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International Health Conference at Harvard - April 2-3

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  • Jennifer Staple (Unite For Sight)
    Hi all, Many of you will likely be interested in this conference at Harvard. *Unite For Sight Second Annual International Conference* * Eyes on International
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2005
      Hi all,

      Many of you will likely be interested in this conference at Harvard.

      Unite For Sight Second Annual International Conference
      "Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From Campus to Lab to Field"
      April 2-3, 2005
      Harvard University
      Early Bird Registration Rate Ends March 15 - Register Now!

      *Who should attend?  Anyone with an interest in medicine, international service, and international health
      *When:  April 2-3, 2005
      *Where: Harvard University
      *Jointly Sponsored by New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Unite For Sight

      Unite For Sight's Second Annual International Health Conference will convene more than 500 people from throughout the world who are interested in international service, global health, public health, and medicine.  This empowering, energizing conference brings together student leaders and activists, doctors, public health professionals, nurses, RPCVs, and others. 
      *Join over 500 leaders and professionals from across the world
      *Participate in plenary sessions and breakout workshops on everything from cataract surgeries in the Himalayas to refugee camps and global microenterprise

      CME Credits - This educational activity has been designated for a maximum of 11 hours of Category I Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

      Register at http://www.uniteforsight.org/2005_annual_conference.php

      Conference Schedule

      Community Experiences: Improving Health for the Medically Underserved

      "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
      "EyeCare America - A National Public Service Program in Ophthalmology," Dr. B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD
      "The Forgotten Voices. Children, Their Stories and Where Child Health Needs To Go," Kevin Chan, MD.
      "Reflections from the Streets: Caring for Boston's Rough Sleepers", Dr. James O'Connell, MD
      "Visioning Tibet: A Film By Isaac Solotaroff," Mr. Isaac Solotaroff

      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.

      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 Williams, MSc

      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.
      "Unite For Sight in Nepal - A Documentary," Mr. Ganesh Subedi
      "Utilizing Service Learning to Enhance Public Health in West Africa," Ms. Brighid O'Donnell
      "Eye Health in Nigeria", Dr. Rotimi Bajulaiye, MD
      "Glaucoma, A National Eye Health Problem in Romania," Ms. Madaline Prochipriuc, MD
      "Grassroots Optometry," Dr. Erik Weissberg, OD
      "iCARE Project: Assistive Technologies For Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually 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. Rohit Ramchandani
      "Youth Mobilization and Our Participation in National Policy Processes", Ms. Neema Mgana
      "Unite for Sight: Delivery of Eye Care and Ocular Education in China and Tanzania", Ms. Sally Ong
      "Upgrading Eye Health Care Strategies in Rural Tanzania", Mr. Sachin Jain
      "Removing Cataracts, Restoring Hope: Unite for Sight in Humjibre and Buduburam Refugee Settlement, Ghana.", Ms. Silvia Odorcic
      "Letters from Camp: A First Person Account of the Refugee Camp at Buduburam, Ghana," Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, RN
      "Grassroots Advocacy: Highly Valuable or Highly Overvalued?", Ms. Shawna Novak
      "UNESCO Observatory of Visual Health Services--Central America," Dr. Janet Leasher, OD, MPH
      "Connecting Caring Communities for Global Self Sufficiency," Ms. Deborah Naybor, Founder of Both Your Hands
      "Microfinance Status and Trends During The International Year of Microcredit," Ms. Bhakti Mirchandani, MPA/MPAID Degree Candidate

      Joint Sponsorship & Accreditation Statement

      This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by Unite For Sight and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      CME Credits

      This educational activity has been designated for a maximum of 11 hours of Category I Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
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