Unite for Sight is organizing the Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) at Yale University, New Haven CT from April 21-22, 2012. This is one of world’s most important global health conferences and is attended by a large number of professionals and students from different parts of the world. The conference gives a platform to leaders, change-makers, and participants from different fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship to discuss various issues and challenges in global health.
In this context, Unite for Sight is seeking abstract submissions from professionals and students in the form of Oral/Poster Abstracts and Social Enterprise Pitch Abstracts.
About Unite For Sight
Unite For Sight is a nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high quality care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.
Unite for Sight empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Unite For Sight supports eye clinics in India, Ghana, and Honduras by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. To date, Unite For Sight has provided eye care to more than 1.2 million people worldwide, including more than 43,000 sight-restoring surgeries.
Unite for Sight scales its overall impact on global health delivery by developing and nurturing current and future global health leaders. Global Impact Fellows learn how to apply Unite For Sight’s strategies to their current and future global health work. Global Health University includes idea incubator workshops, Certificate Programs related to global health and social entrepreneurship, fellowship and internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, and more than sixty online courses in Global Health E-Library. Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes 2,200 participants from all 50 states and from more than 50 countries to exchange ideas and strategies across all disciplines of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
You can also submit abstracts for the Global Health & Innovation Conference. The GHIC accepts two types of abstract submissions. Professionals and students are eligible to submit either type of abstract.
– Oral/Poster Abstracts: These abstracts may be research-focused, clinical-focused, or program-focused. The abstract must include results (data and outcomes), and accepted abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation. The final abstract deadline is September 30, 2011.
– Social Enterprise Pitch Abstracts: Those in an early stage of development should instead submit an abstract for the Social Enterprise Pitch Sessions. Pitch abstracts are accepted on a rolling application deadline.
Who Attends the Global Health & Innovation Conference?
The conference annually convenes more than 2,200 people from 55 countries, and the participants are an eclectic group committed to global health innovation and world-changing ideas. Participants of the conference include College Students, Medical Students, Public Health Students, Law Students, Business Students, Graduate Students, Nursing Students, Public health professionals, Physicians, Nurses, Directors of nonprofits and foundations, Social entrepreneurs, Nonprofit professionals, Philanthropists, Policymakers, Educators, Anthropologists and other social scientists, Scientists, Engineers, Lawyers, Business professionals and CEOs, Venture capitalists, Media and press, Bloggers, Activists, and others interested in global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Last date for submission of abstracts is September 30, 2011.
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