A Brief History Of Global Health Conference Midwest
The Global Health Conference Midwest (GHCM) was born in 2005 out of the efforts of two University of Nebraska Medical Center organizations - International Studies & Programs and Student Alliance for Global Health - that focus on international relations and health. In 2014, the conference leadership was transferred to Creighton University, where a multidisciplinary team has committed to continuing the growth and development of this annual conference. Today, GHCM is an opportunity for professionals, faculty, and students to connect, collaborate, engage, and learn about pertinent and emerging topics in global health. GHCM represents professionals, graduate students, undergraduates, academic faculty, community organizations, and community members.
The purpose of the conference is to catalyze action in global health by providing insight into global health issues, promoting a common voice for those interested in global health, fostering talent, and facilitating interdisciplinary partnerships. GHCM features a variety of educational activities to interest students and professionals of all levels and disciplines. The weekend event features a mix of networking opportunities, global health research, films, interactive discussions, and lecture style presentations. New to the conference in 2016 was the GHCM Community Fair, a vibrant gathering of 23 local and regional community organization that provide incredible services for communities and individuals at home and abroad. GHCM 2017 will bring new ideas, fresh perspective, and engaging discussion as we continue this journey, calling attention to and driving action toward tackling the many issues afflicting our world.
Videos from GHCM 2016 can be found on our YouTube channel.
If you didn't get a chance to attend GHCM 2016, or you just want to re-watch some of your favorites, hit the link above to check out the keynotes and breakout sessions!
GHCM 2016 Keynote Speakers
“We Are the World: A 21st Century Health Disparities Perspective”
Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH
“Role of Public Sector Businesses in Healthcare Delivery Transformation: View from Nepal”
Duncan Maru, MD, PhD
“Lead intoxication in rural Bangladesh: Undermining a healthy future”
Steve Luby, MD
GHCM 2015 Keynote Speakers
“Stories and lessons learned from Asia and the Mid-East”
Dr. Sheila Ryan, PhD, RN, FAAN
“Off the Map: Health and Survival in a Setting of Legal Exclusion”
Dr. Ramnath Subbaraman, MD
“Recognizing Outbreaks: Public Health in an Interconnected World”
Dr. Tim Brewer, MD, MPH