2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​

| Agenda | Day 2 | Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am
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CUGH BUSINESS MEETING 

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8:45 am -10:15 am
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CS17: CONCURRENT SESSION
Sustainable Healthcare and Global Environmental Change
Pollution is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, globally responsible for 9 million premature deaths annually. While the health care sector is itself a major emitter of environmental pollutants, many examples have shown that reducing pollution can improve both public health and the triple bottom line of the health service sector. This session will critically review existing information and tools, identify a strategic research agenda to aid policy makers, clinicians and health administrators, and provide resources for education, training and capacity-building.

Moderator:
- Jodi Sherman, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Yale University; Director of Sustainability, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, USA

Speakers:
- Jodi Sherman, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Yale University; Director of Sustainability, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, USA
- Cassie Thiel, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, USA
- Matt Eckelman, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, USA 
- Melissa Bilec, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh,USA
- Stefi Barna, Associate Professor of Public Health and Sustainability, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

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8 :45 am -10:15 am
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CS18: CONCURRENT SESSION
Building Capacity and Engaging Stakeholders in Implementation Science
Implementation science (IS) plays an important role in identifying barriers to and enablers of effective global health programming and policymaking to develop evidence-based innovations. Yet support of IS alone will have limited impact unless that scientific evidence is used by health program implementers and policymakers. This session will highlight models that enhance the effective use of evidence to help overcome implementation challenges by engaging program implementers and policymakers in implementation science. A group of experts from different areas of health will discuss the role of stakeholder engagement in IS and will help to identify IS capacity needs in this area.

Moderator: 
- Ann Kurth, Dean and the Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing, USA

Speakers:
- Rohit Ramaswamy, Associate Professor, Center for Global Learning, University of North Carolina, USA
- Nadia Sam-Agudu, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA; Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
- Chewe Luo, Associate Director, Programme Division, and Chief, HIV/AIDS Section, UNICEF
- Gladys Maestre, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
- Rachel Sturke, Deputy Director, Division of International Science Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Fogarty International Center, USA

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8:45 am -10:15 am
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CS19: CONCURRENT SESSION
Lancet Commission on TB: Building a TB-free world
In September 2018, the United Nations will host its first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis. At that meeting Heads of Government from Member States will commit to taking the necessary steps towards ending the epidemic. The Lancet Commission on TB highlights a framework for identifying and implementing priority policies necessary to realize that commitment. These include new models of person-centered TB care and private sector engagement, and the importance of shared responsibility and sustainable financing. This panel will discuss these recommendations and highlight how TB-specific policies can have broader global health impact.

Moderator:
- Mike Reid,
Assistant Professor, UCSF, San Francicso
 
Speakers:
- Christy Hanson,
Senior Programme Officer, TB Delivery Team, Global Health Programs, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

- Peter Small, Jim and Robin Herrnstein Chair; Founding Director, Global Health Institute, Stony Brook University, NY, USA 
- Madhu Pai, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University, Montreal, Canada 
- Irene Koek, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International D evelopment (USAID), USA
- Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis, Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Chair, Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis, USA.

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8:45 am -10:15 am
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CS20: CONCURRENT SESSION
Innovative Capacity Building Models for Health Systems Strengthening and Research in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
Many LMICs including those in the Middle East and North Africa region have endured decades of civil unrest, conflict, political turmoil, or long-term economic instability. Implications of such protracted crises on different levels of the countries' health systems including human resources capacities, infrastructure, and policies among others have further aggravated the fragility of the existing systems. In this context, innovative approaches to capacity building in global health that can build resilient health systems have become necessary. The aim of this session is to describe the creation of contextualized learning models for delivery of global health knowledge and research capacity.
 
Moderators:
- Maria El Koussa,
Academy Division Manager, Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
 
Speakers:
- Shadi Saleh
, Associate Vice President for Health Affairs, Founding Director, Global Health Institute, Professor of Health Systems and Financing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- Preeti Patel, Reader in Global Health & Conflict, King's College London, United Kingdom
- Enrique Steiger, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Founder, Swisscross Foundation, Switzerland
  
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CS21: CONCURRENT SESSION. 
Palliative Care: A Neglected Global Health Priority
Where medical care is limited, suffering can be extreme and prolonged. Yet in many LMICs, pain management is a low priority. This panel will introduce palliative care as an unmet global health need that academic partnerships can help. Discussion will first review Hospice Africa Uganda, an NGO that provides training and palliative care services, and Rwanda's palliative care program, which is integrated into the national health system. Academic partnerships will then be examined as a means to strengthen palliative care education, clinical services, and research. Each of four panelists will speak for 15 minutes; followed by Q&A for 20-30 minutes.

Moderator: 
- Mary White, Director, Medical Humanities, and Professor, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine - Wright State University, USA

Speakers: 
- Eddie Mwebesa, MMed, Chief Executive Director, Hospice Africa Uganda, Uganda
- Christian Ntizimira, Executive Secretary, Rwanda Palliative Care and Hospice Organization, Rwanda
- William Rosa, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, USA
- Mark Stoltenberg, Harvard Medical School and Division of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

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8:45 am - 10:15 am
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CS22: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Chinese CUGH: Evolving Global Health Partnerships in Africa and Asia
The session will share panelists’ experiences of working with their partners in the low and middle income countries to discuss and analyze what worked and what did not work in the implementation; and how the experiences and lessons from the Western countries might be relevant and useful to the Chinese universities which are expanding their global health operations under the context of the one belt and one road initiative. Finally, a positive synergy of China-USA cooperation in promoting multi-partnership in global health will be discussed to develop more concerted actions that have a greater potential for health improvement globally.

Moderator: 
- Shenglan Tang, Professor and Director, Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, China

Speakers:   
Feng Cheng, Professor and Deputy Director of Research Center For Public Health, Tsinghua University, China 
- Xu Qian, Professor of School of Public Health and Director, Global Health Institute, Fudan University, China
- Hao Xiang, Associated Professor, School of Health Science, Wuhan University, China
- Dong (Roman) Xu, Research Professor, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, China
- Judith Wasserheit, Professor, University of Washington, USA 
- Wei Zhou, Postdoctoral fellow, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, China

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8:45 am  -10:15 am
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CS23: CONCURRENT SESSION. 
Addressing Gaps in Child Behavioral Health Services and Research in Sub-Saharan Africa
Using the child mental health research undertaken by SMART (Strengthening Mental health And Research Training) Africa Center, the objectives of the panel are: 1) To estimate the prevalence rate of behavioral challenges among school-going children, utilizing a school-based sample in southwest Uganda. 2) To examine the multi-stage collaborative process by which an EBP, namely 4Rs and 2Ss Family Strengthening intervention, has been revised and adapted to optimize fit to local contexts in Uganda and Ghana with intervention fidelity. 3) To describe the interrelated strategies to ensure the scale-up, uptake, and sustainability of EBPs focused on child behavioral health challenges.

Moderator: 
- Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Research Assistant Professor Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Speakers: 
- Fred Ssewamala, William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis,  USA
- Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
- Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Research Assistant Professor Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
- Joshua Kiyingi, Data Manager, SMART Africa Center, Uganda;
- Abdallah Ibrahim, Lecturer, University of Ghana, Ghana

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8:45 am -10:15 am
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CS24: CONCURRENT SESSION
Oral Abstract Presentation


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10:15 am -10:45 am
COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITS, NETWORK

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10:45 am - 11:30 am
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PS05: PLENARY SESSION
The Great Global Health Debate 
Two exciting global health leaders will debate the statement:

The field of global health should prioritize existential threats, including climate change and environmental degradation, over more proximate health concerns.

Moderator:
Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, UK

For:
Stephen Luby, Deputy Director, Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University, USA

Against: 
Agnes Soucat, Director of Health Systems Governance and Financing, WHO, Switzerland

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11:30 am -12:45 pm
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PS06: PLENARY SESSION
Gairdner Address

Moderator:
- Janet Rossant, President and Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation, Canada

Speakers:
2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Awardees


- Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington, USA

- Alan Lopez, Melbourne Laureate Professor, Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne, Australia

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12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
LUNCH BREAK, POSTERS, EXHIBITS, NETWORK

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12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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AWARD CEREMONY


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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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POSTER ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS

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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
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PS07: PLENARY SESSION (CONCURRENT)
Trauma & Violence

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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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PS08: PLENARY SESSION (CONCURRENT)
Healthcare of Refugees: A Worldwide Crisis
 
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency over 28,000 people flee their homes daily, leading to over 22.5 million refugees worldwide. Refugees are hosted either in LMICs with limited resources, or in HICs where socioeconomic and cultural barriers may affect their healthcare, particularly for the prevention or treatmeant of non-communicable diseases, or pediatric and woman health services. The question of who should allocate resources, or identify a path to integrate refugees in national health programs, remains open. This panel of speakers will address these questions from institutional as well as advocacy perspectives in a local and global context.

