‘Our Global Community: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health Partnership’ conference, April 24

Marquette will host a global health conference sponsored by Global Brigades on Sunday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cramer Hall. The event is free for all registered attendees and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch.

The event, titled “Our Global Community: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health Partnership,” seeks to bring together a diverse group of students, faculty and alumni interested in learning more about global health from multidisciplinary perspectives. Keynote speakers include Dr. Shital Vora, the CEO and co-founder of Global Brigades, and Grace Goryoka, a CDC public health advisor. 

Both those involved with Global Brigades and those unaffiliated with the organization are encouraged to register online. Registration will be open until April 20 or when the event reaches full capacity. 

Following is a schedule of events: 

  • 8:30am: Doors open and complimentary continental breakfast begins 
  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome, Introductions and Networking 
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Dr. Shital Vora, Global Brigades CEO and co-founder 
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Breakout session No. 1 
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m.: Option 1, Juan David Villegas, Global Brigades director of strategic initiatives (virtual) 
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m.: Option 2, Pablo Garron, Global Brigades executive director Panama (virtual) 
  • 12:00-12:45 p.m.: Complimentary lunch 
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Grace Goryoka, public health advisor, One Health, CDC 
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: International Association for Human Values (virtual) 
  • 2:30-3 p.m.: Closing remarks