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Dear all,

Many of you may be interested in this international "Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation" conference held at Yale University.  Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in attending or presenting.

Register and/or submit an abstract. Registration rate increases monthly. Abstract deadline is September 15.

Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference
April 18-19, 2009
"Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation"
http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

When: April 18-19, 2009
Where: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
What: Join 2,500 conference participants for a stimulating international conference
As Featured On CNN: The Unite For Sight Conference Is What CNN Calls "A Meeting of Minds"

NOW OPEN: Registration and Abstract Submission - Abstract deadline is September 15

200 Speakers, Including Keynote Addresses by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, and Dr. Harold Varmus.  Plus sessions by CEOs and Directors of Save The Children, Partners in Health, HealthStore Foundation, mothers2mothers, and many others.

Register For Conference REGISTER NOW TO SECURE LOWEST RATE. Rate escalates each month.

Interested in submitting an abstract? Anyone may submit an abstract. Abstract submitters range from students to professionals.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in international health, public health, international development, medicine, nonprofits, eye care, philanthropy, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, bioethics, economics, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, environmental health, service-learning, medical education, and public service.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Former US Assistant Surgeon General, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center; Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research

Allan Rosenfield, MD, DeLamar Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon

Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Health Coordinator, Millennium Village Project

Harold Varmus, MD, President and Chief Executive, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Former Director of the NIH; Nobel Prize Recipient

Confirmed Featured Speakers

Sam Abbenyi, MD, MSc, Director, Programs and Logistics, International Trachoma Initiative

Alastair Ager, PhD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jared Ament, MD, MPH, Clinical Research Fellow, Ophthalmology & Corneal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health

Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Elizabeth Ashbourne, Results Secretariat, OPCS, World Bank

Thomas Baah, MD, MSc, Ophthalmologist, Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Ghana

Richard Baraniuk, PhD, Founder, Connexions; Victor E. Cameron Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

Sheri Berenbach, MBA, Executive Director, Calvert Foundation

Paul Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes

David Bloom, Chair, Department of Global Health and Population; Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Scholar, Oxford University; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George's University; Formerly Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Health Issues; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)

Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration; director, Health Management Program; Director, Global Health Initiatives, Yale School of Public Health

Ronald Braswell, MD, MS, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Harry Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine

Michael Chu, MBA, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

Lisa Croucher, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Global Health Institute, Duke University

Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Child Survival Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

Marva Eberhart, Teacher For Visually Impaired, Kansas City, Missouri School District; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

Paul Epstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

Dabney Evans, MPH, Executive Director, Emory University Institute of Human Rights; Lecturer, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Gene Falk, Co-Founder, Executive Directors, mothers2mothers

Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN, CEO and Founder, Center For Human Diversity

Susan Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services

Stanley O. Foster, MD, MPH, Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

James Fraser, MA, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dignitas International

Ulrick Gaillard, JD, CEO, The Batey Relief Alliance

Gannon Gillespie, Director of US Operations, Tostan

Heskel Haddad, MD, Ophthalmologist; President, Optoed Corp, Inc.

Rebecca Hardin, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Susan Hayes, President and CEO, Interplast

Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation

Steve Hilton, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Debbie Humphries, MPH, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Kartee Karloweah, ON, RN, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

Zachary Kaufman, JD Candidate, Yale Law School; DPhil Candidate in International Relations, Oxford University

Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

Karen King, MA, Elementary School Teacher, Reed Intermediate School; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

Jamie Lachman, Clowns Without Borders

Doug Lawrence, Vice President/General Manager, BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems

Robert Lawrence, MD, Center for A Livable future Professor; Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy & International Health; Director, Center for a Livable Future, Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Robert Malkin, PhD, Professor of Practice of Biomedical Engineering Director, Duke-Engineering World Health, Duke University

Charles MacCormack, PhD, President and CEO, Save The Children

John McGoldrick, JD, Senior Vice President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

Michelle McMurry, Director, Health, Biomedical Science and Society Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, MPhil, Public Health Law Project Manager, Center for Health Policy, IGERT-International Development and Globalization Fellow, Columbia University

Carol McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Global Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Partners in Health; Director, Institute for Health and Social Justice; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, Program Director Global Health, New York Medical College School of Public Health

Neal Nathanson, MD, Associate Dean, Global Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Edward O'Neil, Jr, MD, Omni Med

Santa Ono, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Deputy Provost of Emory University; Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center

Robin Paetzold, MBA, Director, Global Programs, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

David J. Palmer, MD, Chair, Seniors EyeCare Program, EyeCare America

Yannis Paulus, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine

Steven C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications

Susan Reef, MD, CDC

Lee Roberts, PhD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Steven Rothstein, President, Perkins School For The Blind

Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker

Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Vision Health Initiative Team Leader, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarwat Salim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee-Memphis

Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India

Harshad Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University

Daniel D. Sedmak, MD, Director, Office of Global Health Education; Executive Vice Dean, College of Medicine; Executive Director, Center for Personalized Health care; Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Health Sciences, The Ohio State University

Tamilarasan Senthil, MBBS, Consulting Ophthalmologist, Uma Eye Clinic, India

Bruce Shields, MD, Chair Emeritus, Yale Department of Ophthalmology

Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Ajit Sinha, MBBS, Founder and Director, AB Eye Institute; Former President, All India Ophthalmological Society

Pooja Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

Renu Sinha, MBBS, Former Head of the Obs and Gynea Department of Patna Medical College Hospital; Former President of Bihar Obs and Gynea Society

Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

Janice K. Smith, MD, MPH, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in International Health at UTMB

Lanny Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Professor of Medicine in the Residency Programs of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Assistant Director, Human Rights Clinic for Victims of Torture, Montefiore; Founder and President, Doctors for Global Health

Georgia Sambunaris, MA, Senior Financial Markets Specialist, USAID

Samuel So, MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery; Director, Asian Liver Center; Director, Liver Cancer Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

Lindsay Stark, Research Associate, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Chris Stout, PsyD, Founding Director, Center for Global Initiatives; Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

James C. Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Philippe Van Denbossche, Executive Director, Raising Malawi

Anvar Velji, MD, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Global Health Education Consortium; Chief of Infectious Disease at Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento; Clinical Professor, University of California at Davis

Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Tanya Whitehead, PhD, Research Associate Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Dayan Woldemichael, MD, Chad Country Director, International Medical Corps

David Zakus, BSc, MES, MSc, PhD, Director, Centre for International Health; Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Debrework Zewdie, Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program of the World Bank Human Development Network World Bank