Webinars, Conferences, Courses Etc.

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  • CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference May 6 – 9, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland. Please click here for more information.

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  • Global Health and Innovation Conference April 13-14, 2019 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Please click link for more information:  https://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/.

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  • Using WhatsApp to Connect, Train, and Empower Health Professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa, Thursday, May 23, 9:30 AM ET, Webinar. Click here to learn more.

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  • Strengthening Human Resources for Health

    June 10 – 20, 2019; Boston, MA

    Please click here for more information.

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  • Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Annual Conference Called to Care: A Strong Community for Lasting Health

    June 6 – 8, 2019, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Please click here for more information.

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  • InterAction Forum 2019

    June 11 – 13

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

    Please click here for more information.

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  • The National Rural Health Association and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center invite you to be a part of the 16th WONCA World Rural Health Conference Oct. 12-15 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Presentation proposals are now being accepted through March 29. View the guidelines on how and what to present.

    Founded in 1972, WONCA, the World Organization of Family Doctors, is an international organization committed to improving the quality of life in rural communities around the globe and providing a forum for exchange of knowledge.

    With this conference, we hope to bring together providers, educators and researchers in the pursuit of improving health care for all rural populations across the globe. Expand your knowledge of rural health best practices and engage with clinicians, educators, and health researchers from around the world in the Land of Enchantment:

    • Expand your knowledge of rural health best practices through interactive scientific programs and skill workshops.
    • Learn the latest healthcare advances from experts in the field, keynotes and distinguished faculty.
    • Network with other colleagues and friends pursuing the same worthy goal: to improve health care for all rural populations.

    More information at wrhc2019.org

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  • The Social Medicine Consortium is holding their annual conference this year in Chiapas Mexico in partnership with Compañeros en Salud. You can see more details here: http://www.socialmedicineconsortium.org/conferencedetails.


    Conference Objectives

    1. Recognize the specific ways that economic systems and racism create and reproduce health inequities in local and global settings, and connection between the two.  

    2. Critically examine personal and professional participation in creating, reproducing, and challenging the root causes of health inequities across diverse settings

    3. Describe examples from the Zapatista community that demonstrate the connection between historical injustice and transcending divides between local and global struggles.

    4. Identify examples of tools being used in the practice of social medicine, develop the skills necessary for practice amongst participants, and deepen the strategic partnerships around curriculum development and transformative social medicine education;

    5. Explain the aim and actions of the Campaign Against Racism as a constructive strategy to build health equity and identify ways to be involved both locally and globally;

    6. Establish SMC chapters in their local settings with clear goals and direct actions for the next year.

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  • Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

    Learn to deliver high-quality primary health care at scale through national community health worker programs.

    Self-paced, online course that starts May 8th. Click here to learn more. 

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  • The Health Sector: A Key Contributor to Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment and Prospering Families and Communities

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

    Chemonics International
    1717 H St NW, First Floor,
    Washington, DC 20006

    Please click here to learn more.

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  • Hi all,  this documentary may be of interest to some of you.  There are a few  showings in various cities coming up, but it is also available for educational purposes.  It is US-based but I think brings up a lot of issues we seen in different settings worldwide and might be good for training and discussion in your various organizations. I have heard great feedback from people who have seen it: 


     Here is the synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients. 

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  • Aspen Institute Health Ideas Conference June 20-23 in Aspen, CO, though they often livestream or put the presentations on iTunes U: https://www.aspenideas.org/attend/health

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  • Here are a couple of conferences coming in up in October in New Mexico. They are geared towards family practice providers both in global and rural health. More details at the link provided:

    1.) AAFP Global Health Summit (formerly the Family Medicine Global Health Workshop)  in ABQ, New Mexico in October. 



    2.) The National Rural Health Association and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center invite you to be a part of the 16th WONCA World Rural Health Conference Oct. 12-15 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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  • Boston Children's Global Pediatric Clinical Skills Week 10/29-11/2/2019




    Global health as a field is complex, ever-changing and involves a diverse set of skills that spans across disciplines, including: clinical knowledge & skills, advocacy & communication, systems-based knowledge, teaching skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity. Though many health professionals have strong clinical skills as applied in their home settings, they lack the clinical experience and knowledge to successfully apply those skills in a resource-limited setting. 

    This course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals engaged or planning engagement in pediatric clinical work in low or middle-income countries. High-yield clinical topics and skills will be taught using an interactive curriculum of didactics, technical skill sessions, workshops, simulation, and hands-on training. 

    Learners may pick and choose between the following 3 courses:

    Ultrasound Course | October 29-30, 2018
    This interactive two-day component of the course will provide the foundation for integration of ultrasound into clinical practice with a focus on use in resource limited settings. The course provides an overview of basic ultrasound physics, machine use, and a review of point-of-care ultrasound applications including (FAST, lung, vascular access and other high yield topics). The course will feature a combination of didactic teaching sessions with small-group hands-on training sessions. Case discussions and image review will provide learners with the opportunity to learn abnormal findings and their implications in clinical care. Hands-on sessions will utilize adult & pediatric models, allowing learners to develop comfort with scanning basics and recognition of normal anatomy

    Helping Babies Breathe Course | October 31, 2018
    Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an evidence-based curriculum in basic neonatal care and resuscitation for use in resource-limited settings. The “Golden Minute” is the key concept of HBB. It implies that by one minute of age, the newborn baby should start breathing on his or her own, or should be ventilated with a bag and a mask. The “Golden Minute” also identifies the steps that a birth attendant should take immediately after birth to evaluate and stimulate breathing. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of each baby, providing temperature support, providing the baby with stimulation to breathe and assisted ventilation, all within a minute of birth. The course methodology focuses on hands-on practice using a simulator mannequin.

