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2013 UC Global Health Day

Call for Breakout Session Proposals

The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) invites submissions of abstracts for posters at UC Global Health Day on February 23, 2013 at UC Riverside. The conference will serve as a showcase for the research, training and outreach in global health being undertaken across the University of California.

This event is an opportunity for UC students, fellows, faculty, staff and visiting scholars to share their current work in global health. The day will feature two internationally-recognized keynote speakers in global health as well as posters and several concurrent breakout sessions covering a broad range of global health topics. Sessions will feature varying formats and participants from across all ten UC campuses.

Deadline Submission

The submission deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting submissions for breakout sessions. Notifications will be sent by early January 2013.

Criteria for Selection

PROCESS for selection will be competitive. A limited number of proposals will be selected by review committee. The review committee will select sessions that best exemplify the breadth, depth and transformative nature of current global health research, program development, and field work being conducted across the UC system. Preference will be given to sessions featuring interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaborations. The review committee aims to select a certain number of submissions proposing student-led breakout sessions. Students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals of this type. NOTE: Students proposing to organize and lead sessions will have to demonstrate the support of a UC faculty mentor who will guide them through the organizing process.

TOPICS may include, but are not limited to: health policy, environmental health, bio-medical engineering, health disparities, social justice, medical and bio-ethics, women's empowerment, migration and health, one health, non-communicable diseases, health economics, journalism, technology in global health, infectious diseases, and over- and under-nutrition. The goal of UC Global Health Day is to feature the rich diversity of global health work being done in different disciplines at all ten UC campuses.

FORMATS for breakout sessions may include, but are not limited to: panel presentations, multi-media (including film) presentations, and interactive sessions. The review committee especially encourages submissions that propose new, creative and innovative session formats.


Session leaders and team members will receive complimentary registration to UC Global Health Day and financial support for travel.* Students and junior faculty will receive higher priority for funding.


  • Each proposal should be submitted by a session leader, serving as the primary contact and organizer for the session team
  • All session leaders and team members must have an official current affiliation with the University of California (e.g. student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty, staff, visiting scholar, etc.) or be recent UC alumni (graduated from UC within the last five years). Breakout sessions should present global health work conducted while the leader and team members were officially affiliated with UC.
  • Teams should consist of no more than six people total. Team members must be confirmed by the time of submission
  • Each person may participate as either a session leader or team member in only 1 breakout session during UC Global Health Day.
  • Proposals must have explicit aims, well-developed concepts, and clear relevance to global health and UC Global Health Day
  • Total word count of the proposal may not exceed 300 words
  • Organizers will be given approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes per session
  • Limit of one submission per team

* details to be confirmed at the time of notification. Travel funding cannot be increased, deferred or exchanged. Amounts will be determined by the location of the team member's home UC campus.