GHIC 2018: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 14-15, 2018
Yale University, New Haven, CT

April 22-23, 2017 - Conference Schedule

For your reference, this is the April 2017 conference schedule. The April 2018 schedule will be published in 2018.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, 7:00am: Check-in and Registration Begins

Saturday, 8:00-8:15am: Opening Remarks

Saturday, 8:15-9:00am: Keynote Address

Saturday, 9:05-9:50am: Cultural Humility and Respect in Global Health Plenary Panel

Saturday, 10:05-11:35am

SH: Innovation Challenges and Successes

Coop: Examining Evidence for the Future of Global Health

CALH: Community-Based Programs Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Take a Sip: Developing Social Entrepreneurial Models to Distribute and Use Innovative Water Treatment Technology," Megan Wilson, WASH Partnership Chief, Medentech
  • "Madagascar Soap Initiative," Christopher Coulter, Coordinator, Malagasy Soap; MPH Student, Boston University School of Public Health
  • "Haiti’s Warri on Cervical Cancer," Shriya Kane, Undergraduate Student, Penn State University
  • "Management of Hypertension in Haiti: A Community Health Model," Rachel Zimmerman, Medical Coordinator, We Care Haiti

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Ron Bills, Chairman & CEO, Envirofit International
  • Seth Wanye, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

LC101: Solving Health Challenges with Technology

LC102: Thinking Outside of the Box: Careers in Global Health Panel

LC211: Growing Organizations Interactive Workshop

LC317: Teaching Global Health Interactive Workshop

L 250: Environmental Advocacy and Policy

L 351: Design Interactive Workshop

WLH 119: Maternal and Child Health Social Impact Lab (Early Stage Ideas)

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Barakat Bundle: A Curated Bundle of Life-Saving Solutions for Mothers and Babies in South Asia," Nayab Ahmad, Director of Product Development, Barakat Bundle
  • "NeMo: Neonatal Monitoring - Providing Tools to Empower Mothers to Identify Neonatal Danger Signs Within the First Week of Life," Rachel An, Project Engineer, Johns Hopkins University
  • "SubQ Assist: Expanding Access to Long-Term Contraceptive Implants Through Task-Shifting Devices," Ibrahim Mohedas, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Department of Engineering
  • "The Household Electro-Game - An Interactive Game that Promotes Discussion Among Various Groups of People When Playing, Geared to Inform, Educate, and Change Attitudes and Behaviors," Susan Otchere, Senior Technical Advisor in Health, World Vision US

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Pam Bolton, Vice President, Innovations & Strategy, Concern Worldwide US
  • Charles MacCormack, President Emeritus, Save the Children; Executive Chair, Health MDG Alliance

WLH 208: Improving Global Engagement Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "From Painful to Painless: Harnessing Technology and Lessons Learned from the US Opiate Crisis to Prevent a Global Recurrence," Samata Sharma, Founder, Alliance Digital Health; Director of Addiction Consult Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • "QCare: A Quality of Care Dashboard for Humanitarian Settings," Heather Howard, Health Technical Advisor, American Refugee Committee
  • "Finding IMPACT: Improving Public Health Management for Action," Alison Yoos, Evaluation Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Nursing for All: Nursing Care Where It's Needed," Laura Ridge, Board President, Nursing for All; PhD Candidate, NYU

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Scott Corlew, Global Health Consultant
  • Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund

Saturday, 11:35am-12:25pm

SH: Keynote Address

Lunch

Saturday, 12:30-1:05pm

SH: Keynote Address

Coop: Poster and Networking Session

 

Saturday, 1:05-2:35pm

SH: Lessons Learned from Community-Based Health

Coop: Empowering Vulnerable Populations

CALH: Crowdsourcing and Creating Voices Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Creating a Global Genetic Database for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Identifying Relevant Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Frequencies," Kelly Hilton, MD Student, Nova Southeastern University
  • "Community Voices in Government Decision-Making Aim to Improve Support Programs in Botswana," Ran van der Wal, PhD Candidate, McGill University
  • "Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH): Using Crowdsourcing to Promote Sexual Health Among Marginalized Populations," Philip Zhang, MD Student, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • "The Global Health Watch: On Accountability in Global Health & Development," Abraar Karan, MPH Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
  • Bobby Jefferson, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health

LC101: Global Health Technology Innovative Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services which may be of interest to the audience.

