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Global Health Conference

Global Health Conference 2018

Our Annual Global Health Conference happens every fall.

The Global Health Conference is dedicated to raising awareness about pressing global health issues. This will be a forum to discuss and analyze practices and policies that move us towards a healthier world. This  conference is an opportunity for researchers, students, and community members involved in global health to network and discuss exciting research, programs, and projects in the field. We hope to inspire participants to work collaboratively toward promoting equity in gender both locally and globally.

The conference is held on the University of Saskatchewan Campus in the Health Sciences E Wing. The topic varies from year to year and typically focuses on global health initiatives, research, and projects. We welcome proposals on any of these and other related issues. GHC 2018 will be a place to share your research and practice in the field of Global health with your community and colleagues from different disciplines. 

The 2018 Global Health Conference planning committee is now welcoming new commitee members from all health sciences departments. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact our team at global.healthconference2018@usask.ca

 


 

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission now open

 Our 7 th Annual Global Health Conference, Building Bridges Breaking Barriers: Accessible Health Care for Vulnerable Populations is coming October 20 th , 2018!

The Global Health Conference is dedicated to raising awareness about pressing global health issues. This will be a forum to discuss and analyze practices and policies that move us towards sustainability and health equity. This one-day conference is an opportunity for researchers, students, and community members involved in global health to network and discuss exciting research, programs, and projects in the field. We hope to inspire participants to work collaboratively toward sustainability in global health, locally and globally.

The conference will be held in the University of Saskatchewan Campus in the Health Sciences Building . This year’s topic will be focused on Global Health and Underserved Populations. Topics and themes that fit the scope of this year’s conference include indigenous health, poverty reduction, refugee health, healthcare initiatives relating to underserved communities, peace and access to justice, mental health stigma, health equity, addiction health and wellness, indigenous health and water access, health and human rights etc. We welcome proposals on any of these and other related issues. GHC 2018 is a place to share your research and practice in the field of Global Health with your community and colleagues from different disciplines.

The 2018 Global Health Conference planning committee invites proposals for individual presentations. We also support innovative and creative presentation formats that address conference themes. The conference will also host a poster expo to which students are encouraged to apply.

Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in Global Health, including research, practice, policy and related areas. We also encourage submissions from individuals and community agencies working outside the university.

Please limit your submission to a maximum of 250 words.

When submitting your abstract, please indicate your preferred method of presentation.

  • Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Roundtable / Interactive Session
  • Poster
  • Performance, Multimedia, and/or Visual Arts
  • Non-conventional/Alternative Format (specific description required)

If proposing an artistic, non-conventional, or alternative format, please describe space, time, and/or technology needs.


The deadline for submitting your application is August 11, 2018. We will accept submissions on a rolling basis. To submit an abstract for consideration, please fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgSZAF-uzov8tTSpsUhv6oEQF5ZzYjTmplogIyP9 EQjMMK8w/viewform?usp=sf_link

For any questions about the conference or the submission process please email: global.healthconference2018@usask.ca

Conference Committee

Global Health Conference Committee 2018

 Lindsey Wagner
Speakers Coordinator
Masters in Population and Community Health Sciences

 

I am currently completing my undergraduate nursing degree while also doing my master’s research through the College of Medicine’s Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. Through my undergraduate nursing courses, I was introduced to global health. Though I already knew I was interested in community and population level health promotion and disease prevention, I became interested in the field of global health as it has the possibility to promote health by addressing social factors that affect people’s health on an even broader scale. For my master’s research, I have the opportunity to study knowledge translation practices within a maternal and child health implementation research project in Nampula, Mozambique. I’m excited to work with the other speakers’ coordinators for this year’s global health conference to provide a unique and engaging learning opportunity for other students who want to learn more about this exciting field!

 

 

 

 Nicole Pendleton
Year 2 Medical Student
Speaker coordinator

I have a degree in Pharmacy and practiced as a pharmacist for 4 years before starting medical school. I live in Saskatoon with my husband, Keefe, two toddlers, Olivia and Kessler and our dog, Seamus. I am interested in global health because I feel that promoting health across the globe is more important than ever due to globalization and the susceptibility that people have to our changing environments. I am also very interested in how we can be global health advocates on a local level. 

 

 

Sarah Leippi
Third-year BSN –Regina campus
Volunteer Coordinator

            I live on an farm just outside Kronau, Saskatchewan with my husband and two kids. I enjoy volunteering for different organizations around my small town and in Regina. I gained interest in Global Health in my first year of nursing. In my program, we take a whole class on the relevance and importance of global health, and it made me want to get more involved and make a difference! Happy to help educate others on this importance.

 

Hailey Marwood
Year 1 medical student
Volunteer Coordinator

My name is Hailey Marwood and I am a first year medical student at the University of Saskatchewan. I am one of the two volunteer coordinator for the 2018 Global Health Conference. As a Métis student I have always had in interest in healthcare, but have wanted pursue a keen understanding in culture, rural care, health inequities, and it's prevalence across many countries. I am also in Making the Link, a global health certificate program, and felt being on the Global Health Conference committee would be a great addition to my further learning!

