9th Annual Global Health Conference: Healthy Water, Healthy World - Water Sustainability for Global Health
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Students, faculty and staff from Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) member schools (Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and William Penn University) and community members are also invited to attend.
Panel on Watershed Improvement
Panel on Economics of Water
|Session on Water in the Arts|
|10:30 am||Poster Session|
Panel on Water Issues
|Dirty Water||Impact of Climate Change on Water|
|1:45 pm||Panel on Water Projects in Uganda ||Lessons from Flint||Professional Development Workshop on Big Data and Health|
|2:45 pm||Poster Awards|
We are excited to announce the Heartland Global Health Conference will be offering a poster session and all students attending are invited to participate. Our conference theme for this year is “Healthy Water, Healthy World: Water Sustainability for Global Health”; however, poster topics are not limited to the conference theme. Students may present on any topic, experience, or research in the field of global health. The deadline to register your poster is Friday, October 6 at 5 pm.
Poster session participants will compete among their undergraduate and graduate student peers. Within these two groups, participants will have the opportunity to win a cash prize. Posters will be judged on the following criteria:
- Visual/Technical – Title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information. Poster design logical and easy to follow with appropriate visuals (methods, results, etc.) text easy to read, understand and free of errors, and graphics clearly contribute to the overall presentation. Good use of the space of the poster with section on introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and relevance of the research in the field of study.
- Content (original research) – Research topic clearly described with adequate introduction and a clear hypothesis. Work demonstrates clear focus and well developed materials and methods. Analysis of data comprehensive and discussion appropriate to findings. Conclusion supported by findings and linked to relevance in the field of study.
- Content (literature review/experience) – Work includes background that leads to reason for the literature review/experience. Work demonstrates clear focus, well developed and comprehensive review of literature/experience. Literature/experience review provides valuable addition or insight and linked to relevance in the field of study.
- Presenter(s) – Able to communicate in-depth technical information in an easy-to-understand manner, able to interpret the data properly, and clearly answer questions related to project, recognize limitations of the project’s procedures. Courteous and professional.
Posters should be no more than 5′ wide and 4′ high. Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite. On the day of the program, posters must be displayed by 9 am and removed by 3:30 pm.
General Information About Poster Construction
The poster session will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about a research project, and personalize their learning experience by speaking one-on-one with the student creators of posters that capture their attention. The following web site serves as a great resource on how to create an effective poster – http://ncsu.edu/project/posters/.
Non-Drake participants are able to use the Olmsted Visitor Parking Lot (located north off University Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets). Please arrive by 9 am and let the security person know that you are attending the HGHC Conference. There also is parking on nearby streets.
If you're interested in exhibiting at the confernece, please contact Denise Ganpat at 515-271-2452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Heartland Global Health Consortium
- Central College (HGHC Host Institution)
- The Principal Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University (Conference Host)
- HGHC member institutions: Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, William Penn University.
Administrative Assistant, Drake International
Drake University is in Des Moines, Iowa's capital and largest city. Conveniently located at the intersection of interstates 35 and 80, Des Moines is an easy drive from several major cities, including Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Omaha. The Des Moines International Airport, which is served by several major airlines, is only a 15-minute drive from campus. The Greyhound bus station is approximately five minutes from campus.
The Olmsted Center is a hub of student activity at Drake. From early morning studying to late-night programming, the building is always busy during the semester. The Olmsted Center offers recreational facilities, a coffee-shop, event spaces, study areas, and also houses many university departments.
From the East and North
At the northeast edge of Des Moines, I-80 and I-35 join and go west around the city while I-235 goes through Des Moines. Take I-235 west for about six miles to the 31st Street exit, which is past the downtown area. You will see a sign that says “Exit 6, Drake University.” Exit I-235 at the 31st Street exit and turn right (north). Travel approximately six blocks on 31st Street to the stoplight at University Avenue. At University Avenue, turn right and go one block and you will see the Olmsted Center parking lot on the left (north) side of University. Reserved parking for admission visitors is located on the south side of the lot. Cole Hall, Office of Admission, is located one block east of the Olmsted Center parking lot.
From the West and South\
At the southwest edge of Des Moines, I-80 and I-35 join and go east around the city while I-235 goes through Des Moines. Take I-235 east to the 31st Street exit in Des Moines. Be sure you have passed the 63rd Street exit. Exit at 31st Street and turn left (north). Travel approximately six blocks on 31st Street to the stoplight at University Avenue. At University Avenue, turn right and go one block and you will see the Olmsted Center parking lot on the left (north) side of University. Reserved parking for admission visitors is located on the south side of the lot. Cole Hall, Office of Admission, is located one block east of the Olmsted Center parking lot.
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- All cancellations must be received in writing at email@example.com.
- A nonrefundable administrative fee of $5 will be charged for all cancellations.
- No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
- Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
- Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.