7th Geneva Health Forum - APRIL 10-12, 2018
The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) brings together participants from all sectors - health, academia, politics, civil society and private sector professionals. The forum promotes dynamic networking and partnership among various parties active in global health to showcase innovative, accessible and sustainable practices in health equity.
Host: University Hospitals of Geneva and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship - APRIL 10-13, 2018
The Forum unites social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.
Host: Skoll Foundation Location: Oxford, England, UK
Global Health & Innovation Conference - APRIL 14-15, 2018
The Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes over 2,000 leaders, changemakers, professionals and students committed to global health innovation and world-changing ideas. In addition to the results-oriented presentations by the featured speakers, more than 50 cutting-edge ideas in development are presented in innovative social enterprise pitch sessions.
Host: Unite for Sight Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition - APRIL 15, 2018
This all-day event will feature a competition among student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. The event will include the finalists' presentations, a vote on favorite designs, posters and team information, and awards.
Host: Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design Location: JHU Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD, USA
Celebrating 50 years of Fogarty: Impact and Mentoring - APRIL 16, 2018
Johns Hopkins University celebrates the Fogarty International Center’s 50th year with a keynote presentation and a panel discussion of Johns Hopkins faculty, Fogarty recipients, and their mentees. More details about the event is forthcoming.
Host: Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health Location: JHU School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA
2018 Annual Universal Health Coverage Financing Forum - APRIL 19-20, 2018
The Forum focuses on mobilizing and shaping health financing to achieve equity and access to health services. It will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions with approximately 400 experts on public and health finance, including representatives from Ministries of Finance and Health from low and middle-income countries, representatives from partner organizations, including bi- and multi-lateral institutions, civil society organizations, think tanks, and academia.
Host: World Bank Group, U.S. Agency for International Development Location: Washington, DC, USA
World Health Summit Regional Meeting - APRIL 19-20, 2018
The summit will focus on four topics: managing infectious diseases in low & middle income countries; governance for health equity in low & middle income countries; opportunities and challenges in translating innovation into healthcare; and biomedical education for a changing world.
Host: University of Coimbra, Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre Location: Coimbra, Portugal
International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses - APRIL 20-21, 2018
The conference is an interdisciplinary forum to discuss climate change, its causes, its eco-systemic impacts, and its human impacts. The conference also explores technological, policy, strategic, and social responses to climate change.
Host: Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Women in Global Health Research Initiative Scientific Conference - APRIL 24, 2018
The 2018 Scientific Conference will focus on evidence-based interventions to support women to ascend to and retain leadership roles in global health. The conference will also highlight research in global health led by women.
Host: Women in Global Health Research Initiative, Weill Cornell Medicine Location: New York, NY, USA
SwitchPoint - APRIL 26-27, 2018
SwitchPoint is a conference about creativity, partnership, and action. It’s where humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology collide. It focuses on unusual collaborations, spreading great ideas from around the world, and incubating yours.
Host: IntraHealth International Location: Saxapahaw, NC, USA
Social Determinants of Health Symposium - APRIL 30, 2018, 8:30am-5pm
The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a series of events in 1968 that sparked social change both on a national and local level, such as the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the protests at the Democratic National Convention, the riots in Baltimore, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the anti-war movement. The symposium will feature local and national leaders as they reflect on activism and social justice from 1968 to the present. The goal of the event is to build stronger partnerships and collaborations to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore communities.
Host: Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and the JHU Office of the Provost Location: JHU East Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD, USA
InterAction’s 16th Annual Photo Contest
Deadline: April 6, 2018
Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. Submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited to those areas. All images should be of work done outside of the United States.
The Geneva Challenge 2018: “The Challenges of Climate Change”
Deadline: Registration ends April 16, 2018; Submissions due August 20, 2018
The Geneva Challenge is an international contest for graduate students to contribute pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem that is theoretically grounded. This year’s competition focuses on the challenges of climate change, including, but not limited to the effects of climate change on food security, agriculture and biodiversity, and the effects of climate change on health. Teams of 3 to 5 masters students representing different academic disciplines are invited to apply.
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning Grants
Deadline: April 16, 2018
The Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning promote programs and grants that center diversity, equity, and inclusion and contribute to the academic success, retention, and persistence of emerging scholars from all backgrounds. Their Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grants are awarded to medical students, nursing students, residents and master’s or doctoral-level students to support publishable scholarly research projects, which may include a thesis or dissertation.