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  • Jennifer Staple
    Hi, This conference at Yale will likely be of interest to many of you. *International Health Conference at Yale University in April 2006 - Early Bird
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 30, 2005

      This conference at Yale will likely be of interest to many of you.

      *International Health Conference at Yale University in April 2006 -
      Early Bird Registration Rate!
      "Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides"
      When*: April 1-2, 2006
      *Where*: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
      *Theme*: "Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides"
      *Who should attend?* Anyone interested in children's health, medicine,
      health education, health promotion, public health, international health,
      international service, eye care, nonprofits, or microenterprise
      *Conference Goal:* To empower conference attendees to identify health
      needs and to develop solutions to improve access to care for the
      medically underserved
      *How to Register - Early Bird Registration!*
      *Early Bird Registration Rate:* $35 student rate; $50 for all others

      A Few of the Scheduled Presentations


      *_Keynote Address_
      "Environment, Behavior and Health: Societies Matter" Al Sommer, MD, MHS

      **_Global Health in Discussion_*//
      ///"Global Health Governance in a Time of Rapid Change: Opportunities
      and Concerns"/ Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH
      ///"Millenium Development Goals,"/ Josh Ruxin, MPH, PhD
      ///"Community Approaches to Achieve Global Health Goals,"/ Jacob
      Kumaresan, MD, MPH, Dr.PH
      "Health as a Bridge to Peace," Paula Gutlove, DMD
      "Medical Diplomacy: Lessons Learned from the U.S.N.S. Mercy/HOPE
      Partnership, Banda Aceh and Nias Island, Indonesia," John P. Howe III, MD
      "War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival," Sheri Fink, MD, PhD
      "Teaching the Teachers: Empowering Refugee Communities Through
      School-Based Education," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN
      "Overcoming Inequalities in Healthcare Infrastructure: Models for the
      Future," Sanjay Basu
      "Germs of Progress: Schistosomiasis in Senegal and the Ethics, Politics
      and Economics of International Health, Research and Development," Kohar
      Jones, MD

      *_Women's and Children's Health_
      *"Women's Health: A Global Overview," Allan Rosenfield, MD
      "Love, Labor, Loss - Film on Obstetric Fistula," Lisa Russell, MPH,
      "Strengthening Community Capacity for Maternal, Newborn and Child
      Health," Charles MacCormack
      "The Challenges of Pediatric AIDS in Africa - A Lesson in Hope and
      Humanity" Shaffiq Essajee, BMBCh
      "Is Women's Health a Human Right?" Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS
      "Child Health and the Orphan Crisis in Rwanda," Dai Ellis, JD Candidate,
      Co-Director of Orphans of Rwanda
      "Descriptive Analysis of Women's Status at Buduburam Refugee Settlement,
      Ghana," Rena Patel, MPhil, BA, MD candidate
      "Preventing and Managing Obstetric Fistula in East Africa: Lessons from
      Ethiopia and Tanzania," Toyin Ajayi, MD Candidate

      *_Community-Based Healthcare_
      *"Small Initiatives with Big Vision: Working With Communities to Change
      How They Address Healthcare," Evaleen Jones, MD and Betsy Fuller
      "Fonkoze: Providing Financial and Educational Services to Haiti's Poor"
      Sharmi Sobhan and Anne Hastings, PhD
      "A Study of the Incidence of Caries in Rural Guatemala," Phillip Plunk,
      DDS, FADI*

      **_Global Eye Care_*
      //"Update on Vision 2020: the Right to Sight," Louis Pizzarello, MD
      //"Eye Care in Ghana," James Clarke, MD
      "Barriers to Eye Care: Results of Qualitative Research," Rosie
      Janiszewski, MS, CHES
      //////"Glaucoma Care in West Africa: the Ghana Experience" Leon W.
      Herndon, MD
      "What is Glaucoma?" Robert Ritch, MD
      "Glaucoma Screening in a High Risk Population of New Haven," Bruce
      Shields, MD
      "The EyeCare America Glaucoma EyeCare Program: Improving Health for the
      Medically Underserved in the US" Martin Wand, MD "Gender Disparities in
      Blindness and Visual Impairment" Ilene Gipson, PhD
      //"Health Care in Zambia Through the Eyes of an American
      Ophthalmologist," Thomas Beggins, MD
      "Strengths and Challenges of Mobile Eye Surgery Delivery in Rural
      Kenya," Sam Powdrill, PA, SPA
      "Eyes, AIDS, and Africa," Thomas J. Beggins, MD
      "Strategic planning for trachoma control in nine endemic countries," A.
      Sam-Abbenyi, MD, MSc
      "Challenges and Successes of Surgical Eye Care in Africa," Cathy
      Schanzer, MD
      "Building the Future of International Ophthalmology: SEE
      International/George Washington University International Residency
      Program Model," Harry S. Brown, MD
      "Global Health at the Community Level - Eye Health As Part of Improved
      Public Health Outreach," Nora Groce, PhD
      "Social Entrepreneurship and Presbyopia" Jordan Kassalow, OD, MPH
      /"Infinite Vision - The Story of Dr. V(enkataswamy) and the Aravind Eye
      Care System,"/ Pavithra Krishnan
      "High Volume Cataract Surgery at Aravind Eye Hospital - Film"
      "Kalinga Eye Hospital in India - A Film"
      ""Christian Blind Mission International (CBMI) and Oncho Control in
      Nigeria," Jeffrey Watson, MD
      "Sustainable Surgical Eye Care Delivery," Victoria Sheffield and John
      Barrows, MPH
      "The Technology of Partnership for Program Impact," Suzanne S. Gilbert,
      PhD, MPH
      "Mobile Eye Services in the Indian Himalaya," Keith Tauro
      "Public-Private Partnership as a Strategy for Addressing Global Health
      Issues: Lessons Learned from The Mectizan Donation Program," Brenda
      "Lok Swasthya Sewa, a Model Health Cooperative in Ahmedabad, India."
      Chirag Shah, MD, MPH
      "Community Ophthalmology Needs in Bihar, India," Anna Cooper, MPH Candidate
      "From Eye Charts to Eye Clinics: Building Community Health
      Infrastructure," Sachin Jain, MD, MPH Candidate
      "A Vision of Possibilities: Merging Clinical and Public Health
      Perspectives in Ocular Health," Rohit Ramchandani, MPH
      "Glaucoma at Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana," Sally Ong
      "Community Strategies To Improve Eye Care," Satya B. Verma, OD, FAAO
      "Eye Care for Refugees in Thailand," Derek Mladenovich, OD

      *_Vision and Clinical Research_*
      "Advances In Corneal Transplantation," Shachar Tauber, MD
      "Nutritional Factors in the Development of Cataracts," Heskel M. Haddad, MD
      "The Ethics Behind Clinical Research in Developing Nations," Matthew D.
      Paul, MD

      *_Cultural Competency_*
      //"Lessons from the Camps: Why You Should Not Hug the Monk and other
      Faux Pas," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN

      *_Complete schedule can be seen at

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