 

Kaitlyn Schick
Year 1 Medical Student
Logistics Co-ordinator

 

I became interested in global health after spending time traveling after graduation; this experience is also a major factor for why I pursued medicine as my future career. I am fascinated by the societal structures and policies that contribute to health outcomes for people around the world, and have a desire to help make meaningful change in these areas both in Canada and internationally. I am very excited to be a part of the planning committee for the 2018 U of S Global Health Conference and I look forward to a great learning experience for all of the participants!

 

Conley Kriegler
Year 1 Medical Student
Logistics coordinator

Conley is a part of the two-person team managing the logistics coordinator role for the 2018 Global Health Conference! In addition to that, he is a medical student here at the University of Saskatchewan, and operates as the Saskatchewan Medical Student Society Global Health Liaison Jr. In the field of Global Health, Conley has an interest in how services are delivered to rural and remote communities. In addition to that, Conley is interested in pediatric health, fast moving food videos, and unsuccessfully training his Labradoodle, Stella

 

Carla Fehr
 
Division of Social Accountability
Advisor, Logistics

My background is in international studies and history. I’m passionate about social justice and global health is a part of social justice as an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people.

 

Kalynn Dorn
College of Nursing
Sponsorship Coordinator

Global health has always been an interest in mine. It started at a young age when my parents made an effort for us to work with the local community. This opened my eyes to the realities of the health disparities that not only these people faced, but that many others all over the world would be facing. Fast forward a few years to my senior year in high school where I was selected to be a member of a missions team. We went down to Guatemala and on our trip we visited a local hospital,specifically their paediatric and obstetrics units. This was icing on the cake for me and not in a good way. It broke my heart to see the young children fighting for our lives with treatable conditions for us in the developed world such as asthma, diarrhea, malnutrition, and burns. I decided then and there that i was meant to work in the healthcare field. I wanted to in some way help bridge a gap in the health disparities of people on both a local and a global scale.

 

 

Gabilan Sivapatham
Year 2 Medical student
Co-Chair, Sponsorship Coordinator

 

I'm from Toronto, Ontario, growing up in a neighborhood called St. James Town, one of the most densely populated communities across the country. Witnessing how the social determinants of health affect not only the health of community members, but also their access to opportunities of education and employment helped direct my interest in community health. I completed a HBSc with a Global Health Specialist and a MEd in Community Development at the University of Toronto. As a 2nd year medical student, I am also part of the Making the Links program, a Certificate in Global Health. I'm excited to get to work with such a talented group of students across the health sciences disciplines to organize the 2018 Global Health Conference!

Shyane Wiegers
Year 2 Medical student
Co-Chair, Sponsorship Coordinator

 Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan I was born and raised on the prairies. I moved away for university and completed my undergrad in Ontario, but returned to pursue my MD at the University of Saskatchewan. I love travelling and exposing myself to different cultures around the world. I have had the pleasure to be involved in the College of Medicine’s Making the Links Global Health Certificate program. As a part of the program, I spent time in a small northern reserve known as Dillon, Saskatchewan and will be travelling to Uganda this summer. From my experiences in medical school, I have fostered a passion for global health that I hope to share with my colleagues. I hope to continue to be an advocate for vulnerable populations within my community and beyond.

 

 

Emmanuel Oduntan
Year 2 Medical student
Conference Coordinator

I did my Undergrad in Physiology and Pharmacology at the U of S. One of the reasons I came into medicine was, well, to help people. Cliche but true. When I first heard about the position of Global Health advocate I was curious as to what "Global Health" was. While researching the topic I found out more and more just how interesting it is that there is a discipline set out to help the entire world in matters of health, equity and justice. I thought what better way to help the most people than to do so at a global scale. My interest in Global Health, therefore, stems from my passions for wellness for Humanity and service.

 

Meghan Bend
4th year nursing
Communications Coordinator

 

I am very pleased to be a part of the 2018 Global Health Conference Committee as one of the Communication Coordinators. Throughout my nursing education, I have become aware of the importance of global health as well as today’s challenges which has inspired me to be involved in bringing awareness to improving health and achieving equity for all. As a nursing student and future registered nurse, I wish to learn more about pertinent global health matters and use that knowledge to educate others and engage in ways to help promote health on a local and larger scale. I look forward to the opportunity to assist in organizing a conference that will benefit other individuals to take part in meaning learning that will aid in the development of global health initiatives.

Joanna Winichuk
Division of Social Accountability
Administration

 

 I am the administrative assistant for the Division of Social Accountability. I have worked with the College of Medicine for 3 years and I love being a part of organizing the Global Health Conference. When I am not at work I am enrolled as a 3rd year student of Social Work and enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family.