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[afro-nets] Global Health Conference at Harvard
- From: Jennifer Staple <Jennifer.Staple@aya.yale.edu>
- Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:24:00 -0500
Global Health Conference at Harvard
April 2 and 3, 2005
This conference, which includes numerous presentations about
health in Africa, will likely be of interest to many people on
this e-mail list.
Unite For Sight Second Annual International Health Conference
"Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health - From
Campus to Lab to Field"
Early Bird Registration Rate (US$ 30) For 2 More Weeks - Regis-
ter Today! Click Here to Register:
1. Community Experiences: Improving Health for the Medically Under-
*"Global Health", Dr. Barry Bloom, PhD
*"Impossible Dreams - The First Ascent of the East Face of Mt.
Everest and Eradicating Blindness in Mountainous Asia", Dr.
Geoffrey Tabin, MD
*"Eye Diseases and Community Experiences in Tanzania", Dr.
Muhsin Sheriff, MD, MPH
*"Health Care for the Homeless in Boston", Dr. James O'Connell,
2. The Role of Research to Improve Health
*"Compassion, Knowledge, and Advanced Ophthalmic Technologies",
Dr. Dimitri Azar, MD
*"Advances in Corneal Transplantation", Dr. Shachar Tauber, MD
*"Optic Neuro-Prevention - A Strategy to Eradicate Glaucoma
Blindness", Dr. Louis Pasquale, MD
*"Stem Cells to the Retinal Rescue", Dr. Michael J. Young, PhD
*"The Role of Household Drinking Water Treatment Technologies
and Safe Water Storage in Preventing Blindness in the Developing
World", Ms. Susan Murcott, M.S.
3. Epidemiology and the Economic Perspective on Health Improvement
*"Economic Tools: How to Use Them and What They Can Reveal About
Blindness Prevention," Dr. Kevin Frick, PhD
*"The Role of Economics in Improving Health Outcomes", Heidi
4. Breakout Sessions
*"An Update on Ocular Leprosy," Dr. Ebenezer Daniel, M.B.B.S.,
M.S., D.O., M.P.H., M.A.M.S.
*"Eye Health in Nigeria," Dr. Rotimi Bajulaiye, MD
*"Eye Health in India," Dr. Santanu Sanyal, MBBS, MHS
*"Grassroots Optometry," Dr. Erik Weissberg, OD
*"Adaptive Technology for the Sight-Impaired," Dr. Sethuraman
(Panch) Panchanathan, PhD
*"Our Health is Our Only Wealth: The Story of Lok Swasthya Sewa,
a Model Health Cooperative in Ahmedabad, India," Dr. Chirag
Shah, MD, MPH
*"A Successful Model for Comprehensive Eye Care Coverage in the
Developing World: The Case of LV Prasad Eye Institute," Mr. Ro-
*"Upgrading Eye Health Care Strategies in Rural Tanzania," Mr.
*"Eye Health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania," Ms. Sally Ong
*"Cataract Surgeries in Humjibre and Buduburam Refugee Camp,
Ghana," Ms. Silvia Odrocic
*"Unite For Sight in Kathmandu, Nepal - A Documentary," Mr. Ga-
*"Glaucoma, A National Eye Health Problem in Romania," Ms.
*"Eyeglasses for Children in China," Ms. Shawna Novak
*"Youth Participation in Improving Health Outcomes in Africa,"
Ms. Neema Mgana
*"Utilizing Service-Learning to Enhance Public Health in West
Africa," Ms. Brighid O'Donnell
Biographies of speakers at
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Unite For Sight Second Annual International
April 2-3, 2005
Unite For Sight encourages you to submit a proposal for a poster
presentation at the 2005 Unite For Sight Second Annual Interna-
tional Health Conference, April 2-3, 2005, at Harvard University
in Cambridge, MA. Unite for Sight's conference, "Eyes on Inter-
national Collaboration: Promoting Health - From Campus to Lab to
Field," is for all professionals and students involved in medi-
cine, health education, health promotion, public health, and in-
ternational service. Its purpose is to provide an international
forum for the exchange of ideas about original health and medi-
cal research and international service.
1. International Medicine and International Health
2. Public Health
3. Scientific Research
4. Advocacy and Health Policy
5. Research in Ophthalmology
6. Nonprofits in Health
Instructions for Submitting Unite For Sight Conference Abstracts
1. All abstract submissions must be submitted electronically to
mailto:JStaple@uniteforsight.org by January 15, 2005 with Sub-
ject Line ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
2. Proposals must include: Title, Abstract Category, 1-2 learn-
ing objectives, 250-word abstract, and biosketch of all authors
3. All persons submitting an abstract must first register and
submit payment to attend the Unite For Sight Conference at
4. All abstracts selected for poster session presentation will
be published in the Conference Program for distribution to con-
ference attendees. By submitting an abstract, authors agree to
have their abstract published in the program.
5. Applicants will be notified by e-mail whether their proposal
was accepted by February 1, 2005.
For additional information, mailto:JStaple@uniteforsight.org and