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Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health Conference

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:26pm
Building Global Health For Today and Tomorrow

April 12-13, 2008

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/2008



Join 2,000 conference attendees and 130 speakers for a stimulating conference.

Keynote Addresses By: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Plus More Than 130 Featured Speakers

Call For Abstracts - DEADLINE JULY 15, 2007 - http://uniteforsight.org/conference/2008/abstracts.php



Register For Conference - EARLY BIRD RATE ($45 Students, $70 All Others) http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/2008 REGISTER BY JULY 15th TO SECURE LOWEST RATE



Who should attend? Anyone interested in international health, public health, international development, medicine, social entrepreneurship, eye care, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, bioethics, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, and public service.



*Keynote Addresses*

  • Susan Blumenthal , MD, MPA, Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General; Senior Advisor For Health and Medicine; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center
  • Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, Co-Founder, Partners in Health; Director, François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; François Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Former HIV/AIDS Director at World Health Organization

  • Jeffrey Sachs , PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • Sonia Sachs , MD, MPH, Health Coordinator, Millennium Villages
*Featured Speakers (Confirmed Thus Far)*

  • Ted M. Alemayhu, Founder, Chairman & CEO, US Doctors For Africa

  • Greg Allgood, PhD, Director, Children's Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble
  • Thomas Baah, MD, MSc, Ophthalmologist, Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Ghana
  • Michele Barry , MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Global Health Director, Office of International Health; Chief, General Medicine Firm, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Georges Benjamin , MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Terry Blaschke , MD, Professor of Medicine and of Molecular Pharmacology (Active Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health; Director, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Harry S. Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International
  • Donald Budenz , MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Michael Cappello , MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Program in International Child Health; Co-Director, International Adoption Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Emily Moore and Mark Carlson , PhD, Adjunct Professor, Sociology, San Diego State University
  • James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
  • Margaret Duah-Mensah , Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
  • Susan Hall Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services
  • David Friedman , MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and International Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Gyasi , MD, Ophthalmologist and Director of the Bawku Eye Care Program, Ghana
  • Heskel M. Haddad, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College
  • Leon Herndon , MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center
  • Ibrahim Jabr, Interim President, International Trachoma Initiative
  • Rosemary Janiszewski, MS, CHES, Deputy Director, Office of Communication, Health Education and Public Liaison; Director, National Eye Health Education Program, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health

  • Dean Karlan , PhD, President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action; Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • Zachary Kaufman, MPhil in International Relations; DPhil Candidate in International Relations, University of Oxford; JD Candidate, Yale University Law School
  • Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
  • Doug Lawrence , Vice President/General Manager, BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems
  • F iona Macaulay, President, Making Cents International
  • Tshepo Mbalambi , BSc, Med Sci, MBcHB Candidate, University of Ghana School of Medicine
  • Christine Melton, MD, MS, Friends of Aravind Association
  • Mini Murthy , MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, Program Director Global Health, New York Medical College School of Public Health
  • Thomas Novotny, MD, MPH, Director of International Programs; Professor in Residence, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Edward O'Neil Jr, MD, Founder, Omni Med; Author, Awakening Hippocrates: Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global Service, and A Practical Guide to Global Health Service
  • Cliff OCallahan, MD, PhD, Pediatric Faculty, Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Program; Chair, AAP Section on International Child Health
  • Elijah Paintsil , MD, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
  • Matthew Paul, MD, Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Steven C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Louis Pizzarello, MD, MPH, Secretary General, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
  • Thomas Quinn, MD, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
  • Nathan Radcliffe, MD, Glaucoma Service at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Ian Rawson, MD, CEO/Directeur General, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
  • William Reese , President and CEO, International Youth Foundation
  • Ilya Rozenbuam, MD, GANY Glaucoma Fellow, New York Eye and Ear Institute
  • Lisa Russell , MPH, Filmmaker
  • Sarwat Salim, MD, Ophthalmologist
  • Werner Schultink, MD, Chief Child Development and Nutrition, UNICEF
  • Bruce Shields , MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
  • Kari Stoever, Senior Program Officer, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Glenn Strauss, MD, Vice President of International Health Care and Programs, Mercy Ships, Int'l
  • Robert Farris Thompson , PhD, Col. John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art, Yale University
  • Jamie Lachman and Tim Cunningham , Clowns Without Borders
  • James C. Tsai, MD, Chair, Department of Ophthalmologist, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Satya Verma, OD, FAAO, Director, Community Eye Care, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana
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