GHIC 2020: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 4-5, 2020 at Yale University and the Historic Shubert Theater
New Haven, Connecticut

This conference schedule includes all confirmed speakers. This is a working schedule, and schedule adjustments may continue to be made as may be necessary.

April 4-5, 2020 - Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020

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

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

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

Saturday, 8:50-9:50am: Lessons Learned in Authentic Innovation and Collaboration Plenary Panel

Saturday, 10:05-11:35am

SH: Global Health Realities and Lessons Learned

Coop: Beyond Outputs: Measuring Impact and Outcomes Panel

CALH: Innovations in Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "PAHAL's Innovative Financing Mechanism to Reduce Catastrophic Maternal Care Expenditure for Urban Underserved," Shoumik Guha, Senior Expert Advisory, IPE Global Limited
  • "The Perfect Fit: A Smart Entry Point to Reshape Menstrual Health Education in Indonesia," Tungga Dewi Winarno Putri, Senior Analyst, Kopernik
  • "Advancing Oral Health of Mothers and Young Children Leveraging Existing Prenatal Oral Health Programs," Hyewon Lee, Assistant Clinical Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • "NeMo: Empowering Mothers to Identify Neonatal Illness," Grace Weyand, MSE Student, Johns Hopkins University
  • "Pediatric Preventable Blindness: The Suriname Project," Adriana Grossman, Public Health Director, Pediatric Preventable Blindness Initiative; SOAR Fellow, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; MD Candidate, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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:

  • Expert Panelists TBA

LC101: Surgery and Emergency Care in Global Health

LC102: Community-Based Health Programs

LC211: Global Health Interactive Workshop

LC317: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

L 250: Innovation in Education

L 351: Challenges and Solutions in Healthcare Delivery

L B51: Community-Based Health Programs

 

Saturday, 11:35am-12:25pm

Lunch

Saturday, 12:30-1:05pm

Coop: Poster and Networking Session

 

Saturday, 1:05-2:35pm

SH: Social Entrepreneurship and Transformative Change

Coop: Lessons Learned in Healthcare Delivery, and Embracing Every Challenge as an Opportunity to Grow Panel

CALH: Innovative Solutions to Global Health Challenges Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Equitable Innovation in Cataract Surgery," Joshua de Souza, Co-Founder, ForSight Innovation; Graduate Student and Abell Fellow, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, Johns Hopkins University
  • "Regista: Artificial Intelligence-Driven Solutions for Africa’s Cancer Crises," Adeola Fakolade, General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Fellow, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Urogynecology Global Health Initiative: Combining Education, Training, Research and Service to Tackle Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in the Dominican Republic," Anna Pancheshnikov, PGY-4 OB/GYN, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • "Why We Swab: Developing a Library of Stories in Stem Cell Donation in Canada," Warren Fingrut, Hematology Resident Physician, University of British Columbia; Chair, Why We Swab Committee

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:

  • Expert Panelists TBA

LC101: Innovative Health Initiatives

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

LC102: Design Thinking

LC211: Interactive Workshop

LC317: Creativity and Communication Interactive Workshop

L 250: Education Initiatives in Global Health

L 351: Newborn and Child Health in Low-Resource Settings

L B51: Healthcare Capacity Building

Saturday, 2:50pm-4:20pm

SH: Health Systems Strengthening

Coop: We Are All Teachers and Learners: Humility and Respect in Innovation and Leadership Panel

CALH: Innovations in Infectious Disease Control Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Increasing the Sensitivity of Sputum Smear Microscopy," Bonolo Mathekga, Co-Founder, Drizzle; Graduate Student, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, Johns Hopkins University
  • "Microsystem Point-of-Care Technology for Schistosomiasis Diagnosis," Angela Udongwo, MPH Student, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; CEO, InnoHealth Diagnostics
  • "Innovative Financing in Healthcare: World's First Pay-for-Performance Instruments For Tuberculosis," LM Singh, Project Director, PAHAL
  • 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:

