Global Health Symposium

2022 Global Health Symposium Presentations

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March 21-24, 2022

A speaker addresses an audience in a lecture room, with maps of Chicago on the overhead screen behind him
March 21, 2022

William F. Parker, MD, PhD, discussed the ethical framework that was supposed to guide U.S. vaccine allocation and show how the reality of the vaccine rollout fell short of these ideals.

March 22, 2022
Christopher J. Gregory, MD, MPHEquity, Ethics and Epidemiology in Global Efforts to Eliminate Measles and Rubella
Christopher J. Gregory, MD, MPH, shared about the progress that has been made toward measles and rubella control, with more than 30 million childhood deaths estimated to have been averted through measles vaccination and now more than 90 countries having eliminated rubella.
March 23, 2022
Roland W. SutterProgress Toward Global Polio Eradication: A Lesson in Health Equity
Roland W. Sutter, MD, MPH, spoke about the eradication of Polio; he shared that from 1988 to 2021, the number of polio-endemic countries decreased from more than 125 to two, and the number of cases declined from more than 350,000 to five.
March 24, 2022
Shivanjali Shankaran, MDHIV and COVID: Pandemic Déjà Vu
Shivanjali Shankaran, MD, delved into the history of the HIV virus, which is rife with disparities in the communities that are disproportionately affected and access to prevention and treatment. She also relayed how the history of HIV holds similarities with the COVID-19 pandemic.