[Telecentres] CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Global Health and Development Conference at Stanford

Jennifer Staple Jennifer.Staple at aya.yale.edu
Fri Jun 16 02:18:27 BST 2006

_*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_ 

        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_** 

*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
*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 
*"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 
*"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 
*"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 
*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 
*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, 
*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 
*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 
**"*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, 
*"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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