PIHC presents: Spotlight On Global Health
Calling all student leaders, advocates, and interested participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social justice!
Partners In Health Canada (PIHC) is excited to announce our 2015 Spotlight On Global Health. Open to the public, this comprehensive afternoon session offers a unique opportunity to explore issues surrounding global health and social justice with like-minded individuals in an engaging and thoughtful way.
Date & Location: Sunday, August 23 from 12:30 – 5:00pm ET, at the Ralph Thorton Centre in Toronto, ON.
The afternoon will feature several distinguished speakers, a collaborative investigation of health challenges through interactive case studies, and ample opportunity to network with speakers, participants, and other global health organizational groups (including: Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine, Linkedin, Students for Partners In Health, and Sharing In Health). Speakers include Mark Brender (PIHC Director) and Jon Shaffer (Senior Strategist for Community Organizing at PIH), and Dr. Andrew Boozary, MD, MPP, SM (PIHC Board of Directors | Special Advisor, Ontario Minister of Health | Editor-in-Chief, The Harvard Public Health Review)
Registration: Deadline to register is August 1st, 2015. For more information and reserve a spot, please click here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/partners-in-health-canada-presents-spotlight-on-global-health-tickets-17515048983
Call For Proposals: We encourage participants to submit an application to present at the conference. This can be research-, experience- or idea-based. The deadline to apply is July 24th, 2015. Applications will be reviewed, and decisions will be announced on August 1st, 2015. Review the complete instructions, submission details and selection criteria here: https://pihcanada.org/call-for-proposals/
About Partners In Health Canada: Partners In Health Canada is a non-profit organization relentlessly committed to global health equity. We will do whatever it takes to bring lifesaving care to the marginalized poor in Haiti or Rwanda or anywhere we work — because we take the right to universal health care seriously, and because the status quo is unsustainable for those we serve. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities.
12:30 – Doors open
1:00 – Opening Speaker: Mark Brender (PIHC Director)
1:20 – Keynote Speaker: A Human Rights, Social Justice Approach to Global Health – Jon Shaffer (PIH Senior Strategist for Community Organizing)
2:15 – Break
2:20 – Short and Tweet: IgnitePIHC
2:50 – Workshop: Health and Social Justice Challenges for the Next Generation: Interactive Case Study
4:00 – Closing Speaker: Dr. Andrew Boozary, MD, MPP, SM
(PIHC Board of Directors | Special Advisor, Ontario Minister of Health | Editor-in-Chief, The Harvard Public Health Review)
4:30 – Networking and Informational Social
5:00 – Conference end