Event date: October 17, 2012 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Des Moines University
Olsen Medical Education Center
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Des Moines University students, faculty, staff, and adjunct global health faculty. Students and faculty from HGHC member schools (Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Science, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and William Penn University) and community members are also invited to attend.
|9:30 a.m.||Introductions and announcements
Mary Mincer-Hansen, R.N., Ph.D., MPH Program Director, Des Moines University; Past President HGHC
Angela Franklin, Ph.D., President, Des Moines University
Terry Branstad, Governor, Iowa
|9:55 a.m.||Starving for Change: Why a Billion People are Hungry and What You Can Do to Help|
|10:35 a.m.||Question and answer session|
|10:50 a.m.||Overview of Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC)
Dawn Bowker, RN, MAN, ARNP, WHNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Mercy College of Health Sciences; President, HGHC
Christopher Squier, Ph.D., DSc, Director, Global Health Studies, University of Iowa; Past President, HGHC
|11:10 a.m.||Lunch and poster presentations|
|12:10 p.m.||Making Lives Easier, Healthier, and Happier
Ric Jurgens, Chairman of the Board, CEO (retired), Hy-Vee Inc.
|12:30 p.m.||Question and answer session|
|12:45 p.m.||Introduction of speaker panel members
David Skidmore, Ph.D., Professor, Drake University
Francis Owusu, Ph.D., Professor, Iowa State University
|1 p.m.||The Internal Ecosphere: Utilizing the Human Microbiome for HealthPatricia Quinlisk, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director and State Epidemiologist, Iowa Department of Public Health|
|1:25 p.m.||Friendraising with Global Health Campaigns
Yashar Vasef, Executive Director, Iowa United Nations Association
|1:50 p.m.||Health and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate
David Courard-Hauri, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Environmental Science & Policy Program, Drake University
|2:15 p.m.||Question and answer session|
|2:45 p.m.||Poster winners announced and prizes presented|
Student Poster Session Guidelines
We are excited to announce the Heartland Global Health Conference will be offering a poster session and all students attending are invited to participate.
Our conference theme for this year is “Partnering for a Healthy Ecosphere”; however, poster topics are not limited to the conference theme. Students may present on any topic, experience, or research in the field of global health.
Poster session participants will compete among their undergraduate and graduate student peers. Within these two groups, participants will have the opportunity to win a cash prize of $250. Posters will be judged on the following criteria:
- Technical – Research topic clearly described with adequate introduction and a clear hypothesis, good use of the space of the poster with sections on methods, results, and discussion as appropriate, and conclusion section which emphasizes the relevance of the research in the field of study.
- Visual – Title, author(s), affiliations, and contact info, poster design logical and easy to follow with appropriate visuals (methods, results, etc.), text easy to read, understand and free of errors, and graphics clearly contribute to the overall presentation.
- Presenter – Able to communicate in-depth technical information in an easy-to-understand manner, able to interpret the data properly, and clearly answer questions related to project, recognize limitations of the project’s procedures, and courteous and professional.
Deadline to register your poster is: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Posters should be no more than 5′ wide and 4′ high and printed by the DMU print shop (details below). Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite. On the day of the program, posters must be displayed in the MEC by 9 a.m. and removed by 3:30 p.m.
- Students are encouraged to use the DMU print shop.
- Download the DMU print shop directions for creating a student poster. Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please print in seminar presentation size (32.45” x 42” or 42” x 54.35”) (non-matted and non-laminated).
- The account number to use for printing costs is #110-1435-50995.
- Posters will need to be submitted to the print shop and proofs signed by Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
- The poster will not be reviewed for academic content.
- For poster printing questions, please contact Brenda at 515-271-1402.
- Materials to hang your poster will be provided on-site.
If a student chooses to not have their poster printed at the DMU print shop, they will be reimbursed up to $20. Contact DMU CME at email@example.com for reimbursement instructions.
General information about poster construction
The poster session will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about a research project, and personalize their learning experience by speaking one-on-one with the student creators of posters that capture their attention. The following web site serves as a great resource on how to create an effective poster: www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/NewSite/.
- Students from HGHC member institutions – Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and William Penn University
- Des Moines University faculty, staff, and global health adjunct faculty
- Heartland Global Health Consortium committee members
- All other attendees
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