Glocalization: Redefining Boundaries and Borders in Approaches to Health

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The WRIHC Student Committee and the University of Washington
Department of Global Health Present:

13th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference

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April 22-24, 2016
University of Washington, Seattle, Kane Hall

Glocalization, the namesake and focus of this conference, emphasizes the interconnected nature of global and local health. Put more simply, glocalization shifts health perspectives, intertwining ideas from global and local viewpoints. Inspired by this concept of glocalization, we want to initiate conversations about approaching health in a collaborative way, unifying people dealing with similar issues and patterns around the world. We are all locally based on the globe.

Featured Tracks:

– Changing Global Ecosystems and “OneHealth” –
– Chronic and Infectious Disease –
– Global Health Policies and Economics –
– Identity and Social Movements –
– Migrating and Displaced Persons –

Keynote Speaker:

Peter Piot

Peter Piot, CMG, MD, PhD, DTM, FRCP, FMedSci

Dr. Piot is the Director & Handa Professor of Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and previously served as the United Nations Under Secretary-General.

Registration Now Open!

Students, Medical Residents, and Fellows*: Early Bird: $35 (Ends March 15)
Regular Admission: $50

Standard Admission: Early Bird: $70 (Ends March 15)
Regular Admission: $100

*Students from any university are invited to register at this level; please bring your student ID.

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Registration includes attendance at any and all events on a first-come, first-served basis; continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and poster sessions; admission to an evening film screening; and networking opportunities with colleagues and prominent organizations in the field.

Conference Sponsors:

WRIHC Sponsors


African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington; Center for Global Health, University of Oregon; Center for Law, Science, and Global Health, School of Law, University of Washington; Child Family Health International; College of Nursing, Seattle University; Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children, Department of Global Health, University of Washington; Global Health Resource Center, Department of Global Health, University of Washington; Health Alliance International, Department of Global Health, University of Washington; Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences; Washington Global Health Alliance.

Conference Poster:

WRIHC 2016 Conference Poster

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Kavita Ramdas, MA delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Western Regional International Health Conference.
Photo credit: Aditya Ganapathiraju.