Innovative Initiatives: Information Session Opportunities
GHIC 2017 offers an unparalleled opportunity to build relationships with more than 2,200 individuals and organizations committed to improving health and development globally. Conference participants come from all 50 states and 55 countries, and they look for organizations, companies, products and services that will help them improve care for their patients and communities.
The conference provides a unique opportunity to present a 20-minute talk in an "Innovative Initiatives" session about the services and products offered by for-profit and non-profit organizations that may interest and benefit the conference participants. In contrast to standard oral presentations and social enterprise pitches, which are merit-based and selective, the organizational information sessions are opportunities for organizations to discuss their products and services.
What is included in the "Innovative Initiatives" informational session registration?
Each for-profit or non-profit company is provided with:
- One 20-minute presentation session
- One complimentary conference registration
- Acknowledgement in the conference program book and on the conference website
The opportunity to present an information session is limited, and presentation slots are available on a first come, first served basis. All payments for information sessions are due at the time of registration, and your space will not be reserved until payment is submitted. Any additional individuals assisting with the information session must register separately for the conference. The current registration rate is $1200, and March 30 is the final deadline. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Register to present about your for-profit or non-profit organization
Please submit the Information Session Application: https://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/2017infoapp
Your application will be reviewed to determine if your for-profit or non-profit organization provides products or services that may be of great interest to conference participants. If approved, you will proceed to submit the non-refundable $1200 registration fee, and we will work closely with you to coordinate your session presentation.
What "Innovative Initiatives" presentations are confirmed for the 2017 Global Health & Innovation Conference?
- "Unite For Sight: An Immersive Global Health Experience," Amy Bellman Davis, Senior Program Manager, Unite For Sight
- "Tobacco Control in Low- And Middle-Income Countries: Making Progress with an Evidence-Based Approach," Maria Carmona, Deputy Director, International Research Unit, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
- "The Chlorhexidine Story - Responding to the UN Commission Call," Katharine Cheng, Physician, Maternal and Neonatal Health Unit, GlaxoSmithKline R and D
- "Increasing Clinical Healthcare Capacity for Children by Community Health Workers Utilizing the MEDSINC® Integrated mHealth Clinical Severity Assessment, Triage, and Treatment Platform," Barry Finette, Co-Founder, THINKMD; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine; Director of the Global Health and Humanitarian Opportunity Program, University of Vermont
- “Enabling Remote Ophthalmic Care in the Developing World with Digital Medicine," Doug Foster, Chief Executive Officer, DigiSight Technologies
- "Framework for Enabling Healthcare Innovations in Low Resource Countries," Wiljeana Glover, Faculty Director, Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Babson College
- "Intelehealth: Mobile Telemedicine Platform for Comprehensive Primary Care," Neha Goel, Co-Founder, Intelehealth
- "Dot Efficacy Study: Advancing the Science to Meet Contraceptive Needs," Leslie Heyer, Founder, Cycle Technologies
- "AIDS Treatment and Institutional Strengthening in Malawi," Perry Jansen, Founder, Partners in Hope
- "Positive Action Challenges - Let's Talk About Sex: Adolescents & HIV Prevention," Dominic Kemps, Director, Positive Action for Children Fund and Patient Advocacy, ViiV Healthcare
- "Sustainable Community Level Surveillance: Is It Real? Core Principles, Lessons from the Field, and a Look to the Future," Laurie Markle, Education Portfolio Lead, Akros
- "Moms Know Best: Integrating Feedback Loops in mMobile Health Platforms," Jonathan McKay, Director of Partnerships, Praekelt.org
- "Pemako Health Initiative: Caring with Hearts and Hands," Kathleen Morrow, Founder and Executive Director, Pemako Health Initiatives
- "Faith Leaders' Advocacy Increases Contraceptive Use in Kenya," Susan Otchere, Senior Technical Advisor in Health, World Vision US
- "Integrating Health into Transportation Planning and Design," Chris Saleeba, Senior Associate, Alta Planning + Design
- "Investments Replace Philanthropy in Addressing Global Health Challenges," John Schaetzl, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- "Applying Network Science and Visualization Mapping for Improved Digital Health Communication: Media Cloud," Natalie Gyenes, Research Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
- "The Global Sanitation Fund: Improving Access to Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries," David Shimkus, Programme Director, Global Sanitation Fund, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
- "Rallying Stakeholders: Mobilizing Issue Ecosystems to Improve Health Outcomes," Sally Stansfield, Lead Health Systems Strengthening Specialist, Deloitte Consulting
- "Learning with Cuba: An Assets-Based Bilateral National Partnership to Decrease Infant Mortality in Chicago Neighborhoods," Katherine Tossas-Milligan, Director, Office of International Cancer Health Equity Partnerships, University of Illinois Cancer Center