Massachusetts Medical Society: New England Global Health Conference for Trainees

New England Global Health Conference for Trainees

Doctor TeachingLeadership in Global Health Equity

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017    
Registration: 8:00-9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA  02114

Sponsored by the MMS and its Committee on Global Health

Speaker Biographies

Learn more about our speakers, faculty and planning committee.

Fees & Registration: 

Walk-ins are welcome. 

  • MMS Members: Advance registration $20; Onsite registration $25
  • Nonmembers: Advance registration $20; Onsite registration $25 

Registered participants should make their workshop selections prior to the conference.


Parking is FREE and located a 10-minute walk from the venue (see map).

Please note that cars must vacate the lot by 6:00 PM or they will be locked in.


8:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m.: Welcome

9:15 a.m.: Case Studies/Mini-Lectures

Preparing for your Global Health Experience – What No One Ever Tells You
Lisa V. Adams, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of the Center for Health Equity, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine

Boston University’s Online Tool – Self-Directing your Pre-Departure Preparation
Suzanne Sarfaty, MD, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Enrichment, Director of Global Health Programs, Boston University School of Medicine

Case in Zika Infection Counseling
Ilona T. Goldfarb, MD, MPH, perinatologist (obstetrician for high risk pregnancies), Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Oral Health 101
Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH, Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Global Health Becomes Local: Developing Locally Sourced Protheses
Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH, Upstate Foundation Professor of Child Health Policy, Burton Blatt Institute Senior Fellow, Syracuse University

11:30 a.m.: Keynote
Accelerating Praxis: Your Role in the Global Health Equity Movement Today
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, Co-Founding Director of EqualHealth

12:15 p.m.: Lunch and Networking

Faculty will sit with students based on topics of interest, providing an opportunity for direct conversation. Additional faculty will be joining us for networking.

1:30 p.m.: Workshops (Medical and Dental)
6 Sessions/Topics in total, 1 hour each. Each registrant will attend 2 workshops.

  • Strategies for Starting and Maintaining a Successful Global Health Project
  • Refugee Health: Caring for Vulnerable Pediatric Populations at Home 
  • Hemorrhage Control in Non-hospital Settings
  • Advancing Prenatal Care & Family Planning in Limited Resource Settings
  • Oral Health Workshop: Delivering Basic Dental Care to Refugee Populations
  • Ethics in Global Health Work – Access to Care

3:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion
Making Global Health your Career: Managing a Life in Global Health while Balancing Family and Career

4:15 p.m.: Wrap Up and Closing

*Please note this schedule is tentative and changes may be made before the conference.

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