Monday, October 28, 2013

UAID 2014 Health Inequities Symposium

Visit to register today!
Only 50 spots available!

When: January 17th – 19th, 2014

Where: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Featured events:
UAID Innovative Social Change Competition - In small groups, participants will actively engage in the ideas of the conference by competing to design ideas for implementing social change in health inequities and infectious diseasesThe top design will be awarded a grand prize and help with implementing their idea!
Epidemic Simulation - Remember the cholera outbreak in Haiti that began in 2010? There were many social, political, and cultural entities involved in the relief efforts. We will be holding a mock session to simulate the interactions between these stakeholders, in order to learn about epidemics in a real-life scenario. (Please refrain from actually bringing cholera to the symposium. Thank you.)
Student Panels - We want to hear about your experiences with health disparities. If you have conducted research or volunteered in a relevant setting, please consider participating in a panel!
Topic Debates - Participants will be invited to engage in formal debates about popular issues in health. This year’s topics will be (a) needle exchange programs and (b) the effect of the democratic process on health. We are currently looking for students who wish to represent a side in one of these debates!
Case Study Discussions - Students will be invited to participate in discussions of case studies related to health disparities. See for a complete list of topics. We are currently looking for students who wish to facilitate the discussions on a case study!
Speakers - A number of distinguished speakers who are experts in their fields will be discussing current issues in health.

Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the symposium.  We recommend traveling via bus or Amtrak or carpooling.

Housing: Symposium participants will stay together at a hotel near College of William & Mary.  UAID will subsidize the cost so that participants will pay only $45 for both nights.  Free housing with College of William & Mary students or at a local church will be available for a few participants on a first come, first serve basis!  Please see registration for more details.

Cost: $35 (early-bird) or $45 (regular) or $55 (late) + optional $45 for hotel (both nights total)

Deadlines to register:
Early bird special: November 15th, 2013
Regular deadline: December 1st, 2013
Late deadline: December 15th, 2013