Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health Conference

Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health Conference
Building Global Health For Today and Tomorrow
April 12-13, 2008
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Join 2,000 conference attendees and 150 speakers for a stimulating conference.

Keynote Addresses By: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim
Plus More Than 150 Featured Speakers


Who should attend? Anyone interested in international health, public health, international development, medicine, eye care, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, bioethics, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, environmental health, and public service.

Keynote Addresses

· "Global Health: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century," Susan Blumenthal, MD,MPA, Former US Assistant Surgeon General; Senior Advisor For Health and Medicine; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center
· "Bridging the Implementation Gap in Global Health," Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD,Co-Founder, Partners in Health; Director, Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; Francois Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Former HIV/AIDS Director at World Health Organization
· Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
· "Millennium Village Project", Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Health Coordinator, Millennium Villages

Plus 150+ Speakers. Full List at

"Doctors..and Africa", Ted M. Alemayhu, Founder, Chairman and CEO, US Doctors For Africa
"Scaling Up Provision of Safe Drinking Water in the Developing World", Greg Allgood, PhD, Director, Children's Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble
"People, Places, and Genes: How world populations are helping us find the cause of glaucoma.", R. Rand Allingham, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology; Director, Glaucoma Service, Duke University Eye Center
"Keratoprosthesis in the Developing World", Jared Ament, MD, MPh, Clinical Research Fellow, Ophthalmlology & Corneal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health
"Orphan Life Abroad: How children live without parental care", Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive Medical Director, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
"Title To Be Announced", Hibah Ayaz, BA Candidate, Union College; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Chennai, India
"Refocusing Malnutrition Interventions in Rural Haiti: A Strategic Evolution", Adeline Azrack, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Hopital Albert Schweitzer
"Title To Be Announced", Thomas Baah, MD, MSc, Ophthalmologist, Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Ghana
"Title To Be Announced", Abrahim Bagheri, BS Candidate, Loyola Marymount University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Chennai, India
"Can Market-Based Approaches Arrest The Killer In The Kitchen? The Promises and Pitfalls of Commercializing Improved Cookstoves", Robert Bailis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
"A need to incorporate sound waste management practices for improving Environmental performance, Public health safety and Delivery of quality-healthcare by Clinical Laboratories in India - A case study", Reema Banerjee, MSc, PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Centre for Environment Education, India
"The Slaying of Dragons: Guinea Worm Eradication", Michele Barry, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Global Health Director, Office of International Health; Chief, General Medicine Firm, Yale University School of Medicine
"Engaging the Public: Improving Our Health", Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
"Health For All Now", Elvira Beracochea, MD, MPH, Founder, President and CEO, MIDEGO
"Doing it The Quality Way Because It Is In Equality", P. Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes
"Eliminating the Needless Loss of Sight That Occurs During Sports", Paul Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes
"Home Visit Project of Blind Babies Foundation and Perspektiva of the Volga Region in Russia", Julie Bernas-Pierce, MEd, Executive Director, Blind Babies Foundation
"Antiretroviral Drugs and Issues of Drug Access and Quality in the Developing World", Terry Blaschke, MD, Professor of Medicine and of Molecular Pharmacology (Active Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine
"Addressing the Need for Reduction of Uncorrected Refractive Error in Persons With intellectual Disability through Participate in Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Vision Program.", Sandy Block, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
"What Happens When Child Soldiers Grow-up? Mozambique Life Outcome Study", Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health; Director, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health
"Raising Malawi", Philippe van den Bossche, Executive Director, Raising Malawi
"Operation Miracle", Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Scholar, Oxford University; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George's University; Formerly Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Health Issues; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)
