4th Annual Global Health Conference: Partnering for a Healthy Ecosphere

Des Moines, IA US
October 17, 2012

Ignorance and misinformation can cause a world of hurt. That’s certainly the case when it comes to maintaining and enhancing health. How can we educate people and populations for sustainable global health? The conference will include panels on service learning, ways to prepare students for global health experiences and social determinants of health. Students can participate in a poster presentation during the event.  

Target Audience

Des Moines University students, faculty, staff, and adjunct global health faculty. Students and faculty from HGHC member schools (Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, 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.

Agenda

9 amRegistration
9:30 am

Introductions and Announcements
Mary Mincer-Hansen, RN, PhD, MPH Program Director, Des Moines University; Past President HGHC

9:35 amWelcome
Angela Franklin, PhD, President, Des Moines University
9:45 amGreeting
Terry Branstad, Governor, Iowa
9:55 amPresentation Title to be Determined
Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
10:35 amQuestion and Answer Session
10:50 am

Overview of Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC)

  • Dawn Bowker, RN, MAN, ARNP, WHNP-BC,  Assistant Professor, Mercy College of Health Sciences; President, HGHC
  • Christopher Squier, PhD, DSc, Director, Global Health Studies, University of Iowa; Past President, HGHC
11:10 amLunch and Poster Presentations
12:10 pmRic Jurgens, Chairman of the Board, CEO (Retired), Hy-Vee Inc.
12:30 pmQuestion and Answer Session
12:45 pmIntroduction of Speaker Panel Members
  • David Skidmore, PhD, Professor, Drake University
  • Francis Owusu, PhD, Professor, Iowa State University
1 pmThe Internal Ecosphere: Utilizing the Human Microbiome for Health
Patricia Quinlisk, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Iowa Department of Public Health
1:25 pmFriendraising with Global Health Campaigns
Yashar Vasef, Executive Director, Iowa United Nations Association
1:50 pmHealth and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate
David Courard-Hauri, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental Science & Policy Program, Drake University
2:15 pmQuestion and Answer Session
2:45 pmPoster Winners Announced and Prizes Presented
3 pmWrap-Up
3:15 pmAdjourn

Registration Costs

Free

  • Students from HGHC Member Institutions – Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and William Penn University
  • Des Moines University faculty, staff, and global health adjunct faculty
  • Heartland Global Health Consortium  committee members


$50

  • All other attendees
Course summary
Course opens: 
10/17/2012
Course expires: 
10/17/2012
Event starts: 
10/17/2012 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
10/17/2012 - 3:15pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center Education Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/17/2012
Course expires: 
10/17/2012

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