Tuesday, January 10, 2012

[EQ] Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22, 2012

Website: http://bit.ly/w9feWY

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The conference's confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

·         Sasha Dichter, Director of Business Development, Acumen Fund

·         "Mission in a Bottle: From Yale Classrom to Beverage Change Agent," Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea

·         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

·         Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University

Design Thinking Speakers

·         "The Trouble with Treating Patients as Consumers," Gianna Ericson, Senior Design Strategist, Continuum

·         "Design and Community Engagement in mHealth," Robert Fabricant, Vice President of Creative, Frog Design Inc.

·         "The Last Mile of mHealth," Erica Kochi, Co-lead, UNICEF Innovations Team

·         "Design For Social Innovation," Patrice Martin, Co-Lead and Creative Director, IDEO.org

·         "Designing Effective Visuals For Global Communication," Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor,  Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

·         "The Rise of Resilience," Andrew Zolli, Curator, Pop!Tech

Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

·         "Grand Strategy in Global Health," Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Administration; Director, Global Health Initiative, Yale University

·         "Educating Undergraduates in Global Health: Opportunities and Challenges," Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

·         "Global Health Education: Perceptions of Visiting Healthcare Professionals," Christian Kraeker, MD, FRCPC DTM&H MSc, Department of Internal Medicine, McMaster University

·         "Understanding Early Neonatal Mortality in Rural Northern Ghana: The Value of a Mixed Methods Approach," Cheryl Moyer, MPH, Managing Director, Global REACH; Research Investigator, Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School

Environment, Energy, and Food Speakers

·         "An Inventory of Toxic Hotspots in the Developing World - Over 100 Million Exposed," Richard Fuller, President, Blacksmith Institute

·         "Detecting Plant Mysteries: Have Your Diagnostic Dilemmas Turned to Green?" Martin Gordon, MD, FAAAS, Emeritus Chairman and Lifetime Trustee, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Board; Prior Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

·         "Farmers First: Scaling a Permanent and Sustainable End To Hunger," Tony Kalm, Director of Business Development, One Acre Fund

·         "Vulnerability of Children to Environmental Assaults: A Global Perspective," Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Dean for Global Health, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Children's Environmental Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

·         "Hunger and the Right to Food," Robert Lawrence, MD, The Center for a Livable Future Professor, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health; Director, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

·         "Thinking, Sensing, Feeling, Doing: How Art Can Energize Public Health," Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Core Investigator, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

·         "Potential Over Poverty: Creating a New Narrative for Development," Jonathan Kalan, Photojournalist, Founder, The (BoP) Project

·         "The Edge of Joy: The Front Lines of Maternal Care in Nigeria," Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, Filmmaker, The Edge of Joy

·         "Local Representation in Development Projects," Landon Van Soest, Producer, Good Fortune; Filmmaker Transient Pictures

Healthcare Delivery Models

·         "The Role of the Village Health Worker and Support System through a Comprehensive Health Care Model - CRHP Jamkhed," Shobha Arole, Director, The Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed

·         "mSakhi: Making the ‘m’ Work for Community Health Workers," Girdhari Bora, ICT Specialist, Manthan Project, IntraHealth International

·         "Lessons from the Cuban Health System Applied in Three Under-Served Communities in the United States," Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Fellow, 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)

·         "Quality, Impactful, and Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery Strategies for Patients Living in Poverty," James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

·         "Building Sustainable Rural Healthcare Systems: The Healthpoint Model," Al Hammond, co-founder and Chairman of Healthpoint Services and Director of Health for All, Ashoka

·         "Re-Thinking Development: Social Innovations That Deliver Effective, Efficient and Sustainable Large-Scale Change," Lakshmi Karan, Director, Global Strategy, Riders for Health

·         "Achieving the Health MDGs: Making a Reality Out of Every Woman and Every Child," Charles MacCormack, Executive Chair, Health MDG Alliance

·         "Market-Based Innovations in Healthcare: Is the LifeSpring Model Exportable?" Tricia Morente, Strategic Advisor, LifeSpring Hospitals

·         "Investing in Frontline Health Workers: A Critical Global Need," Mary Beth Powers, Newborn and Child Survival Campaign Chief, Save the Children

·         "Rural Village Outreaches: Strategies to Reduce Patient Barriers to Care," Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Health Policy & Advocacy

·         "A Sea Change in Global Health Policy: The Critical Role of Partnerships," Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership

·         "Global Health Takes a Normative Turn: The Rise of Human Rights to Address the Health Threats of the 21st Century," Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

·         "Despised Practices Can Be Harnessed for Social Innovation," Ken Patterson, Global Grassroots Manager, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund

Infectious Disease Speakers

·         "Cost-Effectiveness of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in Reducing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Infection in Kenya," Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor, USAID Office of Economic Growth

