PHR's National Student Conference

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The Physicians for Human Rights Student chapter at Brown University is excited to invite you to:

Physicians for Human Rights National Student Conference
Health and Human Rights in 2009: Global Problems, Local Solutions:
Saturday, January 31st- Sunday, February 1st
Brown University; Providence, Rhode Island

Register now at!

Early Bird Registration and discounted registration fee ends on January 7th

Conference Keynote Speakers are:
Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS to Africa
Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, former Minister of Health, Mexico, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health

The Conference Program is available now at:

Highlights include:
- Renowned experts in the field of health and human rights will be available to share their knowledge and expertise with you. This conference provides a rare chance to meet and network with health professionals interested in human rights from all over the US including:
- Stephen Marks, MD, Professor of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center and consultant to the United Nations Development Program
- Donna Barry, NP, MSN, MPH, Director of Advocacy & Policy, Partners in Health
- Paula Donovan, Co-Executive Director of AIDS-free World

- A dynamic lineup of workshops, panels, and other sessions that will cover emerging issues in health in human rights. Topics include the rights-based approach to the HIV/AIDS pandemic; the U.S. role in detainee torture; the struggle to maintain a standard of health in armed conflict; and a variety of workshops sharpen your advocate skills.

You can see the full list workshops and speakers here:

- An exclusive debate with leadership from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association and American Medical Association on holding professionals accountable in the US’s use of torture.

- PHR’s first Student Expo and Photo Contest, where you can be a presenter and share the amazing work you have done with student activists nation-wide. Submit your abstract here:

Join PHR at the National Student Conference - a unique opportunity for passionate health professional students come to together for a remarkable weekend and harness their knowledge for health and human rights.

Questions about the National Student Conference? Email Danielle, Student Program Coordinator, at [email protected].