January 10th 2014: 6th Annual CEND Symposium
Academia and the Global Health Pipeline: Basic Science, Innovation and Translation
Friday January 10th, 2014 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium, Room 245. Driving directions
Confirmed symposium speakers include:
Norma Andrews, University of Maryland
William Bishai, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Fidelis Cho-Ngwa, University of Buea, Cameroun
Alan Cowman, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
Warner Greene, The Gladstone Institutes of Virology and Immunology
New to this year's symposium is a poster session to complement the exciting line-up of plenary speakers. Participants are encouraged to present posters in the areas of epidemiology, basic sciences and translational research related to emerging and neglected disease. Space is limited for poster presentations. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register and submit your poster abstract by December 18th, 2013. General registration will close January 6th, 2014.
Click here to register for the CEND Symposium on Eventbrite.
Diagnostics by Design Co-located Events:
Based on popular demand, the symposium will be accompanied by two events co-hosted by CEND and affiliated groups, including the Global Health Diagnostics(GHDx) Program. GHDx is a UC Berkeley student-led working group dedicated to developing diagnostics technologies for low-resource settings. The program is supported by a grant from the Berkeley Institute of International Studies and administered by CEND.
January 9th, Diagnostics by Design: A Workshop on the Design, Development and Implementation of Global Health Technologies
The Diagnostics by Design workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for discussing the challenges and lessons learned in developing and implementing global health technologies, specifically at the point of care. Through interactive talks, a panel discussion with experts from industry and academia, and a hands-on build session, we will explore the challenges associated with translating technologies beyond the lab. This workshop will draw on the expertise and experience of individuals from across disciplines to explore collaborative solutions to global health issues.
The workshop will feature Columbia Professor and mChip inventor Samuel Sia as the keynote speaker, with a full list of speakers to come. Food and drink will also be provided throughout the event.
The workshop is co-sponsored by CEND, GHDx, and POCDx with financial support from BigIdeas @ Berkeley Idea Lab, the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, and the Institute for International Studies.
January 11-12th, Diagnostics by Design: a hack day for global health
The Diagnostics by Design hackathon is a cross-communities effort to bridge the gap between makers and do-it-yourself innovators and the sphere of global health. The event is posed as a challenge to participants: with minimal materials or through innovative coding, tackle a technological or informatic need in the space of point of care diagnostics. These can range from generating DIY lab equipment alternatives for medical clinics with limited resources, informatics for disease monitoring, or redesign of diagnostic tools for resource-limited settings. Attendees from the Maker community will work with participants from academic and professional spaces: the goal is an interface between the innovative expertise of the former with the needs assessments and field knowledge of the latter. We not only explore, but get hands on experience with pressing health and design needs.
The DxD hackathon is a two day event, from Saturday (1/11/13) from 9AM to 9PM, and Sunday (1/12/13) from 9AM to 3PM. Eventbrite only shows the Saturday date; registration covers participation and meals for both days.
The hackathon is co-sponsored by CEND, GHDx, Tekla Labs, CITRIS, Invention Lab @ Berkeley, The Blum Center & Big Ideas@berkeley (financial support of Tekla), and the Institute for Interntional Studies (financial support of GHDx).
Diagnostics by Design RegistrationPlease visit the following Eventbrite links to register for the CEND Symposium and the Diagnostics by Design events. Registration is free but required for the CEND Symposium. There are nominal registration fees for the Diagnostics by Design events. Please note that space is limited for the DxD events.
Click here to register for the CEND Symposium!
Click here to register for the DxD: A workshop on the design, development and implementation of global health technologies!
Click here to register for the DxD: A hack day for global health!
Directions and Parking
- Getting to UC Berkeley: Public transit | Driving
- Downtown Bekeley BART: Li Ka Shing Center is 5-10 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART.
- Public Parking garages: (recommended garages in red)
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- Street parking: Metered and two-hour street parking are available around campus, but it can be hard to find a spot. More information.