Global Health Education Symposium Oct. 17, 2012 The Role of Students in Global Health

Schedule of Events

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Oral Presentations and Panel
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-1:45 Poster Session
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:15 Oral Presentations and Panel
3:15-3:30 Closing Remarks
4:00 Reception at Smooth Tony's

All events will be held in the Galveston National Lab (GNL). Conference attendees should register by October 1st. Conference registration is FREE. Conference Registration is available here.

Ruth Berggren, MD

Keynote Speaker

Ruth Berggren, MD
Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

All events will be held in the Galveston National Lab (GNL). Conference attendees should register by October 1st. Conference registration is FREE. Conference Registration is available here.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Guidelines
UTMB Global Health Education Symposium 2012

The UTMB Center for Global Health Education is proud to announce a call for abstracts for the “Global Health Education Symposium – the Role of Students in Global Health,” to be held in Galveston, Texas on October 17th, 2012. We are particularly interested in student abstracts that demonstrate how students add value to international clinical or research experiences by collaborating with and seeking guidance from local partners on where they may contribute to ongoing research, clinical care, or community-based projects. To submit an abstract, you must be a student involved in global health work and enrolled in a degree program.

Important Dates

August 3rd – Call for abstracts opens
August 31st – Deadline for abstract submissions
September 7th – Notification of acceptance
October 10th – Deadline for submission of jpg or .pdf of the poster

Format Requirements

• Only .pdf files will be accepted for abstracts
• The page size must be US letter
• Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and titles no longer than 50 words

Abstract structure:
Background: In a few sentences, indicate the purpose and objective of the project, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analyzed or evaluated.
Methods: Describe the setting/location for the project, study design, study population, ethical considerations, data collection and methods of analysis used.
Results: If available, present as clearly and detailed as possible the findings/outcome of the project, with specific results in summarized form.
Conclusions: Briefly discuss the data and main outcome of the study. Emphasize the implications of the results for future projects, policy, or research.

More information can be found on the ACP website

• When results or data are not available, a description of a final product or intended analysis is acceptable.
• Previously published, presented, or unpublished work is welcome
• Abstracts should be sent directly to Caley Satterfield at

All submissions will be peer reviewed by a project committee, which will select abstracts to be presented as posters, demonstrations, or oral presentations. We encourage you to be creative with the final product – multimedia projects are also encouraged (photo essays, videos, interactive programs, etc.) and may be selected as demonstrations.

Please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Matt Dacso ( or Dr. Premal Patel ( with any questions about abstract submissions.

Center for Global Health Education
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
301 University Blvd. Galveston, TX 77555-0434

Conference Registration

Conference Registration is available until October 1, 2012. Registration is FREE. Please register at this website: Registration

Registration is required for conference attendance.

Conference News

August 31st Abstract Submission Deadline

October 1st Conference Registration Deadline