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ICAP at CUGH: March 15-18, 2018

When: March 18, 2018

Where: New York, New York

ICAP at CUGH 2018

ICAP at CUGH 2018

New York Hilton Midtown
New York, New York
Main Conference March 16-18 | Satellite Sessions March 15
Host institutions: Columbia University, Stellenbosch University, University of Peradeniya

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Thursday, March 15

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Murray Hill East

CUGH PRE-CONFERENCE HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Nursing Leadership in Global Health: Implications for the Future of Nursing Education, Scholarship and Interprofessional Practice

Through panel discussions and plenary Q&A and debate, this satellite will provide a dynamic and interactive forum for nursing education leaders to convene and discuss current challenges and opportunities in nursing leadership which drives improved global health.

SATELLITE SESSION ORGANIZERS

  • ICAP at Columbia University
  • Yale University School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • University of Washington Center for Global Health Nursing
  • in collaboration with CUGH and AFREHealth

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is free but required, and available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Maximum registrants = 200
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.
  • To register, please email cughnursingsatellite@gmail.com


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Sutton North

CUGH PRE-CONFERENCE HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Building Advocacy & Communication Skills to Address ​Health Disparities Around the World

This half-day, trainee-led satellite session aims to provide participants with the advocacy tools and communication skills needed to address global health disparities in a sustainable manner.

SATELLITE SESSION ORGANIZER

  • CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC)

OPENING REMARKS

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP at Columbia University and Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.
  • Click here to register.


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown

6TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON GLOBAL CANCER
Global Cancer Research: Addressing Disparities, Locally and Globally

The objectives of this full-day Symposium on Global Cancer Research are to provide:

  • A comprehensive overview of the role of research in addressing local and global disparities in cancer care and control;
  • A stimulating and engaging forum for knowledge sharing; and
  • An environment that facilitates new collaborations to advance our knowledge and practice aimed at overcoming cancer disparities.

SATELLITE SESSION ORGANIZER

  • New York University’s Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health
  • National Cancer Institute for Global Health

SATELLITE SESSION CO-SPONSORING PARTNERS

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
  • Rutgers Global Health Institute and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • CUGH

KEYNOTE SESSION (1:30 p.m.)
Lessons from HIV: Are they Relevant to the Global Response to Cancer

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP at Columbia University and Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.
  • Click here to register.


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room: Nassau West

CUGH PRE-CONFERENCE HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations

This satellite will explore the intersection of climate variability and change and health priorities for vulnerable populations around the globe.

SATELLITE SESSION ORGANIZER

  • International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University

SATELLITE CONVENERS

  • Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute for Climate and Society & Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Sciences, Maryland
  • Jonathon Patz, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Wisconsin, Wisconsin
  • Wilmot James, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

REGISTRATION


1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room: Murray Hill West

CUGH PRE-CONFERENCE HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Mobilizing Innovation to Eliminate Global Health Disparities

Speakers will highlight innovations that span the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health spectrum and provide examples of how innovations are leading the charge towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

SATELLITE SESSION ORGANIZER

  • USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

PANELISTS

  • Moderator: Peter Navario, Health Right International
  • Keynote Address: Marissa Leffler, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID
  • Shannon Egan, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program
  • Michelle Weinberger, Avenir Health
  • Lynn Freedman, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.
  • Click here to register.


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
560 West 168th Street, New York City, 10032
(between Broadway & Audubon Avenue)

COLUMBIA NURSING-CUGH RECEPTION
A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing, Columbia Nursing has established global clinical practicum sites for its students and has formed research and programmatic partnerships with institutions across 16 countries in southern and eastern Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Latin-America, and the Caribbean. Columbia Nursing’s Global Health Program aims to contribute to global health equity by addressing health disparities through service, practice, education, research, and leadership. It looks forward to highlighting a few of their programs and learning about yours.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

Questions? Contact Erica Diehl at 212.305.0623 or email med2382@columbia.edu

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Friday, March 16


Exhibition hall open all day
Americas Hall 1/Third Level, Hilton Midtown
Booth #19


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

PS01: PLENARY SESSION
Opening Keynote Address

Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS, Canada’s Ambassador to the UN, humanitarian and broadcaster, has been a global leader in improving access to health care for many of the world’s most vulnerable people. His opening address will outline the growing problem of inequality between and within nations, and what we must do to address these challenges. Mr. Lewis is a powerful orator who will challenge attendees and lay the foundation for the next three days of the conference.

