2021 Global Innovation Forum

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Collaboration Drives Innovation: The Critical Role of Academic Health Center Partnerships
AAHC Connect – A Premier Virtual Experience

April 19 – 23, 2021

Academic health centers have proven to be instrumental and resilient institutions in their responses to the pandemic, advancing health and well-being as they adapted continuously to serve communities on both regional and global scales. When academic health centers act collectively, there is an exponential increase in their power to improve the human condition. Academic health centers will continue to drive innovative clinical care, research, and education to lead the way to universal health and wellness.

The 2021 AAHC Global Innovation Forum (GIF) is an exceptional and unique opportunity for AAHC/I members to meet online, discuss mutual concerns, share experiences, and collaborate as one global community. Join us to explore the critical disruptions, transformations, and innovations that AAHC/I members are achieving through partnership in a shifting and highly challenging healthcare environment. Members also will have the opportunity to explore new collaborative opportunities through the inaugural AAHC Partner Summit.

The 2021 GIF is designed for current and aspiring academic health center leaders and is open to all faculty and learners from AAHC and AAHCI member institutions.

  • Schedule of Events

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Monday, April 19
7:30 am

GIF Welcome Remarks (pre-recorded session)

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
8:00 - 10 am

AAHC/I Partner Summit I

7:30 pm

GIF Welcome Remarks (pre-recorded session)

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
8:00 – 10:00 pm

AAHC/I Partner Summit II

Tuesday, April 20
9:00 – 9:45 am

Featured Presentation – Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

10:00 – 11:30 am

Panel: Collaboration Drives Innovation

Facilitator: Heyo Kroemer, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin
Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Annemie M.W.J. Schols, Dean Faculty of Health Medicine and Lifesciences, Maastricht University, Vice-president Executive Board, Maastricht University Medical Centre
Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAS, Chair, Department OB/GYN- Aga Khan University Hospital, Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health- East Africa, Aga Khan University, AKU-UNESCO Chair in Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education, Chair, ICRHGlobal (International Centre for Reproductive Health)
Wednesday, April 21
9:00 – 9:45 am

Featured Presentation: Responding to COVID – The Role of AHSCs Beyond AHSCs - Shitij Kapur, MBBS, PhD, FMedSci, Incoming President and Principal, Kings College London

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Panel: Challenges in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery and Administration: Perspectives from Around the Globe

Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc, PhD, FRSPH, BI, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Clay B. Marsh, MD, Vice President and Executive Dean, WVU Health Sciences
Julian Redhead, MBBS FRCP FCEM MFSEM, Medical Director, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Imperial College London
Jialin Zheng, MD, Professor and Dean, Tongji University School of Medicine
Thursday, April 22
8:00 – 9:30 am

Panel: Leadership Development at Academic Health Centers: Cultivating Innovation, Community, Diversity, and Belonging

Facilitator: Sonu Bhaskar, MD, PhD, PD, Founding Director & Chief Investigator, NSW Brain Clot Bank, Executive Officer, Maridulu Budyari Gumal - Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE), The University of New South Wales
Jessica Gold, MD MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis
Friday, April 23
12:00 pm

AAHCI Student Leadership Initiative Ignite! Talks – Innovative Ideas on Virtual Medical Education from Latin America