International Service/Global Health Conference @ Harvard - For Premeds/Med Students


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Unite For Sight Second Annual International Conference
"Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From
Campus to Lab to Field"
April 2-3, 2005
Harvard University

*Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in international development, medicine, or global health
*When: April 2-3, 2005
*Where: Harvard University
*Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 15th
*Jointly Sponsored by New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Unite For Sight

Unite For Sight is pleased to invite you to attend an exciting international conference for anyone interested in international service, including undergraduate and graduate students, doctors, professors, public health professionals, nurses, patients, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders in ophthalmology, public health, academia, corporations, and policy.

CME Credits - This educational activity has been designated for a maximum of 11 hours of Category I Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

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Reduced Rate ($35) Available Until February 15

Conference Schedule

_Community Experiences: Improving Health for the Medically Underserved_

*"Global Health", Dr. Barry Bloom, PhD
*"The Forgotten Voices. Children, Their Stories and Where Child Health Needs to Go," Dr. Kevin Chan, MD.
*"Impossible Dreams - The First Ascent of the East Face of Mt. Everest and Eradicating Blindness in Mountainous Asia", Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, MD
*"Eye Diseases and Community Experiences in Tanzania", Dr. Muhsin Sheriff, MD, MPH
*"Eyecare America - National Public Service," Dr. B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD
*"Health Care for the Homeless in Boston", Dr. James O'Connell, MD

_The Role of Research to Improve Health_

*"Compassion, Knowledge, and Advanced Ophthalmic Technologies", Dr. Dimitri Azar, MD
*"Advances in Corneal Transplantation", Dr. Shachar Tauber, MD
*"Optic Neuro-Prevention - A Strategy to Eradicate Glaucoma Blindness", Dr. Louis Pasquale, MD
*"Stem Cells to the Retinal Rescue", Dr. Michael J. Young, PhD
*"The Role of Household Drinking Water Treatment Technologies and Safe Water Storage in Preventing Blindness in the Developing World", Ms. Susan Murcott, M.S.

_Epidemiology and The Economic Perspective on Health Improvement_

*"Economic Tools: How to Use Them and What They Can Reveal About Blindness Prevention", Dr. Kevin Frick, PhD
*"The Role of Economics in Improving Health Outcomes", Heidi Williams, MSc

_Breakout Sessions_

*"An Update on Ocular Leprosy," Dr. Ebenezer Daniel, M.B.B.S., M.S., D.O.,M.P.H., M.A.M.S.
*"Unite For Sight in Nepal - A Documentary," Mr. Ganesh Subedi
*"Utilizing Service Learning to Enhance Public Health in West Africa," Ms. Brighid O'Donnell
*"Eye Health in Nigeria", Dr. Rotimi Bajulaiye, MD
*"Eye Health in India", Dr. Santanu Sanyal, MBBS, MHS
*"Glaucoma, A National Eye Health Problem in Romania," Ms. Madaline Prochipriuc, MD
*"Grassroots Optometry," Dr. Erik Weissberg, OD
*"Adaptive Technology for the Sight-Impaired," Dr. Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan, PhD
*"Our Health is Our Only Wealth: The Story of Lok Swasthya Sewa, a Model Health Cooperative in Ahmedabad, India", Dr. Chirag Shah, MD, MPH
*"A Successful Model for Comprehensive Eye Care Coverage in the Developing World: The Case of LV Prasad Eye Institute", Mr. Rohit Ramchandani
*"Youth Mobilization and Our Participation in National Policy Processes", Ms. Neema Mgana
*"Eye Health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania", Ms. Sally Ong
*"Upgrading Eye Health Care Strategies in Rural Tanzania", Mr. Sachin Jain
*"Cataract Surgeries in Humjibre and Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana", Ms. Silvia Odorcic
*"Letters from Camp: A First Person Account of the Refugee Camp at Buduburam, Ghana," Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, RN
*"Eyeglasses for Children in China", Ms. Shawna Novak
*"UNESCO Observatory of Visual Health Services--Central America," Dr. Janet Leasher, OD, MPH

Joint Sponsorship & Accreditation Statement

This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Unite For Sight and has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Credits

This educational activity has been designated for a maximum of 11 hours of Category I Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.