Conference Schedule

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8:00 - 8:45 AM
BERG HALL FOYER

Registration & Breakfast


8:45 - 9:45 AM
Berg Hall

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Michele Barry, Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Persis Drell, Provost, Stanford University


9:00 - 9:25 AM
BERG HALL

Opening Keynote

Jennifer Leaning, Professor and Director of Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University


9:25 - 9:45 Am
berg hall

Conversation: “Setting the Stage”

Laurie Garrett, author, speaker and Foreign Policy columnist
Agnes Binagwaho, Vice-Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; former Minister of Health, Rwanda
Moderator: Michele Barry, Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health


9:45 - 10:30 Am
berg hall

Panel 1: “Why Gender Matters in Health Workforce and Leadership"

Glenda Gray, President, South African Medical Research Council
Veronica Magar, Director for Gender, Equity & Human Rights, World Health Organization
Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Dean of the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Afaf Meleis, Dean of Nursing Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

This session is followed by a short break from 10:30 - 10:50 AM. The conference livestream will resume after the break at 10:50 AM. 


10:50 - 11:00 Am
berg hall

 

Artist Spotlight

Sonita Alizadeh, Afghan rapper and activist
Interviewer: Cassia van der Hoof Holstein, Chief Partnership Integration Officer, Partners In Health


11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Video Message from Melinda Gates


11:05 - 11:20 Am
berg hall 

 

Vision Talk: Mamphela Ramphele

Mamphela Ramphele, South African activist, surgeon, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and Managing Director, the World Bank
Interviewer: Susan Chira, New York Times


11:20 - 11:45 Am
Berg hall

Emerging Leader Lightning Talks Round 1

Emcee: Loyce Pace, Executive Director, Council on Global Health


11:45 AM - 12:20 Pm
berg hall

 

Panel 2: “Engaging Men to Advance Change”

Steve Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer, PATH
Gary Darmstadt, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, Stanford University School of Medicine
Aparna Mehrotra, Senior Advisor, UN Women
Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Handa Professor of Global Health
Mosoka Fallah, Deputy Director General for Technical Services, National Public Health Institute of Liberia
Moderator: Nancy Snyderman, medical correspondent


12:20 PM - 1:30 Pm
Dean's lawn

Networking Lunch on Dean's Lawn


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Berg hall

Vision Talk: Sania Nishtar

Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile and short-listed nominee for Director-General, World Health Organization
Interviewer: Susan Chira, New York Times


1:45 PM - 2:10 Pm
Berg hall

Emerging Leader Lightning Talks Round 2

Emcee: Terrie Taylor, University Distinguished Professor, Tropical Medicine, Michigan State


2:15 - 3:30 Pm
Various locations

 

Breakout Sessions

Global Health, Women and the Changing Political Environment
This Century's Challenge: Climate Change and Women Leaders
Global Health Messaging: Building Trust, Engaging Listeners
Poverty, Health and Organizing for Change
Barriers: Work/Life Balance, the Tenure Game and More
Gender Lens in Global Health Research
Tech in Global Health - Solutions by and for Women
Designing Solutions that Truly Work: Human-Centered Design in Action
Building Your Leadership Narrative

The breakout sessions will be followed by a break from 3:30 - 3:50 PM. The livestream will resume after the break at 3:50 PM. 


3:50 - 4:00 Pm
Berg hall

 

Artist Spotlight

Marika Anthony Shaw, Musician, Arcade Fire and Co-Founder, PLUS 1
Interviewer: Katherine States Burke, Deputy Director, Stanford Global Health


4:00 - 4:20 pm
Berg hall

Report Back from Breakouts

Session leads from each breakout will summarize key themes & learnings from sessions.
Moderator: Ami Bhatt, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Genetics, Director of Global Oncology, Stanford Global Health


4:20 - 5:05 Pm
berg hall

Panel 3: “How to become a change agent in global health”

Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
Patty Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru
Geeta Rao Gupta, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
Vanessa Kerry, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health
Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health
Moderator: Donna Shalala, former Health & Human Services Secretary and former President, University of Miami


5:05 - 5:35 Pm
berg hall

Call to Action

Michele Barry, Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Women in Global Health
Heidi Larson, Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project and Professor, London School for Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


5:35 - 6:00 Pm
BERG hall

Closing Keynote

Hannah Valantine, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institute of Health


6:00 PM - 7:00 Pm
berg hall foyer

Reception

 

Breakout Sessions

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Breakout Session:

Global Health, Women and the Changing Political Environment Global Health, Women and the Changing Political Environment

 

Description:

Winter is coming: As USG plans to cut funding and conservative politics gain traction, how does this impact the work of women leaders? Beyond the US, how are political trends affecting global health? In this 75-minute session, experts will share perspectives and help the audience explore key issues: shifting political ideologies and investment priorities among traditional donor countries; comparable trends in developing countries; the role of the private sector; the relationship between science/data/facts and how issues are reported; where global health sits in relation to other issues including climate; and what female leaders can and should bring to these issues.

