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First Annual Global Health Research Conference: Achieving Leadership in Global Health Research

Koffler Institute for Pharmacy Management, 569 Spadina Avenue, Room 108

Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, presents the first John R. Evans Lectureship in International Health Research with Dr. John R. Evans.

In line with the University of Toronto's mission to be an internationally significant research institution and the CIH's mission to provide a new focus for excellence and scholarship in international health, the Conference will be of interest to all those who have a desire to learn about and contribute to global health research, and particularly to

* researchers with a focus on and interest in international and global health questions, problems and their solutions;

* students who are currently involved, or would like to become involved, in research projects focusing on global health problems; and

* university managers and administrators who want to learn more about and better understand global health related research activities being developed within the University.

In promoting this conference, the Centre's goal is to initiate a tradition of annual scientific meetings that will result in the development of a stronger constituency for global health research at the university. The conference will be a venue for academics to get to know each other's work and for students to gain insights into global health research and to learn from and network with established researchers.

The Conference will incorporate roundtables, presentations and posters organized around three major themes:

* Globalization, equity and health;

* Biomedical and clinical perspectives; and

* Population and public health.

Tentative Agenda: The Conference will take place on Friday, May 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A tentative agenda will be posted on the CIH's website and updated regularly.

How to Register: Because space will be limited, advance registration is required. Registration fees are $55.00 and $15.00 for students. Registration can be submitted electronically, using the form posted on the CIH's website, by fax or by mail. The deadline for registration is April 5th, 2002.

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts can be submitted electronically or by fax or mail (form available on our website). For the inaugural conference (2002) abstracts will only be selected from faculty and students of the University of Toronto. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 11th, 2002. Successful applicants will be informed on or before April 8th. For details, visit the website (address below).

Format for Presentations and Posters: Paper presentations will be 25 minutes long, including 10 minutes for questions. Posters should measure approximately 1.2m x 1metre. Limited space will be available for projected multimedia poster presentations; it will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis.

For full details, and registration and abstract forms, please check our visit