·         "Eliminating Pediatric AIDS, One Mother at a Time," Robin Smalley, International Director, mothers2mothers

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

·         "Programs for Orphans: Formula for Success," Jane Aronson, MD, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

·         "Too Many Orphans: What To Do?" Jane Aronson, MD, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

·         "Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: New Strategies for Changing the Behaviors of Medical Professionals and Pregnant Women," Paul N. Bloom, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

·         "Reproductive Refugees:  Health Disparities and Diasporic Dreams in Post/911 Arab America," Marcia Inhorn, MPH, PhD, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs; Editor, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University

·         "Adoption of Innovation and the Rate of Decline in Child Mortality," Dean Jamison, Professor, Global Health and Adjunct Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health

·         "LED Phototherapy Program Successfully Treats Neonatal Jaundice in Southeast Asia," Priscilla Joe, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, East Meets West

·         "An Integrated Fistula Repair Program: Ten Year Report of the Eritrean Women's Project," Mary Lake Polan, Adjunct Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Columbia University School of Medicine

·         "The Role of Scientists and Medical Professionals in Helping Pregnant Women Abstain from Drinking Alcohol," Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center

·         "Family Planning: Remarkable Progress but a Steep Road Ahead," Joe Speidel, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Director for Communication, Development and External Relations, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco

·         "WE CARE Solar: Bringing Light to Maternal Health Care," Laura Stachel, MD, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Co-Founder, WE CARE Solar

Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

·         "Integrative Service Delivery for Non-Communicable Diseases: Thinking Horizontally," Gene Kwan, MD, Research Fellow, Division of Global Health Equity; Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

·         "Managing Glaucomas in Africa: Need for a Paradigm Shift," Michael Gyasi, Ophthalmologist, North Western Eye Centre, Ghana

·         "Diabetes and the Global Burden of Diabetic Retinopathy," Nader Moinfar, Magruder Eye Institute and University of Central Florida School of Medicine, Orlando, Florida

·         "Ensuring Better Health, Education, and Lifelihood With Community Eye Care," Sarang Samal, Founder, NYSASDRI, India

·         "Dermatology and Global Health," Aisha Sethi, Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Associate Residency Program Director, Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago

Organization Management Speakers

·         "Impacting Global Health," Nava Ashraf, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

·         "Rethinking Innovation in Global Health," Rifat Atun, Professor of International Health Management, Imperial College London

·         "Following Your Dream With An NGO: Why Magic Can Happen," Kate Coleman, Chairman and Founder, Right To Sight

·         "Three Cups of Lessons: A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits," Maurice Segall, JD, Pro Bono Partnership, Inc.

Research in Global Health Speakers

·         "Vaccines for the Developing World: New Approaches and New Science," Alan Bernstein, PhD, Former Executive Director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise

·         "Meet the Editor: How to Write for Global Health Journals," Jocalyn Clark, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine

·         "Advances in Global Eye Health Research," Deborah Carper, Deputy Director, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

·         "Primary Congenital Glaucoma," Sarwat Salim, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Service, University of Tennessee

·         "Lifestyle and Risk for Glaucoma," 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

Philanthropy Speakers

·         "Philanthropy & Impact Investing: Social Capital for Global Health," Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Fund

·         "Marketing Strategies To Set Your Not-for-Profit Apart," Aria Finger, COO, Do Something

·         "From Donor-Driven to Impact-Driven: How Evidence Can Inform Smarter Global Health Philanthropy," Carol McLaughlin, MD, MPH, MSc, Research Director - Global Public Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

·         "Leveraging Pro Bono Talent to Address Global Health Challenges," Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation

Social Enterprise Speakers

·         Erica Bliss Pattni, Vice President of Marketing, KIND Healthy Snacks

·         "Keepin' it Global," Kyle Berner, Creator, Feelgoodz LLC

·         "Making It Real: Lessons From Thirty Years of Grassroots Development," Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.

·         "Escaping the Survival Trap," Eric Kacou, Co-Founder, ESPartners, Author of Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets

·         "An Organizing Framework and Repeatable Business Models for Market Creation in Impoverished Communities: Lessons From the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University," Jim Koch, Jan and Bill Terry Professor of Management, Leavey School of Business and Administration; Founding Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Santa Clara University

·         "More Food With Less Water and Improved Health: Yes, It Is Possible," Ken Lee, Co-founder and Co-owner, Lotus Foods

·         "Linking Venture Success and Poverty Alleviation: Understanding How to Create Value with the Base of the Pyramid," Ted London, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute and Faculty, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

·         "The Role of Business in Creating a More Compassionate and Sustainable World,"Zak Zaidman, Co-Founder and CEO, Kopali Organics