SESSION LEADERS:

Nicole Bates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Judy Wasserheit, University of Washington

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Donna Shalala, former sec, HHS
Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation
Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women
Natasha Bilimoria, GAVI
Anne Schuchat, acting director, CDC
Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development
Amb. Deborah Birx, US Global AIDS Coordinator


Breakout Session:

This Century's Challenge: Climate Change and Women Leaders

Description:

Climate change is a global problem, but the solutions are local. What are women leaders doing to address the health implications of climate change? What more needs to be done, and how can we work together to achieve results?

SESSION LEADERS:

Kathy Burke, Stanford Global Health
Shana Yansen, Global Health Institute, Harvard

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WHO/WMO
Julie Ttranj, NOAA
Eriel Deranger, Alberta indigenous advocate
Ann Marie Kimball, Chatham House
Patty Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru
Kari Nadeau, Stanford


Breakout session:

Global Health Messaging: Building Trust and Engaging Listeners

Description:

Communications is more than honing the message that goes out. Global health leaders can learn principles and techniques to engage listeners to build strong relationships and talk so audiences will listen.

SESSION LEADER:

Heidi Larson, Vaccine Confidence Project, LSHTM

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Heidi Larson, The Vaccine Confidence Project
Loyce Pace, Global Health Council
Sarah Wills, GE Communications


Breakout Session:

Poverty, Health and Organizing for Change

Description:

Working in poor and underserved communities presents many challenges. This session explores the attributes and skills that have propelled women leaders to successful engagement in these settings. Participants will discuss strategies to identify, nurture and support emerging women leaders in these communities.

SESSION LEADER:

Zohray Talib, George Washington University

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Sonya Shin, Navajo Nation, Harvard
Gayle Dine'Chacon, founder, Center for Native American Health, University of New Mexico
Gail Reed, MEDICC Cuba
Eva Harris, UC Berkeley


Breakout session:

Barriers: Work/Life Balance, the Tenure Game and More

Description:

A large peer-reviewed and popular literature documents the barriers that women face in the workplace, including in academia.  This session will include a diverse set of panelists who will share their stories – barriers, challenges, and strategies for achieving success and promotion in global health research, teaching, and service.   The session is designed to facilitate an energetic and interactive format and will include small-group discussions.

SESSION LEADER:

Peggy Bentley, University of North Carolina

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Hannah Valantine, NIH
Jennifer Downs, Cornell
Ingrid Katz, Harvard
Yukari Manabe, Johns Hopkins
Chifundo Zimba, UNC Malawi


Breakout Session:

Gender Lens in Global Health Research

Description:

This session will equip participants with the tools and framework to apply gender analysis to their research. Using real-life case studies, groups will assess projects on a continuum from gender unequal to gender transformative and discuss ways to enhance performance related to gender issues.  Case-study research leads will participate, ensuring a lively conversation.

SESSION LEADERS:

Wafaa El-Sadr, Columbia
Cheryl Moyer, Michigan

Speakers:

Rosemary Morgan, RiNGs
Arachu Castro, Tulane
Emily Courey Pryor, UN Foundation/Data2X
Myra Breton, JHPIEGO Gender Lead


Breakout Session:

Tech and the Private Sector in Global Health - Solutions by and for Women

description:

How can technology enhance health, and how are women leaders making that happen? Leaders from public health, academia, nonprofits and the private sector talk about the realities of innovation, scaling, and leadership in bringing solutions to impact to increase outcomes, equity and access for all.

SESSION LEADER:

Ann Kurth, Yale

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Jocelyn Brown, Hadleigh Health Technologies
Ellen Jo Baron, Cephied
Amie Batson, PATH
Brooke Partridge, Vital Wave
Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke University
Sally Stansfield, Deloitte


Breakout Session:

Designing Solutions that Truly Work for People: Human-Centered Design in Action

description:

Explore what Human Centered Design is and how it can be applied to work in the social sector. The session starts with a 30-minute overview of HCD and the typical step-by-step process. We then move into applying some of its principles to a design challenge familiar to conference participants. Working in table teams, each team is briefed on an audience and tasked with brainstorming solutions. Teams then create a prototype - making a tangible representation of their best idea. Along the way, guidance, real-world examples, and best practices are provided.

**Note: This session will run 90-minutes. Participants attending this breakout session will skip most of the afternoon break and meet back in Berg Hall.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Pam Scott, The Curious Company
Roopa Dhatt, Women in Global Health

SESSION LEADER:

Pam Scott, The Curious Company


Breakout Session:

Building Your Leadership Narrative

description:

This workshop introduces participants to the concept of leadership storytelling -- the idea that leaders can and should use stories effectively and powerfully to motivate and inspire, galvanize, and deliver results. The session will help participants cultivate and practice using stories in leadership contexts. Particularly for women leaders in global health, this is a critical skill as it enables the connection between personal experiences and values, and cultivates the ability to mobilize movements.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Melissa Briggs, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Brittany Cesarini, Global Health Corps
Jessica Mack, Global Health Corps

SESSION LEADERS::

Brittany Cesarini, Global Health Corps
Roopa Dhatt, Women in Global Health