AMSA's National Global and Public Health Conference - Early Bird Deadline Sept. 28

The UNC School of Medicine Chapter of the American Medical Student Association hosts the AMSA's National Global and Public Health Conference in October. This year's conference theme is "Seize Your Advantage in Global and Public Health." All undergraduate, graduate, and health professional students interested in global health and public health are encouraged to attend this conference.

The conference will be held at UNC School of Medicine from October 25-26, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

This national conference offers diverse program sessions, an exciting exhibit hall and poster session, and some great social events to explore the most pressing issues in global health and public health in both the U.S. and abroad—all hallmarks of an excellent AMSA national event. 

In the morning, you will examine the state of global and public health in today's society. The afternoon will be filled with discussion and hands-on problem solving, preparing you for action and advocacy. Come join your fellow future healthcare leaders for great learning, leadership, and fun. You will leave Empowered!

All undergraduate, graduate, and health professional students interested in global health and public health are encouraged to attend this conference.

 For more information on the conference, please visit:  http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/Events/AMSAConferences/ChapelHill.aspx 

 AMSA National Membership is FREE for all Medical Students in the U.S. Click here to joinhttp://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/MemberCenter/JoinAMSA.aspx 

 Early Bird Registration for the Training Ground conference is $49 for AMSA members and $149 for non-AMSA members. The non-member registration includes free AMSA membership

 

Confirmed speakers and facilitators include leading experts in global health, medicine, sociology, anthropology, human rights, and health policy:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

John Flanigan, MD, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, NIH

P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD, MACP, Center for Health Disparities, University of Virginia

 

SOCIAL, STRUCTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND BEHAVIORAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

Susan Pietrzyk, PhD, IFC International: nutrition and food justice

Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH, Duke University Medical Center: global burden of cardiovascular disease

Elizabeth Arnold, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine: culturally-based interventions in global mental health including suicide prevention

Ken Patterson, RESULTS: global grassroots advocacy and capacity-building

 

RACE AND GENDER IN HEALTH

Septina Florimonte, US National Committee for UN Women: gender and health inequity

Ronny Bell, PhD, MS, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity: race and health inequity

Beth Dehghan, President, WomenNC: human rights and women’s health activism

Tara Romano, President, NC Women United: human rights and women’s health activism

 

GLOBAL SOCIAL JUSTICE

Peter Redfield, PhD, UNC Department of Anthropology: “White Savior Complex” and other expressions of neocolonialism in global health projects

Anthony So, MD, MPA, Sanford School of Public Policy: global access to medicines and international trade agreements

Paul Davis, Health GAP:  human rights and HIV/AIDS activism

Plus PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT and CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOPS

 

 

Rita Kuwahara, AMSA National Global Health Chair

 Abhi Guduru, AMSA-UNC Chapter Co-Leader 

Charlotte Rastas, AMSA-UNC Chapter Co-Leader 

 

 

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