LC102: Key Lessons Learned in Starting and Growing an Organization Panel

LC211: Film and Cultural Humility Interactive Workshop

LC317: Global Health Writing Interactive Workshop

L 250: Improving Medical Care in Resource-Poor Settings

L 351: Integrating Sustainability Interactive Workshop

WLH 119: Global Health Technology Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Innovationist, Matchboxology
  • Brian Heuser, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

WLH 208: Maternal, Child, and Family Health: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

Saturday, 2:50pm-4:20pm

SH: Funding and Communicating Innovative Ideas

Coop: Reproductive Health and Family Planning

CALH: Global Health Technology Social Impact Lab (Early Stage Ideas)

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Veripad: Low-Cost Screening of Falsified and Substandard Pharmaceuticals," Bishoy Ghobryal, Chief Executive Officer, Veripad
  • "Opening Up Data for Social Good, Sustainability, and Scale," Nitya Kanuri, Open Data Collaborations Manager, Crisis Text Line
  • "Mission Hydrate: An Initiative to Curb Chronic Dehydration and Kidney Disease among Farmworkers," Anthony Nardone, Founder, Mission Hydrate
  • "Count Me In: A Digital App to Improve the Nutrition and Feeding of Vulnerable Children," Amy Babchek, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, SPOON

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
  • David Aylward, President, COMCARE; Senior Advisor, Global Health and Technology, vitalnessforall

LC101: New Frameworks: Innovative Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services which may be of interest to the audience.

LC102: Teaching Responsible Global Health and Innovation Panel

LC211: Design Interactive Workshop

LC317: Advocacy Interactive Workshop

L 250: Transforming Education for Future Global Health Leaders

L 351: Maternal and Child Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "A Training-Education Protocol for Implementing Kangaroo Mother Care with Breast Feeding Support for High Risk Neonates in Rural Africa," Linda Winkler, Professor of Anthropology, Wilkes University
  • "Milk Guard: Sensor for the Detection of E. coli in Donated Human Breast Milk," Nina Morrison, Undergraduate Student, Department of Bioengineering, Santa Clara University
  • "Community-Based Networks for Women’s Wellness: Increasing Support in Pregnancy and Postpartum," Suha Patel, Co-Founder, Wavuworks; Fellow in Global Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • "Thinking Inside the Box: Using Portable Alternative Cribs to Combat Instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Maryland," Shantell Roberts, Social Innovation Lab, Johns Hopkins University

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Daniel Palazuelos, Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Community Health Systems, Partners In Health; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Jonathon Gass, Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Ariadne Labs at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham & Women's Hospital

L B51: Community-Based Programs: Innovative Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services which may be of interest to the audience.

WLH 119: Food and Nutrition Social Impact Lab (Early Stage Ideas)

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Gambia Goat Dairy," Corey Spies, VMD Class of 2019, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • "SOS Aquaponics: Sustainable Food Technology to Empower Children’s Communities," Adina Zhang, Undergraduate Student, Cornell University
  • "MealFlour: Using Mealworm Powder to Reduce Malnutrition," Gabrielle Wimer, Co-Founder, MealFlour

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
  • Jana Zindell, Chief Programs Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund

WLH 208: Improving Health Access Social Impact Lab (Early Stage Ideas)

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "A Train Ride a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Expanding Healthcare Access in Urban Brazil," Isaac S. Andino, Undergraduate Student, Grinnell College
  • "Expanding Midlevel Emergency Medicine Abroad: Certificate Program for Clinical Officers at Sagam Hospital, Kenya," Jessica McTighe, PA-C, Division of Global Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • "Human Rights and Healthcare: A Rural Dentistry Model in Nepal," Laura Spero, Founder and Director, Jevaia Foundation, Inc.
  • "What Healthcare Providers in Low Resource Settings Can Learn from the Toyota Production Line," Abbey Kocan, Executive Director, Kupona Foundation

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Adam Schwartz, Health Program Manager, BRAC USA
  • Geoffrey Tabin, Professor and Director, International Division of Ophthalmology, University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Himalayan Cataract Project

