Sunday, March 16, 2014

16th Annual Forum on International Health and Tropical Medicine Symposium: Bridging Borders

The Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine is organizing its 16th Annual Forum on International Health and Tropical Medicine Symposium: Bridging Borders on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014.

On Friday, April 11, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, in the Shell Care/Olin Link, there will be a poster session featuring international trips funded through FIHTM and other international research done by Washington University students. 

Saturday, April 12, will begin with breakfast at 8:30 AM and a keynote address from Dr. James Kazura of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at 9:00 AM. At Case Western, Dr. Kazura is the Director of the Center for Global Health and Diseases and Director of International Affairs in Health Sciences. Dr. Kazura's research focuses on disease susceptibility and pathogenesis in malaria and filariasis. He is also a champion of tropical medicine training and education. 

After the keynote address, there will be two breakout sessions with presentations from Washington University faculty regarding their work abroad and their journey to international medicine. The day will conclude with a lunch panel discussion with medical students and residents regarding their experiences internationally and how students can find opportunities in global health. 

We hope you will be able to attend this exciting event. To RSVP, please fill out the form here (this form may also be accessed via


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