[Telecentres] CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: Public Health and International Development Conference at Stanford

Jennifer Staple Jennifer.Staple at aya.yale.edu
Wed Jul 12 23:46:38 BST 2006

_*Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals
**Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference*_

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        Abstract Categories:

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

*Register Today For A Reduced Rate! (Current Rate is $35 Students/$55 
All Others - *_RATE INCREASES AFTER July 15_** 

*When:* April 14-15, 2007
*Where:* Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
*Theme:* "Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global 
*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**
**"*Project ECHO: Telemedicine Extension For Community Healthcare 
Outcomes," **Sanjeev Arora, *MD, Executive Vice Chairman, Department of 
Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine*
"Infectious Diseases and Human Rights: Making Research Matter," Daniel 
Bausch*, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Tulane University School of 
Public Health and Tropical Medicine
**"*Social Investing and Entrepreneurship in the Business of 
International Development," **Philip Berber*, Founders, A Glimmer of 
Hope Foundation
*Stephen Bezruchka*, MD, MPH, Senior Lecturer, University of Washington 
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
*"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 
*"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 
**"*Implementation of Adolescent Sexual Health Education in El 
Salvador,"* *Gabriel Brat, *MD Candidate, Stanford University School of 
"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
*Alex Counts,* President and CEO, Grameen Foundation USA
*"Passing on the Gift: Heifer's Approach to Sustainable Development and 
Program Expansion," Jim DeVries*, MD, Senior Vice President of Programs, 
Heifer International
**"*Cardiovascular Risk Factors in South Asian Immigrants: Apo A-I Gene 
Mutations," ***Sun*ita 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 Ground Meat Parable: Real-Life Lessons From Africa For 
International Volunteers," Valda Ford, *MPH, MS, RN, Director, Community 
and Multicultural Affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center
*"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 
*"Hold Your Breath: Cultural Competency," Maren Grainger-Monsen*, MD, 
Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford School 
of Medicine
*"The War on AIDS - Integration Equals Impact," George Guimaraes*, 
President and CEO, Project Concern International
*"HIV/AIDS in China," Jessica Haberer*, MD, Research Advisor, Clinton 
*Lee Hall, *MD, PhD, Chief, Parasitology and International Programs 
Branch, NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
*"Health As If People Mattered: Development With A Human Face," 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
*"Fair Trade and the Dignity of Work in Rural African Communities," 
Lindsay M. Harris*, Managing Director, A Bridge for Africa Foundation
*Polly F Harrison*, PhD, Director, Alliance for Microbicide Development
*"Interplast:  Using Innovative Technology to Improve Surgical Care in 
Developing Countries," Susan Hayes,* President and CEO, Interplast
*"Dilemmas in Public Health," David Heymann*, MD, MPH, Former Executive 
Director for Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization
*Ralf Hotchkiss, *PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Engineer and Principal 
Instructor, Whirlwind Wheelchair International
*Amreen Husain*, MD, Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, 
Stanford University
*Roy Jacobstein, *MD, MPH, Medical Director, EngenderHealth; Director, 
*Evaleen Jones*, MD, Founder, President and Medical Director, Child 
Family Health International; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford 
University School of Medicine
*Judith Justice*, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology 
and Health Policy in Residence, Department of Epidemiology and 
Biostatistics, UCSF
*"The HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Community Response, and Disease Specific 
Activism," David Katzenstein, MD, *Professor, Division of Infectious 
Disease, Stanford University School of Medicine
*"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
**"*Beyond Firewood: Fuel Alternatives and Protection Strategies for 
Displaced Women and Girls,"* *Sandra Krause*, MPH, BSN, Reproductive 
Health Project Director, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
*"Partnerships in Public Health," Jacob Kumaresan*, MD, MPH, Dr.PH, 
President, International Trachoma Initiative
*"Healing Through Laughter - An Innovative Psychosocial Response to the 
HIV/AIDS Crisis in Southern Africa," Jamie Mclaren Lachman*, Project 
Njabulo Director, Clowns Without Borders
*"Trends and Successes of the Global AIDS Epidemic," Peter R. Lamptey*, 
MD, DrPH, President, Family Health International Institute for HIV/AIDS
*"Women and Health," Ana Langer*, MD, President and CEO, EngenderHealth
*"Global Food Systems: Does How We Eat Threaten Food Security For 
Low-Income Countries?" 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
*Carol Medlin, PhD, MPA,* Senior Researcher, Institute for Global 
Health, UCSF
*"Solar Cooking and Solar Water Pasteurization - Addressing Two Basic 
Needs in Developing Countries," 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
*"The Emergence of a New Type of Physician: Lessons Learned From 
International Experiences," 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
*"From Strong Innovative Programs to Strong Innovative Organizations," 
Bjorg Palsdottir*, MPA, Consultant, Co-Founder and Associate Director of 
the Center for Global Health at New York University
*"The Polio Eradication Partnership: A Model For Public-Private 
Partnership," Carol Pandak,* Manager, Division of PolioPlus, The Rotary 
Foundation of Rotary International
*"Exploring Reproductive and Sexual Health With Liberian Refugee Women," 
Rena Patel*, MPhil, BA, MD Candidate, Stanford School of Medicine
**"*Growing Big Babies: A Positive Deviance Approach to Nutritional 
Support for Pregnant Women in the Republic of Guinea*,***" ***Jenni*fer 
Peterson*, Country Director, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Helen Keller 
*Philip Pizzo*, MD, Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine
*Jonathan D. Quick*, MD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, 
Management Sciences for Health
*"Delivering HIV Prevention and Care Services to Rural African Villages 
Through Christian and Muslim Religious Groups," 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 
*"Love, Labor, Loss: A Film on Obstetric Fistula," Lisa Russell*, MPH, 
*"Education in Africa: Foreign Aid to the Rescue?" *Joel Samoff, 
Consulting Professor, Center for African Studies, Stanford University
*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
*"Ensuring Equitable Access to Skilled Maternity Care" Jill Sheffield*, 
President, Family Care International
*Robert David Siegel*, MD, PhD, Department of Microbiology and 
Immunology, Program in Human Biology, and Center for African Studies, 
Stanford University
*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
*"Travel Medicine: Preparing For A Trip & Evaluating The Ill Returned 
Traveler," D. Scott Smith*, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease 
& Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital
*"Jade Ribbon Campaign: Uniting the World To Eliminate Hepatitis B and 
Liver Cancer," Samuel So,* MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery; 
Director, Asian Liver Center; Director, Liver Cancer Program, Stanford 
University School of Medicine
*Jim Smith*, Executive Director, American International Health Alliance Inc
*Jessie Stone*, MD, Director, Soft Power Heath, Uganda
*James Toole, *PhD, President, Compass Institute; Professor, School of 
Social Work, College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota
*"Global HIV Prevention From Mother to Child: Challenges for Low 
Resource Settings," 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
*"Advances and Ongoing Challenges in HIV Therapy," 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
*"Community Programs With Vision," David Werner, PhD, *Co-Founder, 
Director of HealthWrights; Visiting Professor, Boston University 
International School of Public Health; Author, "Where There Is No Doctor"
*Karen White*, MBA, MPH, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Health, 
*"Developing A Regional School of Nursing in South Africa," 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**