Saturday, 4:35-6:30pm

SH: Design and Communication

Coop: Ubiquitous Environmental Threats to Health

CALH: Surgery, Women's, and Children's Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Innovative Interventions: Impact on Neonatal Outcomes," Padmanabh Reddy, CEO, NICE Foundation
  • "The Mamma Mobile: Reducing Maternal Mortality Using a Mobile Clinic Model in Sierra Leone," Allison Bay, MPH Student, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • "Evidence-Based and Scalable Behavioral Healthcare for Kids," David Grodberg, President, MindNest Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center
  • "Safe Shelter Collaborative: Finding Shelter for Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors," Ricky Abisla, Portfolio Manager for the Americas, Caravan Studios
  • "Surgical Education E-Collaborative: Launching a New Resident-Driven Global Surgery Collaborative," Laurence Bernard, Resident, University of Ottawa Obstetrics and Gynaecology; MPH Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Jacqueline Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Medic Mobile
  • Chris Underhill, Founder, BasicNeeds; Co-Founder, mhNOW

LC101: Programs to Improve Health Outcomes

LC102: Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Care for the Hardest-to-Reach Patients Panel

LC211: Nonprofit Leadership Interactive Workshop

LC317: Communication Strategies Interactive Workshop

L 250: Perspectives on Healthcare Systems

L 351: Access to Care Innovative Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services, which may be of interest to the audience.

WLH 119: Tools for Improving Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Doctor Tasdeek: Empowering Communities to Make Informed Decisions about Choice of Healthcare Providers in Pakistan," Hira Rashid, PhD Candidate, University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
  • "Healthcare Everywhere: Access Afya’s Model of Outcome Assured, Community Based Primary Health for the Mass Market," Melissa Menke, Founder and CEO, Access Afya
  • "DiabetesU: Dynamic Diabetes Education," Natalie Ball, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania
  • "A Tool to Monitor Impact of Nutrition Programs," Anna Zhenchuk, Technical Director, BioAnalyt GmbH
  • "Tele-Ophthalmology to Prevent Blindness: Diabetic Retinopathy Early Detection Using Retinal Cameras and a Community Approach," Francisco Javier Bonilla-Escobar, PhD Candidate, Department of Ophthalmology, UPMC Mercy Hospital, University of Pittsburgh

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Richard Skolnik, Former Lecturer, Yale University and The George Washington University; Author, Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101; Instructor, Yale/Coursera - 'Essentials of Global Health'
  • Ken Patterson, Director of Global Grassroots Advocacy, RESULTS

WLH 208: HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, and Burn Health: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

Saturday, 7:00-9:00pm

Innovation & Ideas Evening Networking Reception: This special 2-hour networking reception will convene conference participants who are interested in networking, discussion, collaboration, and intense conversation about global health and innovation. The reception with hors d'oeuvres will be held at the historic SH Theater in New Haven, which is the main conference venue.

Sunday, April 23

Sunday, 9:00-9:50am: Keynote Address

Sunday, 10:00-10:55am: Integrity in Global Health and Innovation Plenary Panel

Sunday, 11:10am-12:40pm

SH: Accelerating Change in Global Health

Coop: Mental Health

CALH: Improving Outcomes Through Sustainable Initiatives

LC101: Challenges in Rural Health

LC102: Cutting-Edge Ideas in Development: GHIC Innovation Prize Semifinalist Pitches

Learn from the 4-minute Social Impact Pitches of semifinalists for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize, which will be awarded to the best two Social Impact Pitches.

Semifinalists

Early-Stage Organizations:

Established-Stage Organizations:

Expert Judges:

LC211: M&E Interactive Workshop

LC317: Social Media Interactive Workshop

L 250: Models for Building Healthcare Capacity

L 351: Innovative Treatment Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services which may be of interest to the audience.

Sunday, 12:40-1:40pm: Lunch

Sunday, 1:40-3:40pm

SH: International Perspectives: Moving Beyond Good Intentions

Coop: Maternal and Child Health and Education

LC 101: Leadership and Management Strategies Panel

LC102: GHIC 2017's Six Best Cutting-Edge Ideas in Development: GHIC Innovation Prize Finalist Pitches and Judging

Six finalists will be selected from the morning semifinalist session. The finalists will present a 5-minute pitch, which will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and dialogue with the expert judges. During the judge deliberations, the audience will engage in Q&A and dialogue with the finalists. The session will conclude with the GHIC Innovation Prize award of $10,000 and $5,000 to the two best pitch presenters.

LC211: Advocacy Interactive Workshop