For speakers and workshops, please see specific pages

Wednesday 18th April 2018

10.00 Registration and coffee
11.30-13.00 Lunch and mingle
13.00-13.25 Opening
Ole Petter Ottersen, Vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet and
Representatives from the Swedish Society of Medicines committee for Global Health
13.25-13.40 How you can learn to understand the world.
Ola Rosling, Gapminder Foundation
13.40-14.20 Setting the Stage - Perspectives on Global Health Research
David Nabarro, Adviser on Sustainability and Director 4SD (Skills, Systems & Synergies for Sustainable Development)
Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health Equity
Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin
14.25-15.20 Gaps and opportunities in Global Health Research
Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish minister for higher education and research
Peter Friberg,
Director Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation
Anders Nordström, 
Swedish ambassador for global health
Kerstin Sahlin, 
Secretary General of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council
Hampus Holmer,
PhD candidate in Surgery and Global Health, Lund University
Birgitta Essén,
Professor of International Maternal & Reproductive Health, Uppsala University
15.20-16.00 Health break and inspiration
16.00-17.00 Parallel workshops: The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
- How can your research and commitment contribute to the 2030 Agenda and how can it be implemented? What are the challenges with aligning with the 2030 Agenda?
17.00-17.50 Short reports from workshops
17.50-18.00 Wrap-up
19.00 Dinner and entertainment at Svenska Läkaresällskapets hus
Pre-reservation is necessary!


Thursday 19th April 2018

09.00-09.15 Welcome back
09.15-10.15 From research to implementation - success stories
Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Kidanto Hussein, 
Aga Khan University, Dar es Saalam
Nana Poku, 
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Nobhojit Roy, 
National Health systems Resource centre, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Maria-Teresa Bejarano, 
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
10.15 Health break and inspiration

Parallel workshops: Joint challenges

Topic examples of workshops:
- Financing research
- Research in fragile states
- How to use Gapminder
- Global Health Education Conference 2016 – what are our next steps?
- Research in global health – where to start?
- Do no harm – research abroad and ethical considerations
- Policy Implementation
- How to reach out with a message
- Interdisciplinary research
- Workshop for master students
- Workshop for administration personnel at global health faculties

12.00-13.00 Short reports from workshops and wrap-up (including next steps)



Parallel workshops: Deeper understanding and closer collaboration within Global Health Research

Topic examples of workshops:
- Child health in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Global mental health workshop: Feeding research evidence into policy
- Open data workshop
- SMART2D – Type 2 diabetes prevention and management through task-shifting among health care providers and community health workers
- The role of social medicine in a global context
- How to improve interventions to strengthening quality of care for women in reproductive age – experiences from Tanzania
- Urbanization and environmental health challenges in a global context
- Screening in migrant populations focusing on noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases and mental health.
- How could digital health platforms improve health in low resource settings?

18.00 Global Health Night 2018
Stand-alone event organised by students from Karolinska Institutet
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