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

·         "Sustainable Social Change: The Power of Enterprise Solutions," Ron Bills, Chairman & CEO, Envirofit International

·         "Lives in Development: Values, Capabilities and Aspirations for the New Economic Development Professional," Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

·         "Creating Shared Value in Global Health," Laura Herman, Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors

·         "Social Change in Four Flavors," Paul Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, Robert Wagner School of Public Service, New York University

·         "Hackovation: Trends, Technologies, and Techniques for 21st Century Social Impact," Tim Zak, Associate Teaching Professor; Director, Institute for Social Innovation, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

·         "Storytelling for Social Change," Neal Baer, MD, Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC's Annenberg School of Communications; Executive Producer, A Gifted Man

·         "Healthy Habits for Life: Using Sesame Street to Promote a Healthier World," Charlotte Cole, Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop

·         "Collective Impact: Playing Nice With Others in the Sandbox," and "Breaking Thru The Clutter Workshop: How To Market Your Cause and Attract New Champions," Scott Henderson, Managing Director, CauseShift

·         "Overcoming Barriers By Using Humor and Animation to Create a Cultural Shift," Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Global Shift

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

·         "Africa's Huge Cataract Backlog: A Novel Strategy For Dealing With It," Thomas Baah, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director, Save The Nation's Sight Clinic, Ghana

·         "Expanding Surgical Care for the Bottom Billion," Selwyn Rogers, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

·         "Ethical Dilemmas Operating in the Developing World," Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine

Technology in Global Health Speakers

·         "Unleashing the Wealth of Nations: Bridging the Information Asymmetry for Better Health and Economic Development," Julius Akinyemi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, MIT Media Lab

·         "Use of Point-of-Care Technologies to Empower Communities, Sustain Mobile Services, and Improve Health Delivery: Lessons from East Africa," and "Workshop: Strategies, Tools, and Practical Tips to Ensure High Impact and Successful Outcomes for Field-Based Research and Internships," Jeffrey Blander, ScD, President, Bienmoyo Foundation

·         "Strengthening Health Systems in Resource-Poor Settings Through the Application of the Sana Wireless Technology," Leo Celi, MD, MPH, MS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Division

·         "Nanotechnology in Cancer Drug Development: A Global Approach," Elisabet de los Pinos, Founder and CEO, Aura Biosciences

·         Hamish Fraser, MBChB, MRCP, MSc, Director of Informatics and Telemedicine, Partners in Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

·         "The Power of DIY Medical Technologies," Jose Gomez-Marquez, Co-Founder and Co-Inventor, Aerovax; Co-Founder, X out TB; Lecturer, D-LAB, MIT

·         "Wireless Biosensors to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality After Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral Therapy," Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Research Scientist, Harvard Institute for Global Health; Assistant in Health Decision Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

·         "mHealth: Scaling Up, Low Cost Mobile Solutions in (PMTCT) Preventing-Mother-to-Child-Transmission-Programs," Bobby Jefferson, Health IT Project Manager, Futures Group

·         "Disrupting Pathways to Mortality with Technology: Opportunities for Resource-Limited Settings," Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director, Johns Hopkins Bangladesh; Director, Global mHealth Initiative at Johns Hopkins University

·         "Engaging the Consumer in the Fight Against Counterfeits," Alison Martin, Service Delivery Manager, Sproxil, Inc.

·         "When Do Novelties Become Innovations?" Patricia Mechael, PhD, MHS, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance

·         "From Big Data to Small Languages: Communication and Information Processing in a Newly Connected World," Robert Munro, Chief Technology Officer, EpidemicIQ, Global Viral Forecasting Initiative; and Graduate Fellow, Stanford University

·         "BioPhotonics Technologies for Global Health," Aydogan Ozcan, PhD, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA

·         "Low-Cost Diagnostics for the Developing World," Una Ryan, OBE, PhD, DSc, CEO, Diagnostics For All

·         "An Open Innovation Model for Global Health Instruction," Youseph Yazdi, PhD, MBA, Executive Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design, Johns Hopkins University

Water & Sanitation Speakers

·         "Cutting Through The Jargon and Getting to the Point: Rethinking Water For People's Impact," Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People

·         "Entrepreneurial Tools for the Developing World," Tim Elliott, Special Initiatives Officer, PATH

·         "Dispensers for Safe Water," Alexandra Fielden, Policy Coordinator, Innovations for Poverty Action

·         "Measuring the Health Benefits of a Solar Drinking Water Disinfection (SODIS) Intervention in Uganda," Kristopher Kang, Consultant, Water School

"Advice From The Experts" Panels

·         "Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts"

·         "Careers in Social Entrepreneurship: Advice From The Experts"

·         "Lessons From The Field: Setting Up Programs in Remote Areas"

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