2019 Global Issues Forum

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The 2019 GIF will focus on ways academic health centers are partnering to enhance outcomes and impact, as well as plan for a more sustainable future. Topics include:

  • Human Migration and Health
  • Partnering with Tech to Advance Health and Science
  • Rightsizing academic health systems - can you be too big?
  • Advancing Health by Partnering Across Borders

AAHC/I Professional Development Program on Crisis Management

Please join us on May 5, 2019 (1–5 pm) for a thought-provoking workshop on Crisis Management.

This pre-conference workshop will focus on Crisis Management. The program will provide opportunities for members to examine specific case studies, to engage in critical analysis and discussion in small groups, and to benefit from the personal wisdom of leaders who have recent experience managing crises. The program is open to all attendees. We urge you to attend this important interactive program, and invite your emerging leaders to join this workshop and stay for the conference.

  • Keynote Speakers

From Academic Health Center to a Biomedical Innovation Precinct – Translating for Health and Wealth

Shitij Kapur
Shitij Kapur, PhD, FMedSci
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health), University of Melbourne (Australia)

Leading the way: Creating one Leeds Workforce for Health and Care Excellence

Sara Munro
Sara Munro, PhD, CEO
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chair, Leeds Health and Care Academy Project Board (UK)


Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis
Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Panel: Partnering with Tech to Advance Health and Science

Duska Dragun, MD
Director, BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program, Acting Director, BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy, Charité Universitatsmedizin Berlin (Germany)


Luis Miguel Acevedo Arroyave
Luis Miguel Acevedo Arroyave
Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia)
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor, University of California San Francisco (USA)

Keynote – Should Academic Health Centers be Engaged in Global Health?

Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD
Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research, NIH


Richard Nuttall
Greg Simon, JD
President, Biden Cancer Initiative

AAHC 50th Anniversary Lectures

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA
President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation


Qimin Zhan, MD, PhD
President, Peking University Health Science Centre; Executive Vice President, Peking University