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Hilltop 2012

GlobeMed at Middlebury Hilltop Conference, October 26-28: Program Overview

** signifies that event is open to public

Friday, October 26

1:30-5pm: Check in; Axinn Winter Garden

**6:45-8pm: Opening Keynote; Dana Auditorium

Dr. Rishi Rattan, Physicians for Haiti

Haiti in the Time of Cholera: The United Nations, Environmental Responsibility, and the Deadliest Cholera Epidemic of Modern Times

The focus of Dr. Rattan’s talk will be on the importance of creating and evaluating sustainable interventions. He will focus on the inextricable links between health and water, and how a well-managed environment improves health outcomes. The Haiti connection and focus will hopefully highlight the importance of accountability and coordination.

8:15-9:15pm: Small Group Discussions; Axinn

9:30-11:30pm: Mix and Mingle; 51 Main

Saturday, October 27

8:30-10am: Breakfast; BiHall Great Hall

10-11:15am: Breakout Sessions; BiHall

11:15-11:45am: Snack Break

**11:45am-1:30PM: Panel Discussion

Charlie MacCormack, Save the Children

Jessie Cronan, Gardens for Health

Managing Nutrition Intervention on Varying Scales

The panel will highlight a number of unique perspectives, and focus on the key question: what is critical to incorporate in order to create a sustainable intervention? We will use the platform of nutrition and food as a starting point, and ask the panelists to speak to this question based on their experiences.

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch over GlobeMed Think Tank; BiHall Great Hall

**2:45-4pm: GHETS Presentation; BiHall 216

Dr. David Egilman and Dr. Hiba Salih, GHETS

Dr. Egilman will open this session, speaking to the mission of GHETS and the role of students in the movement for global health equity. Dr. Salih will elaborate, focusing on the importance of assessing and using local resources, engaging the community, and creating something sustainable and appropriate. We hope to make this session interactive, potentially by incorporating questions that delegates will submit in advance.

4:15-5:15pm: Breakout Sessions; BiHall

**5:30-7:30pm: Honorary Keynote; Mead Chapel

Dr. Michael Rich, Partners In Health

Based on his extensive experience, Dr. Rich will speak about health systems strengthening (HSS), and how you create a sustainable preferential option for the poor.

7:45-10:15pm: Celebratory Dinner; Atwater Dining Hall

Sunday, October 28

8:30-10am: Breakfast; Axinn Winter Garden

**10-11:30am: Closing Remarks; Axinn 229

Perry Dougherty, Still Harbor

Perry will give a talk or lead a discussion on the importance of mission and values to impact and resilience in the field of global health. She will speak to the importance of building capacity to listen and respond to oneself and the other in the field.

11:45am-12:45pm: Small Groups; Axinn

1-3:30pm: Check Out; Axinn Winter Garden

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