2020 CUGH Conference  I  April 18 - 20, 2020  I  Satellite Sessions  April 17, 2020  |  Washington Hilton Hotel  I  Washington, DC​​


Dear Colleague,

We are excited to return to Washington DC for our 11th annual conference, April 18-20, 2020 (with special satellite sessions on April 17).

The conference’s theme, ‘Global Health in a Time of Worldwide Political Change’, was selected to reflect the geopolitical shifts that are undermining the ability of the international community to address the threats we face. This is also a challenge that global health is ideally positioned to address. The interdisciplinary and international nature of our field captures the relationships, structures, and skills needed to face the complex threats before us. The meeting’s six program tracks or subthemes frame our program in a way that will attract biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines across academia, NGOs, government and the private sector. Please attend some of the outstanding satellite sessions on April 17 to learn about the latest research and activities that can be implemented in our home communities and countries.

Being in Washington DC, we anticipate attracting a range of political leaders from around the world who would be interested in sharing their views and collaborating with the nearly 2000 people we expect to be in attendance from over 50 countries.
We are grateful to the conference’s host institutions: Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, the African Forum for Research and Education in Health, University of Maryland Baltimore and the University Maryland College Park for their contributions to our meeting.

Please share information about CUGH2020 with your colleagues and networks. The global challenges we face exceed any individual nations’ capabilities. Collaborating across research, education, advocacy and service and engaging policymakers and the public will enable us to mobilize our efforts to improve the lives of people and our planet.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC.

Keith Martin, MD, PC
2020 CUGH Conference Chair

Executive Director​​, CUGH​