"Cataract Blindness in Developing Countries and SEE International", Harry S. Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International
"Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the Urban Slums of Africa", John Bryant, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
"Tema Eye Survey", Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
"International Nurse Education: Simulation Plays A Part in Global Standards of Practice", Ann Campbell, RN, MSN, CPNP, Old Dominion University/Operation Smile International
"Title To Be Announced", Michael Cappello, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Program in International Child Health; Co-Director, International Adoption Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine
"Community Health Improvement in a Nomadic Village on the Eastern Tibetan Plateau", Nancy Chin, MPH, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester
"Unite For Sight To The Rescue: An Example Worth Emulating", James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
"Title To Be Announced", Anna Cooper, MPH, MD Candidate, University of Rochester School of Medicine; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Bihar, India
"Managing Technology to Advance Eye Care", Ismael Cordero, Advisor, Healthcare Technology, Orbis
"Filling the Gap: A Model For Surgical Capacity Building In Rural China", Scott Corlew, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Interplast
"Title To Be Announced", Susan Day, MD, Chair and Program Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, California Pacific Medical Center
"Title To Be Announced", Samantha Diamond, BA Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Tamale, Ghana
"Exclusive Breastfeeding in Ethiopia: Barriers, Beliefs and Behavioral Outcomes", Julia Dickinson, RN, Yale University School of Nursing
"Unite For Sight Visiting Volunteers Participation in Eye Screening Outreach Program, Accra, Ghana", Robert Dolo, ON, RN, Ophthalmic Nurse, Unite For Sight-Ghana
"Is That Angle Occludable?", Syril K. Dorairaj, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, Glaucoma Associates of New York, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
"Title To Be Announced", Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
"The Bad Road to Good Health: The Clinton Foundation's Initiative to Build Healthcare Capacity in Rural Areas", Andy Ellner, MD, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative
"Childhood obesity prevention in the Western Cape region of South Africa", William D. Evans, PhD, Vice President, Research Triangle Institute
"Title To Be Announced", Sheri Fink, MD, PhD, Kaiser Media Fellow; Visiting Scientist, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
"Glaucoma Scrreinng in Connecticut", Susan Hall Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services
"Title To Be Announced", David Friedman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and International Health, Johns Hopkins University
"Title To Be Announced", Stephen Furlow, MD Candidate, University of Kentucky School of Medicine; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana
"Title To Be Announced", Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute; Director, The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascuclar Health; Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor, Mount Sinai; Past-President, American Heart Association; President-elect, World Heart Federation
"Humanitarian Health and HIV/AIDS Crisis and Care inside Dominican Republic's migrant sugar cane plantations Bateyes.", Ulrick Gaillard, JD, Founder and Executive Director, The Batey Relief Alliance
"A Binational Stanford - Mexico Health Advocacy Program - Partners to Address Immigrant Health", Gabriel Garcia, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Medical School Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Developing Strategies with Vietnamese Ethnic Rural Communities to Improve Health", Lan Gien, BSc, MEd, PhD, Professor of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"Estimating The Impact of a Safe, Effective, and Easily-Inserted Drainage Device for the Treatment of Glaucoma in the Developed and Developing World", Roger Goldberg, MD, MBA Candidate, Yale University School of Medicine
"Youth Engagement in Development Stategies: through the lens of Global Youth Service Day", Silvia Golombek, Senior Vice President, Youth Service America
"Introducing Students to Global Health", Sarabeth Gottlieb, CNM, MS, Lecturer, Yale University School of Nursing
"Clinical Mentoring Rapidly Improves Clinic Management Systems for HIV Care in Resource-Limited Settings", Katherine Graves-Abe, MA, Director of Operations, International Center For Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA)
"Poisons in the Well: Exposure, Consequences and Remediation of Arsenic and Manganese in Bangladesh", Joe Graziano, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology; Associate Dean for Research, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
"An Extremely Affordable Device To Enable Treatment of Asthma in Rural Mexico", Eric Green, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Title To Be Announced", Nora Groce, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Yale/WHO Collaborating Centre, Global Health Division, Yale School of Public Health
