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2nd Annual Rochester Global Health Symposium

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Streamed live on Apr 21, 2016

Innovative Solutions to Combat Global Health Disparities
April 21, 2016, 8:30am to 5:15pm (United Stated EDT, UTC/GMT -04:00)

This year’s symposium brings together leaders in global health research from Upstate New York and around the world to promote research collaboration, provide networking opportunities and help new researchers begin a career in global health. Students, trainees, junior faculty and senior faculty are all invited!

The one-day event includes timely presentations on global health issues, a poster session, a student poster competition, and breakout sessions. Multiple networking opportunities will give participants a chance to share ideas one-on-one and connect with experts in the field.

[All times below are in United States EDT (UTC/GMT -04:00)]

8:30 am: Welcome/Overview of the Global Network/Overview of UNYTE & Introduction of Speakers (Tim Dye, PhD and Nana Bennett, MD, MS; University of Rochester)

8:50am: Highlight Topic 1: Global Health Policy (Neal Palafox, MD, MPH; University of Hawai’i)

9:10am: Highlight Topic 2: Global Cancer Prevention and Control (Jennifer Smith, PhD; University of North Carolina)

9:30am: Highlight Topic 3: Zika Virus and Health Diplomacy (Mehran Massoudi, PhD, MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

9:50am: Highlight Topic 4: Mobilizing food systems for Improved Health and Nutrition (Per Pinstrup-Andersen, PhD, MS; Cornell University)

10:10am: Highlight Topic 5: Global Health and Technology: New Solutions for Development (Saurabh Mehta, MBBS, ScD; Cornell University)

10:30am: Q&A for Highlight Topic Speakers

10:40am: Networking Break

11:15am: Rapid Fire Sessions
- Connections Between Prematurity and Toxic Substances in Puerto Rico: From Genomic Research to Community Engagement, Carmen Vélez-Vega, University of Puerto Rico
- Health Care System in Costa Rica, Esteban Avendaño MD MPH, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas
- Mercury exposure from fish consumption: A global public health concern, Edwin VanWijngaarden PhD, University of Rochester
- Capacity Building in Zimbabwe: Linking Patient Support Groups with HIV Clinical Pharmacology Research Initiatives, Samantha Sithole PharmD, University at Buffalo
- HIV, HPV, and Cervical Dysplasia in South Africa, David Adler MD, University of Rochester

12:15pm: Poster Session - join us for a stroll through the poster session to meet presenters and learn about their research.

Zika/Mosquito-Borne Illness Symposium – Moderator: Mehran Massoudi PhD
1:45pm: Zika in pregnancy/planned cohort studies - José Cordero , MD MPH
2:05pm: TBD
2:25pm: Mobile surveillance technology - Solomon Abiola/José Pérez-Ramos
2:45pm: Q&A

3:50pm: Policy, System, and Environmental Interventions in Global Cancer Control – Angela Sy PhD, Neal Palafox MD, Karen Peters DrPH

4:00pm: Panel Discussion – Building partnerships in global health research/Careers in global health – Tim Dye PhD, Mehran Massoudi PhD, Karen Peters DrPH, Haq Nawaz MD, Esteban Avendaño MD, Deborah Ossip PhD
5:00 pm: Announcement of poster session awards; closing – Tim Dye PhD

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