7th Annual Global Health Fair 2023

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, 9 am - 4 pm (in person and via Zoom)
University of Alberta's Telus International Centre, 11104 - 87 Ave, Room 134
Keynote Address: 
with Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS, 12 - 12:50 pm on Zoom

 Schedule at a Glance

The annual Global Health Fair focuses on global health education and research relating to biomedical science, individuals and communities. The Global Health Fair provides an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and educators to share their medical knowledge and scholarship on various topics related to global health, as well as provide an opportunity for networking and bridge-building across disciplines. As with previous Fairs, the 7th Annual Global Health Fair will be held in conjunction and in collaboration with the Biomedical Global Health Research Network (BGHRN) and University of Alberta International (UAI) International Week events Feb. 6 - 10, 2023. ​

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS who will speak on Allyship in Global Health. Global health is a field that was born out of colonialism. Even today, it is neither diverse nor truly global. Every aspect of global health is dominated by individuals and institutions in high-income countries. So, if global health has to be reimagined, people that typically hold power and privilege must master the art of allyship, where they see their primary role as allies or accomplices rather than leaders. Dr. Pai recommends that participants read in advance the article Disrupting Global Health:  From Allyship to Collective Liberation which offers additional context for this presentation.


Dr. Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS is a Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University, Montreal. He is the Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre. Dr. Pai did his medical training and community medicine residency in Vellore, India.  His research focuses on improving the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, especially in high-burden countries like India and South Africa.

Contact ghfomd@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

Social Determinants of Maternal Health

with Zubia Mumtaz, MBBS, MPH, PhD
9:10 am - 9:40 am

Solar Power Oxygen Delivery For Childhood Pneumonia in Low Income Settings

with Nicholas Conradi, BSc, MPH, MD, PhD Candidate
9:40 am - 10:10 am

Gender, Displacement & Health: Examining reproductive health of conflict-affected women in Nigeria

with Oluwankemi Amodu, RN, PhD
10:30 am - 11:00am

Quality Improvement-Integrated Kangaroo Mother Care (QIiKMC) – combining quality improvement (QI) and clinical education enhances implementation. 

with Khalid Aziz
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Humanitarian Performance: Linking MEAL, Networks, and Standards in Practice

with Sarah Pollock
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Keynote Address:  Allyship in Global Health

with Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS
12:00 - 12:50 pm

An evolutionary cell biology perspective to understanding protistan pathogens of humans

with Ross Waller, PhD
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Combining Health Calendars & Cash:  Building formal financial & health numeracy among poor women in Northern Pakistan

with Salima Meherali, PhD, RN
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Evaluating a cross-reactive epitope in VAR2CSA as a target of immunity in P. vivax and P. falciparum exposed populations

with Uwa Iyamu
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Needles in a Haystack: The Search for the Next Great Antiviral

with Gabrielle Gate
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

The silent infection – Hepatitis B virus – and how we can keep it from being so quiet!

with Vanessa Meier-Stephenson, MD, PhD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Importance of Community Engagement in Epidemic Responses: 

Ebola in Eastern Congo as an Example

with MSF Representative AnneMarie Pegg, RN, MD, MSc
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Recordings of speakers who presented abstracts for the 2021 Fair can be found here.  

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 9:10 am - 9:45 am MST 
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 9:45 am - 10:00 am MST
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:15 am MST

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am MST
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 11:15 am - 11:30 am MST
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 11:30 am MST
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm MST

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 9:10 am - 9:45 am MST
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 9:45 am - 10:00 am MST

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:15 am MST

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am MST

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 11:00 am - 11:15 am MST

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 11:15 am - 11:30 am MST

Building Local Community Focused Research Capacity in East Africa and Elsewhere:
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm MST