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  • Jennifer Staple
    _*Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals **Unite For Sight s Fourth Annual International Health Conference*_ *APRIL 14-15, 2007 -
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      Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals
      Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference


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      How to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation (ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE JULY 15):  http://www.uniteforsight.org/2007_annual_conference.php

      Abstract Categories:

      1. International Medicine and International Health
      2. Public Health
      3. Eye Care
      4. Scientific Research
      5. Advocacy and Health Policy
      6. Social innovation and entrepreneurship

      Register Today For A Reduced Rate! (Current Rate is $35 Students/$55 All Others - RATE INCREASES AFTER July 15 http://www.uniteforsight.org/2007_annual_conference.php

      When: April 14-15, 2007
      Where: Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
      Theme: "Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals"
      Who should attend?Anyone interested in eye care, international health, medicine, health education, health promotion, public health, international service, nonprofits, or microenterprise
      Conference Goal: To exchange ideas across disciplines about best practices in public health, medicine and research, and international health and development.  Conference topics range from "The Right to Health: Towards Social Inclusion and Universal Health Care in Latin America" and "Antiretroviral Drugs and Issues of Drug Access and Quality in the Developing World" to "Global Progress in Preventing the Burden of Blindness and Other Diseases Caused by Measles and Rubella" and "Once I Was Blind....The Challenges of Eye Care in Ghana"
      • Join over 1,500 leaders, doctors, professionals, and students from 5 continents
      • More than 150 speakers about eye care, public health, international development, entrepreneurship, microfinance, policy and advocacy, bioethics, and medicine
      • Exchange ideas about best practices to achieve global goals in health and development

      Confirmed Speakers in Global Health, International Development, Public Health, Medicine, Health Policy and Advocacy Sessions
      Confirmed Speakers in Global Eye Care and Research Sessions

      Global Health, International Development, Public Health, Medicine, Health Policy and Advocacy

