Global Health Night/Friesen Lecture 2023: Crisis to Cure: Climate, Health, and a Sustainable Future

Thursday, November 9, 2023 16:00to19:30
New Residence Hall Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8, CA
Portraits of the two Global Health Night speakers on a view of the Student Poster Fair


The McGill School of Population and Global Health, McGill Global Health Programs and Friends of CIHR are delighted to co-host the 15th annual McGill Global Health Night and 2023 Friesen Prize Public Lecture. The theme of this year’s event is Crisis to Cure: Climate, Health, and a Sustainable Future.

Global Health Night is an annual event held by McGill Global Health Programs (GHP) that brings together and celebrates the achievements of McGill's thriving global health community. The 2023 edition of Global Health Night will be its 15th and we are pleased to partner with the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, established in 2005 by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR).

In 2023, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development and the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University and Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and Hon. Dr. Keith Martin MD, P.C., founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), as our keynote speakers.

Dr. Keith Martin's lecture is titled: Averting Disaster: How we can bend the curve on the climate-biodiversity-pollution crisis.

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta's lecture is titled: Climate Change and Maternal and Child Health Globally: What can and should be done.

Before the keynote lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the work of McGill students and groups involved in global health, including GHP's student award winners at the Student Poster Fair. McGill students interested in presenting a poster about their global health project can submit a poster abstract by Sunday, October 1, 2023!

    McGill GHP Logo (McGill crest separated by a vertical bar from a purple globe and a partial arc with "McGill Global health Programs" in English & French)

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