Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Unite For Sight is getting out the word about its 4th Annual Conference to be held April 14-15, 2007 at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, USA

The theme of the Conference is: "Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals" and it is designed to be of value to Anyone interested in:
Eye care
International health
Health education
Health promotion
Public health
International service
Social entrepreneurship
Nonprofits or

The goal of the conference is to "exchange ideas across disciplines about best practices in public health, medicine and research, and international health and development. The topics of the conference will be broad ranging and a sample of the topics for some of the sessions are listed below; but to state it briefly and broadly, there are: "Hundreds of Conference Sessions For Anyone Interested In:"
*Global Eye Care and Vision 2020
*Eye Research
*Glaucoma Symposium
*Global Health
*International Development
*Millennium Development Goals
*Public Health
*Overseas Volunteering
*Health and Human Rights
*Refugee Health
*Infectious Disease
*Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship
*Nonprofits and NGOs
*Health in Africa
*Health in Asia
*Health in Latin America
*Health in North America

Unite For Sight says that it plans to have more than 300 renowned speakers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America and they promise that it will be "An Energizing Weekend of Ideas and Exchange of Best Practices to Achieve Global Goals and to Make A Difference"

Unite For Sight hopes to convene more than 1,500 people from throughout the world for its 's Fourth Annual International Health Conference which it expects to bring together students, doctors, nurses, Peace Corps volunteers, public health, business and nonprofit professionals, anthropologists, policy makers, and others.

A sample of the topics and presenters are:

"Logistics of Mass Drug Administration, The Case of Azithromycin For Trachoma Control", Sam Abbenyi, MD, MSc, Director, Program Planning and Analysis, International Trachoma Initiative

"Public Private Partnerships to Provide Safe Drinking Water in Africa", Greg Allgood, PhD, Director, Children's Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble

"Inheritance of Blinding Disease: Pathways to the Cause of Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration", R. Rand Allingham, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology; Director, Glaucoma Service, Duke University Eye Center

"Arm's Reach Care: A Community Network Model for Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment", Joy Amulya, EdD, AM, EdM, Research Associate and Lecturer, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

"The Role of Indigenous Faith-Based and Civil Society Organizations in Health Services Development in East and Southern Africa", Mark E. Anderson, President and CEO, Center For International Health

"Reproductive Health Knowledge and Gender Equality in a Thai Ethnic Minority: Revelations and Reflections", Romeo Arca Jr, MA, Senior Program Officer, Asia Regional Office, Planned Parenthood Federation of America-International

"Project ECHO: Telemedicine Extension For Community Healthcare Outcomes", Sanjeev Arora, MD, Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

"Community Based Rehabilitation: Setting the Foundations for Peacebuilding", Kathryn Azevedo, Ph.D., ATRIC, CMP

"Eye Care in Ghana, the Challenges and the Way Forward", Thomas Tontie Baah, MD, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Hospital, Ghana

"Pursuing a Ghost: Fostering Sustainable Health Care in Developing Countries", Salvador Baldizon, MD, MA, MPH, Health Protection Specialist, Free From Hunger

"Life Sciences and Health in Africa", A.S. Daar, DPhil, FRCP, FRCS, FRCSC, Senior Scientist, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto; Co-Director, Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health; Director of Ethics and Policy, McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine; Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto

"Traingulation: Using Existing Data For Program Improvement and Policy Recommendations - The Case of Botswana and Malawi", Karen White, MBA, MPH, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Health, UCSF

"Emergency Medical Care Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries", Scott Sasser, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

"Developing A Regional School of Nursing in South Africa", Tanya Whitehead, PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas City

"Impossible Dreams - The First Ascent of the East Face of Mt. Everest and Eradicating Blindness in Mountainous Asia"
, Geoffrey Tabin, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Director of the Division of International Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah; Co-Director and Founder, Himalayan Cataract Project

"High Quality Eye Care To The Most Marginalized Populations: The Challenges and Possible Solutions", Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, Chairman, Board of Trustees and President, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness; Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute

"Once I Was Blind....The Challenges of Eye Care in Ghana", James Afful Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Eye Care Services in Northern Region, Ghana: The Role of NGOs", Seth Wanye, MD, The Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

"Addressing the Root Causes of Disease in Haiti", Ian Rawson, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"The Dominican Bateyes: Humanitarian Crisis on the Sugar Cane Plantations", Ulrick Gaillard, JD, CEO, Batey Relief Alliance

"Project SCENE (Sister Congregations Enjoying New Eyesight)--Building on a Sister Diocese Relationship To Foster Eye Care Collaboration in the Caribbean", Kevin Treacy, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology, St. Luke's Hospital; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth

Here is where you can find more information on Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference

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