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Office Of Global Health
362 Plantation St., ACC7-004
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-856-2840
Fax: 508-856-1140



Listed below are events for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Office of Global Health sponsors monthly seminars that provide a forum for faculty and trainees to present their scholarly work, as well as pre-departure workshops that prepare individuals for work overseas and return home. We welcome all UMMS members and visitors to join our events. 

Click here to view last year's calendar. 

4:00 PM -5:00  PM
Travel Prep Session The International Medical Education Program has scheduled a Mandatory Travel Preparation Session on Thursday April 10, 2014 4:00-5:00 pm Amp I . F you are traveling in the next 6 months YOU MUST ATTEND! A reception will follow the workshop.
Please RSVP to Cassie Caez by March 17, 2014, to let her know if you will be attending the travel prep session and reception. (and how you plan to attend, either in person or remotely).
Amp I
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
UCSF Global Health Research Symposium Attend the first UCSF GLobal Health Resesarch Symposium and learn about UCSF scientists who are advancing health worldwide. (More Information). Keynote address by: Dr. Eric Goosby, Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, other speakers include: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Joe DeRisi, Shari Dworkin, Maggie Feeney, Elvin Geng, DeBroski Herbert, Jim Kahn, Tom Leitman, and Susan Meffert. Submit an abstract for poster presentation here by December 20, 2013. Register online today! Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Invitation to submit Panel and Abstract Proposals. Panel Proposals Due November 8, 2013 (More Information). Abstract Proposals Due December 15, 2013 (More Information) Online
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Department of Surgery Surgery Grand Rounds: A Pilot Program to Decrease Morbidity and Mortality for Breast and Cervical Cancer in Cali, Colombia. Armando Sardi, MD, FACS, Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center. (More Information). Lazare Auditorium, S1-607
09/13/13 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Grand Rounds: The UMMS Dept of Pediatrics Global Health Program: Effecting change through Academic Partnerships. Dr. Patricia McQuilking and Dr. Alan Picarillo.
UMMS Amphitheater I
07/12/13 - 07/13/13
The Heartt Foundation
HEARTT Annual Pre-Departure Symposium. Join HEARTT in a symposium to prepare for volunteering in Liberia (More Information).
Baystate medical Center Conference Center, Chestnut Building, 1st Floor; Conference room #1. 759 Chestnut st. Springfield, MA 01199 
05/10/13 8:30 - 4:00 PM     
UMass Medical School
International Festival. Entertainment and shows in the Medical School Lobby from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Vendors from around the world in the Old Medical School Lobby from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. International food in the Faculty Conference Room from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM. (More Information)
Old and New Medical School Conference Room.
05/09/13 3:00 - 4:00 PM     
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
India Resesarch and Outreach Initiative: Past, Present, and Future. IROI, co-founded by Apurv Soni (MS-1), conducts community based research geared toward improving the health status and health care accessibility of under-served and rural populations in India. The findings from research conducted by IROI can guide outreach programs, as well as recommend changes in policy on a local and national level. PLEASE JOIN DR. JEROAN ALLISON (QHS) AND APURV SONI IN HOSTING DR. SOMASHEKHAR NIMBALKAR (PEDIATRICS, CAM, GUJARAT, INDIA) AND NISHA FAHEY (MS - 1, DES MOINES UNIVERSITY). (More Information)
Albert Sherman Center, Room AS9.2072
04/26/13 3:00 PM     
African Community Education
2013 Spring Festival. Join the African Community Education for a night of Music and Drumming, Dancing, African Food, Fashion Show, Raffle Prizes and Inspirational Stories. (More Information)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 28 Mulberry Street, Worcester, MA
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Pediatric Grand Rounds
How Health Care Providers Can Address Human Trafficking: Global and Local Perspectives. Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH (Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Medical Dir, Human Trafficking Initiative, Mass General Hospital; Div of Global Health & Human Rights, Dept of Emergency Medicine, MGH) and Roy Ahn, MPH, ScD (Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Research and Policy Dir, Human Trafficking Initiative, Mass General Hospital; Associate Dir, MGH Division of Global Health & Human Rights, Dept of Emergency Medicine, MGH)
Amphitheater I
04/13/13 -
Unite for Site 10th Annual Conference Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 (More Information). Click here for registration information and here to submit a conference abstract. Yale University
New Haven,
Connecticut, USA
03/14/13 -
CUGH Consortium of Universities in Global Health Annual Meeting. Come meet more than a thousand committed leaders, professionals, educators, and students from diverse fields of study including engineering, business, law, policy, chemistry, biology, communications, nursing, public health medicine, oral health, and environmental studies to explore, discuss, and critically assess the global health landscape. Visit the CUGH for information on registration, lodging, abstracts and proposal submission. Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
12:30 - 2:30 PM
UMMS Dept of Emergency Medicine Global Health Lecture Series: Bedside Ultrasound Use in Low Resource Settings. GME credit. TBD
12:30 - 2:30 PM
UMMS Dept of Emergency Medicine Global Health Lecture Series: TB Global Health Perspectives and Clinical Updates by Guest Lecturer Dr. Henry Epino. GME credit. Ultrasound Conference Room, ED Offices
8:00 AM Eastern All day
Albert Einstein College of Medicine The Essentials of Running a Global Health Center: Sharing best practices and building partnerships for the future. A one day conference that discusses success stories in effectively operating a global health center, which: incorporates education, research and sustainability and builds effective partnerships in global health between academic and non-academic programs. Registration form here (More Information). Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
12:30 - 2:30 PM
UMMS Dept of Emergency Medicine Global Health Lecture Series: Maternal Health Disparities by Dr. Mark Bisanzo. GME credit. LA 201
6:00 PM EDT
- 10/20/12 all day
Global Nursing Caucas The Global Nursing Caucus: Conference Theme: Engaging and Empowering Nurses in Global Health. Join us for a two-day conference for nurses interested in global health. We will be discussing a range of topics including nursing education and trianing, skills promoting health in resource constrained settings, and partnership and collaborations to advance health and the role of nursing. Registration form and more information here. University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA
8:30 AM Eastern All day
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies International Approaches to Health Literacy workshop. Experts will present material on the subject to the Roundtable. The workshop is free and open to the public. Click here to register, or find out how to register for the webinar. The Conference Center at The New York Academy of Medicine (Library Reading Room) • 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UMMS Emergency Department Global Health Lecture Series - Panel Discussion on Careers in Global Health LA 201
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
UHAI for Health Inc The African Women's Health Fair. The African Woman, Her Health, Beauty and Culture. For more information contact Jane Kimani at (508) 334-5470. Boys and Girls Club of Worcester
65 Tainter St,
Worcester, MA 01610
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UMMS Medical Students International and Community Assistantship Poster Fair. Showcasing the projects of the Class of 2015 from their summer experiences local and abroad. Faculty Conference Room
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UMMS Emergency Department Global Health Lecture Series - Human resource crisis and solutions TBD
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research Workshop on Ethical Considerations in Human HIV Genetics/Genomics Research from the International Perspective. Questions or concerns please contact NIH-HIV-IEW2012@mail.nih.gov. Registration form here (More Information). Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UMMS Emergency Department Global Health Lecture Series - Global View and Perspective of HIV, HIV testing and current treatment. Bring your lunch! Fishbowl (LA 201) in the ED office area
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
HEARTT HEARTT Pre-Departure Symposium. Register online by Monday June 11th, 2012 here. (More Information). Evanston Hospital
Frank Auditorium
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, Illinois 60201