Global Youth Health Summit 2015

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
EMORY UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
(GOODRICH C.WHITE HALL, ROOM 207)

* Note: Please see FAQ's and Location for Direction, Parking, Dress Code etc. 

9-10 am : Set Up, Registration, Breakfast Networking
Youth Poetry Slam by Atlanta Word Works
  • MC: Ms. Erica Esslinger, Hopewell Middle School, Atlanta, GA; Educator & Mentor with MDJunior

10-10.15 am : Opening Remarks

  • Welcome Address
  • Shaun Verma, Junior at Johns Hopkins University,  Baltimore, MD. Founder & President MDJunior

10.15 - 11 am: Keynote Morning
Intersection of Youth leadership, Service, Health Care and Public Health

  • Key note Speaker:
  • Dr. Judith Monroe, Deputy Director of United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Director of its Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
  • Introduction by:
  • Shaun Verma, Junior at Johns Hopkins University,  Baltimore, MD. Founder & President MDJunior 

11 -11.45 am : Panel #1
Youth as Change Agents in Local and Global Communities through Service Learning Opportunities

  • Panelists: 
  • Dr. Janet Gilsdorf, Robert P. Kelch Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan and President , Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Cindy Zeldin, Executive Director, Georgians for a Healthy Future
  • Ken Zeff,  Interim Superintendent of Fulton County Schools in Georgia
  • Moderator: 
  • Shuchi Sehgal, Senior at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena, CA, Vice President MDJunior Polytechnic High Chapter

11.45 - 12 noon:  Youth Poetry Slam by Atlanta Word Works

12.00 - 1 pm : Lunch Break, Networking and Exhibits

1:00 - 1.45 pm : Panel #2
 “ Modern” Health - Technology, Social Media, and Social Entrepreneurship

  • Panelists:
  • Dr. Dirk Schroeder, Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University and Chief Health Officer and Co-Founder of HolaDoctor
  • Arthur Adam,  Virtual Platform Initiative Lead, CSELS Plain Language Lead,  CSELS Liaison United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health
  • Partha Unnava, CEO of Better Walk, 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30
  • Moderator:
  • Urvashi Pandya, Senior at University of Georgia, Athens & MDJunior Global Medical-Mentor Mission Student Leader

1.45-2.30pm : Keynote - Afternoon
2015 and Beyond - The Role of Youth in our Changing Systems of Healthcare

  • Keynote Speaker:
  • Dr. David Howard, Associate Professor , Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Introduction by:
  • Dr. Janet Gilsdorf, Robert P. Kelch Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan and President, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

2.30 - 2.45 pm: Break

2.45-3.30 pm: Panel #3
Innovative Private-Public Partnerships to Foster Youth Engagement in STEM fields

  • Panelists:
  • Dr. Scott Pegan, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy,  Science and technology adviser to the U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command
  • Ivo Lukas, Founder and CEO, 24Notion
  • L. Lerissa Smith, Program Manager, Division of Health Policy, Satcher Health Leadership Institute. Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
  • Moderator: 
  • Suranjana Dey, Senior at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Co-President Global H.E.E.D

3.30 - 4 pm: Panel #4
MDJunior Global Medical Mentor Mission to Honduras, Central America  - A Life Changing Experience*

  • Panelists:
  • Dr. Deepa Mukundan, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Toledo , OH
  • Sam Askarian, Cardiology Department, Northside Hospital - Forsyth, GA
  • Dr. Ranjitha Rai Padhiar, Dentist, Atlanta, GA
  • Shuchi Sehgal, Senior at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena, CA, Vice President MDJunior Polytechnic High Chapter
  • Shivalli Pandya, Senior at Northview High School, GA
  • Moderator:
  • Shaun Verma, Junior at Johns Hopkins University,  Baltimore, MD. Founder & President MDJunior

*Note: MDJunior’s next Global Medical–Mentor Mission is scheduled for Thanksgiving 2015

4:00 - 4.15 pm:  Music by Dooley Noted, A Capella Group, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

4.15 - 4.30 pm:  Closing Remarks, Vote of Thanks | Presentation of Certificates/Scholarships to Youth Fellows | Group Picture

  • Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager, City of Milton, Georgia
  • Shaun Verma, Junior at Johns Hopkins University,  Baltimore, MD. Founder & President MDJunior
  • MC: Ms. Erica Esslinger, Hopewell Middle School, Atlanta, GA; Educator & Mentor with MDJunior
  • Team GYHS & Volunteers

4.30 - 5.30 pm: Reception, Networking and Exhibits

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