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Conference: Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides

International Health Conference
1-2 April, 2006
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
"Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides"

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in medicine, health education, health promo-
tion, public health, international health, international ser-
vice, nonprofits, or eye care.

Conference Goal:
To empower conference attendees to identify health needs and to
develop solutions to improve access to care for the medically

How to Register - Early Bird Registration!
Early Bird Registration Rate: $30 student rate; $40 for all oth-

Conference Highlights: A Few of the Scheduled Presentations.
Complete schedule can be seen at:

Keynote Address:
"Environment, Behavior and Health: Societies Matter"
Al Sommer, MD, MHS

"The Challenges of Pediatric AIDS in Africa - A Lesson in Hope
and Humanity" Shaffiq Essajee, BMBCh

"Global Health Governance in a Time of Rapid Change: Opportuni-
ties and Concerns" Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH

"Millenium Development Goals," Josh Ruxin, MPH, PhD

"Community Approaches to Achieve Global Health Goals, "Jacob Ku-
maresan, MD, MPH, Dr.PH

"Women's Health: A Global Overview," Allan Rosenfield, MD

"Strengthening Community Capacity for Maternal, Newborn and
Child Health," Charles MacCormack

"Gender Disparities in Blindness and Visual Impairment" Ilene
Gipson, PhD

"Update on Vision 2020: the Right to Sight," Louis Pizzarello,

"Infinite Vision - The Story of Dr. V(enkataswamy) and the Arav-
ind Eye Care System," Pavithra Krishnan

"Social Entrepreneurship and Presbyopia" Jordan Kassalow, OD,


Jennifer Staple
Founder, President & CEO
Unite For Sight

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