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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

April 13-14, 2013 - Confirmed Conference Speakers

The conference will include 300 speakers who will present lectures and workshops about:

Keynote addresses Research, monitoring, and evaluation in global health
Design thinking Social enterprises
Education initiatives in global health Social entrepreneurship
Environment, energy, and agriculture Social media and marketing
Film, photography, art & global health Surgery & global health
Healthcare delivery models Technology in global health
Health Policy Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health "Advice from the experts" panels
Non-communicable diseases Interactive workshops
Philanthropy and investment Student leaders in global health
  Social enterprise pitches

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

  • "Improving Maternal and Child Health: A Look at Community Level Interventions that Save Lives," Koki Agarwal, Director MCHIP, Jhpiego
  • "State of the World's Children: A Tragedy in the Making," Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • "Helping Babies Breathe: Neonatal Care for Resource-Limited Settings," Sara Berkelhamer, MD, Helping Babies Breathe Planning Committee Member, American Academy of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
  • "Reducing Pre-Eclampsia Morbidity and Mortality in Low-Resource Settings Through the Urine Congo Red Dot (CRD) Test," Irina Buhimschi, MD, Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • "Community Transformation: Using Community-Based Methods to Create Sustainable Change in Maternal and Child Health," Jacqueline Cutts, Founding President and CEO, Safe Mothers, Safe Babies
  • "Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: The Forgotten Aspect of Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Affected Settings," Jhumka Gupta, ScD, Assistant Professor, Global Health Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
  • "The Global Toll of Preterm Birth: Strengthening Prevention and Care of Prematurity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," Christopher Howson, PhD, March of Dimes Foundation
  • "Clinical and Community Action to Address Postpartum Hemorrhage Plus," Ellen Israel, CNM, MPH, Senior Technical Advisor for Women’s Health and Rights, Pathfinder International
  • "Factors Influencing Neonatal Mortality in Rural Ghana," Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute; Pediatric Program Director, Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • "Safe Babies: Building Agency in a Rural Kenyan Community," James Nardella, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance
  • "Reversing the Trend of Separating Infants and Mothers After Delivery at a USA Academic Center and the Impact on Breastfeeding Rates," Maureen Padilla, DNP, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, Administrative Director of Women's and Infant's Services, Harris Health System, Ben Taub General Hospital
  • "Friends of Low-Cost IVF: Empowering Infertile Women Globally," Pasquale Patrizio, Professor of Obestrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Fertility Center
  • "Strengthening Maternal Child Health in Tajikistan by Linking Community and Facility-Based Interventions through Community-Managed Transport Systems," Ramesh Singh, Health Program Manager, Mercy Corps
  • "Eliminating Pediatric AIDS, One Mother at a Time," Robin Smalley, Co-Founder/International Director, mothers2mothers International
  • "We Care Solar: Bringing Light to Darkened Deliveries," Laura Stachel, MD, MPH, Co-Founder and Executive Director, WE CARE Solar


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The registration rate increases after March 10, 2013.

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Published Mar. 6, 2013 11:29 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:29 PM