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Global Ideas Forum 2018: Digital Disruption in Global Health

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Arts West Building

University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010


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Global Ideas Forum 2018

Achieving health equity in the age of digital disruption

From technology to grassroots movements, momentum is coming from a new generation of global changemakers. #GIF18 is your place to learn, connect, collaborate and reimagine our future, with 200 passionate changemakers.

Are you:

  • Building a career with purpose?
  • Looking to connect with purpose-driven change-makers?
  • Open to learning new skills and techniques to level up your social impact?

Join us for this immersive crash-course in cutting edge global health thinking, presented by leading global experts and home-grown innovators from a diverse array of industries and perspectives.

#GIF18 is about achieving health equity in the age of digital disruption. We’ll explore:

• WORK: How to transform the global health career, using human centred design to create social impact,

• TRUTH: How to maintain a shared commitment to universal goals in the age of alternative facts, and

• EQUITY: How to harness technology to leave no one behind?

View the full PDF program with session descriptions here.

"Global Ideas Forum is without doubt one of the most informative, innovative, engaging and fun ways to contribute to the important global health issues of our time."
— Prof Rob Moodie AM

No matter whether you’re a campaigner, clinician, adventurer, entrepreneur or community worker, Global Ideas Forum is your platform to create better health for all.

Join us September 14-16th 2018 to understand and build innovative solutions for global health!


Speaker announcements:

Ms Judy Slatyer - CEO, Australian Red Cross

Dr Andrea Carson - Lecturer, Political Ccience & Honorary Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism

Ms Blair Palese - CEO, 350.org Australia

Mr Simon Goff - Managing Director, Purpose.com Europe + Asia Pacific

Dr Dhesi Raja - Co-founder, Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology

Mr Jim Nasr - Former Chief Software Architect, Centre for Disease Control

Dr Zoë Mullan - Chief Editor, Lancet Global Health

Dr Unni Krishnan - Director, Save the Children Emergency Health Unit

Ms Karrie Long - Telehealth Director, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Mr Elya Tagar - Senior Director, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Australia

Mr Shing Yue Sheung - Forbes 30 Under 30 and Co-Founder, NAVi Medical Technologies

Dr Noela Prasad - Medical Officer, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Ms Caro Park, PhD candidate, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health - The University of Melbourne

Ms Selina Lo - Consulting Editor, The Lancet

Ms Fron Jackson-Webb - Senior Health and Medicine Editor; Chief of Staff, The Conversation

Professor Michael Selgelid - Director, Monash Bioethics Centre; Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, Monash University

Professor Ajay Mahal - Health Economics and Health Systems, Nossal Institute

Associate Professor Bebe Loff - Director, Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights

Dr Alison Livingstone - Senior Service and Strategy Designer, IAG, and Human-Centred Design Researcher

Prof Nick Haslam - Professor of Psychology, The University of Melbourne

More to come...


Over 2.5 days, you and 200 delegates will experience:

  • Inspiring keynote presentations that will stretch your mind with big picture ideas

  • Panel discussions that dive deeper into the challenges, interrogate them from different angles and imagine opportunities

  • Small skill-building workshops to connect with others and create solutions

  • An intimate group introduction to design thinking through "Design Sprints"

  • A diverse cultural program

  • Social events on Friday and Saturday night with wine, beer and food

  • Ample opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and build your networks

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both Saturday and Sunday

  • Endless coffee!

All of this is included in the one ticket.


For more information:

Relive the highlights from #GIF17

Find your niche with our Forum personas!

Watch our #GIF17 highlights reel

Keep up to date with the latest speaker announcements on our Facebook page

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