthil, MBBS, Consulting Ophthalmologist, Uma Eye Clinic, India
"The Future of Glaucoma Surgery: Hope For The Developing World?" 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
"Success of Laproscopic Sterilisation in Controlling Population Growth in 
Eastern India: My Experience of 30 Years," Renu Sinha, MBBS, Former Head of 
the Obs and Gynea Department of Patna Medical College Hospital; Former 
President of Bihar Obs and Gynea Society
Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
Marie Skinnider, MD, Health Advisor, MSF Canada
"Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Evidence Based Practices To Reduce 
Maternal Mortality in a Rural Nicaraguan Community," Janice K. Smith, MD, 
MPH, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in International Health at 
Lanny Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Professor of Medicine in the Residency Programs 
of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert 
Einstein College of Medicine; Assistant Director, Human Rights Clinic for 
Victims of Torture, Montefiore; Founder and President, Doctors for Global 
Georgia Sambunaris, MA, Senior Financial Markets Specialist, USAID
Samuel So, MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery; Director, Asian Liver 
Center; Director, Liver Cancer Program, Stanford University School of 
"The Epidemiology of Human Rights," Lindsay Stark, Research Associate, 
Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, 
Columbia University
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
Anvar Velji, MD, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Global Health Education 
Consortium; Chief of Infectious Disease at Kaiser Permanente, South 
Sacramento; Clinical Professor, University of California at Davis
Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, 
Tanya Whitehead, PhD, Research Associate Professor, University of Missouri - 
Kansas City
Dayan Woldemichael, MD, Chad Country Director, International Medical Corps
"Global Health Inequalities: Why They Matter?" 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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