      Nancy Aossey, President and CEO, International Medical Corps
      Ann Banchoff, MSW, MPH, Program Director, Office of Community Health, Stanford University School of Medicine
      Daniel Bausch, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
      Donna and Philip Berber, Founders, Glimmer of Hope
      "Insecticide-Treated Bednets in Mass Disease Control and Elimination Campaigns," Brian Blackburn, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Stanford School of Medicine
      "Health Care in Georgia," Trish Blair, MD, President, A Call To Serve International
      "Antiretroviral Drugs and Issues of Drug Access and Quality in the Developing World," Terry Blaschke, MD, Professor of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology, Stanford University
      "Critical Health Issues in the 21st Century," Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Former US Assistant Surgeon General, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center
      "Creating a Rural Learning Environment in a Rural School in South India," Mason Byles, former executive at Hewlett Packard
      "The Right To Health: Towards Social Inclusion and Universal Health Care in Latin America," Arachu Castro, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine; Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Harvard School of Medicine
      "Leprosy Rehabilitation in India," Robert A. Chase, MD, Emile Holman Professor of Surgery Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine
      "Global Progress in Preventing the Burden of Blindness and Other Diseases Caused by Measles and Rubella," Stephen L. Cochi, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor, Global Immunization Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      Jim DeVries, MD, Senior Vice President of Programs, Heifer International
      Sunita Dodani, MD, MS, FCPS, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
      Kamran Elahian, MS, Chairman, Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners; Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Foundation and Schools Online
      "Public Private Partnerships to Advance Technologies for Neglected Disease," Christopher Elias, MD, MPH, President of PATH
      "The Dominican Bateyes: Humanitarian Crisis on the Sugar Cane Plantations," Ulrick Gaillard, JD, CEO of Batey Relief Alliance
      "Advocacy and Community Health," Gabriel Garcia, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Medical School Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine
      "With Women Worldwide: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health to End HIV/AIDS," Adrienne Germain, President, International Women's Health Coalition
      "Hold Your Breath: Cultural Competency," Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford School of Medicine
      George Guimaraes, President and CEO, Project Concern International
      "HIV/AIDS in China," Jessica Haberer, MD, Research Advisor, Clinton Foundation
      John Hammock, PhD, The Alexander N. McFarlane Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Former Executive Director, Oxfam America; former Executive Director, ACCION International; Founder and Former Director, Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University; Consultant, Women's World Banking and USAID
      Lindsay M. Harris, Managing Director, A Bridge for Africa Foundation
      Polly F Harrison, PhD, Director, Alliance for Microbicide Development
      David Heymann, MD, MPH, Former Executive Director for Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization
      Amreen Husain, MD, Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford University
      Evaleen Jones, MD, Founder, President and Medical Director, Child Family Health International; Clinical Assistant P
      Judith Justice, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Health Policy in Residence, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
      "Pediatric AIDS: Worlds Apart," Mark W. Kline, MD, President, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative; Professor of Pediatrics and Head, Section of Retrovirology, Baylor College of Medicine
      "Addressing the Reproductive Health of Women and Girls Displaced by Conflict and Natural Disasters," Sandra Krause, MPH, BSN, Reproductive Health Project Director, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
      "Healing Through Laughter - An Innovative Psychosocial Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Southern Africa," Jamie Mclaren Lachman, Project Njabulo Director, Clowns Without Borders
      Peter R. Lamptey, MD, DrPH, President, Family Health International Institute for HIV/AIDS
      Ana Langer, MD, President and CEO, EngenderHealth
      "Health and Human Rights," Robert S. Lawrence, MD, Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor of Preventive Medicine and Associate Dean for Professional Practice and Programs; Director, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      "An Effective Model of Rural Microfinance," Brian Lehnen, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Village Enterprise Fund
      Fiona Macaulay, President, Making Cents International
      Jane Maxwell, Editor, Hesperian Foundation
      Robert Metcalf, PhD, Professor Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento; Treasurer, Solar Cookers International
      John McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Bristol-Myers Squibb
      "Is Women's Health A Human Right?" Mini Murthy
      , MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor of Practice,New York Medical College School of Public Health
      Andre-Jacques Neusy, MD, DTM&H, Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of Center for Global Health, New York University School of Medicine
      "Innovations in Global Health Education," Thomas Novotny, MD, MPH, Director of International Programs; Professor in Residence, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine
      Bjorg Palsdottir, MPA, Consultant, Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Center for Global Health at New York Unive
      "Exploring Reproductive and Sexual Health With Liberian Refugee Women," Rena Patel, MPhil, BA, MD Candidate, Stanford School of Medicine
      Philip Pizzo, MD, Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine
      Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health
      William W. Rankin, PhD, President, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance
      Farshad Rastegar, MD, President and CEO, Relief International
      "Addressing the Root Causes of Disease in Haiti," Ian Rawson, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
      William Reese, President and CEO, International Youth Foundation
      "To Replant the Uprooted: Toward A Shared Vision of Health Communities," George Rupp, PhD, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
      Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker, Obstetric Fistula
      Harshad Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, Maternal and Neonatal Health Program, JHPIEGO
      Scott Sasser, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
      Karen Sendelback, President and CEO, Friends of the World Food Program
      "Reducing Maternal Mortality in Three Low Resource Countries," Jill Sheffield, President, Family Care International
      Robert David Siegel, MD, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Program in Human Biology, and Center for African
      Lilit Simonyan, MPA Candidate; Founder, Former CEO, International Director, Stepanavan Youth Center NGO Armenia
      "Medicine in Vietnam: Past, Present, and Future," Peter A. Singer, MD, Chairman, East Meets West Foundation; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Chief, Clinical Endocrinology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
      "Basic Pathology and Immunology of Leprosy," David M. Scollard, MD, PhD, Chief, Research Pathology, National Hansen's Disease Programs, Louisiana State University
      Cathy Skoula, Executive Director, Action Against Hunger-USA
      D. Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital
      Jim Smith, Executive Director, American International Health Alliance Inc
      Jessie Stone, MD, Director, Soft Power Heath, Uganda
      Landry Tsague, MD, William H. Foege Fellow, Department of Global Health at Emory Rollins School of Public Health
      "Global Health Ethics in the New Millenium, Evolving Concepts," Anvar Velji, MD, Treasurer, Global Health Education Consortium; Chief of Infectious Disease at Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento; Clinical Professor, University of California at Davis
      Paul Volberding, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, UCSF Department of Medicine; Chief, Medical Service SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Co-Director, UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research
      Karen White, MBA, MPH, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Health, UCSF
      Tanya Whitehead, PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas City
      Elliott Wolfe, MD, Consulting Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
      "Leadership of Global Health NGOs," Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, Director of Rockefeller Foundation's Program on Global Health

