Seventh Annual CUGH Conference
Satellite Events | Emerging Themes in Global Health Education


Friday April 8th, 2016
10:00am - 2:30pm

Hilton Union Square Hotel in San Francisco
Room Continental 8

Registration is free but required.


At the end of the session, participants will learn about and have opportunity to discuss….

• Current work regarding GH competencies, their availabilities, uses, and priorities for further development 
• Recently developed materials for use in pre-departure training and orientation
• Current efforts to monitor and project likely changes in the market for GH workers
• The newly created Global Health Implementation Network (GHLN), and its efforts to promote sharing of best practices among GH program directors
• Trainee efforts to promote and extend their engagement in the activities of CUGH
• Current availability of GH educational materials on the internet; types, accessibility, potential gaps, and recommendations for improvement
• Common challenges in establishing new academic global health educational programs and the impact of CUGH's mentorship program, the Global Health Program Advisory Service (GHPAS), in addressing these challenges. 
• Review elements in creating effective bidirectional partnerships on a programmatic level

Moderator: Anvar Velji

10:00 - 10:10

1. (10:10 - 10:20 am)
Mentorship for Global Health Educators - the CUGH Program Advisory Service (GHPAS) (Jonathan Ripp) 
 The speaker will address common challenges faced in developing global health educational programs in the academic setting. Selected representatives from the first cohort of the CUGH Program Advisory Service (GHPAS) will discuss their individual cases and the strategies they adopted to address program development issues through GHPAS' mentorship process. Both mentors and advisees will be present to report their experience with the program. GHPAS leadership will also provide a summary of the evaluation of the program's first year in addition to discussing proposed GHPAS offerings for the year to follow, 

2. (10:25 - 10:35 am)
Global Health Education Partnerships: Bilateral Approaches (James Hudspeth)
The speaker will address bilateral approaches to optimal partnerships with colleagues in low-resource settings.  Effective global health partnerships are notoriously difficult to create, sustain and support. The session will outline and discus examples of some successful approaches to building sustainable, mutually beneficial, partnerships resulting in equitable bilateral health professional exchanges 

3. (10:35 - 10:45 am)
Proposed Global Health Implementation Network (Andrew Dykens | Bethany Hodge)
The structure and processes of GHIN will be outlined. The Network will collaborate with other CUGH committees to contribute and support their activities across education, research, service and advocacy functions with the aim of improving community health equity through strengthening community health systems.

4. (10:50 - 11:00 am)
GH Competencies (Lynda Wilson | Quentin Eichbaum)
The speakers will provide an overview of the status of global health competencies, what currently exists, how they can be used, what gaps remain, what more needs to be done. They will also address the concepts of "acquired" and "participatory" competencies and how to assess them. Opportunities to collaborate with the subcommittee as it works to create and facilitate the use of competencies will also be discussed. 

5. (11:05 - 11:15 am)
Global Health education 
— finally available globally? (Erica Frank) is providing the world's first free, accredited medical and public health education, and is now being used in over 130 countries for training ranging from U.S. undergraduate medical education (shown to be comparable to standard North American medical education) to residency training in Sudan (with training planned for 60,000 Family Medicine residents).   The session will demonstrate how to use this powerful tool to share learning resources globally.

6. (11:20 - 11:40 am)
Pre-Departure Courses (Jessica Evert | Gabrielle Jacquet)
 i) We will present newly released online modules useful to prepare trainees for overseas courses, field experiences, advocacy or work abroad. They were created by the Educational Products Subcommittee in partnership with NextGenU, Child Family Health International and AAMC’s GHLO. 

ii) We will present The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health: a series of 3 edX MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) that have been written by global health experts from many institutions and specialties in an attempt to improve safety, ethics, and sustainability for undergraduates, graduate students, medical trainees and volunteers interested in participating in global health rotations and projects. These three courses are timeline-based and include video interviews and interactive exercises. They culminate with a scored activity that can be used for tracking preparation achievements and certification. 
7. (11:40 - 11:50 am)
Job Opportunities in Global Health (Quentin Eichbaum)
The speakers will present (1) the results of the group's published study on job opportunities in global health (obtained from an extensive web-based search of available job listings); (2)  Progress on additional surveys being conducted to gauge how global health training programs are meeting employment demands. These presentations will be used to generate active discussion on current challenges related to global workforce and job opportunities for trainees. 

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break
(on your own)

8. (1:00 - 2:30 pm)
Where to next with global health education  Top priorities (Tom Hall | Sam Matheny)
In this final session we will invite each of the previous speakers to state briefly and specifically what they believe should be among the highest priority activities relevant to improving global health education. Priorities can be related to any of the many topics and activities subsumed under “global health education,” e.g., products, competencies, methods, standards, courses, resources, training and trainers, partnerships. In identifying top priorities presenters are asked to reflect on the entire field of global health education and not just the topic area they addressed.