CaFE Global Health & Development Symposium Oct 2012

Thank you to all the participants, attendees, and volunteers that made it out to the Symposium! We had a great turnout, thought-provoking discussion panels, and a lively poster & networking session. Congratulations to the winners of the poster competition. If you missed this event, check out the pictures and join us for our monthly meetups, which are smaller, more informal versions of the Symposium. Cheers!

Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012


CaFE Global Health Symposium

Collaborating and Fusion of Efforts in Global Health

October 26, 12pm, 2-6pm

901 Photonics (8 St Mary St)

Boston University

~ About ~

Join us for an afternoon of discussion, brainstorming, and networking with others also interested in and working toward global health and development. Members of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to attend,

In continuation of our regular meetings, this symposium will also consist of a panel discussion, followed by a poster competition.

~ RSVP (free!)~

~ Poster Submission (Abstract Submission Deadline: October 17) ~

Sponsors ~

~ Agenda ~



2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

20 minute seminars

Jim Collins, Ph.D
Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
“Radical approaches to bacterial infections”

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD., MPH.
Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
“Bridging the Translational gap: Challenges and appraoches to effectively implementing new technology in resource limited settings”

Ting Shih, MBA
Founder and CEO of ClickMedix
“Solving global healthcare disparities through sustainable mHealth business solutions”

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Panel Discussion
moderated by Dr. Beverly Brown
Director of Development at the Center of Global Health & Development (CGHD) and BU’s Office of Technology Development (OTD)

Topics include:
Mobile health, drug adherence, development. Have a topic suggestion? Submit yours to!

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Poster Session & Networking

Cash Prizes: 1st ($250),  2nd ($150), and 3rd ($100)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking & Refreshments

6:00 pm

Poster awards announced