2018 Global Health Symposium

Professor Susan Paskewitz will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Global Health Symposium: Advancing Health in Uncertain Times. The symposium begins at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Paskewitz is professor and chair of the Department of Entomology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. She also is co-director of the Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a member of the GHI Advisory Committee. Her research focuses on medically important arthropods, including ticks and mosquitoes, and the human pathogens they transmit. She also teaches classes in global health and medical entomology.

The annual symposium brings together colleagues from across disciplines and provides a forum for UW-affiliated faculty, staff, students and friends to present their work to improve health for humans, all life and the planet.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, the symposium is an opportunity for the campus-wide community to come together and celebrate and learn from each other. The first Global Health Symposium was organized in 2004 to connect students, faculty and staff who were participating in global health work. The event, like the Institute, has grown from the health sciences to include participants from across campus, recognizing that the determinants of health and disease are interlinked and need solutions from across disciplines.

The evening includes a keynote presentation, concurrent oral presentations and a poster session on global health projects and a closing panel discussion on a current hot topic in global health. The presentations cover the gamut of health challenges from reducing infant mortality to improving transportation.

The symposium is free and open to all.

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