Innovations in Global Health

Fourth Annual McGill Global Health Conference
Monday, April 26, 2010
Faculty Club, McGill University

The McGill Global Health Programs hosted the 4th annual McGill Global Health conference: Innovations in Global Health on Monday, April 26th, 2010 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Faculty Club, McGill University. This event brought together an outstanding group of panelists and speakers from a range of backgrounds and affiliations to discuss innovative solutions, partnerships and technologies for global health.

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2010 McGill Global Health Conference Poster [.pdf]

2010 McGill Global Health Conference Agenda [.pdf]

Innovative Partnerships for Global Health, the Harvard PEPFAR Experience [.pdf]
Dr. Phyllis Kanki
Principal Investigator, Harvard PEPFAR and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health

Panel 1: Innovative Partnerships for Global Health
Moderator: Dr. Angela Campbell, Assistant Professor, McGill Faculty of Law and Director of the Institute of Comparative Law

Grounding African Drug Discovery and Development Locally [.pdf]
Dr. Eliane Ubalijoro
Adjunct Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development

Strategic Partnerships for Global Health at Canada's International Development Research Centre [.pdf]
Dr. Michael Clarke
Director, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Director, Research on Health Equity, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Development and Evaluation of a Novel Oral Amphotericin B Formulation for the Treatment of Systemic Fungal Infections and Drug-Resistant Visceral Leishmaniasis [.pdf]
Dr. Kishor Wasan
Professor & Distinguished University Scholar, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia and CIHR/iCo Therapeutics Research Chair in Drug Delivery for Neglected Global Diseases

Panel 2: Innovative Technologies for Global Health
Moderator: Dr. Florence Dzierszinski, Assistant Professor, Institute of Parasitology and Canada Research Chair in Parasite Pathogenesis, McGill University

Towards a global brain imaging network [.pdf]
Dr. Alan Evans
James McGill Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Biomedical Engineering, McGill University and Director, Montreal Consortium for Brain Imaging Research

Using the OpenMRS electronic medical record system to strengthen health care delivery in Rwanda [.pdf]
Dr. Hamish Fraser
Director of Informatics and Telemedicine at Partners in Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

My Word:Storytelling and Digital Media for Health Promotion and Research in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut [.pdf]
Dr. Victoria Edge
Senior Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada and Adjunct Professor, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph
Sherilee Harper
PhD Candidate, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Panel 3: Innovative Solutions for Global Health
Moderator: Dr. Denis Thérien, James McGill Professor of Computer Science

Canada's Role in Global Health
Dr. Peter Singer
Professor of Medicine, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto

The Growing Importance of Global Technology Partnerships [.pdf]
Dr. Henri Rothschild
President and CEO of International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada)

Spawning Accountability for a Better WoRLD [.pdf]
Dr. Jody Heymann
Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

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