Global Health Inequities & Infectious Diseases Workshop

Date and Times: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 6:00pm

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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The workshop will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scholars at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond to examine global health inequities in the distribution of infectious diseases. Highly infectious diseases reflect global inequities worldwide, making up five of the top ten leading causes of death in low-income countries while constituting only one of the top ten causes of death in high-income countries.
The workshop fits in nicely with the Global Plan for Pitt. In particular, the workshop will convene a dynamic community of researchers and practitioners, which will help to advance the frontiers of knowledge and assist with tackling real-world problems. The workshop will consider the unique challenges in combatting global health inequities for infectious diseases for a host of fields as well as many sub and cross-disciplines. It will bring together scholars writing in human rights, human security, poverty and inequality, global public health, medicine and law, amongst other fields. The workshop will help to identify ongoing innovative scholarship dealing with inequities in infectious diseases. The workshop will also serve as an opportunity to network and facilitate outreach between junior and senior scholars and create linkages between students interested in the study of health inequities in infectious diseases. Students are encouraged to participate in this workshop. The workshop seeks to cultivate globally capable and engaged students toward lives of impact in their communities and beyond, in line with Pitt’s objective of enhancing the Global Readiness of our students.
The workshop will be composed of keynotes, panel sessions and one plenary session. The sessions will consist of panelists invited to present a work-in progress that reflects the workshop theme. The workshop will conclude with a plenary session to discuss the potential for future collaboration and next steps.

Keynote Speakers

How we can leverage the Global Health Security Agenda to combat all neglected infectious diseases
Nahid Bhadelia, Medical Director, Special Pathogens Unit, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

A Strategic Approach to Spreading Healthy Law
Scott Burris, Professor of Law, Temple University Law School

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The workshop is cosponsored by the Year of Pitt Global, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University Center for International Studies, the Center for Global Health, the Center for International Legal Education, the Global Studies Center, the African Studies Center, the Ford Institute for Human Security, the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

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