      Global Eye Care and Research

      Robert Alexander, MPH, PhD, National Eye Institute
      R. Rand Allingham, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology; Director, Glaucoma Service, Duke University Eye Center
      "Eye Care in Ghana, The Challenges and Way Forward," Thomas Tontie Baah, MD, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Hospital, Ghana
      "Progress Towards Affordable Vision Correction: New Appropriate Technology and Clinical Methodology," Ian B. Berger, M.D., M.P.H. Dr.PH, Founding President, InFOCUS
      Tom Beggins, MD, Former Medical Director and Surgeon, Lusaka Eye Hospital, Zambia
      Sandy Block, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
      Harry S. Brown, MD, Founder and President, SEE International
      "Glaucoma in Africa: What We Know and What We Need To Know," Donald Budenzv, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
      "Cornea Transplant Needs and Barriers in Ghana," James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
      Pat Cross, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Medical Student Research and Scholarship, Stanford School of Medicine
      "Ocular Leprosy: Results From A Seven Year Longitudinal Study," Ebenezer Daniel, M.B.B.S.M.S.D.O.M.P.H.M.A.M.S, Division of Ocular Immunology, Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicines
      Osei Darkwa, PhD, MCSE, CCNA, Founder and President, Ghana Computer Literacy and Distance Education; Founder, Asante Akim Multipurpose Community Telecentre; Unite For Sight Ghana Program Coordinator
      Syril Dorairaj, MD, Glaucoma Service at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
      Gordon Douglas, MD, Medical Director, Orbis International
      Michael R. Duenas, OD, Health Scientist/Project Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation and National Vision Program
      "What I Have Learned About Glaucoma Management in Ghana," Peter Egbert, MD, Professor, Stanford Department of Ophthalmology
      Joe Feczko, MD, Vice President, Pfizer Inc., Executive Vice President, Pfizer Global Research and Development, and President, Worldwide Development
      "Women and Eye Disease," Ilene Gipson, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Chair, Women's Eye Health Task Force Executive Committee
      Jasvir Grewal, MD, Ophthalmologist, UK
      "Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity," William Good, MD
      "River Blindness Control and Elimination Programs," Ken Gustavsen,
      Manager, Global Product Donations, Merck & Co., Inc
      "Nutritional Factors in the Development of Cataracts," Heskel Haddad, MD, New York Medical College
      "Current Challenges in Glaucoma Management," Andrew Iwach, MD, Glaucoma Research & Education Group, American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee of Secretaries
      Mohammed Kabir, Optometrist, Kumasi School of Optometry, Ghana
      Vasudev Kanade, MD, St. Raphael's Hospital
      "River Blindness Disease - Past, Present, and Future Control/Elimination," Moses Katabarwa, BSc, MPH MA, PhD, Program Epidemiologist, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Schistosomiasis Programs, Carter Center
      "Vitamins and Carotenoids in the Prevention of Blindness," Klaus Kraemer, MD, Secretary General, Sight and Life
      Murali Krishnamurthy, President, Sankara Eye Foundation
      "Infinite Vision - The Story of Dr. V(enkataswamy) and the Aravind Eye Care System," Pavithra Krishnan, Filmmaker
      Jacob Kumaresan, MD, MPH, Dr.PH, President, International Trachoma Initiative
      Bradford Lee, MSc, MD Candidate, Stanford University
      Tom Lewis, Southern Eye Associates, Sierra Leone
      "Visioning Tibet," Marc Lieberman, MD, Founder and Medical Director, Tibet Vision Project
      "Eye Diseases of Artists: Van Gough, Monet, and Others," Michael Marmor, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
      Roger Martin, Allergan/Lumigan Glaucoma Screening Activist
      Stephen McLeod, MD, Theresa M. and Wayne M. Caygill MD Endowed Chair; Associate Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco
      Christine Melton, MD, Friends of Aravind Association
      Eydie Miller, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
      "Global Epidemiology of Childhood Blindness: Challenges for Public Health Ophthalmology," Mohammed Muhit, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
      "Sustainability and Eye Care Programs: Development of a Global Resource," Kovin Naidoo, BSc, BOptomOD, MPH, Director International Centre for Eyecare Education in Africa
      Jennifer Peterson, Country Director, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Helen Keller International
      Alejandro Ramirez Magana, Director General, Cinepolis
      Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, President, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness; Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute
      "Entrepreneurship and Ophthalmic Equipment," Rizvi Rawoof, Director, Optiquip Surgical, Sri Lanka
      Hannah Reddick, Guinea Program Assistant, Helen Keller International
      Alan Robin, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
      "An Epidemic of Blindness in Cuba: Lessons on Nutrition and Mitochondria," Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, Floral Thornton Chair of Vision Research, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California
      Cathy Schanzer, MD, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon, Southern Eye Associates
      "The Ukrainian Eye Project: A 14-Year Effort To Rehabilitate Vision Care Capabilities in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine," William Selezinka, MD, Retired Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, UCSD
      "Eye Care in Chennai, India," T. Senthil, MBBS, Consulting Ophthalmologist, Uma Eye Clinic, India
      Chirag Shah, MD, MPH, Wills Eye Hospital
      "Identification of Pathogenic Mechanisms of Glaucoma By Systems Analysis of Diverse Types of Genome-Wide Data," Val Shestopalov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
      Kuldev Singh, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
      Pooja Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
      Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
      "International Ophthalmology: Structure and Function," Bruce Spivey, MD, President, International Council of Ophthalmology
      "Education of Ophthalmologists and Allied Eye Care Providers: A Cornerstone of Preservation and Restoration of Vision Worldwide," Bradley R. Straatsma, MD, JD, President International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation; Professor Emeritus, Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
      "From Enthusiasm to Effectiveness - Moving Forward in Liberia, West Africa," Glenn Strauss, MD, Vice President of International Health Care and Programs, Mercy Ships International
      "Biominetic Artificial Cornea," Christopher Ta, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
      "Advances in Cornea Transplantation," Shachar Tauber, MD, Director of Ophthalmology Research, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, St. John's Hospital and Clinics
      Jeff Todd, MS, JD, Vice President Programs and Public Health, Prevent Blindness America
      Ken Tuck, MD, Past President of American Academy of Ophthalmology
      R. Venkatesh, DO, DNB, Deputy CMO, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
      "Eye Care Services in Northern Region, Ghana: The Role of NGOs" Seth Wanye, MD, The Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana
      Jachin Williams, Community Eye Care, LV Prasad Eye Institute, India
      M. Roy Wilson, MD, Chancellor, University of Colorado HSC
      Richard Wilson, MD, Gaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital

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