Introduction:

  • Richard Deckelbaum, Columbia Institute of Human Nutrition

Speaker:

  • Stephen Lewis, Fmr. UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS; Co-Director, AIDS-Free World, Canada


11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Room: Sutton Center

CS07: CONCURRENT SESSION
Oral Abstract Presentations: Reducing Disparities & Improving Well-Being Across the Lifespan

Presenting:

  • Sex differences in Delayed ART Initiation among Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Tania Tchissambou, ICAP in the Democratic Republic of Congo

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Presenting:

  • Understanding the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Men in La Romana, Dominican Republic
    Betty Duran-Becerra & Joshua Quach, ICAP at Columbia University (T37; Additional authors: Luz Messina, Mina Halpern, Silvia Cunto-Amesty)
  • Retrospective Review of Mother-to-Baby Zika Virus Transmission and Natural History in Washington Heights, New York City
    Schyler (Zane) Grodman, Columbia University (PI: Phil LaRussa)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Presenting:

  • Barriers and facilitators to HIV care and treatment for older people living with HIV in Swaziland
    Sarah Floren, ICAP at Columbia University

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

PS03: CONCURRENT PLENARY SESSION
Overcoming Disparities to Health Aging: Winning Strategies

In older age, the full consequences of health disparities and cumulative disadvantage emerges, in terms of decades earlier disease, multimorbidity, frailty, cognitive decline and disability. Evidence now indicates that prevention and health promotion at levels of communities as well as families and individuals‎ works at every age, and into the oldest ages. Geriatrically knowledgeable health systems minimize adverse consequences and maintain autonomy at lower cost. In combination, there are large opportunities for compressing morbidity into the latest stages of human life, with resolution of health disparities as the target issue. The consequence will be to build health across longer lives, and thus unlock the opportunities of longevity.

This session will discuss the nature of health disparities that emerge in older age globally, goals and opportunities for prevention and maintaining function, and the import of health aging populations.

Moderator:

  • Linda Fried, Dean, Mailman School of Public Health and DeLamar, Columbia University, USA

Speakers:

  • Isabella Aboderin, Senior Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Institute, Kenya
  • Harvey Brenner, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems, University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
  • Luis Miguel Gutierrez, Founding Director, National Institute of Aging, Mexico


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room: Beekman

CS11: CONCURRENT SESSION
Translating Research into Action in a Challenged Region: Programs to Stem the Tide of HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) is the only region globally where HIV incidence and mortality is rising. Multiple social and structural barriers to the implementation of HIV prevention and treatment have been identified, including suboptimally scaled opioid agonist therapies, inadequate harm reduction services, poor retention in care and limited treatment access for comorbidities. Thus, the epidemic is growing in the setting of multiple gaps of translation of evidence-based interventions into cost-effective programs. The NIH funded investigators in this symposium will highlight the unique aspects of the EECA HIV epidemic and the challenges to implementing evidence-based interventions in the region.

Moderator:

  • Jack A. DeHovitz, Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA

Speakers:

  • Nabila El-Bassel, Columbia University School of Social Work, USA
  • Don C. Des Jarlais, Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai; Guest Investigator, Rockefeller University, USA
  • Frederick L. Altice, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, USA
  • Olga Morozova, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, USA

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Saturday, March 17


Exhibition hall open all day
Americas Hall 1/Third Level, Hilton Midtown
Booth #19


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

PS05: PLENARY SESSION
The Global Health Debate

Two exciting global health leaders will debate the question, “Equity is the defining objective of global health in the 21st century.” The audience will have a chance to engage the debaters and determine who the “winner” is.

