Annual Conference

2019 CUGH Conference Materials

The 10th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Chicago, IL

Host institutions: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Main Conference March 8-10 | Satellite Sessions March 7

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Theme | Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference

Click here to access the presentation slides from the conference.
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Click here to access the ePosters from the conference.
Click here to access the conference program.
Click here to access The Lancet Global Health Special Issue featuring the oral abstracts presented during the conference.

The 9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
New York City, NY
Host institutions: Columbia University, Stellenbosch University, University of Peradeniya
Main Conference March 16-18 | Satellite Sessions March 15

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 9:00pm

8th Annual CUGH Conference

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health
The 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle
Washington, DC, USA
Main conference April 7-9 | Satellite Sessions April 6

Host institutions: Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University

PICTURES: Click here to view photos of the 2017 conference
PRESENTATIONS: Click here to view speaker slides from the 2017 conference
VIDEOS: Click here to view speaker videos from the 2017 conference
POSTERS: Click here to view the posters from the 2017 conference
PROGRAM: Click here to view the program from the 2017 conference


  • CRDF Global | The Role of Emergency Operating Centers
  • Georgetown University, The New York Academy of Medicine, International Society for Urban Health | Urban Health: A Global Challenge
  • CDC & Makerere University | Non-Communicable Diseases in Low Income Countries: A Neglected Catastrophe
  • McGill University | Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda
  • National Cancer Institute | The 5th Annual CUGH Global Cancer Research Symposium | NOTE: Located at NCI in Bethesda, MD
  • Student Global Health Session Hosted by the CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee | Politics of Global Health and Program Implementation
  • CUGH Research Committee | How Does the Readership of Journals from Different Disciplines Understand Global Health?
  • CUGH Education Committee | Emerging Themes in Global Health Education
  • CUGH Enabling Systems Committee | Global Operations 2017: Tools for Faculty & Administrative Leaders
  • USAID | Applied Research Partnerships in MNCH
  • University of Utah, American College of Surgeons Operation Giving Back, The WHO & G4 Alliance | Strengthening the Global Surgical Ecosystem
  • Child Family Health International Workshop | Best Practices in Global Health Experiential Learning
  • See Here for a Complete List of Satellite Sessions


  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
  • Building Ethical Effective Partnerships
  • Climate Change and Health
  • The Crisis of Non-Communicable Diseases in LICs
  • The Gairdner Global Health Lecture
  • Global Health & US Security: Foreign Policy Interests
  • Global Health Leaders Panel
  • Global Migration Crisis and Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Global Virome Project
  • Lancet Commission: Global Health Law
  • Lancet Commission: Pollution, Health and Development
  • Mega Trends in Global Health
  • National Institutes for Health Directors Panel
  • Pandemic Prevention & Global Health Security
  • Planetary Health: Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
  • Promoting Female Leadership in Global Health
  • Protecting Health Workers in Conflict Zones
  • Stopping Violence Against Women
  • See Here for a Complete List of Session Titles


  • Tony Fauci | Director | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Victor Dzau | President | National Academy of Medicine
  • Amb. Bonnie Jenkins (Fmr) | Threat Reduction Programs | US State Department
  • Richard Horton | Editor | The Lancet
  • Amie Batson | Chief Strategy Officer | PATH
  • Andrew McCabe | Executive Director | American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Bella Dinh-Zarr | Vice Chair | National Transportation Safety Board
  • Chris Murray | Director | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Daniela Ligiero | Director | Together for Girls
  • Roger Glass | Director | Fogarty Institute | NIH
  • Doug Lowy | Acting Director | National Cancer Institute
  • Pamela Collins | Director, Global Mental Health | National Institute for Mental Health
  • E Olapade-Olaopa | Ex. Sec. | Association of Medical Schools in Africa
  • Francis Omaswa | Chancellor | Busitema University, Uganda
  • Gary Gibbons | Director | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Helene Gayle | CEO | McKinsey Social Initiative
  • Howard Sklamberg | Department Commissioner | FDA
  • John Clark | Vice President | Pfizer
  • John Newton | Chief Knowledge Officer | Public Health UK
  • Jonathan Quick | President | Management Services for Health
  • Juan Lubroth | Chief Veterinary Officer | UN-FAO
  • Juli Trtanj | Research Lead | Climate Program Office | NOAA
  • Loyce Pace | President | Global Health Council
  • Mark Dybul | Executive Director | The Global Fund
  • Miliard Derbew | President | College of Surgeons of East & Central Africa
  • Paul Ndebere | Executive Director | Medical Research Council, Zimbabwe
  • Peter Donkor | Chair | AFREhealth
  • Rich Fuller | Executive Director | Pure Earth
  • Rob Nabors | Director, Policy and Government | The Gates Foundation
  • Rochelle Sobel | President | Association for Safe International Road Travel
  • Sarah Molton | Partnership Manager | Wellcome Trust
  • Sharon Rudy | Program Director | Public Health Institute
  • Steve Morrison | Vice President | Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Zaher Sahloul | Senior Advisor | Syrian American Medical Society
  • See Here for a Complete List of Session Speakers

  • Conference Agenda
  • Reserve Space for a Satellite Meeting
  • Annual Pulitzer - CUGH Global Health Film Festival | April 8, 6:30-8 PM
  • Pulitzer Communications Workshop | How to Tell Your Story So People Hear It | April 9, 4:30-6 PM
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:00am

    CANCELLED: 2020 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference

    The 11th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference in Washington, DC was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Click here to view the scheduled program for the 2020 CUGH conference.

    See How to Create an APA Style Reference for a Canceled Conference Presentation for helpful guidance on how to cite your invitation to present at the conference.

    Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:00am to Monday, April 20, 2020 - 8:45pm