2020 CUGH Conference  I  April 18 - 20, 2020  I  Satellite Sessions  April 17, 2020  |  Washington Hilton Hotel  I  Washington, DC​​


Dear Colleague,

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health's (CUGH) 10th annual conference, will take place in Chicago at the Hilton Hotel, March 8-10, 2019 (with our not to be missed satellite sessions on March 7). The theme is, Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health. The meeting will bring together leaders across a broad range of areas to share with us what we can do to overcome the knowledge-needs gap, scale up evidence-based solutions and impact public policies so we can effectively address the pressing global challenges we face. Attendees will have many opportunities to engage, learn, contribute and collaborate with each other in a dynamic, inspiring environment.  

There will be continuity with previous conference sub-themes, so we can build on previous efforts across: planetary health- One Health- environmental health; governance and institution strengthening; infectious diseases; non-communicable diseases and the social determinants of health. We will also introduce new areas that reflect the meeting’s theme.

Our annual meeting has become the world's leading academic global health conference. It will bring together leaders from universities, NGOs, think tanks, the private sector and government. Over 1800 global health practitioners, faculty, professionals, and students from academia, NGOs, governments, foundations, and the private sector, representing diverse fields including: medicine, nursing, public health, veterinary sciences, engineering, business, law, public policy, urban planning, natural sciences, environmental studies, economics and more will be in attendance.

Along with the co-hosts for the conference University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Cayetano Heredia University (Peru), and our Local Organizing Committee members, we warmly invite you to join us in Chicago to educate, learn and collaborate with colleagues from around the world to improve the health of people and the planet. 

Patty Garcia, MD, MPH, PhD
2019 CUGH Conference Chair
Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University
Keith Martin, MD, PC
2019 CUGH Conference Chair

Consortium of Universities
​for Global Health

Executive Director​​​
Robert Murphy, MD
2019 CUGH Conference Chair

Northwestern University
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
John P. Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases
Director of Global Health 

Sola Olopade, MD, MPH
2019 CUGH Conference Chair
University of Chicago
Professor of Medicine
Director, International Programs
Pritzker School of Medicine
Director, Clinical Programs
Center for Global Health

Wafaa El Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA
2019 EPC Member, ex-officio
Columbia University
Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine
Director, ICAP at Columbia University
Director, Global Health Initiative, Mailman School of Public Health

Stevan Weine, MD
2019 CUGH Conference Chair
University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor, Psychiatry
Director, Global Medicine
Director, Center for Global Health
UIC College of Medicine