Call for Abstracts & Save the Date: Sixth Annual Global Health Symposium

The Sixth Annual Global Health Symposium titled, “Wisconsin Ideas for Improving Global Health” will be held February 3, 2010, from 5-9 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, Room1306.

Are you interested or engaged in global health?  The UW-Madison Center for Global Health will sponsor its sixth annual symposium to highlight the exciting global health efforts of UW faculty, staff, students, and colleagues from the Madison area and beyond. You are cordially invited to attend, share your work with the UW community, and learn from others.

We welcome presentations and participants from all disciplines that address global health or improving the conditions necessary for health.  We encourage presentations from the entire campus including the arts, agriculture, business, education, engineering, health, and social sciences.

Ajay K. Sethi, PhD, MHS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health will provide the keynote address based on his work: “Addressing HIV/AIDS in Uganda: An Organic Approach”. Dr. Sethi is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose areas of research include HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and substance use.  He received his training in epidemiology and molecular microbiology and immunology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Following the keynote address, participants may select from concurrent sessions featuring brief presentations of global health activities.  The symposium will end with a reception, music, and time for networking.

Attendance at the symposium is free of charge, open to the public, and no registration is required.  We hope you will join us for an exciting global health symposium.

Please submit an abstract if you are interested in sharing a ten minute presentation or displaying a poster about your global health work.

Abstract Requirements:

Abstracts for posters or presentations should be sent via e-mail to Betsy Teigland at the Center for Global Health, (300 word maximum).

Abstracts should include: background of the problem and context; description of the project and participants; and outcomes if available.  Be sure to include your name, e-mail address, phone number, UW affiliation, the country where you have worked, title for your presentation, and whether you would prefer a presentation or poster.

The deadline for submissions is December 18, 2009. You will be notified of the status of your application by January 8, 2010.  For more information, please contact Betsy Teigland at or at 608-262-3862.