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Meetings, Activities & Special Events
  
* All conference attendees are welcome to attend the following meetings and events.


THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

  • SATELLITE SESSIONS
    8:00am to 5:00pm | Various Rooms
    These pre-conference satellite sessions are developed and hosted by CUGH’s committees, member institutions and other leading development organizations. They are opportunities to delve deeply into a number of global challenges, create new collaborations and identify actionable steps to address these issues through half or full day sessions on March 15, 2018.
    Click Here for the Full Satellite Listing


  • ME01 | QUALITY, AFFORDABLE PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINES: LAUNCH OF THE LANCET SERIES
    5:30pm to 7:00pm | Gramercy
    Quality, affordable pathology and laboratory medicine is vital for obtaining a correct diagnosis, for monitoring treatment effectiveness, and for providing disease prognosis.  Along with surgical and imaging services, it is an essential backbone of a quality health system, and a key underpinning of Universal Health Coverage.  This session is the launch event for a three-paper series in the Lancet. Chair: Kenneth Fleming, Senior Advisor for Pathology, National Cancer Institute, and Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Oxford University | Presenters: Michael Wilson (Professor, University of Colorado, and Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Denver Health, USA); Shahin Sayed (Assistant Professor and Program Co-ordinator, Pathology, Aga Khan University and Section Head, Anatomic Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya); Susan Horton (Professor of Global Health Economics, University of Waterloo, Canada) | Discussants TBA


  • ME02 | COLUMBIA NURSING-CUGH RECEPTION
    6:00pm to 8:00pm | 560 West 168th Street, New York City, 10032 (between Broadway & Audubon Avenue)
    A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing, Columbia Nursing has established global clinical practicum sites for its students and has formed research and programmatic partnerships with institutions across 16 countries in southern and eastern Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Latin-America, and the Caribbean. Columbia Nursing’s Global Health Program aims to contribute to global health equity by addressing health disparities through service, practice, education, research, and leadership. It looks forward to highlighting a few of their programs and learning about yours.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
    Questions? Contact Erica Diehl (212) 305-0623 or email to:  med2382@columbia.edu


  • ME03 | ANNUAL PULITZER-CUGH GLOBAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL
    6:00pm to 8:00pm | Sutton South
    The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and CUGH are pleased to present this annual film festival which will feature a series of outstanding short documentaries on a variety of global challenges by award winning  filmmakers and  Pulitzer Center journalists. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with a number of the documentarians. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018


  • GLOBAL HEALTH PHOTO EXHIBITION
    March 16 – 17, 2018 | 8am to 6pm | Grand Ballroom East Foyer
    View the lives and worlds impacted by cultural, environmental and political challenges through the lenses of award winning photographers Andrea Bruce of The Washington Post and Tara Todras-Whitehall, co-founder of Vignette Interactive. Together they have amassed a spectacular body of photographic work for institutions such as National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Amnesty International, UNICEF, and the International Rescue Committee. Selected photos are available for viewing for two days. Attendees may purchase prints of their favorite photos.


  • VIDEO COMPETITION WINNERS
    March 16 – March 18, 2018 | 8am to 6pm | Grand Ballroom West Foyer
    CUGH and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting presents the winners of the 2018 video competition. Filmmakers and documentarians were invited to submit short videos of up to 5 minutes, in two categories: Advocacy, and Innovation. One winner and two honorable mentions were selected for each category. These six shorts will be viewable all day March 16 to 18.


  • ePOSTER VIEWINGS & SPEED ROUND PRESENTATIONS
    March 16  - March 17, 2018 | 1pm to 2:30pm | Presentation Speed Rounds | Americas Hall I
    March 16 - March 18, 2018 | All ePosters available for independent viewing  on browsers, and in Americas Hall I 

    In 2018 CUGH leaves behind traditional poster boards in exchange for “electronic posters,” or ePosters. The ePosters will be accessible on site for the 3 days of the conference. On March 16 and 17, poster abstract authors will present their work through a series of “speed rounds” where each ePoster author will present for up to 5 minutes. Attendees are also encouraged to view the abstracts independently either through the 20 ePoster stations on site or via their own web browsers, and to contact the presenters afterwards to further discuss their research. 

  • GLOBAL HEALTH LAW INTEREST GROUP
    1:30pm – 2:30pm | East
    CUGH and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law invite you to attend the inaugural Global Health Law Interest Group meeting at CUGH’s 2018 Global Health Conference. The Global Health Law Interest Group meeting is open to any CUGH conference participant interested in the intersections of global health and law, including public health law, health and human rights, and global governance for health.
    This informal introductory meeting aims to bring together global health practitioners and academics interested in global health law; discuss the field of global health law and its potential to amplify global health outcomes; and to begin to create a home for global health lawyers and policy makers at CUGH and within the global health field more broadly.
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  • WELCOME RECEPTION
    6:30pm - 8:00pm | Americas Hall I & West Promenade Foyer
    All conference registrants are invited to attend. Light snacks. Cash Bar - one drink is on CUGH!
    Dress: Smart Casual


SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

  • CUGH BUSINESS & MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    8:15am – 8:50am | Grand Ballroom
    An opportunity to learn about CUGH’s activities and plans for the future.


  • CUGH AWARDS CEREMONY
    12:45 – 1:45pm | Grand Ballroom
    Presentations of:
  • 2017 CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award
  • 2017 CUGH – Velji Awards
  • 2017 Lancet – CUGH Student Poster Awards
  • 2017 CUGH Reflections Essay Contest Winners & Honorable Mentions
  • CUGH – JHU Global Health Now Award
  • CUGH 5th Annual Global Health Video Competition Winners


  • CUGH MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEET & GREET
    1:30pm- 2:30pm | New York
    CUGH members and non-members alike are invited to come meet fellow institutional leaders and CUGH board members to learn how your institution can get involved in CUGH.



SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

  • HOW TO TELL YOUR GLOBAL HEALTH STORY (SO PEOPLE HEAR IT)
    5:00pm – 6:30pm | Beekman
    Hosts: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting & Global Health Now

    Immediately following this year’s  conference c on Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Pulitzer Center and Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will lead a workshop on tips and tools you can use to  engage the  media, public and policymakers Global health journalists and communication specialists, will share with participants the skills needed to pitch a story, translate it to a lay audience, and make both traditional and nontraditional media work for you. This FREE  workshop is open to all, including  the public, but registration is requested.
    Click Here to Register for the Workshop