Global Health Symposium 2015: Call for abstracts

The Global Health Institute announces a call for abstracts for the Global Health Symposium 2015: Advancing Health in an Interdependent World. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (Please save your application form (below) to your computer, fill it out, save again and submit it as an attachment. If you have trouble with the form, please answer all questions in a word document and submit it as an attachment.)

The 11th annual Global Health Symposium will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. April 8 in the Health

Faculty, staff, students and community members gather for the annual Global Health Symposium poster session.
Faculty, staff, students and community members gather for the annual Global Health Symposium poster session.

Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) and includes opportunities for oral and poster presentations. Dr. Keith Martin, executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and a former member of the Canadian Parliament, is the keynote speaker for the event.

“The symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students from all disciplines to connect with each other and share their work with the global health community of the UW-Madison campus and local community,” GHI Acting Director Christopher Olsen says. “We encourage presentations from across campus—from arts, agriculture and business, to education, engineering and humanities, to all of the health sciences and beyond.”

UW-Madison students, faculty and staff who are addressing global health and disease are invited to submit abstracts and present their work to an expected audience of more than 300 university and community members. From basic research to education to applied projects in the field, the symposium hopes to showcase the full spectrum of global health activity on campus.

Last year, almost 60 participants presented their projects in either posters or oral presentations.

Posters will be on display in the HSLC atrium during the event. Oral presentations will run concurrently after the keynote address. Audience members will have the opportunity to move between speakers and listen to presentations on a variety of topics.

The evening also includes music and a networking reception. It is open and free of charge to the UW-Madison and wider communities.

 Abstract requirements

The Call for Abstracts includes details about the presentations. The abstract submission form, Abstract Submission Form, should be emailed to Betsy Teigland at the Global Health Institute at To submit the completed form without losing your information, please save it to your computer, fill out form, resave and submit it as an attachment. Presenters are also asked to review the  Guidelines for Global Health Presentations.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, February 20.

For more information, please contact Teigland at or 608-262-3862 or Teaona Hasbrouck at or 608-265-9299..

By Ann Grauvogl/ January 15, 2014