Moderator:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, Director, ICAP at Columbia University

Arguing FOR the statement:

  • Cheryl Healton, Director, NYU Global Institute of Public Health; Dean, College of Global Public Health, New York University, USA

Arguing AGAINST the statement:

  • Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, UK


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room: Sutton South

CS21: CONCURRENT SESSION
Innovative Approaches to Reducing Disparities in Maternal Health Outcomes

Maternal mortality and severe morbidity has emerged as a truly global problem characterized by deep disparities by race, class, caste and citizenship status. This panel will focus on innovative ways that local government, NGOs, and university-based action-research projects are generating new data to illuminate both evolving clinical causes of mortality and morbidity and broader institutional, social and political dynamics that lead to disparities. By amplifying and centering women’s own experience of childbirth, these initiatives are generating new evidence to reshape public health strategies, promote respectful care, and advance reproductive justice.

Moderator:

  • Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers, USA

Speakers:

  • Lynn Freedman, Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
  • Deborah Kaplan, Assistant Comissioner, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
  • Aakash Ganju, Co-Founder, Avegen/Almata, India


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room: Sutton North

CS24: CONCURRENT SESSION
Oral Abstract Presentations: Young Scientists 1

Moderator:

  • Dawd S. Siraj, Professor of Medicine; Director, International Travel Clinic, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Presenting:

  • EPIC: Assessment of Risk Factors for Sexually Transmitted Infections in High-Risk Communities in Santo Domingo and La Romana, Dominican Republic
    Catherine Nicholas, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA (PI: Silvia Cunto-Amesty)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

AWARDS CEREMONY

CUGH Hall-Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Award
To be presented to: Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, ICAP at Columbia University


1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Presenting:

  • Lay counselling and community engagement activities improve acceptability and retention of pregnant women in the context of Option B+ implementation at Angoche Rural Hospital, Nampula Province, Mozambique
    Fatima Tsiouris, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Addressing Oral Health in Uganda: Do Pediatricians Hold the Key?
    Maitreyi Oka, Columbia University (PI: Kavita Ahluwalia)
  • Applying an equity-based model of child resilience to improve humanitarian intervention design and evaluative efforts
    Janna Metzler, Columbia University School of Social Work & Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
  • Engaging Clinical Nurses and Midwives in Research to Improve Patient Outcomes In The Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Carolyn Sun, Columbia School of Nursing

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Presenting:

  • Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines and Timely Initiation on Treatment in the Kingdom of Lesotho, 2004-2016
    Andrea Schaaf, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Optimizing HIV Case Identification at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in Kisumu County, Kenya
    Ify Obi, ICAP at Columbia University (T37)

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room: Murray Hill

CS26: CONCURRENT SESSION
Toward Best Practices for Student Field Work in Global Health

This panel will explore strategies for effectively engaging public health students in international fieldwork during their training so that they both learn and contribute to their site’s agenda in a sustainable and meaningful way. Our focus is on practice experiences that address the structural determinants of health in a setting outside a student’s home country, which requires careful and intentional attention to a number of issues including orientation to the social and political context, some understanding of the social determinants of health in a given setting, and cultural awareness and humility. The panel will be relevant for educators and health professionals involved in developing, implementing, and supervising student fieldwork in diverse global settings.

