We are proud to announce the 9th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference
The theme for this years conference is At a Crossroads: Choosing Hidden Paths in Global Health. This conference seeks to engage the global health community in prioritizing global health needs not based on the perceptions of donor institutions, but rather on the health needs of communities, particularly those whose voices are seldom heard. Subthemes will cover a wide variety of interdisciplinary topics:
§ Mental Health
§ Marginalized Populations
§ Organization and Funding of Global Health
§ Communications and Technology
§ Clinical Issues and Treatment
About the Western Regional International Health Conference
The Western Regional International Health Conference started in November 2002 by a group of medical students at the University of Washington, School of Medicines International Health Group, a student organization committed to bringing awareness to global health issues and supporting their medical student colleagues.
This event, which began as, and continues to be, a student-inspired, student-run conference, now draws 750 to 1,000 students, faculty, staff, residents, and community members from the western half of the United States and Canada. Past keynote speakers have included Bill Foege, Jim Yong Kim, Jeffrey Sachs, Harriet Fulbright, Chris Hedges, and Mirta Roses Periago.
The conference has been hosted every other year by the University of Washington, the home institution for the event, and typically travels to other western U.S. and Canadian institutions on alternate years. The conference organizing committees are made up of an interdisciplinary cross-section of undergraduates, graduate, and professional students who are committed to a pursuit of a career in global health, including nursing, medicine, social work, law, business, public health, dentistry, and pharmacy.
For more information contact our student coordinator Natasha Merchant at firstname.lastname@example.org
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