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Global Health Catalyst Summit

@ Johns Hopkins University

With funding support from the USA National Institutes of Health

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Schedule for GHC Summit @ Johns Hopkins on November 12, 2021

Subject to Change

8:30: am Welcome

Professors Akila Viswanathan, Yuka Manabe

9:00 am:  Opportunities and models for collaborating to increase access to cancer care and reduce disparities

  • Jeff M. Michalski (President-elect of American Association for Radiation Oncology)

  • Saiful Huq (Chair Board of American Association of Physicists in  Medicine)

  • Anil D'Cruz (President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Geneva, Director of Oncology Apollo Hospitals, India)

  • Jean-Marie Dangou (Director of Non-Communicable Diseases @ World Health Organization) on COVID-19 and Cancer

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, Fierce Cancer Equity Advocate, Immediate-Past President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 

 Panel Q and A  with audience

11:00 am     Collaborating to reduce healthcare disparities: Policy Perspective

  • Her Excellency, Hilda Suka-Mafudze, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States

  • Rose Anorlu (President-elect, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer) 


12:00 pm Global Radiation Oncology Journal Club with Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center by Rohini Bhatia

Special zoom link here

2:00 PM     Win-win  scientific Collaborations: Approaches and technologies for increasing access to cancer care and reducing disparities

2:00 PM: Key address: Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Win-Win Movement  by Professor Ahmed Elzawawy, Chair of the win-win initiative

- 2:20 PM: Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Cloud  (C4), (Ngwa et al.)

  • Oncospace and AI-aided radiotherapy applications (by Todd McNutt @ Johns Hopkins)

  • AI-aided radiotherapy applications (by Harry Quon @ Johns Hopkins)

- 2:50 PM Access4all initiative by Elekta: 

Therese Lindé (Global Public Affairs Director of Elekta)

-  3:05 PM African Access Initiative by Jennifer Dent (President of Bioventures for Global Health)

-  3:20 PM AfrOx-H2, Model of Win-win collaborations in multi-center clinical trials by  David Kerr  (Professor of Cancer Medicine at Oxford University, UK)

3:35 PM: Towards Radio-Immunotherapy Dose-painting Clinical Trials  (Charlotte Moser, NanoCan Therapeutics Corporation)

-  3:50 PM Cures Within Reach by Barbara Goodman (President of Cures Within Reach)

- 4:05 PM New win-win trends in Scientific publications and disseminations, focused on how to increase affordability of cancer care for undeserved patients. By:  Eduardo Cazap, (On behalf of  the leaders of the  Global Health Catalyst Win-Win Movement and Latin America and Caribbean Medical Oncology Society)

- 4:20 PM: Ways of advancing Surgical Oncology training and education in LMICS. By Riccardo Audisio (Past President of the European Society of Surgical Oncology)

-  4:35 PM RAVEN: Low-Cost technologies for global health  by John Wong (Professor and Director of Medical Physics @ Johns Hopkins)

- 4:50 PM: Win-win collaboration opportunities going forward: video on cancer and nutrition call to action. Announcement of new collaborations including collaboration with-Radiation Knowledge, and collaborative funding opportunities (Ahmed Elzawawy/Wil Ngwa) 

6:00 pm   Why we must collaborate, and and special award recognition

(Moderator,  Professor Akila Viswanathan, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkin)

  • Welcome remarks by Prof Akila Viswanathan and introduction of key speakers

  • Dr Satish Gopal, Director of the USA National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health

  • Dr Felicia Knaul, Professor and Director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.

  • Play of summary video montage of thank you messages from around the world to Prof  Harold Varmus, Former NIH/NCI Director and Nobel Laureate

  • Special  message to Dr Varmus  by William George Nelson V, M.D., Ph.D; Director of Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

  • Response address by Prof Varmus

Responses from Audience

  • Dr Christian Ntizimira, Director of Africa Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, Rwanda

  • Rev Vanessa Wilson,  Cancer survivor and equity advocate, Founder of Sikhona Inc

  • Kotrish Wright,  Cancer survivor and equity advocate 

  • Julie Chessell, Cancer warrior mom

  • Conclusion remarks

Meeting with President Jimmy Carter
Meeting with President Jimmy Carter
Oct 14, 2018, 8:00 AM – Oct 15, 2018, 6:00 PM
Georgia, USA

Schedule for GHC Summit @ Johns Hopkins on November 13, 2021

Subject to Change

9:00 am: Young  Catalysts: Opportunities for participation & collaboration  in global health

Keynote Speaker: Professor David Kerr (University of Oxford)
Empowering the next generation leaders for global health with young leaders from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, USF, Howard, and other leading USA and LMIC institutions and orgnaizations

12:00 - 1:00 PM       Panel on Diaspora Collaboration

Moderator: Vivian Birchall (Journalist @ Acton TV)
Panelists: Rebkha Atnafou; Stephen Avery; Eric Broyle; Wil Ngwa; Ngeh Toyang; Jeannine Scott

2:00 PM      Integrative Medicine, Sports, Phytomedicine  and Wellness Collaboration Initiatives

Outreach and collaborations for global health and development with NFL Players, industry and celebrity health equity and Wellness advocates

6:00 pm  Outreach: Religion and Global Health  Collaborations with Religious and Community-based organizations

in collaboration with Drew Theological Seminary

Meeting with President Jimmy Carter
Meeting with President Jimmy Carter
Oct 14, 2018, 8:00 AM – Oct 15, 2018, 6:00 PM
Georgia, USA

2021 GHC Summit Speakers

 Regularly updated


Prof Anil D'Cruz

President Union International Cancer Control (UICC) Geneva

Director Oncology Apollo Hospitals


Prof  Jeff M. Michalski

President-elect of American Society for Radiation Oncology


Prof Rose Anorlu

President-elect, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

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Dr Satish Gopal

Director, National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health

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HE Hilda Suka-Mafudze

African Union Ambassador to USA


Prof Otis Brawley

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

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HRH Princess Dina Mired (Invited)

Immediate Past President of UICC, Honorary Ambassador GHC win-win initiative

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Prof Felicia Knaul

Director, Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas
Professor, University of Miami


Professor Saiful Huq

Chair of the Board of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine


Prof Jean-Marie Dangou

Coordinator of NCDs at the World Health Organization Regional Office

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Julius Thomas

Speaker, Researcher, Former NFL player


Prof Gary Strichartz

Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of Pain Research Center, BWH


Prof Akila Viswanathan

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine


Prof David Kerr

Professor of Cancer Medicine, Oxford University, Chair AfrOx-H clinical trials network initiative


Prof Thomas Quinn

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

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Calvin Johnson

NFL Hall of Famer,  # Megatron


Dr Elizabeth Charlotte Moser

Chief Scientific Officer at Nanocan Therapeutics Corporation

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Prof John Wong

Professor @ Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director of Medical Physics


Dr Brylyne Chitsunge

Pan-African Ambassador for food security


Prof Sandra Carrillo

Professor, University of Panama


Dr Curtiland Deville

Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center
Associate Professor


Profesor Twalib Ngoma

Vice Chancellor Global Oncology University


Dr Rohini Bhatia

Radiation Oncology PGY3, Johns Hopkins


Dr Christian Ntizimira

Director of Africa Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, Rwanda


Jennifer Dent

President Bioventures for Global Health


Catherine Gilmore-Lawless

Vice President,  Strategic Intelligence and Partnerships, Elekta


Stephen Avery

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania


Barbara Goodman

President & CEO, Cures Within Reach

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