*"Logistics of Mass Drug Administration, The Case of Azithromycin For 
Trachoma Control," Sam Abbenyi,* MS, MSc, Director, Program Planning and 
Analysis, International Trachoma Initiative
*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
*"Cataracts in Developing Countries: A Humanitarian Emergency," Harry S. 
Brown*, MD, Founder and President, SEE International
*"Glaucoma in Africa: What We Know and What We Need To Know," Donald 
Budenz*, 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
**"*Sustainable Eye Care in the Developing World with ORBIS," ***Go*rdon 
Douglas*, MD, Medical Director, Orbis International
*"Eye Health Integration; 'A New Vision For The Future," 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
*"Optometric and Ophthalmological Cooperation in Education in the 
Developing World," Jay Enoch*, OD, PhD, Professor of the Graduate 
School; Dean Emeritus, School of Optometry, Berkeley School of Optometry
*"International Trachoma Initiative - Public/Private Partnership To 
Eradicate Blinding Trachoma," 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
*"A UK Ophthalmologist's India Eye Care Experience," Jasvir Grewal*, MD, 
Ophthalmologist, UK
*"Eye Health Promotion in Southern Rwanda," Egide Gisagara, *Medical 
Student, National University of Rwanda
*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
*"Globalization of Ophthalmology," Dunbar Hoskins,* MD, Executive Vice 
President, American Academy of Ophthalmology
*"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**
*Murali Krishnamurthy*, President, Sankara Eye Foundation
*"Infinite Vision - The Story of Dr. V(enkataswamy) and the Aravind Eye 
Care System," Pavithra Krishnan*, Filmmaker**
*Bradford Lee*, MSc, MD Candidate, Stanford University**
*"Visioning Tibet," Marc Lieberman*, MD, Founder and Medical Director, 
Tibet Vision Project
*"Eye Disease and Art," Michael Marmor*, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, 
Stanford University
*"Glaucoma and Volunteerism,"  Roger Martin*, Allergan/Lumigan Glaucoma 
Screening Activist
**"*Corneal Blindness in the Developing World: Impact and Therapeutic 
Challenges," ***Ste*phen McLeod*, MD, Theresa M. and Wayne M. Caygill MD 
Endowed Chair; Associate Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of 
Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco
**"*Beyond Screening Camps in Southern India/Telemedicine-Assisted 
Vision Centers: Aravind's New Rural Community Eyecare Strategy," 
**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****
*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
*"Mission Impossible: A Day in the Life of a West African Mission Eye 
Clinic," Cathy Schanzer*, MD, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon, 
Southern Eye Associates, and Tom Lewis
**"*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
*"Does Screening for Glaucoma Make Sense in the Developing World?" 
Kuldev Singh*, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
*"Forty Years of Community Ophthalmology in India," Ajit Sinha,* **MBBS, 
Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India; Former President, All 
India Ophthalmological Society*
"Role of Retinal Evaluation in Cataract Surgery," Pooja Sinha*, MBBS, 
Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
*"Continental Diversities in Community Ophthalmology," Satyajit Sinha*, 
MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India
*"The Strategic Reorganization of Community Directed Treatment With 
Ivermectin (CDTI) in Post-Conflict Settings: The Case of Sierra 
Leone,"*Mustapha Sonnie, Eye Care Technician, Helen Keller, Sierra Leone
*"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
*"Project SCENE (Sister Congregations Enjoying New Eyesight)--Building 
on a Sister Diocese Relationship To Foster Eye Care Collaboration in the 
Caribbean," Kevin Treacy*, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology, St. Luke's 
Hospital; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical 
*"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
*"The Glaucoma EyeCare Program:  How Do You Make a Difference in 
Glaucoma?" Richard Wilson*, MD, Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital

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