6th Annual Global Health Conference: Climate, Nutrition and Health

Des Moines, IA US
October 15, 2014

Target Audience

Students, faculty and staff from 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.


8:30 amRegistration
9 amIntroductions and Announcements 
Cheri Doane, Director, Center for Community-Based Learning, Central College; President, HGHC
9:10 amHost Institution Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker 
David Maxwell, PhD, President, Drake University
9:20 amKeynote Address: Climate Change and Health 
Carlos Dora, MD, PhD, World Health Organization
9:50 amQuestion and Answer Session
10:15 amPanel on Climate, Nutrition and Health
  • Cheri Doane, Central College (Moderator)
  • David Courard-Hauri, PhD, Environmental Science and Policy, Drake University
  • Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines
  • Maureen McCue, MD, PhD, Global Health, University of Iowa 
  • J.D. Polk, DO, Dean College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University
11:15 amQuestion and Answer Session
11:30 amLunch and Table Discussions Facilitated by HGHC Members and Speakers
12:15 pmPoster Viewing and Networking
1:15 pmIntroduction of Keynote Speaker 
Patricia Singer, PhD, Simpson College, Incoming HGHC President
1:20 pmKeynote Address: Climate Change: The Driver of Human and Planetary Health 
James Hansen, PhD, Earth Institute, Columbia University
2 pmQuestion and Answer Session
2:30 pmPoster Winners Announced and Prizes Presented
2:45 pmConcluding Thoughts 
3 pmAdjourn

Want to Hear Dr. Jim Hansen a Second Time!

You're invited to join Dr. Jim Hansen at 4:30 pm in the Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main at Drake University for the following presentation, "Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientist’s Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis and Opportunity". Attendance is optional and no registration necessary.

Keynote Speakers

  • Carlos Dora, MD, PhD, World Health Organization
  • James Hansen, PhD, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Dr. Simon Estes, World-Renowned Baritone and Philanthropist

Student Poster Session

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 “Climate, Nutrition, and 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: Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Nothing But Nets

Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. In sub-Saharan Africa, families worry that their children will get bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito, but a bed net can mean the difference between life and death. With our help, Nothing But Nets is working to distribute nets where they are needed most. During registration, give back by donating $5 to Nothing But Nets where 100% of the proceeds will protect and a family against malaria.  



  • Students, faculty and staff from Heartland Global Health Consortium 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.
  • Free for Heartland Climate and Health Consortium members


  • All other attendees
Course summary
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Event starts: 
10/15/2014 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
10/15/2014 - 3:00pm CDT
Drake University
2875 University Avenue
Parents Hall, Olmsted Center (upper level)
Des Moines, IA 50311
United States


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