"Title To Be Announced", Michael Gyasi, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director of the Bawku Eye Care Program, Ghana
"Nutritional Management of Cataracts", Heskel M. Haddad, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College
"Key Components for the Development of an Emergency Healthcare System: The Ethiopian Experience", Tenagne Haile-Mariam, MD, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University Medical School
"Science, Technology, and Innovation in Developing Countries: By the People, for the People", Eva Harris, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; President, Sustainable Sciences Institute
"Health and Education at Grace Children's Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti", Jeannine Hatt, MD, Past-President, International Child Care USA; Board of Directors and Chair, International Child Care's Medical Resource Development Clinic
"Infertility in Developing Countries: Scope, Psychosocial Burden and Need for Action", Anke Hemmerling, MD, PhD, MPH, UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative
"The Challenges of Glaucoma Care in West Africa", Leon Herndon, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center
"Ophthalmology in the Holy Land: The Eye Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem", Steve Hudson, MD, JD, MPA, Ophthalmologist, Member of the Order of St. John (M.St..J), Unite For Sight Volunteer
"Akwaaba! Volunteer Ophthalmology in Breman Asikuma, Ghana", Steven Hudson, MD, JD, MPA, Ophthalmologist, Unite For Sight Volunteer in Breman Asikuma, Ghana
"Innovative Market Based Solutions in Global Health", Omer Imtiazuddin, MBA, Health Portfolio Manager, Acumen Fund
"Title To Be Announced", Ibrahim Jabr, Interim President, International Trachoma Initiative
"Title To Be Announced", Evaleen Jones, MD, Founder, President and Medical Director, Child Family Health International; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Addressing Serious Mental Disorders in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies", Lynne Jones, MA, MBChB, MRCPysch PhD
"Measuring Impacts", Dean Karlan, PhD, President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action; Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
"Childhood Blindness And Its Prevention", Kartee Karloweah, ON, RN, Ophthalmic Nurse, Unite For Sight-Ghana
"Atrocities and Social Entrepreneurship", Zachary Kaufman, MPhil in International Relations; DPhil Candidate in International Relations, University of Oxford; JD Candidate, Yale University Law School
"Health Diplomacy", Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
"Title To Be Announced", Karen King, MA, Elementary School Teacher, Reed Intermediate School; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana
"Corporate/Professional initiatives: Co-operation to Address Unmet Medical Needs", Doug Lawrence, Vice President/General Manager, BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems
"Title To Be Announced", Brian Lich, BA Candidate, Southern Methodist University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana
"Title To Be Announced", Shawn Lin, BS, Unite For Sight Volunteer in Chennai, India
"Residency Based Fellowships in Global and Underserved Health - Who Are the Stakeholders?", Scott Loeliger, MD, MS, Faculty Physician, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
"Increasing Access to and Use of Skilled Maternal and Newborn Care in Dumka District of India", Juliet MacDowell, MA, Senior Program Manager, JHPIEGO
"Increasing Income, Confidence and Business Growth for Low-Income Women", Fiona Macaulay, President, Making Cents International
"Disabilities among refugee and conflict-affected populations--nature and scope of the issue, interventions and approaches", Carolyn Makinson, PhD, Executive Director, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
"Utilization of PDA's by Community Health Workers for Field Collection of Malaria Statistics in Rural Haiti", Nick Mann, BA Candidate, Truman State University
"Addressing Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies is a Key Building Block to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals", M.G. Venkatesh Mannar, President, The Micronutrient Initiative
"Civil Society: Mobilizing Community Health Workers for Malaria Control", Anne Martin-Staple, PhD, Research Scholar, Duke University
"Community Eye Care in India", Umang Mathur, MS, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Associate Director and Head of Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, India
"Medical Education in Ghana", Tshepo Mbalambi, BSc, Med Sci, MBcHB Candidate, University of Ghana School of Medicine
"The End of AIDS - IAVI and the Search for a Vaccine to Prevent HIV", John McGoldrick, Senior Vice President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
"The Highest Attainable Standard: The Implications of an Evolving Human Right to Health for Public Health and Global Health Systems", Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, MPhil; PhD Candidate, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University; IGERT-International Development and Globalization Fellow
