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ORAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATION:  Human resources, Health Systems, Strengthening Public


– Grace Umutesi, MPH/Manager-Research Department, Partners in Health-Inshuti Mu, Rwanda


Luke Caddell, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
   Reporting of Surgical Response to Disasters in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review of the Literature
Rachel Yorlets, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
   The Macroeconomic Burden of Firearm Mortality among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
   (OECD) Countries
Samiun Tune, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
   Assessment of Staffing Need through Workload Analysis in Two Selected Districts (Jhenaidah and Moulvibazar) in Bangladesh
Paul Jung, Indian Health Service, Bethesda, MD, USA
   Targeting Millennials: Bringing Health Professionals to Shortage Areas
Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Ridge Regional Hospital, Accra, Ghana
   Using Innovative Technology to Strengthen the Obstetric Referral System in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana
Brenda Kharono,  University of Washington, Department of Global Health, Seattle, WA, USA   
   Prospestive Study to Explore Changes in Quality of Care and Perinatal Outcomes after implementation of
   Perintal Death Audit in Uganda


Room: Stevens C5/6  / Lower Level

ORAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATION: Governance, Human Rights, Ethics, Global Health Law, Violence and Migration

– Jill Allison, Global Health Coordinator, Clinical Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada


Sebastian Suarez, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
   An Innovative Ketamine Package for Sedation Supports a Human Rights Imperative in Acutely Painful Procedures
Danielle Poole, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
   Implementation of a Two-Step Screening Procedure for Depression in Humanitarian Crises
Eins Koenig, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany 
   Redefining National Security Using the Case of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Eileen Wang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
   Experiences of Gender-Based Violence in Women Asylum Seekers from the Northern Triangle
Sapana Basnet Bista, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK 
   “Hear My Pain, I Am A Human Too”: Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities During and Post 2015
   Nepal Earthquake


Room: Continental A / Lobby Level
Recommendations for Research from the Committee on Improving the Quality of Health Care Globally
“Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide” is a recent study by the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). It addresses quality of care as “a serious obstacle to improving health among the world’s poorest and most marginalized people.” NASEM committee members and others will address the report recommendations, including an implementation science research agenda for health care quality.  A commissioner from the recent Lancet Commission on “High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals Era: time for a revolution” will discuss the report, focusing on improving quality of care via implementation research.
– Wafaa El-Sadr, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Director, ICAP at Columbia University, USA 
– Peter Kilmarx, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
– Mohammad Ali, Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, USA
– Millicent Olulo, Country Director, PharmAccess Kenya and Program Director, SafeCare Kenya
–  Marcel Yotebieng,  College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, USA; School of Public Health , University of Kinhasa, Democratic Republic of Congo 
–  Lisa Hirschhorn, Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
Room: Continental B / Lobby Level
The Warp and the Weft: Interweaving Child Development into Health Programs in Resource-poor Settings
Health and development are interwoven in their risks and protective factors, but not enough in their implementation, particularly in impoverished settings globally. These risks to development such as poverty, malnutrition, disease, violence/political instability and maternal depression threaten both health and children’s development. This symposium will present programs from three of our collaborators who are successfully integrating early child development activities into established health programs in Africa (pediatric development clinic in rural Rwanda), Central (community-based malnutrition amelioration in a rural indigenous Maya community in Guatemala) and South America (community-based caregiver support and coaching in developmentally supportive parenting in urban Lima, Peru).
– Ann C. Miller, Principal Associate/Epidemiologist, Harvard Medical School, USA
– Christine Mutaganzwa, Pediatric Development Clinic Director, Partners In Health, Rwanda
– Peter Rohloff, Chief Medical Officer, Wuqu’ Kawoq, Guatemala
– Nancy Rumaldo, Project Coordinator, Socios en Salud, Peru
Room: Continental C / Lobby Level

Global Health Humanities: Scope of an Emerging Field in Global Health?
Global Health Humanities (GHH) is a  new, burgeoning field in global health. There is an urgency to develop (within clinical curricula) humanities programs that are at once contextually appropriate and not overly-tethered to the Western cannon of humanities. Emergent areas in GHH  can enhance the education, training and workplace effectiveness of global health interprofessional workers. CUGH’s Education Committee recently established a GHH Working Group,  where members can interact, and develop collaborative projects in this field. This panel will define the  field of GHH through a series of  talks on a range of topics, with the goal of generating discussion and participation amongst the broader CUGH global community. 
Quentin Eichbaum, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Professor of Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

– Charles-Antoine Barbeau-Meunier,
MD/PhD candidate, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
– David Addiss, Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory Center for Ethics, USA
– Lise Saffran, Director, Masters of Public Health Program, University of Missouri, USA
– Mary White, Professor, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, and Director, Medical Humanities, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, USA
– Quentin Eichbaum, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Professor of Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

Room: Williford AB / Third Level

Addressing Clinicians and Trainees Practicing Outside their Scope of Training in  “Global Health”? 

