2017 CUGH Conference

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) eighth annual Global Health Conference, which will be held in Washington, DC from April 6 to April 9, 2017.

The CUGH Annual Conference has become the world's leading academic global health conference. The meeting brings together committed leaders, professionals, educators, students from diverse fields of study including engineering, business, law, policy, natural sciences, nursing, public health, medicine, and environmental studies to explore, discuss and critically assess the global health landscape. 

This year’s theme, Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership and Sustainability in Global Health, reflects the growing realization that our physical and planetary health are inextricably linked. World-class speakers will address topics that include: planetary health; governance and political decision-making; health systems and human resources; women’s health; non-communicable diseases and social determinants of health; and infectious diseases.

Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University are delighted to be serving as co-hosts for the Conference. We are in the process of developing a range of innovative conference activities for 2017, including a particular focus on sessions that will be useful and rewarding for student attendees from around the world. And of course we will be continuing the many conference activities that have made CUGH the success that it is today, including a plenary session from the winner of the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.

We warmly invite you to join us in Washington DC April 6 to April 9, 2017 to teach and learn, network and collaborate, and to create opportunities together with fellow global health professionals from around the world.


Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, Med, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Chair, 2017 CUGH Conference

Nelson Sewankambo, MBChB, MMed, MSc, FRCP
Professor of Medicine
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Chair, 2017 CUGH Conference

Thomas Quinn, MD, MS
Director, Johns Hopkins Ctr for Global Health
Johns Hopkins University
Co-Chair, 2017 CUGH Conference

Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Co-Chair, 2017 CUGH Conference