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Western Regional International Health Conference

Date/Time: April 5, 2013April 7, 2013
Location: Oregon Health & Science University

10th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference

Conference Theme: Global Health in Changing Environments

Keynote Speaker: Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH: "Sustainable Cities: The New Human Habitat"

Human health and well-being are constantly impacted by changing environments, whether the consequences of earthquake, war, social conflict, famine, displacement, governmental change, evolving public policy, transformative legal treaties, climate change, industrialization and resource extraction, environmental degradation, vaccine development, drug accessibility, water crisis, population expansion, rural to urban migration, emerging infectious diseases, growing burden of chronic disorders and disabilities, gender violence and trafficking, economic turmoil or pervasive poverty, to name a few.

The Western Regional International Health Conference was started in November 2002 by a group of medical students at the University of Washington School of Medicine's International Health Group, a student organization committed to bringing awareness to global health issues and supporting their medical student colleagues.

This event, which began as a student-inspired, student-run conference, now draws close to 1,000 students, faculty, staff, residents, and community members from the western half of the United States and Canada.

Ticket and registration information at http://www.wrihc.org/


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