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REGISTRATION CLOSED 2014 Grassroots Initiatives for Global Health Conference (Awareness Raising Event)


IF YOU ARE REGISTERING PAST 2PM ON TUESDAY, 2/4/2014: we are unfortunately unable to offer you a spot at the conference, as we are well over-capacity. I apologize and hope to see you at one of GlobeMed at MIT's future events!


Grassroots Initiatives for Global Health

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

9:30am to 4:30pm

MIT Room 6-120

Learn more and register at:


GlobeMed at MIT is proud to invite you to our first conference, where we explore the importance of a grassroots initiatives approach to global health. We have some great speakers lined up, as you'll see on the itinerary listed below.

We hope that this event will serve as a great chance to learn from those seasoned in the field, a forum for the exchange of ideas, and an excellent networking opportunity. While the event is geared towards Boston-area students and local global health professionals, it is open to the public and we encourage anyone interested to attend! The conference is free of charge.  

We ask that you register no later than January 31st via this form. Please register ASAP as we will be forced to close registration should we reach capacity.  

For more detailed information and speaker bios, please visit the event webpage here. Also feel free to contact either Emma Broderick at or Rafa Rahman at


Itinerary 9:30am - 10:00am Event Check-in 10:00am - 10:10am  Opening Remarks by GlobeMed at MIT 10:10am -10:30am  Opening Speech by Liana Woskie of Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality 10:30am - 11:30am  Panel: Boston-area Global Health Organizations
  • Moderator: Owen Robinson of Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA)
  • Adam Korn of Save a Childs Heart
  • Ann Peralta of the Peace Corps
  • Phil Garrity of Partners in Health
11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch 12:30pm 1:30pm  Break-out Sessions
  • Room A (56-114)
    • Kevin Fiori of Hope through Health
    • GlobeMed at Boston College 
  • Room B (56-154)
    • Amee Amin and Suchitra Kulkarni of Article 25
    • Jose Gomez-Marquez of Little Devices @ MIT
  • Room C (66-144)
    • Betsy Sherwood of St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
    • Smitha Gudapakkam of CAMTech
  • Room D (6-120)
    • Jon Shaffer of Partners in Health
    • GlobeMed at MIT
1:45pm - 3:45pm  Screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell followed by Q&A with director Gini Reticker 3:45pm - 4:15pm  Closing Speech by Peter Luckow of Last Mile Health
Host: Rafa Rahman
MIT (Cambridge, MA)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Directions: Check-in will be in room 54-100, which you can locate at:

Other Signups

38 people have signed up to attend this event