  • Expert Panelists TBA

LC101: Innovative Health Initiatives

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

LC102: Human Rights and Health

LC211: Social Entrepreneurship Interactive Workshop

LC317: Global Health Interactive Workshop

L 250: mHealth and Global Health Technology

L B51: Design Thinking Interactive Workshop

Saturday, 4:35-6:30pm

SH: Collaboration and Impact

Coop: Crafting Your Journey in a Fulfilling Global Health Career Panel

CALH: Community-Based Programs Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Momentum Center for Social Engagement: A Grassroots Approach to Reducing Stigma and Improving Mental Health," Barbara Lee VanHorssen, Experi-Mentor and Founder, Momentum Center
  • "Health Cartographers: Mapping Community Paths to Improved Youth Mental Health and Healthcare," Joanna Yang Yowler, Founder and CEO, Health Cartographers; Senior Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic
  • "Khushee Mamta ('Happy Motherhood'): A Community-Based Initiative to Address Gender-Based Violence and Perinatal Mental Health," Aneel Singh Brar, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Mata Jai Kaur Maternal and Child Health Centre; PhD Student, Medical Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • "The Malawian Marketplace: Exploring the Value of Agriculture Education in Nutritional Cost Reduction," Korinne Thorne, Medical Student, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • "Community-Based STEM Education in Low-Resourced Inner-City Schools," Rachel Wagner, President, START Science

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:

  • Expert Panelists TBA

LC101: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

LC102: Reproductive Health

LC211: Interactive Workshop

LC317: Interactive Workshop

L 250: Health Promotion

L B51: Technology Interventions for Global Health Challenges Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "Lediscan: A Novel Hand-Held, Point-of-Care Device to Detect and Treat Cervical Precancerous Lesions in Developing Countries," Obieze Nwanna-Nzewunwa, Maine Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Portland Maine; Joint Medical Lifesavers Foundation, Nigeria
  • "Beat Betel: Using an AI-Driven Tool to Prevent and Detect Mouth Cancer," Jacklyn Liu, Research Affiliate, Association for the Global Advancement of ENT Surgery and Head and Neck Cancer Research
  • "Socio Connect: A Novel Digital Platform for Increasing Access to Social Determinants of Health," Semran Thamer, Co-Founder, Socio Connect; MD Student, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • "VecTech: AI-Driven Mosquito Surveillance Tools for Targeted Disease Prevention," Adam Goodwin, CTO and Co-Founder, VecTech LLC
  • "PETRA Test: Preventing Diabetic Foot Amputations by Harnessing the Invisible Warning Signs," Kayla Huemer, Biomedical Engineering Affiliate Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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:

  • Expert Panelists TBA

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 5

Sunday, 9:00-9:50am: Plenary Session

Sunday, 10:05am-11:35am

SH: Digital Health Innovations and Trends

Coop: 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:

CALH: Technology Interventions for Global Health Challenges Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • "'Jojolo' by Neo Childcare: A Mobile Sick Bay Service for Schools Reducing Childhood Mortality in Africa," Yusuf Shittu, Executive Director, Neo Childcare
  • "OmwanaThrive: A Mobile Application for Neonatal Survival in Rural Uganda," Tatiana Valentine, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara University
  • "The MAMI Project," Justo Vera, Project Director, The Kayros Group
  • "HELP Hand," Fatima Israr, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara 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:

  • Expert Panelists TBA

LC101: Strategies for Communicating to Share Information and Promote Behavior Change

LC102: Community-Based Health Programs

LC211: Innovative Tools for Global Health Equity 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:

LC317: Leadership Interactive Workshop

L 250: Ethics Interactive Workshop

L 351: Community-Based Innovative Health Initiatives

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

L B51: Organizational Management Interactive Workshop

Sunday, 11:35am-12:40pm: Lunch

Sunday, 12:40-2:40pm

SH: Global Health: Using Data and Creativity in Pursuit of Improved Outcomes

Coop: GHIC 2020'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:

CALH: Strategies for Effectively Using Research Tools to Improve Practice