The Global Health Center and its organizing committee host the Global Health Annual Conference, formerly known as the Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference, in the spring. Renowned national and international experts present on their work and engage in thoughtful Q&A discussions.

The Global Health Annual Conference will return in spring 2023.

8th Annual Conference

Our 8th annual conference — The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases — took place virtually on April 22 & 23, 2021.

Past Conferences

2019 | HIV 2019: Recent Advances and Emerging Trends

Discussed among presentations concerning the latest HIV research, development and implementation were: HIV vaccines and preventatives, oral PrEP usage, new trends in antiretroviral therapies, health disparities in the ability to treat patients, global pediatrics and HIV, and teen education.

2018 | Science to Solutions: Antimicrobial Resistance

Our sixth annual conference featured both internationally and nationally recognized speakers who presented on topics including antimicrobial stewardship, low-resource settings and diagnostic challenges.

2017 | Science to Solutions

At our fifth annual conference, speakers presented talks on a diverse array of topics including Leishmaniasis, Malaria Control, Zika Congenital Syndrome, Polio Eradication, Pathogenesis of TB, Guinea Worm, and Intestinal Host-Microbial Interactions.

2016 | Shrinking the Cure and Prevention Divide that Separates Populations from Life-Saving Drugs and Vaccines

Our fourth annual conference featured expert talks on a diverse array of topics including HIV, implementation science, malaria, chikungunya, zika, PHARMA drug and vaccine donations, cancer drugs and global access.

2015 | The Risk of Emerging Infectious Diseases: From Bench to Implementation in Research

Our third annual conference offered talks on a diverse array of topics including tuberculosis, Ebola, neglected tropical diseases, human-animal-ecosystem interface, schistosomiasis, new therapies, and operational research.

2014 | Maternal and Child Health, and Infectious Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface

Our second annual conference featured presentations and a panel discussion on maternal and child health and zoonotic diseases from distinguished experts in the field.

2013 | Tropical and Geographical Diseases

At our first annual conference, experts discussed a variety of topics related to tropical and geographical diseases, including Malaria vaccine development, emerging viral diseases, and approaches to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.