[Announce] Global Health and Social Innovation Conference at Yale
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Mon Nov 17 10:46:30 CST 2008
From: "Jennifer Staple" <Jennifer.Staple at aya.yale.edu>
Many of you may be interested in this international "Achieving Global
Goals Through Innovation" conference to be held at Yale University.
Please forward widely.
Register Online For 6th Annual Global Health Conference. Registration
rate increases monthly.
"Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation"
Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The Unite For Sight Conference is what CNN calls "A Meeting of Minds"
200 Speakers, Including Keynote Addresses by Dr. Susan Blumenthal,
Nicholas Kristof, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Al Sommer, and
Dr. Harold Varmus. Plus social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors
of Save The Children, Partners in Health, HealthStore Foundation,
mothers2mothers, and many others.
CME, CNE, and CPE Credits will be available for select conference sessions.
Unite For Sight's conference convenes a committed vanguard of 2,500
people from more than 60 countries. The conference challenges students,
professionals, educators, doctors, scientists, lawyers, universities,
corporations, nonprofits, and others, to develop innovative solutions to
achieve global goals.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
"Global Health Challenges and Opportunities," Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA,
Former US Assistant Surgeon General, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at
Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center;
Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research; Chair,
Global Health Program, Meridian International Center
"The Challenges of Development and Making Aid Work," Nicholas Kristof,
Columnist, The New York Times
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 Villages: Update," Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Health
Coordinator, Millennium Village Project
"Preventing Blindness; Saving Lives," Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Professor and
Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"New Perspectives on Global Health and Science," Harold Varmus, MD,
President and Chief Executive, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;
Former Director of the NIH; Nobel Prize Recipient
Confirmed Leaders of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Speakers
"Unite For Sight: Social Entrepreneurship As A Symbol of Hope for the
(Poor) Blind Villagers and Refugees in Ghana," James Clarke, MD,
Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
"Strategic Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Advancing Global
Health," Greg Dees, PhD, Professor of the Practice of Social
Entrepreneurship and co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of
Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
"Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool to Strengthen Health Systems," Julia
Devin, JD, MPH, Director of Programs, VillageReach
"Improving Public Health Delivery Through Social Entrepreneurship," Gene
Falk, Co-Founder, Executive Directors, mothers2mothers
"The HealthStore Foundation: Improving Access to Life-Saving Medicines
through Micro-Franchising," Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board, CEO
and Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation
"The Impact of the Food and Nutrition Crisis on the Global Health
Agenda," Charles MacCormack, PhD, President and CEO, Save The Children
"Health Care From The Grassroots," Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Medical
Director, Partners in Health; Director, Institute for Health and Social
Justice; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Division of Social
Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Plus 200 more renowned featured speakers:
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