Research has emerged that 40% of health professionals an trainees taking part in short-term Global Health activities abroad in low resource settings are asked to practice beyond their scope of training. At least 60% go on to actually do so. Further, data suggests that the health professionals and trainees experience significant moral distress, guilt, frustration, and conflict around this phenomenon. This panel of experts and practioners will discuss the latest research in this area, as well as mult-pronged approaches to address the challenges faced by sending institutions, hosting institutions, health professionals, trainees, patients, administrators, and other stakeholders.

Ashti Doobay-Persaud, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, and Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education, Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA

Ashti Doobay-Persaud, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, and Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education, Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA

Charles Chineme Nwobu, Medical Director, CFHI-Ghana, World Medical Assocation, Junior Doctors Network, Ghana
Judith Lasker, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University, USA
Joel Buenaventura, Medical Director, CFHI-Philippines; Chief Health Program Officer, Bureua of International Health Cooperation, Department of Health, Philippines

Room: Williford C / Third Level
ORAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATION: What Works/Doesn’t Work: Examples of High Impact

– Kate Klein, Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, Northwestern University, USA

Yohanna Avong, Institute of Human Virology, Abuja, Nigeria

   Operation Save the World from Adverse Drug Reactions
Patience Afulani, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
   Can Integrated Clinical Simulation Trainings Improve Person-centered Maternity Care? Results from a Pilot Project in Ghana
Nell Bond HDCP, Ltd., New Orleans, LA, USA
   Ebola Survivor Corps: Employing Ebola Survivors as Health Educators and Advocates in Ebola Affected
   Communities in Northern Sierra Leone
John Long, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, Newton, MA, USA
   Antibiotics in a Haitian NICU: The Right Dose at the Right Time
Prashant Mahajan, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 
   Creation of a Global Emergency Research Network by Leveraging the Global Reach Infrastructure
Marie Claire Abimana, Partners In Health, Kigali, Rwanda
   Scaling-up the All Babies Count Program to Eliminate Preventable Neonatal Deaths in Rwanda: Experiences
   Midway through Implementation


Room:  Waldorf / Third Level

Gun Violence in the Americas

Gun Violence is a 21st century disease of modern societies. The Americas are home to 47 of the world’s top 50 most violent cities. While Chicago and other US cities do not rank in the top 50 of this index, homicide rates of African American male youth are some of the highest rates in the hemisphere. This panel seeks to build on the public health model of addressing gun violence by highlighting innovative, evidence-based anti-violence approaches, and outline progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

– Stephen Hargarten
, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of the Comprehensive Injury Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

– Jeremy Biddle,
Coordinator, Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) at USAID, USA

– Roseanna Ander,  
Executive Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab, USA
– Oscar Santiago Uribe Rocha,
Anthropologist, Universidad de Antioquia, Msc Candidate in Citites, London School of Economics, and Chief Resilience Officer, City of Medellin, Colombia
– Arturo Cervantes,
Professor and Chair of Public Health, and Anahuac University Mexico, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mexico
– Evelyn Diaz,
President/CEO, Heartland Alliance, USA

– Juliana Kerr, Director, Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, USA


HEALTH BREAK I NETWORKING – Foyer International Ballroom / Second Level

Room: International Ballroom / Second Level

Reducing the Global Mental Health Treatment Gap Through Implementation Innovations
Globally, mental health disorders are responsible for 23% of all disabilities, yet less than 4% get the treatment they need. Closing the mental health treatment gap is a top global health priority. The global mental health movement has made significant progress in better characterizing the mental health needs in LMICs, developing approaches that can work in low resource settings, reducing stigma in societies not previously supportive of humane care for the mentally ill, developing mental health prevention and promotion strategies, integrating mental health care into primary care and communities, and building mental health research capacities in LMICs. This panel of global mental health leaders will showcase the progress and challenges in global mental health.
Stevan Weine, Director of Global Medicine & Director, Center for Global Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
– Mary M. McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of hte Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
– Florence Baingana, Research Fellow, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
– Pamela Y. Collins, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences & Global Health, University of Washington, USA


Room: International Ballroom / Second Level

Perspectives  on 100&Change: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Global Competition for Bold Solutions to Critical Problems of Our Time
100&Change is a distinctive competition that invited proposals that promise real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time in any field or any location. In 2017, MacArthur awarded a $100 milion grant to the Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to education young children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East. Three additional finalists received grants of $15 million each to eliminate hidden hunger in Africa by fortifying staple crops, improve newborn survial in Africa, and change how society cares for children in orphanages. This panel will discuss these dynamic programs and their progress to date with a specific focus on using research for action.
– Sola Olopade, Professor of Medicine and Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
– Kristen Molyneaux, Senior Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation, USA
– Anna-Marie Ball, Director, External Affairs and Chief of Staff, HarvestPlus (IFPRI), USA
– Abby Bucuvalas, Senior Director, Educational Programs in International Social Impact, Sesame Workshop, USA
– Kara Palamountain, Research Associate Professor and Lecturer of Global Health, Northwestern University, USA
– Shannon Senefeld, Senior Vice President of Overseas Operations, Catholic Relief Services, USA
– Manar Shukri, Regional Early Childhood Development Technical Lead, International Rescue Committee, USA

Room: International Ballroom / Second Level