Critical Issues in Global Health SymposiumApril 19, 2017 | Lecture Hall 4, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Symposium Schedule

Session Title Speaker Time Learning Objectives
Light lunch will be served
11:30am – 1:00pm
Welcome & Setting the Stage Dr. Sohaila Cheema
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Director, Institute for Population Health, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar [Read more]
1:00pm – 1:05pm -
Mental Health: A Regional Perspective Dr. Suhaila Ghuloum
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar [Read more]
1:05pm – 1:35pm 1. Outline epidemiology of mental health.
2. Examine challenges associated with mental health.
Non-Communicable Disease Screening in Tanzania: Lessons Learned in the Field Mr. Mugisha R. Imani
Chief Executive Officer - Reach and Support All (RASA), Tanzania [Read more]
1:35pm – 2:05pm 1. Describe misconceptions surrounding non-communicable diseases in Tanzania.
2. Describe the current state of non-communicable disease screening in Tanzania.
Promoting Women's Health and Female Leadership in Global Health Dr. Jennifer A. Downs
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Center for Global Health, New York, USA [Read more]

Dr. Neema Kayange
Specialist Physician in Paediatrics,
Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania
Lecturer in Paediatrics,
Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania [Read more]
2:05pm – 2:45pm 1. Discuss major women's health outcome measures globally and the need for improvement in these outcomes.
2. Recognize the shortage of women in leadership positions in global health, the reasons that underlie this gender imbalance, and the importance of this issue in promoting global health outcomes.
3. Outline challenges faced in supporting women in global health research.
Coffee break 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Basic Healthcare in Low Income Nations Dr. Ram Krishna
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Yuma, Arizona, Immediate Past Chair and Chair of Nominating Committee, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA [Read more]
3:00pm – 3:30pm 1. Discuss provision of healthcare in low income nations.
2. Outline the role of international agencies in educating healthcare workers with a view to improve healthcare provision.
Lifestyle Medicine: Movement around the world Dr. Ravinder Mamtani
Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs,
Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar [Read more]

Ms. Susan Benigas
Executive Director, American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, USA [Read more]
3:30pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
1. Outline the evidence base for Lifestyle Medicine.

2. Discuss the growth of Lifestyle Medicine around the world.
Panel Discussion All symposium speakers

Discussion Moderator:
Dr. Sohaila Cheema, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Director, Institute for Population Health, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar [Read more]
4:30pm - 5:00pm -
Dinner 5:00pm
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