10th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference features UW SPH Dean Howie Frumkin! (fwd)

HOLD THESE DATES ! – 10th Annual Western Regional International Helath Conference, Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2013

Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR



Auditorium Noon Friday, April 5


Guest Lecturer: Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH


Dr. Frumkin is Dean of University of Washington School of Public Health, Former Chair of Rollins School of Public Health at Emory, Former Director, National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at CDC (2005-2010) and, currently, Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health (2010-).


& the


10th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference

Global Health in Changing Environments

(a repeat of the student-focused conference held at OHSU in 2006)


Portland Art Museum, Friday evening, April 5

OHSU Campus, Saturday and Sunday morning, April 6 and 7


Keynote: Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH


Selected Topics*

1.    Sharing world’s resources (water wars, food insecurity, health effects of environmental pollution)

2.    Human rights and health (trafficking, domestic violence, LGBT health, homelessness)

3.    Migrants, refugees and displacement health (lessons learned about global health from refugee experiences; health Implications of rural-urban migration; war and displacement -Internal and external)

4.    Policy, law, health, and well-being (ACA, PEPFAR, intellectual property rights, genomics, access to essential drugs, etc.) 

5.    Ethics in global health (benefits/drawbacks of aid and NGO’s)

6.    Changing patterns of disease (neglected tropical diseases, burden of chronic diseases, aging)

7.   Technology revolution and health (use of cell phones for health surveillance, remote diagnosis, directly observed treatment, telemedicine, genetics, personalized medicine and designer babies)

*Please send speaker suggestions, offers of assistance, and donations to support this conference to: Valerie Palmer, Instructor in Global Health (palmerv@ohsu.edu).



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