18th Annual Global Health Symposium

FIHTM's 18th Annual Global Health Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016.

Traditionally, the Symposium is its own isolated event that consists of a poster session featuring international trips and international research, a keynote address (this year we have the honor of having Dr. Ingrid Bassett share her experiences in working with HIV and TB diagnosis and treatment in Durban, South Africa), break-out sessions with presentations from WashU faculties about their work abroad, and a lunch panel in which students and residents discuss their international experiences.

This year, we are having the symposium in conjunction with the Global Health & Infectious Diseases (GHID) conference, which will occur on the day before the symposium.

Additionally, we will be adding two short talks—one by a student and one by a global health scholar, who will be providing us with overviews of what other WashU global health interest groups are doing.

We already have a diverse population attending the symposium, including Wash U undergrad students who are interested in medicine and public health, SLU students, BJC nursing students, and students from Brown school (Wash U social work). But by combining the symposium with the global health and infectious diseases conference and incorporating speakers from other student groups, we hope to further promote attendance and foster cross-disciplinary discussions.

Register for the 2016 Global Health Symposium here.