Past Events

Webinar | 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research Selected Oral Abstract Presentations

Following the cancelation of the 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research due to the coronavirus pandemic, National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health has partnered with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health to host a one-hour webinar for selected oral abstract presentations, in order to share these timely and relevant research findings with the global health community. Abstracts were selected in a peer-review process based on overall score and relevance to priority topic areas; and reflect creativity and diversity of global cancer research and control programs.

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Webinar | Health and Medical Education Challenges in the Middle East: Syria as a Case Study

Syria has been devastated by conflict. The Academy of Health Sciences in Syria will provide an overview of how Medical Higher Education in the Middle East is affected by war and the effects of the Arab Spring.

Click here to view the webinar slides.


Dr. Abdullah Alhaji
President, Academy of Health Sciences, Syria

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Webinar | WHO State of the World's Nursing Report - Strengthening Nursing Education, Employment and Leadership

The WHO’s State of the World’s Report on Nursing and Midwifery was released this year, the Year of the Nurse. Nurses represent 59% of all healthcare professionals and are the backbone of health systems worldwide. How can this sector be strengthened and what of the future challenges it faces in helping to deliver effective health coverage especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean of the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

CUGH and BHGI Webinar: Improving Breast Healthcare Through Resource-Stratified Phased Implementation

The Breast Health Global Initiative is marking the launch of a Cancer supplement featuring 14 original manuscripts resulting from the "The BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health and Cancer Control: Improving Breast Health Care through Resource Stratified Phased Implementation." This supplement represents the culmination of over two years of collaborative work by more than 50 authors from around the world including healthcare providers, health economists, epidemiologists, public health professionals, implementation scientists, advocates and policymakers.

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Webinar | The WHO - Reforms, COVID-19 and the US Departure

Several big issues have rocked the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest public health challenge in a century. It has also laid bare global weaknesses in dealing with an outbreak of a deadly infectious disease. In the midst of this US President Donald Trump decided to defund and remove the United States from the organization.

What does this mean for the WHO? How can we improve our response to COVID-19 and future pandemics? What reforms are required? What is happening in Congress regarding the WHO?

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

CUGH Webinar | Addressing Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in the US

COVID-19 has shone a bright light on deep disparities in the United States. African-Americans, First Nations and other minority groups have sustained far higher rates of mortality and morbidity due to this pandemic. This reflects a chronic lack of access to opportunities, programs and services that create structural barriers to good health and social-economic advancement. This webinar will highlight these deep challenges and present policy solutions on how to address them.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

CUGH Webinar | The Impact of COVID-19 in Africa & Latin America: Challenges & Opportunities

Countries in Africa and Latin America are particularly vulnerable to a pandemic. The challenges they face and the opportunities that exist to strengthen health systems in these regions receive too little attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on challenges low resource communities face, but this moment also presents an opportunity to address these gaps to not only prevent pandemics but address a broader range of public health challenges including noncommunicable diseases.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Preventing Pandemics: Three Areas for Action

COVID-19 has highlighted the risks posed by the spillover of deadly infectious diseases from animals to humans. This crisis is also an opportunity for policymakers to invest in known interventions that can reduce the threat of future pandemics and provide additional benefits that can improve the health of people and that of the planet.

This webinar showcases experts from around the world who will share what we can do to achieve these goals by:

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences from Asia

The SARS-CoV-2 virus spilled over from an animal host to a person late last year in China creating a pandemic that is raging around the world. Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong responded decisively and effectively to curb the spread of the virus, saving thousands of lives. There are many lessons the international community can learn from them. This webinar features three leading global health experts from the region who will share what worked in their battle against the virus.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm