triangle global health Virtual annual conference

December 3, 2020

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Join us for the seventh annual Triangle Global Health Virtual Conference

on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Global Health in the COVID-19 Era: Leadership in Action 

The 2020 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference will explore global health in the COVID-19 era. Global health organizations in North Carolina and around the world are leaders in our collective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference will showcase North Carolina’s holistic and multifaceted local and global approach to COVID-19  – uniting academic research, policy and planning, vaccine research and development, environmental health, implementation science, big data analytics, and more. In addition, this virtual conference will explore the impact of COVID-19 on long-term global health initiatives, such as the drive for universal health care coverage, health system strengthening, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also will explore how COVID-19 is interacting with social movements in the U.S, and globally, accelerating the recognition of racism as a public health issue and the need to decolonize global health. Does the pandemic present an opportunity for a better global health vision post-COVID-19?

This program will provide an opportunity for thought leaders, innovators, policy makers, students, and researchers to share their experience and questions through a mix of keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and poster sessions. 


We hope you will join us! 


We invite you to submit your proposals for panel discussions, workshops, story-telling, and poster sessions. See the abstract submission links below to be considered for the 2020 Conference. 


The submission deadline for Panel, Workshop, and Story-Telling sessions is Friday, October 9 at 5:00 pm ET.

The submission deadline for Poster Presentations is Monday, October 19 at 5:00 pm ET.


You can submit abstracts for these 4 different session types. Click on session title link to access submission form:

1.  Panel Discussion (60 minutes):

A panel discussion consists of up to a maximum of 3 speakers and a moderator.  Each panelist will have time for approximately 10 minutes of presentation, allowing for at least 30 minutes of discussion amongst the panelists and the conference attendees.  Proposed panel discussion topics should connect to the conference theme.  Some panel sessions will be pre-recorded and some presented live during event, but all panels will have an opportunity to take questions and engage with conference attendees. 

Panelists should reflect diversity of organizations and viewpoints, and all panelists need to be identified at the time of submission, including names, email addresses, and short bios.  Preference will be given to panels that incorporate representatives from multiple sectors and/or multiple disciplines or cross-cutting themes.


**We only accept abstracts for fully formed Panel Discussions and will not review submissions for individual presentations.**



2.  Workshop (60 minutes):

A workshop is an interactive session designed to teach attendees practical skills, techniques, or ideas which they can use in their work or their daily lives.  Workshops will be conducted in virtual rooms to enable and encourage attendee participation. The workshop can take a number of formats but must include attendee engagement and have a clear focus on sharing best practices through the topic and content. You will be asked to submit learning objectives for the session, connection to the conference theme, as well as names and short bios for any co-facilitators.



3.  Story-Telling (7 minutes)

A story is an oral presentation about a personal experience as told by one person. The story shared should be related to the conference theme and what you learned from the experience. Stories are told in under 7 minutes during plenary sessions. Slides can be used with images but no text. They can be funny, serious, emotional, and/or practical but they must be true.



4.  Poster Presentation

Poster presentations provide a visual display of your project. Selected poster presentations will have a dedicated virtual space to present during the conference. Poster authors will have the opportunity to engage with conference attendees. 



Review and Notification Process

Each submission will be reviewed by the TGHC Conference Committee. Submissions will be judged based on relevance to the global health community, connection to the theme of the conference, innovation and quality.  

If you submit a workshop, panel, or storytelling abstract, you will be notified by October 16, 2020 on the status of your submission.   

If you submit a poster abstract, you will be notified by November 1, 2020 on the status of your submission.