    Clinical Core Topics in Global Health | Nov 1-2, 2018
    This two-day component of the course will feature a combination of didactic and case-based teaching, and hands-on skills workshops. During the morning sessions, through lecture and case discussion participants will gain evidence-based, setting-specific knowledge in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common illnesses and tropical diseases affecting children in developing countries. During the afternoon workshops, participants will receive practical, hands-on training in clinical skills commonly used in resource-limited settings.

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  • Doctor's for Global Health is having a conference in August in Tucson, AZ. It is for EVERYONE interested in global health issues, not only medical professionals. 

    The 24th Annual DGH General Assembly will be held August 2-4, 2019 in Tucson, AZ.  This year’s title is Healing Justice: Undoing Borders That Divide Us, and it will focus on the experiences, health and human rights issues of migrants in our global community. 

    https://www.dghonline.org for more information.

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  • CUGH has several free webinars coming up that may be of interest to some of you. You can see the upcoming schedule at https://www.cugh.org/event-type/webinar and I have posted the details of two of the webinars below. There are also archived webinars that you can access from the same page. 

    CDC Update: Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    | WEBINAR |
    Monday, July 22, 2019
    1pm ET - 2pm ET

    Register Now

    Please join CUGH for a special webinar to discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

    Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


    Vaccines & Vaccine Hesitancy

    | WEBINAR |
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    3pm ET - 4pm ET

    Register Now

    Vaccines have been a vital asset in reducing childhood mortality and morbidity. They have saved millions of children’s lives around the world and are one of the most cost effective public health measures.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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  • Another resource from CUGH, this one regarding capacity building: http://www.cughcapacitybuilding.org/


    The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) has created this online capacity building platform. It will assist institutions in low income countries (LIC) to connect with trainers and the educational products they need. The site has two parts: the first enables LIC institutions to list their specific training needs; the second, is a portal for institutions to list the trainers they have who are interested in providing training.

    It looks like you need to register as an organization/institution and then you can either offer training or request training. 

    Please share your experience if you have used this  platform yet. Seems like a great idea.  

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  • https://www.hivoralprep.org/courses/clinician/

    This is a quick course for those of you that may be caring for patients at high risk for contracting HIV and have access to Oral PrEP or PEP.  On the same page you can also access The WHO PrEP Implementation Tool App for Health Workers which can help guide you in the field. 

    The course has four interactive lessons and begins with identifying suitable candidates for Oral PrEP use. It then continues with initiating Oral PrEP in a client and special situations you may encounter. It concludes with key counseling strategies including minimization of PrEP stigma.  

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  • Disaster Ready has a quick training on Emergency Care for Dental Traumas. It is geared towards settings that may have more dental access, but I still got some pointers from it. It, of course, does not replace assessment and treatment by a dentist, but may be handy in a pinch. If anyone knows of any other dental resources for emergent care when a dentist is not available, please pass them along as it seems it is often quite challenging in many settings abroad to find a dentist. I have a small dental kit with dental splint material, anesthetic for dental blocks, and a tooth saver that I often carry with me that has come in handy (from thedentalbox.com). 


    (You will need to create a free account, but I definitely recommend Disaster Ready as they tend to create a lot of decent free training in various different sectors). 

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  • Just a reminder that this conference is coming up Aug 1-4 in Tucson. You can register at dghonline.org.

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  • https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/technical-review-panel/recruitment/

    The Global Fund is currently recruiting for their technical review panel, applications due by 9/15/19. May be of interest to some. 


    The Global Fund Board is currently seeking health care and development professionals to serve on the Technical Review Panel, the independent group of experts that review funding applications. The Global Fund relies on the Technical Review Panel to ensure its investments are strategically focused and aligned to the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022.

    Applicants should be experts in one or more of the following primary areas of expertise:

    • HIV
    • Tuberculosis
    • Malaria
    • Resilient and sustainable systems for health
    • Human rights and gender
    • Strategic investment and sustainable financing

    In addition, expertise in the following cross-cutting areas is highly desirable:

    • Challenging operating environments
    • Community systems strengthening
    • Program management

    Applicants are experts and leaders in their field, have strong academic credentials and broad experience in program development and/or implementation at the country level. They also have a sound understanding of key issues that impact implementation capacity. Skills in reviewing funding proposals or programs and/or advising health programs are considered an asset.

    For detailed information on the expertise and experience applicants must demonstrate and the commitment required by members, see:

    • Technical Review Panel Member Profile
      download in English

    About the Technical Review Panel

    To learn more about the Technical Review Panel and the recruitment process, see:

    How to apply

    Apply to join the Technical Review Panel by completing the Application Form for Technical Review Panel Membership no later than 15 September 2019. All applications and CVs must be submitted in English. If you are unable to submit an online application due to limited connectivity, download the offline application form [ download in English ] , complete it, and send it to trprecruitment@devex.com.

    The Board’s Strategy Committee oversees the recruitment and selection of Technical Review Panel members, and the 2019 application process is handled by Devex.

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  • Looks like a great free course from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Med on FutureLearn. 


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  • Great opportunity for you or a team colleague to share your experience and bring attention to global health issues you are encountering that may not typically be in the media: 


    NPR’s "Goats and Soda" blog, which covers global health and development, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are pleased to announce the 2020 Untold Stories of Global Health Contest. The contest is designed to give a platform to important but underreported global health stories. 

    CUGH, NPR’s Goats and Soda Blog, and GHN share the goal of raising awareness about health issues around the world. We invite you to nominate an issue you feel deserves urgent attention, whether you’ve worked on it firsthand or come across it in your travels. The best nominations for the Untold Stories focus on a specific issue in a specific location (i.e., not global chronic disease) and should include available data and evidence, as well as contact information. 

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