GHIC 2019: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019
Yale University, New Haven, CT

April 13-14, 2019 Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Saturday, 7:45-8:00am: Opening Remarks

Saturday, 8:00-8:45am: Keynote Address

Saturday, 8:50-9:35am: Keynote Address

Saturday, 9:40-10:25am: Keynote Address

Saturday, 10:30-11:30am: Responsiblity and Integrity in Global Health Panel

Saturday, 11:35am-12:25pm

Lunch

Saturday, 12:30-1:05pm

Coop: Poster and Networking Session

 

Saturday, 1:05-2:35pm

SH: Developing and Sustaining a Global Health Workforce

Coop: The Art of Effective Organizations: Leading and Following with Humility and Integrity Panel

CALH: Innovations in Infectious Disease Control Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "ViiV Healthcare Positive Action Challenges: Breaking Bottlenecks to End AIDS," Jennifer Carpenter, Positive Action Innovation and Partnerships, ViiV Healthcare
  • "Visualize," Julia Kramer, Graduate Student, University of California at Berkeley; Co-Founder, Visualize
  • "The Development of CERVIS: Cervical Cancer Early Response Visual Identification System," Nicola Gerbino, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara University
  • Speaker TBA

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:

  • TBA
  • TBA

SUD: Design Thinking in Global Health

LC211: Leadership Interactive Workshop

LC317: Media Interactive Workshop

L 250: Storytelling and Child Health

L 351: Environmental Health and the Built Environment

L B51: Innovative Health Initiatives

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

WLH 116: Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

WLH 117: Technology Interventions for Global Health Challenges Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Help Hand: Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand," Kirsten Dodroe, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara University
  • "Jellow Senior: Providing a Voice for the Unheard," Sudha Srinivasan, Assistant Professor Physical Therapy Program, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
  • "UFEEL (Understanding Feelings & Effectively Enhancing Life): A Mobile Application for the Promotion of Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness on College Campuses," Claire Capeloto, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara University
  • Speaker TBA

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:

  • David Aylward, Senior Advisor, Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Johansen, Founder, Spark Health Design, Adjunct, Olin College of Engineering; formerly Design that Matters and IDEO

WLH 119: Communication and Advocacy Strategies for Improving Health Outcomes

WLH 208: Healthcare Delivery in Low-Resource Settings

Saturday, 2:50pm-4:00pm

SH: Rethinking Global Health Priorities

Coop: Strategies for Highly Effective Leadership Panel

CALH: Innovative Solutions to Global Health Challenges Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Malarial Retinopathy Screening System for Improved Diagnosis of Cerebral Malaria," Vinayak Joshi, Senior Research Scientist, VisionQuest Biomedical LLC
  • "Nanodropper: An Eyedropper Adaptor on a Mission to Decrease Waste, Cost, and Increase Access," Allisa Song, MD Student, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • "Treyetech: Re-Envisioning the Corneal Transplant," Kali Barnes, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Treyetech

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:

  • Tricia Bolender, Strategy Consultant and Leadership Coach, Tricia Bolender Consulting
  • James Clarke, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director

SUD: Child Health: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

LC211: Interactive Workshop

LC317: Biomedical Ethics Interactive Workshop

L 250: Perspectives on Responsible Global Engagement Panel

L 351: Education and School-Based Programs

L B51: Community-Based Programs & Assessments: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

WLH 117: Application Based Global Health Solutions Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Paperless Hospital: Developing a Physician-Friendly Mobile Application for Storing Medical Records in Zambia," Mable Kipenda, Advocacy and Training Lead, Copper Rose Zambia
  • "iDocta: Providing Quality Healthcare Everywhere," Yannick Stéphane Mbarga Etoundi, Pharmacist, Douala Regional Military Hospital
  • "DisasterMed: A Comprehensive Healthcare Platform," Safia Siddiqui, Chief Operations Officer, R6 Industries; MD Student, Medical College of Georgia

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: 

  • Bobby Jefferson, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health
  • TBA

WLH 119: Food and Nutrition in Global Health

WLH 208: Non-Communicable Disease: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

