2017 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference

This guest post was written by Emily Kiser (emilykiser@triangleglobalhealth.org), Program Coordinator at Triangle Global Health ConsortiumThe Triangle Global Health Consortium is a non-profit member organization representing institutions and individuals from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the international health development NGO community, the faith community, and academia. The Consortium’s mission is to establish North Carolina as an international center for research, training, education, advocacy and business dedicated to improving the health of the world’s communities. To learn more, visit www.triangleglobalhealth.org.

The Triangle Global Health Consortium warmly invites you to attend the 2017 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference to share, learn, and build relationships within North Carolina’s rich global health community! The conference will be held September 28 on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, NC. Conference registration is now open, and early bird rates are available through September 7. The day will feature global health leaders, compelling speakers, exciting breakout sessions, and plenty of time to network!

North Carolina is a leader in global health, housing more than 220 organizations, companies, and academic institutions that work in more than 185 countries to improve the health of people around the world. Global health work supports over 26,000 jobs in North Carolina, and in 2015, the global health sector in North Carolina contributed about $3.7 billion in gross state product. Our conference sessions will highlight many areas of global health work taking place in our state and their far-reaching impacts.

We are thrilled to present keynote addresses from three incredible speakers who will discuss the impacts of global health work, both here at home and around the world. Keynotes include:

Health, Peace, & Prosperity, All Within Reach

Pape Gaye, MBA
President & CEO of IntraHealth International


Global Health, the US Government, and our Future

Michael H. Merson, MD
Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs at Duke University, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute


Women Leaders in Global Health: Say it with Stats and Stories

Nandini Oomman, PhD
Independent consultant in global health & development and founding curator for the Women’s Storytelling Salon


The day will also feature two plenary panel discussions which will illustrate the economic and security impacts of global health work. Panelists will discuss the many ways in which global health work contributes to development, diplomacy, and defense and the improvements that are generated in arenas far beyond health alone.

We will also offer the opportunity to select from a variety of breakout sessions which reflect the vast diversity of global health work taking place in North Carolina. We are excited to present:

1) Building Multi-Sectoral Coalitions
2) Can we translate the multilateral strategies for cervical cancer prevention to address other global health disparities?
3) Creating and Managing Specialized and Remote Health Worker Training using Referenceable Replays
4) Food and Nutrition Security in a Climate-Changed World: Health, Socioeconomic, and Environmental Inputs and Impacts
5) Impacts of Global Environmental Health Efforts: Perspectives from Federal Agencies
6) Innovation Challenges and Co-creation for Digital Health: Hands on Training
7) Story-Gathering for Social Impact
8) The global pandemic of substandard and falsified medicines

We hope you will join us to learn, share, create, and connect in Raleigh, NC on September 28!

​For more information on conference programming, speakers, sponsors, and more, visit www.triangleglobalhealth.org/annual-conference.