"Title To Be Announced", Christine Melton, MD, MS, Friends of Aravind Association
"Public Health Strategies for Effective Medical Missions Overseas", Derek Mladenovich, OD, FAAO, MPH Candidate, Fellow, World Council of Optometry; External Examiner, International Rescue Committee, Thailand
"A Sustainable Approach to Nutrition for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda", Emily Morell, BA Candidate, Yale University
"Title To Be Announced", Anne Firth Murray, Founding President, The Global Fund for Women; Consulting Professor, Human Biology Program, Stanford University
"Women's Global Health and Human Rights", Mini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, Program Director Global Health, New York Medical College School of Public Health
"Title To Be Announced", Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, Program Director Global Health, New York Medical College School of Public Health; NGO Representative of Medical Women International Assocaition to the United Nations
"Satisfying Transportation Needs in Rural Africa With Sustainable Local Solutions: The Bamboo Bicycle", John Mutter, PhD, MSc, Deputy Director and Associate Vice Provost, The Earth Institute at Columbia; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Professor, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Bamboo Bike Project
"A Non-Traditional Approach to Global Health Training: The Penn Program", Neal Nathanson, MD, Associate Dean, Global Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Expanding HIV and AIDS counseling skills in Africa: Cascade approach", Mike Negerie, DrPH, MPH, Regional Technical Manager for Health, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Africa Regional Office, South Africa
"Philosophies of Care - Transforming Communities through Transformation", Cliff OCallahan, MD, PhD, Pediatric Faculty, Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Program; Chair, AAP Section on International Child Health
"Global Health Inequality: A Call to Understanding and Action", Edward ONeil Jr, MD, Founder, Omni Med; Author, Awakening Hippocrates: Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global Service, and A Practical Guide to Global Health Service
"Title To Be Announced", Hafeezah Omar, BA Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana
"Using National and International Advocacy and Media to Advance Social Change in HIV-Prevention", Adeyemi Oshodi, PATH
"International Educational Exchanges: Challenges and Opportunities", Barbara Allerton and Nancy Otterness, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Boise State University
"Title To Be Announced", Elijah Paintsil, MD, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
"Developing an Institutional Review Board For International Non-Governmental Organizations in International Healthcare", Ellen Palmer, RN, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing
"Title To Be Announced", Matthew Paul, MD, Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons
"The Healing of Retinal Photocoagulation Lesions", Yannis Paulus, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Public Private Partnerships in Action: ExxonMobil's approach to making a difference on malaria's human toll in Africa", Steven C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation
"Update on IAPB and VISION 2020: the Right to Sight", Louis Pizzarello, MD, MPH, Secretary General, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
"Blind Leading The Blind", Martine Polycarpe, MPH, Director for Health, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
"Title To Be Announced", Chiwing Jessica Qu, BA Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Chennai, India
"Trachoma Control; Challenges for 2020", Thomas Quinn, MD, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
"Title To Be Announced", Nathan Radcliffe, MD, Glaucoma Service at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
"Ethical Dilemmas in International Medicine: Cases from the Honduran Health Alliance", Bonzo Reddick, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Implementation of a Comprehensive Community-Based Tuberculosis Control Program in Eastern Burma's Chronic Conflict Zone", Allison Richard, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Director of the Division of International Medicine, University of Southern California and Global Health Access Program
"Surgical Care in Angola: Perspectives From Two Hospitals", Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Associate Surgeon, Instructor in Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
"The Global Marketization of Health Services: Promoting Inequity, Inequality and Exclusion", Ellen Rosskam, PhD, MPH, Public Health & Social Protection Specialist; Visiting Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Work Environment Department; Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Surrey, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, England
"Advancing Educational Opportunities for Children who are Blind with Additional Impairments", Steven Rothstein, President, Perkins School for the Blind
"Title To Be Announced", Ilya Rozenbuam, MD, GANY Glaucoma Fellow, New York Eye and Ear Institute
"Civil Society Advocacy For The Right To Health", Leonard Rubenstein, Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights
"Break the Cycle of Disadvantage and Disability", Leslie Rubin, MD, Visiting Scholar, Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine; Founder and President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability; Co-Director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Emory University
"Title To Be Announced", Jennifer Ruger, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Global Health, Yale School of Public Health; Co-Director of the Yale/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion, Policy and Research; Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core Investigator, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
"Obstetric and Traumatic Fistula: Film-based Campaigning for Global Women's Health", Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker
"Delivering on the MDGs: Equity and Maternal Health", Emma Sachs, Health Equity Team, Earth Institute, Columbia University
"Title To Be Announced", Majid Sadigh
"Title To Be Announced", Sarwat Salim, MD, Ophthalmologist
"Low cost Comprehensive Eye care models and Its replicability", Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India
"Innovative Approaches to Public Private Partnerships in Kenya's Health and Youth Sectors", Georgia Sambunaris, MA, Senior Financial Markets Specialist, USAID
"Title To Be Announced", Shakira Sanchez-Collins, BA Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Tamale, Ghana
"Bridging the gap between knowing the right thing to do and doing it right", Harshad Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University
"Title To Be Announced", Werner Schultink, MD, Chief Child Development and Nutrition, UNICEF
"Self Sustainability - The Mantra For Manging Avoidable Blindness", V. Panneer Selvam, MS, DO, MPhil, Arasan Eye Hospital, India
"Title To Be Announced", Rosh and Roshan Sethi, BS Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteers in New Delhi, India
"Lok Swasthya Sewa, a Model Health Cooperative in Ahmedabad, India", Chirag Shah, MD, Chief Resident, Wills Eye Hospital
"Title To Be Announced", Kuldev Singh, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
"Title To Be Announced", Pooja Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
"Title To Be Announced", Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
"Title To Be Announced", D. Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital
"Promoting HIV/AIDS Education Despite Social and Cultural Barriers", Piya Sorcar, MA, PhD Candidate, Stanford University
"A Pilot Therapeutic Feeding Program for Malnourished Orphans in Ukraine", Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
"Empowering Communities in the Fight to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases", Kari Stoever, Director, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sabin Vaccine Institute
"Training community eye workers in Ghana and Liberia: the good, the bad, and the ugly", Glenn Strauss, MD, Vice President of International Health Care and Programs, Mercy Ships, Int'l
"Kongo: The Ultimate Black Civilization", Robert Farris Thompson, PhD, Col. John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art, Yale University
"Title To Be Announced", Jamie Lachman and Tim Cunningham, Clowns Without Borders
"Towards an African Renaissance: Offering a Master's Degree to Nursing Students in Angola: a Distance Education Experience", Juanita Tjallinks, RN, MCur, in Health Studies, Midwife, Department of Health Studies, University of South Africa
"Glaucoma Neuroprotection 2008: New Therapies on the Horizon", James C. Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
"Title To Be Announced", Daniel Vekhter, BA Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Asikuma Breman, Ghana
"Maximizing Limited Resources to Provide Outreach Eye Care", Satya Verma, OD, FAAO, Director, Community Eye Care, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
"Collaborating to create the future of family medicine: a Japanese-American exchange", Jennifer Vines, MD, MPH, Oregon Health and Science University
"Transcending Trauma & Relentless Compassion: Indicators of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) in Peer Support Counselors in Liberia - How They Help and What They Carry", Gwen Vogel, PsyD, Director of Field Operations, SalusWorld
"Title To Be Announced", Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana
"Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: The State of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America 2008", Sarah Wells, MA, Associate Director, Women in Government
"Protecting Border Security and Health: Effective Strategies for Monitoring and Treating Malaria among Burma's IDPs", Emily Whichard, Program Director, Global Health Access Program
"Tackling the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): the role of PLoS NTDs in building capacity", Gavin Yamey, MD, MRCP, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine; Consulting Editor, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
"Shoulder to Shoulder Ecuador: A University-Community Partnership for Health", Claudia Hopenhayn and Thomas Young, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky; Shoulder to Shoulder


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