Saturday, 4:15-6:15pm

SH: Strategies for Responsible and Sustainable Global Health Engagement

Coop: Building a Fulfilling Career in Global Health Panel

CALH: Food and Nutrition Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Eating but Still Hungry. What the Kale?" Bilal Qizilbash, CEO, EasyKale Labs
  • "Child Malnutrition: Mobile App for Local Assessment and Global Help," Maurice Francisco, Project Manager, Maventy Health International
  • "Combating Food Insecurity with Aquaponics," Petra Nelken, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara University
  • TBA
  • TBA

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:

  • TBA
  • TBA

LC211: Leadership Interactive Workshop

LC317: Storytelling Interactive Workshop

L 250: University Education Initiatives in Global Health

L 351: Investment and Sustainability of Healthcare Enterprises

L B51: Design Thinking Workshop

WLH 117: Community-Based Programs Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Sanctuary Kitchen: Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Food Entrepreneurship," Amelia Reese Masterson, Executive Director, CitySeed / Sanctuary Kitchen
  • "Giving Malaria the Boot: USAID's Malaria Action Program for District 2018 World Cup Campaign," David Ochieng, Head of Communications, Malaria Consortium, Uganda
  • "Using a Peer Support Model to Improve Access to Care for Women with Female Genital Cutting (FGC)," Kiera Kenney, MSW Programs Manager, African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) Philadelphia International Women's Project (PIWP)
  • "Empowering Biomedical Engineers and Technicians Through Medical Equipment Maintenance Centers in Tanzania," Erin Sharkey, Program Coordinator, Assist International
  • Speaker TBA

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:

  • Jana Zindell, Chief Strategy Officer, Ubuntu Pathways
  • TBA

WLH 119: Healthcare Delivery Models in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

WLH 208: Technology and 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 14

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

Sunday, 9:55-10:35am: Keynote Address

Sunday, 10:45am-12:15pm

SH: Social Entrepreneurship

Coop: Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation

CALH: 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

Expert Judges:

LC101: Considerations in Advocacy and Health Policy

LC102: Injury & Violence Prevention

LC211: Innovative Healthcare Delivery in Low Resource Settings

LC317: Global Health Interactive Workshop

L 250: Surgery and Emergency Care

L 351: Innovative Health Initiatives

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

L B51: Storytelling Interactive Workshop

 

Sunday, 12:15-1:30pm: Lunch

Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm

SH: How Do We Green Healthcare?

Coop: Capacity Building and Health Systems Strengthening

CALH: GHIC 2019'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.

Finalists

Expert Judges:

LC101: Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health

LC102: Innovative Healthcare Delivery Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Design and Assessment of Low-Cost Ostomy Pouches for Use in Low-Resource Settings," Shravya Kakulamarri, Undergraduate Student, Rice University
  • "Introducing Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia in Resource-Restricted Countries: The AIM Experience," Steven Rhondeau, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Alliance for International Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Center for Global Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine; Medical Director, Intermountain Anesthesia Research Group
  • "Safe Acid Technology: Surgical Instrument Sterilization in Low-Resource Clinical Settings," Christopher Capicotto, Medical Student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Head Clinical Research Associate, B-Cidal LLC
  • TBA
  • TBA

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:

  • David Aylward, Senior Advisor, Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Seth Wanye, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

LC211: Innovative Healthcare Delivery Models

LC317: Healthcare Delivery Assessment and Innovation

L 250: Maternal and Child Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "U-Act: A Wearable Patch to Monitor Uterine Activity to Predict Preterm Labor," Ameya Bondre, Head, Clinical Research and Development CareNX Innovations
  • "The EPED (Early Preeclampsia Detection) Strip: A Home-Based Diagnostic Test for Low-Resource Settings," Denali Dahl, PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
  • "Commercialization of Infant Ventilator for Low-Resource Settings," Tim Carter, Director of Business Strategy, Advanced Innovative Medical Technologies
  • "Bilikit: A Transformational Approach to Neonatal Jaundice," Linda Pfeiffer, President and CEO, INMED Partnerships for Children
  • "Balaman Program: Addressing Preventable Health Issues Among School-Age Children in Kazakhstan Through Edutainment," Aizhan Kul-Mukhammed, Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Founder, Balaman Program, Academy of Preventive Medicine in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Bulat Utemuratov Charitable Fund

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:

  • TBA
  • TBA

L 351: Civic Engagement Interactive Workshop

L B51: Social Entrepreneurship Interactive Workshop