The Global Health Tuesday seminars will be online this fall, beginning October 27. Hosted by the UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI), the seminars provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and across the world to share their work. The speakers showcase the complexity of global health challenges and the many kinds of expertise needed to address them. By sharing their experiences with the campus and Madison communities, these guests provide insights into global health, encourage conversation and help connect colleagues locally and globally.
October 27: Global Vaccine Advocacy: Amplifying Our Impact with James Conway, M.D., GHI associate director and director, Office of Global Health, School of Medicine and Public Health. Effective interventions are only truly impactful when they are taken to scale and widely shared, Conway says. He has worked for decades with an array of partners to improve access to vaccines for communities across the globe. One of the most effective aspects to his work has been working through collaborative global health advocacy efforts. He will discuss lessons learned and share experiences as examples that may be helpful to others who work in global health.
Conway is a pediatric infectious disease specialist who works both domestically and globally with programs designed to improve the lives of children. His projects largely involve training local professionals to recognize and treat infectous diseases and improving prevention, especially through strenghtening immunization programs. He has been involved with long-term field programs in Thailand, Kenya and Ethiopia. He also has been a key voice as UW-Madison and the State of Wisconsin confront the coronavirus. Register now.