Moderator: 
- Stevan Weine, Profesor Director of Global Health Medicine & Director, Center for Global Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Speakers:
-Paul B. Spiegel,  Director, Center for Humanitarian Health, Johns Hopkins University , USA

- Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, Director, Family Planning Research Program, University of California, Irvine, USA

- Marwan Naoum, International Organization for Migration, Nairobi, Kenya

- Zaher Sahloul, Syrian American Medical Society, USA

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HEALTH BREAK, EXHIBITS, NETWORKING

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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CS25: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Migration and Health: The Pitfalls and Promise of Interdisciplinary Research and Education
Ranging from internally displaced persons, refugees, documented and undocumented immigrants, migrant workers, to those displaced by climate change and survivors of human trafficking, migrants constitute an unprecedentedly large and diverse population with distinctive health needs that are not being met. From the perspectives of education and research, this panel will explore an interdisciplinary response encompassing attention to health, law and social science. Panelists will discuss the impacts of different uses of language, methods and partnerships across disciplines and with migrants. This will stimulate group discussion around collaboration and optimizing academia’s role while maintaining egalitarian partnerships with migrants and programmatic agencies.

Moderator: 
Laura Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, USA

Speakers: 
- Parveen Parmar, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, USA 
- Niels Frenzen, Sidney M. and Audrey M. Irmas Endowed Clinical Professor of Law, University of Southern California, USA 
- Carmen Logie, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada 

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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CS26: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Strengthening Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Call to Arms
Mentoring is a proven path to scientific progress, but is not yet a common practice in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). We produced a comprehensive methodology of mentoring for LMICs published in the special edition of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Seven articles illustrate how to tailor mentoring to the context and culture of LMICs, and provide guidance on implementation. Now is the time to act to improve this LMIC-led approach to strengthen mentoring programs in LMICs. This “call to arms” invites global health scientists including partners from high-income countries to lead and support these efforts.


Introduction:
- Karen Goraleski, ASTMH Executive Director, USA
  
Moderators: 
- Andres G. (Willy) Lescano,
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

- Craig Cohen, University of California Global Health Institute, USA

Speakers: 
- Andres G. (Willy) Lescano,
Associate Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

- Patricia García, Professor, School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH); Former Health Minister, Peru
- Laetitia Rispel,
Professor, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
- Elizabeth Bukusi,
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
- Tony Raj,
Professor and Dean, Saint John's Research Institute, India


Closing Remarks:
- Roger Glass, Fogarty Director, USA
  
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4:30PM-6:00PM
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CS27: CONCURRENT SESSION 
From Carrot to Stick: A Legal Analysis of Medical Missions and Tools to Support Ethical Engagement in Low-Resourced Medical Settings
Studies have documented numerous concerns with medical missions in low and middle income countries and best practices are available to guide health-related engagement in low-resourced medical settings. Unfortunately, some organizations conduct programs that violate best practices.  In particular, “hands-on” clinical participation of volunteers with little or no medical training and drug distribution policies have come under scrutiny. These concerns raise such serious ethical questions that many have questioned whether these organizations are breaking laws in the US or in host countries. This panel will provide a legal analysis of STEGH activities that have raised concerns and provide recommendations to stop these practices, including legal solutions and university programmatic solutions.

Moderator:
- Virginia Rowthorn, Executive Director, University of Maryland Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives;  Senior Lecturer, University of Maryland Graduate School, USA

Speakers:
- Virginia Rowthorn, Executive Director, University of Maryland Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives;  Senior Lecturer, University of Maryland Graduate School, USA
- Nadia Sam-Agudu, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Immunology) and International Medical Technical Advisor, Pediatric HIV, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
- Jessica Evert, Executive Director, Child Family Health International; Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, USA
- Tricia Todd, Interim Director, Pre-Health Student Resource Center, University of Minnesota, USA

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4:30PM-6:00PM
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CS28: CONCURRENT SESSION. 
Generating and Utilizing Evidence to Prevent Child Mortality Globally
Between one to two in 20 children don’t reach their fifth birthday in many parts of Africa and south Asia. In the 21st century no preventable child death is acceptable. This panel will describe major novel surveillance efforts, which include examination of post-mortem specimens, to characterize the precise causes for child mortality in these regions. Panelists will describe how evidence will be available to local, national, regional and global stakeholders and explore the scope and potential impact of sharpened focus on implementing effective strategies and interventions to address the immense inequity manifest by child mortality in Africa and south Asia.

