Overview

This year's theme, Health Disparities: A Time for Action, reflects one of the world's great challenges. The increasing gap in opportunity, security, health and prosperity between the poor and middle class, and the rich, continues to grow and threatens to undermine the gains in development we have seen over the last few decades.
 
The conference will be a forum for engagement, learning and collaboration to strengthen our efforts to impact the enormous challenges before us. We will have continuity with previous sub-themes: planetary health- One Health- environmental health; governance and institution strengthening; infectiou diseases; non-communicable diseases and the social determinants of health,
‚Äčand we will introduce new ones.
 

The objective of this activity is to empower learners to re-examine their work in global health with the intent to take action, make changes, or refine their approach in at least one of the following areas:

  1. The burden of disease globally, and in particular understand the importance of NCDs
  2. Access to, or lack of, health for underserved populations in resource-rich, and -poor, areas
  3. Challenges of implementing sustainable behavioral changes, and how to address them in program design and execution.
  4. Integration of social determinants of health into the understanding of colleagues, organizations or trainees
  5. Application of new paradigms to the health system
  6. Raise patient awareness of the interplay between environment and health, impact of climate change, interplay of animal health, plant health and human health
  7. Understand the interplay between the environment, human health and emerging infectious diseases
  8. Prevention, diagnostics and treatment protocols effective in low resource settings per non-communicable and infectious diseases
  9. The increasing impact of protracted humanitarian emergencies on health systems and health outcomes

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.   Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - All live conferences or live courses held outside of Canada can be reported as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the MOC Program if they are developed by a university, academy, college, academic institution or physician organization.