2008 Symposium

In this section, we present information from the 2008 Global Health Council’s Research Symposium. The Symposium was held in Washington, DC at the Global Health Council’s 35th Annual International Conference on Global Health, May 26 – 31, 2008.

The theme of the conference was Community Health: Delivering, Serving, Engaging, Leading and the title of our Symposium was Using Research to Meet the Needs of Health Systems and Communities. The Symposium featured presentations and breakout discussions on capacity building, appropriate technology and ethics in community-based research. We had a phenomenal group of expert practitioners and researchers to speak and facilitate discussions on these topics.

(click name for speakers’ bio)

Capacity Building:
Speaker — Jane Kengeya-Kayondo
Facilitators — Mwelecele Malecela, Susan Zimicki

Appropriate Technology:
Speaker — Ahbay Bang
Facilitators — Therese McGinn, Jeff Spieler

Ethics in Community-Based Research:
Speaker — Catherine Peckham
Facilitators — Maria Merritt, Seema Shah

Global Health Council members who were not able to attend the sessions can view the presentations here at Blog 4 Global Health. We would love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to leave comments.

The Research Symposium was generously co-sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health, the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and the Global Health Council.

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