Program at a glance!

6th iteration of Global Health Student Young Professionals Summit

“The Challenge of Change- It Starts With US”


Location:   Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street North Ottawa, ON. K1R 5T9





Closing Plenary at Canadian Conference on Global Health

Session: Intersectoral Action for Governance and Policies// Action intersectorielle pour la gouvernance et les politques

Ballroom B/C

Delta Ottawa City Centre

5- 8pm

Social Event (Mix and Mingle)

Remarks by: Dr. Courtney Howard

CAPE Board President, Yellowknife NT


Dominique Souris

Co-Founder and Executive of Youth Climate Lab

LIFT Restaurant

Delta Ottawa City Centre

SUNDAY OCT. 20th 2019

Location:   Richcraft Hall, Carleton University

9376 University Drive, Ottawa ON, K1S 5B8




8:00- 8:30 am

Registration/ Coffee & Tea

**Poster set up**


8:30- 8:45 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Room 2200

8:45-9:30 am

Opening Keynote

Ayah Nayfeh

PhD (cand.) U of T

Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement

Room 2200

9:30-10:30 am

Poster Presentations/ Coffee & Tea/ Partnership Booths



10:35-11:50 am

Morning Sessions

Please See Below


Lunch (Poster viewing & Networking)


12:45 -1:35pm

Careers Panel

Ayah Nayfeh

Yipeng Ge

Dr. Geneviève Bois

Trina Loken

Rebecca Davidson

Andrew Dofur

Room 2200

1:35- 1:45pm

Health Break/ Coffee & Tea


1:45- 3:20pm

Afternoon Sessions

Please See Below

3:20- 3:30pm

Health Break/ Coffee & Tea



Closing Keynote

Chris Houston

Grand Challenges Canada

Room 2200


Closing Remarks

Room 2200 

Morning Sessions

TimeRoom 2200Room 2220Room 2224
10:35- 11:00am Managing ethical dilemmas in global health experiential education
By: Dr. Neil Arya
Canadian Physicians for Research and Education in Peace
Improving the health of a billion people: an interactive workshop exploring neglected tropical diseases
By: Mary Ellen Sellers & Dr. Alison Krentel & Group
Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Experiences with Médecins Sans Frontières
By: Dr. Ann Duggan & Vanessa Rymes

Afternoon Sessions

TimeRoom 2200Room 2220Room 2224
1:45- 2:30pm Unpacking the community score card model in Tanzania: a citizen-led approach to good governance in holding local health systems to account

By: Rebecca Davidson
CARE Canada
Reconciliation in action: an exercise of practice and understanding

By: Erick Carreras
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Climate change and health, and its integration in the health curriculum

By: Yousra-Imane Benaskeur & Maria Alexandra Rosca
2:30-2:35pm Health BreakHealth BreakHealth Break
2:35-3:20pmMultilateral negotiations and diplomacy at the WHO

By: Andrew Defor
Center for Global Health Security & Diplomacy
Ethical innovation in humanitarian contexts

By: Guatham Krishnaraj
PhD (cand.) McMaster University
Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights: rise of right-wing politics in the americas & the importance of effective leadership

By: Rosa Lakabi & Kussil Oumedjbeur

Call for Abstracts

Have a project to share? Come present it at the GHSYPs Summit!

Please submit a structured abstract of a maximum of 300 words using the following headings:

  • Title (not in word count)
  • Authors (not in word count)
  • Rationale
  • Purpose and/or Objectives
  • Methods
  • Outcomes

Please submit your abstract as a docx. file, “lastname_firstname.docx” to 

Abstract deadline Extended to Sept 27th, 2019 at 11:59pm

In case of any technical issues, please email us.


See our great list of speakers and their bios! Stay tuned for more speaker updates.


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