Events are invaluable to moving global health forward. They are opportunities to exchange insight, test out new ideas, and make connections.
All Dahdaleh Institute events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Dr. Diego Bassani visits the DIGHR to lead a seminar about his work as Epidemiologist and Scientist at the Sick Kids Hospital Centre for Global Child Health.
Dr. Bassani is a scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Bassani received an M.Sc and a PhD in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. He has conducted important research on the causes and distribution of child deaths in India, identification of risk factors for child mortality and impact of policy changes on child health, survival and development.
Bassani currently works on international projects in maternal and child health epidemiology in collaboration with the Centre for Epidemiological Research in Pelotas, Brazil, with the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University and with Saving Newborn Lives in South Africa and Uganda. He is also part of the Child Health and Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG), chaired by Dr. Robert Black, responsible for the global estimates of neonatal and child deaths.
This event is part of the Seminars & Lectures series. To receive a reminder of this event, click here.
Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid-response Simulation (ADERSIM), based at York University, holds a seminar on March 27th, 2019, for circulating the result of its research between experts and practitioners in the field of Emergency Management and related technologies. This month speakers are Professor Slobodan P. Simonovic from the University of Western Ontario, and Dr. Lin Ju from IBM Canada.
This is an open event for all who are interested. Please register and secure your spot for this seminar.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/adersim-march-2019-semiar-tickets-58598645125
Note: this is not a DIGHR event.
Designers are increasingly involved in the world of social good. Traditionally installed in commercial sectors, they are now collaborating with scientists, researchers and others non-designers with their own knowledge-base and processes. These interdisciplinary encounters are often new, exciting and challenging.
Drawing on her experiences of this phenomenon, and on the research behind her upcoming book Information Design for the Common Good, Courtney Marchese will lead a Lunch & Learn on interdisciplinary design collaboration in global health.
Courtney Marchese is a professional designer with over a decade of experience specializing in data visualizations, information graphics, UX design, and usability studies. She is also an Associate Professor of Graphic + Interactive Design, teaching a wide range of design theory, research, and technical skills at the undergraduate and graduate level.
To address the rising cost of medicines, patients and policymakers are increasingly turning to personal importation through Internet Pharmacies. Despite their potential to improve access to affordable medicines, most countries do not sufficiently regulate Internet Pharmacies, exacerbating public health risks.
The aim of this presentation will be twofold. Using stakeholder and supply chain mapping, the first task will be to determine if and how safety and quality of medicines sold over the Internet can be protected. The broader objective will be to apply a public health framework to evaluate emerging strategies of regulating Internet Pharmacies. In addition to mainstream proposals of expanding the jurisdictional scope of existing regulatory authorities, we consider disruptive internet governance strategies that delegate public health functions to technology intermediaries.
Aria Ilyad Ahmad is the Global Health Foresighting Research Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Since 2014, he has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. Aria is a past Duke University Global Health Fellow and past faculty member of the Global Health Education Initiative at the University of Toronto. He has testified before the Canadian Senate on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, served on the board of directors of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and was the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières Access to Medicines Fellow in India. Aria received his HBSc and MSc in international pharmaceutical policy from the University of Toronto, and is completing his PhD in global health governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.