Inaugural Building Leadership in Health Advocacy Conference - A skills-focused symposium for future health adovcates

May 2nd, 2015, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 924 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637
Registration fee: $5
Supported by AMSA, the University of Chicago Center for Global Health, and by a grant from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    Featuring: Dr. Rishi Rattan, Keynote Speaker

    Rishi Rattan is Chair of Advocacy at EqualHealth. Dr. Rattan lectures and teaches about global health and humanitarian response at universities, medical schools, and law schools. He briefed governments and the United Nations on Haitian water security and helped write and pass a UN Security Council resolution on cholera in Haiti. The US State Department used his expertise to develop policies on Haiti. Dr. Rattan consulted on the first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the UN for introducing cholera into Haiti. Working with investigative journalists, he provided information and background for the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Haiti in a Time of Cholera. His work has been published in lay and academic press, translated into several languages, and presented internationally. Dr. Rattan is a Medical Team Manager for a federal Urban Search & Rescue Task Force for disaster response. He is currently training in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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    Networking Reception and Poster Session

    At the end of the symposium, we will be hosting a networking reception with the opportunity for students to display posters featuring previous advocacy efforts or scholarly work. There will be a poster judging with $50 prize.
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    Registration fee

    The registration fee for this event is $5. Please submit payment through paypal to advocacyday2015@gmail.com (choose "Send money to friends and family").If you are unable to use paypal or have any issues with submitting payment, please contact advocacyday2015@gmail.com. Registration will be considered invalid if payment is not received within one week of form submission.