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GHC Summit Program

May 4-6, 2023, at University of Pennsylvania

The GHC Summits are like no other. Everyone can participate and feel they belong, with an exciting program focused on high impact collaborations to advance global health and development. Come Learn, Network and Collaborate.

Schedule

Day 1: May 24 online

8:30 -9:30 AM

Welcome Session

  • Welcome messages include from  Mayor of Philadelphia, UPenn leadership and other leaders

9:30 - 10:40 AM

 Cancer Moonshot 2.0 - Win-win USA-Africa collaborations 

Includes talks about the Cancer Moonshot and discussions involving First Ladies, Ministers of Health

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Extending the Cancer Moonshot to Africa

Announcement of new collaborations and commitments by industry and other stakeholders

12:00 - 1:00 PM

"Lancet Commissions for global health"

Highlights/preview of Lancet Commissions for global impact.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

Launch and networking for collaborations

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2:00 - 4:00 PM

Ambassadors and Diaspora Session

Includes talks and discussions involving Ambassadors on collaborations with USA to extend the Cancer Moonshot globally, advance global health and development. Announcement of diaspora organization commitments engaging with the Cancer Moonshot

Networking Event

4:00 -5:00 PM

Break, diaspora exhibit, collaboration side meetings and interviews

Take a break, relax, view diaspora organization exhibits, or join collaboration side meetings.

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5:30 - 9:00 PM

 USA-Africa Centers of Excellence  Collaboration Dinner 

Includes  Signing Ceremony  of an MOU; 
Featuring cultural displays and music, celebrity advocates and government leaders.  This is an excellent example or outcome  from the Lancet Oncology Commission for sub-Saharan Africa and extending the Cancer Moonshot globally

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Schedule

Day 2: May 5, 2023

8:30 am - 10:45 am

Extending the Cancer Moonshot Globally: Win-Win Collaborations with Asia, East Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, South America,

Session will feature high impact collaboration initiatives involving USA and other World Regions including in Bidirectional Education and Training, Co-Mentored Research/Multi-Center Clinical Trials, and advocacy guided by Cancer Moonshot Principles. Ambassadors of different countries facilitating these collaborations will make remarks

10:45 - 11:00  AM

Coffee Break

Relax, network  and share a cup of coffee or tea or your favorite beverage

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Cloud: Global Multi-Center Clinical Trials

Session will feature ongoing Hypo-Africa Multi-Center Clinical Trials supported by BIO Ventures for Global Health and AfrOx-H2 (Africa Oxford Harvard Hopkins) clinical trial network. It will also feature a new  collaborative initiative called "IROC GHC" powered by information and communication technologies and AI

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Global Oncology University

This session will feature New Courses being offered on the Global Oncology University Education Platform and other global oncology education models. Courses include: Global Oncology Implementation Science Course; AAPM-NAMP Medical Physics program and purview of graduate and residency programs co-taught by the best faculty from different world leading institutions

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch break and Poster sessions

Lunch and Poster Session by Young Global Health Catalysts. Winners will be recognized with awards during the awards dinner

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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Phytomedicine and Artificial Intelligence

The session will feature educational lectures  and ongoing collaboration initiatives on medical cannabis for addressing pain, and cancer  or side effects, and leveraging Artificial Intelligence for global health and development. This will involve NFL players, and updates on the International Phytomedicine Institute collaboration initiative

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Break, and collaboration side meetings

Relax, get coffee/tea/your favorite beverage and discuss collaborations with others you meet

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5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

GHC Summits Awards dinner at the Hall of Flags

This is often one of the best sessions of the summit highlighting why we all must try to collaborate. Features awards and recognition of those at the forefront of global health and efforts to extend the cancer moonshot globally. This year will feature for the first time, awards to  Young Global Health Catalysts who represent the future of global health

All Hands In

Schedule

Day 3: May 6, 2023

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Global Health is Local Health

High impact collaborations with Religious Organizations and Community based organizations in West Philadelphia, Maryland and New Jersey to eliminate healthcare disparities

10:00 - 10:15 am

Coffee Break

Stretch and Relax with a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage with someone

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10:15 am to 11:30 PM

Collaboration Panel Discussion: “Developing win-win Academia-Community partnerships"

This session  will  feature as moderator - Richard Wender (Professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health)

Graduates

Schedule

Day 3: May 6, 2023

11:45 am - 1:00 PM

Young Global Health Catalysts lucheon

Working Lunch featuring  Professional Development session with Young Global Health Catalysts. Featuring Inspirational Celebrity health advocate, and educational session with Top Journal Editors (Science, and Nature)

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Developing Young Global Health Catalysts

Session will feature high impact activities involving high school students,  college students, as well as postdocs and Residents

2:30 pm

Closing session

Announcement of collaborations involving young catalysts, Closing Remarks and Honors

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