The 9th Annual Global Health Conference will bring the Washington University community together to highlight and catalyze global health activities which support the Here and Next strategic plan. This two-day event on the Danforth (March 30) and Medical (March 31) campuses will include presentations from experts, panel discussions, and interactive lunchtime sessions to promote engagement as well as a viewing of the documentary “Offering Hope.”
Additionally, students, trainees, and early-stage investigators will present their latest research and training experience that seek to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
This conference is a collaboration between the Office of the Vice-Provost, Brown School Global Programs Office, McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and Global Health Center.
All events will take place in person. Due to limited accommodations, registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be permitted if space allows.
Thursday, March 30
Danforth Campus | Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall
- Digital Transformations in Global Health Settings: Learn how digital tools and data science are transforming global health at WashU and around the world.
- Danforth-Medical Campuses Global Health Collaborations: Find out how successful cross-campus, transdisciplinary research and training partnerships are advancing global health at WashU.
Friday, March 31
Medical Campus | Eric P. Newman Education Center
- WashU-St. Louis-Global Community Partnerships: Recognize the importance of bidirectional flow of people and ideas to improve global public health, both at home and abroad. We in St. Louis have much to offer and much to learn.
- Environment and Global-Local Health: The world’s environment is changing at an unprecedented pace with direct and indirect effects on global and local health. Attendees will learn about new strategies and approaches developed and disseminated by WashU faculty to mitigate these risks.
“Offering Hope” is about International Center for Child Health and Development director and William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, Fred Ssewamala, PhD.
The university has developed its Here and Next strategy to chart the university’s next decade, and this conference will help attendees learn about how global health will play a key role in each of the Here and Next domains. Here and Next aims to mobilize research, education, and patient care to establish WashU and St. Louis as a global hub for transformative solutions to the deepest societal challenges.