East of England Global Health Conference @ Robinson College, Cambridge, Cambridge [14 March]

East of England Global Health Conference

13:30 - 20:00

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Robinson College, Cambridge
Grange Road, CB39 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
East of England Global Health Conference:
Connecting academia and clinical practice

Half day conference with evening keynote speeches and networking reception.

Sharing learning from global health activity in the era of the sustainable development goals.

We have a range of speakers engaging in discussion around health partnerships, global volunteering, the principles of co-development, academia and research.

The conference will encourage and enable more collaboration between clinicians and academics, and will launch the East of England Global Health Partnerships Network.

The afternoon panel discussions will be followed by an evening networking reception and keynote speeches.

See the eventbrite page for more information, the full programme, confirmed speakers and tickets: eoeglobalhealthconference.eventbrite.co.uk

Delegates are also invited to submit abstracts for a poster exhibition, see eventbrite page.

Conference Programme
Afternoon 13.30 — 17.40

13.30 — 14.00 Registration

14.00 — 14.20 Opening Speaker: Prof Peter Hutchinson

14.20 — 17.50 Panel Discussions x 3:

14.20 — 15.20 Academia and Global Health

15.25 — 16.20 Healthcare professionals in global health partnerships

16.20 — 16.50 Break and Poster Exhibition [with refreshments]

16.50 — 17.40 Best practice and funding environment for global health partnerships

Evening 17.45 — 20.00

17:45 Reception with refreshments

18:30 Reflections from Afternoon Session, Professor David Menon

18:45 Keynote speeches: Dr Tirej Brimo & Professor Sir Eldryd Parry

19:35 Q & A

19:50 Conclusion and launch of the EoE Network for global health partnerships

1) Academia and Global Health

Session will provide different insights from across the academic community as to how global health collaborations can be pursued academically. Each academic will provide a brief overview of their area of research and its significance to the global health agenda, and a chaired panel session will then seek to explore how these areas can complement each other in multidisciplinary research programmes which may be based around a given country, population, or clinical problem.

Confirmed panellists: Lucy Byrne Davis, John Clarkson, Peter Hutchinson, Carmel McEniery
David Dunne (Chair)

2) Healthcare professionals in global health partnerships
Session will explore the many and varied opportunities for all healthcare professionals, clinical and non-clinical, to engage with global health partnerships, and will discuss the benefits of multidisciplinary working in global health partnerships.

Confirmed panellists: Alistair Bolt, Rowan Burnstein, Sarah Cavanagh, Sharon Stone
Sue Broster (Chair)

3) Best practice and funding environment for global health partnerships

Session will consider current concepts around safe, ethical, and effective practice in global health partnerships from both a clinical and academic perspective. It will also provide insight into the funding landscape that supports these complementary efforts, and how best to integrate these two arms of global health improvement.

Confirmed panellists: Ged Byrne, Ben Simms
Tony Jewell (Chair)


Prof. Sir Eldryd Parry Academic, physician and founder of THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust)

Prof. Peter Hutchinson Senior Academy Fellow and Reader in Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge

Prof. David Dunne Professor of Parasitology at the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. Director of the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research & Cambridge-Africa.

Prof. Ged Byrne Director of Global Engagement at Health Education England

Dr Tirej Brimo NHS foundation doctor, refugee from Syria

Ben Simms CEO THET

Dr Sue Broster Consultant in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Transport Medicine, CUH; Clinical Director, Paediatric Critical Care, CUH.

Dr Rowan Burnstein Clinical Director, Neurocritical Care Unit Addenbrooke's Hospital. Fellow, Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Magdalene College

Dr Lucie Byrne-Davis Health Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer in University of Manchester

Dr Carmel McEniery Senior Research Associate in the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Lecturer in Physiology and Fellow of Churchill College

Dr Tony Jewell Former Chief Medical Officer for Wales (2006 – 2012); Chair — Wales for Africa Health Links Network; Advisor — Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Sarah Cavanagh Acting Director East Anglia Medicines Information Service

Kindly sponsored by:

The NIHR Global Health Research Group

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)


Hosted by Cambridge Global Health Partnerships (formerly Addenbrooke's Abroad) in collaboration with:

Cambridge University Hospitals

Cambridge-Africa Programme, University of Cambridge

Ipswich Hospital & University of Suffolk

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)
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