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Global Health Curriculum Sessions

Global Health Curriculum Sessions include case-based presentations, journal clubs, group discussions and practical skill sessions. They cover a range of topics such as HIV, TB, Malaria, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, programmatic aspects of global health delivery, immigrant health, social medicine, global health geopolitics and global health careers. Sessions are led by faculty and residents from across BIDMC as well as other Harvard and non-Harvard Institutions.

Sessions are held at 6pm in Deaconess 205 A/B unless otherwise noted.  

2013-2014 Schedule

Tuesday July 16, 2013

Speaker: Asa Oxner
Topic: Neurologic Cases from Botswana: Diagnosis and Treatment at SLH

Tuesday July 23, 2013

Speaker: Jon Crocker
Topic: Malaria in resource-limited settings

Tuesday July 30, 2013

Speaker: Jon Crocker
Topic: Practicum Session: Lumbar Puncture

*This session will be held in Shapiro Building Simulation Center  

Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013

Speaker: Dagan Coppock
Topic: Botswana Orientation 1 - Logistics

Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013

Speaker: Tomer Barak
Topic Botswana Orientation 2 - Background and Expectations

Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013

Speaker: Jon Crocker or Luke Strnad
Topic: Botswana Orientation 3 - Ethics and Experiences  

Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013

Speaker: Sachin Jain
Topic: Empiric Second-line ART for Suspected Resistant Genotype in the Developing World

Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD    

Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013

Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBD

Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD  

Tuesday March 18, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topis: TBD

Tuesday March 3, 2014 

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD 

Tuesday April 1, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Tuesday May 6, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD   


2012-2013 Schedule

Wednesday August 27, 2012

Speaker: Omar Siddiqi (BIDMC)
Topic: HIV Neurology in Zambia

Tuesday September 11, 2012

Speaker: Tomer Barak
Topic: HIV-Prep, iPREX, VOICE

Wednesday September 26, 2012

Speaker: Julia Koehler (Boston Children’s Hospital)
Topic: Health of Undocumented Migrants in the US

Tuesday October 9, 2012

Speaker: Asa Oxner
Topic: PMTCT implementation programs.

Tuesday October 23, 2012

Speaker: Patrick Lee (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Topic: Non-Communicable Diseases

Tuesday November 6, 2012

Speaker: Claudia Denkinger (BIDMC)
Topic: TB diagnostics

Tuesday January 8, 2013

Speaker: Luke Strnad
Topic: Poor Health Outcomes in Inner Cities US

Tuesday January 23, 2013

Speaker: Joia Muhkerjee (BWH/PIH)
Topic: Health Financing from a Human Rights Approach

Tuesday Febuary 5, 2013

Speaker: Tomer Barak
Topic: Obstetric Fistula – A Hidden Global Epidemic: viewing and discussion of the film “A Walk to Beauty”

Tuesday Febuary 19, 2013

Speaker: Namrata Jain (BCH)
Topic: Global Organ Trafficking

Tuesday March 5, 2013

Speaker: Xiao Tan
Topic: Gut Microbiomes of Malawian Twin Pairs Discordant for Kwashiorkor

Tuesday March 19, 2013

Speaker: Lanny C. Smith (BIDMC)
Topic: Interconnections Global and Local through Liberation Medicine

Tuesday April 2nd, 2013

Speaker: Luke Strnad
Topic: Ethics of RCT’s in Low Resource Settings.

Tuesday April 23, 2013

Speaker: Corrado Cancedda (BWH/PIH)
Topic: Role of International NGOs and Academic Institutions in Capacity Building of Health Care Work-Force: Lessons from Rwanda


2011-2012 Schedule

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Speaker: Claudia Denkinger 
Topic: Intro to Global Health curriculum and Parasites 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 

Speaker: Rosemary Duda 
Topic: Surgical Disease in the Tropics and their management

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 

Speaker:  Chris Rowley 
Topic: HIV Management 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 

Speaker:  Jen Scott 
Topic: Maternal morbidity/mortality 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 

Speaker: Susan Bartels (HHI) 
Topic: Communicable disease in displaced persons 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 

Speaker: Claudia Denkinger  
Topic: Tuberculosis Management 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 

Speaker: N. Pollock/K. Landman 
Topic: Skills session: Microbiology 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 

Speaker: Jon Crocker  
Topic: Malaria 

2010-2011 Schedule

Friday, July 16, 2010

Speaker: J.Crocker/ C. Denkinger 
Topic: Haiti Disaster Relief

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 
Speaker: Chris Rowley 
Topic: Vaccine Preventable Disease

Friday, September 17, 2010 
Speaker: Poh Lian Lim 
Topic: Outbreak Control

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 
Speaker: Jenn Mitty/ Lynn Matthews 
Topic: Designing a realistic project in GH

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 
Speaker: K. Okike/ Ken Souza 
Topic: Skill session: Casting and splinting

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 
Speaker: Paul Farmer (BWH) 
Topic: The categorical imperative to do GH work

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 
Speaker: Christina Russ 
Topic: Pediatric Emergency

Wednesday January 26, 2011 
Speaker: Pat Lee (MGH) 
Topic: Chronis disease in developing countries

Wednesday February 23, 2011
Speaker: Jason Harris (MGH) 
Topic: Diarrheal Illnesses

Wednesday March 23, 2011 
Speaker: Amy Sieveres 
Topic: Oncological care in the developing world

Wednesday April 20, 2011 
Speaker: Kate Sadler (Tufts) 
Topic: Malnutrition

Wednesday May 18, 2011
Speaker: S. Abkowitz/ R. Shapiro/ J. Crocker 
Topic: Careers in tropical medicine/GH

Wednesday June 15, 2011
Speaker: Susan Bartels (HHI) 
Topic: Communicable disease in displaced persons

Contact Information

Global Health Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
303 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-0902