GHIC 2017: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017
Yale University, New Haven, CT

April 22-23, 2017 - Conference Schedule

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: Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

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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:

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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

L B51: Interactive Workshop

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

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Barakat Bundle," 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 Quality of Care Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Nursing for All: Nursing Care Where It's Needed," Laura Ridge, Board President, Nursing for All; PhD Candidate, NYU
  • "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
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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:

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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
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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

L B51: Interactive Workshop

WLH 119: Global Health Technology Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Raise the Roof: Implementing Locally-Approved Ventilation Systems to Combat Indoor Cooking Fires," Emily Nieson, Undergraduate Student, Baylor University
  • "KNO2 Sensor: A Wearable Device for Measuring Oxygen Saturation in Low and Middle Resource Settings," Maria Artunduaga, MTM Student, UCSF/UCBerkeley
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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:

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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
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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:

  • "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
  • "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
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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:

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L B51: Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

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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:

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

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Semilla Nueva: Improving Seeds to Overcome Childhood Malnutrition," Curt Bowen, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Semilla Nueva
  • "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
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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 Health Care: A Rural Dentistry Model in Nepal," Laura Spero, Founder and Director, Jevaia Foundation, Inc.
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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: Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

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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:

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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: Innovative Health Initiatives

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

L B51: Interactive Workshop

WLH 119: Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

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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:

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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 17

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: Infectious Diseases

LC101: Challenges in Rural Health

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

Learn from the 5-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 Ideas:

Established-Stage Ideas:

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.

L B51: Interactive Workshop

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

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: Interactive Workshop

LC317: Interactive Workshop