Moderators:
​- Robert F. Breiman, Director of the EGHI, Emory University, USA and Scott F. Dowell, MD Deputy Director for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA 
Scott F. Dowell, Deputy Director for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA 

Speakers: 
Dianna M. Blau, Cause of Death Determination Lead, Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS), Emory Global Health Institute and CDC-Atlanta, USA
- Agbessi Amouzou, Associate Professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Principal Investigator, Country-wide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) USA
- Samba O. Sow, FASTMH Minister of Health and Public Hygiene of Mali Director-General of the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD), Mali 
- Alan Lopez, Professor and Rowden-White Chair, Global Health and Burden Disease Measurement, University of Melbourne, Australia
  
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CS29: CONCURRENT SESSION
Transformative Competency-based Public Health Education for the Developing World: The BRAC SPH Experience
1st panel discusses the identification of relevant competencies, design and implementation, including: immersion in field-sites, a community-centric approach, practical program-management learning and solutions-oriented thinking, with group projects to develop requisite inter-personal/teamwork skills. 2nd focuses on “Innovations in Teaching and learning,” where BRAC is a Case study and learners are tasked with learning in-depth about BRAC’s Maternal and Neo-natal Child Health program, and barriers to service. Learners engage with communities, program staff, stakeholders and produce small-scale solutions to improve uptake of services. 3rd session addresses developing country implementation challenges case-based interactive discussions, and experiential fieldwork with learners practically understanding implementation research. 
  

Moderators: 
- Omar Khan

- Mushtaque Chowdury 

Speakers: 

- Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean & Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
- Malabika Sarker, Associate Dean & Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
- Mikhail Islam, Curriculum Advisor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
- Md Koushik Ahmed, Deputy Director, MPH Programme, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
- Selina Amin

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4:30PM-6:00PM

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CS30: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Reflections in Global Health: 2019 Essay Contest Reading and Discussion
The essay reading session features the top entries in the sixth annual CUGH Global Health Essay Contest. The essays, while reflecting a wide range of personal and professional impacts, document health inequities and social justice issues from all countries, rich and poor. Together, their messages of resillience, courage, and fraternity bring hope in the power of all of us to make a difference.

Moderators:
- Thuy Bui, Director, University of Pittsburg, USA
- Jessica Evert, Executive Director, Child Family Health International, USA
- Virginia McCarthy, Director, Loyola University, USA
  
Winners/Speakers:
- Trainees from LMIC: Ashwini Raju,  SDM Medical College and Hospital, India
- Practitioner/faculty: Treasure Mkaliainga, Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Center of Excellence, Malawi
- Trainees: Clara Schriemer,  2nd year Master of Public Health Student, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA

Honorable Mentions:
Vatsla Sharma, Consultant, Non-Profit Organization Monitoring & Evaluation, India
- Shradha Chhabria, 2nd year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA  
- William E. Rosa, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Pennslyvania, USA
- Samantha Cheng,  
- Renata Wettermann, 2nd year MD candidate, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  
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4:30PM-6:00PM
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CS31: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Learning with Cuba: Perspectives and Results of Bilateral Alliances between the United States and Cuba to Improve Health Outcomes in Underserved US Communities
This panel will discuss the development, execution, results, and diplomatic implications of innovative, asset-based, health collaborations between Cuba and the United States (US), featuring a historic alliance between the Cuban Ministry of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago, to exchange best primary care practices effective in resource-limited environments, such as those successful at decreasing Cuba’s infant mortality rates to levels comparable to high income countries. It will also feature other developing health collaborations between Cuba and various US partners. Collaborations will be discussed within the context of current geopolitical climate and conclude with recommendations for the future.

Moderator: 
- Carmen Rita Nevarez, Vice President for External Relations at Public Health Institute, Preventive Medicine Advisor and Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice, USA

Speakers:
- Robert A. Winn, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Community Based Practice and Cancer Center Director, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
- John Oswald, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, USA
- Damiano Rondelli, Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, University of Illinois Cancer Center, USA  
- Katherine Y. Tossas-Milligan, Director, Office of Global Assets and Innovative Approaches, University of Illinois Cancer Center, USA

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4:30PM-6:00PM
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CS32: CONCURRENT SESSION 
Oral Abstract Presentations:


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