Moderator:

  • Julie Kornfeld, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Speakers:

  • Linda F. Cushman, Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
  • Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, ICAP at Columbia University in Swaziland
  • Klaudia Cios, MPH Candidate, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room: Sutton Center

CS31: CONCURRENT SESSION
Oral Abstract Presentations: Global Health Law, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention

Moderator:

  • Mireille (Mickey) Aramati, Assistant Professor, Global Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Presenting:

  • Preventing Violence Against Conflict-Affected Adolescent Girls: Findings from Ethiopia, DRC and Pakistan
    Lindsay Stark, Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA
  • The Impact of Plural Legal Systems on Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes for Women and Girls in Northern Nigeria
    Terry McGovern, Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, USA

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Sunday, March 18


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

PS08: CONCURRENT PLENARY SESSION
The Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation on Health Outcomes

Climate change affects everyone but has a particularly negative impact on the world’s poorest. Extreme weather events, conflict, food insecurity, migration, biodiversity losses and worsening disease patterns attest to these changes which pose an existential threat to humans and indeed many species. This panel of leaders in the field will outline some of the newest science about the problems and present solutions that individuals, communities and countries can adopt to halt the worsening warming of the planet and mitigate against its consequences.

Moderator:

  • John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

Speakers:

  • Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council; Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
  • James C. Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Madeleine Thomson, Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom West

PS09: CONCURRENT PLENARY SESSION
Technology in the Service of Humanity: Can It Enable Reaching Those Left Behind?

Cost effective innovative approaches to reduce disparities and assure access of all communities to advanced technologies are needed globally. This panel will review examples of geoenvironmental engineering, chemistry, and medical products and services that can improve lives and well-being of populations in underserved urban and rural settings.

Moderator:

  • Richard Deckelbaum, Columbia Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University

Speakers:

  • Patricia Culligan, Columbia Fu School of Engineering and Applied Sciences & Urban Design Lab, Earth Institute
  • Bernard Olayo, Founder, Center for Public Health and Development, Kenya
  • David Berry, Partner, Flagship Ventures, USA
  • Molly Case, Deputy Development Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), USA


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom East / West

PS10: PLENARY SESSION
A Discussion with Global Health Leaders

Global health leaders from around the world will highlight the exciting opportunities academia, government, NGOs and the private sector can capitalize on to reduce health disparities and enable us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This panel will crystalize action steps across the conference’s eight subthemes that attendees can advance in their home countries.

Moderator:

  • Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, USA

Speakers:

  • Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Nicholas Lemann, Director, Columbia World Projects, Columbia University
  • Patricia Garcia, Dean, School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
  • Ann Kurth, Dean, Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, Yale University, USA


1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Room: Gramercy

CS33: CONCURRENT SESSION
Ending AIDS: Hope or Hype?

Dramatic progress has been made in responding to the more than three-decade long global HIV epidemic. More than half of the people living with HIV now have access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs and the number of new HIV infections has continued to decline. These achievements have motivated discussion of the potential to end AIDS. A panel of global health thought leaders will status of the global HIV response, look ahead to potential to end AIDS, with an emphasis on challenges ahead and how to overcome them. Emphasis on the importance of involvement of multiple stakeholders in confronting this threat including community engagement. Lessons learned of relevance to confronting other health threats will be emphasized.

Moderator:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University and Mailman School of Public Health

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Radin, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Solange Baptiste, Executive Director International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)
  • Rejoice N. Nkambule, Deputy Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Swaziland


1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Room: Beekman

CS35: CONCURRENT SESSION
Chronic Emergency: Strengthening Health Systems to Provide Non-Communicable Disease Services to Refugees and Displaced Populations

By end-2016, 66 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide. While relief agencies and health organizations traditionally focus on provision of shelter, food and water, prevention of infectious diseases, and treatment of acute illness, today’s displaced people (DP) also need access to a broader range of health services, including services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Panelists will discuss findings from an ongoing study on Syrian refugees’ ability to access NCD services in host countries; examine current international governance structures; and share examples of health service delivery in the face of growing demand and instability.

Moderator:

  • Miriam Rabkin, ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Speakers:

  • Fouad M. Fouad, Assistant Research Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Refugee Health Program, Global Health Initiative (GHI), American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Michael Doyle, Director of Columbia Global Policy Initiative, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Hala Ghattas, Assistant Research Professor, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Paul Spiegel, Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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