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Conferences and Symposia in the History of Medicine

Program Information

Global Health Histories
Thursday, November 3, and Friday, November 4, 2005

William H. Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Thursday, November 3

Time Event
8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
Coffee and pastries
8:45 - 9:00 am Introductions
Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine

Elizabeth Fee, Chief, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine

Randall M. Packard, Director, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Sharon H. Hrynkow, Acting Director, Fogarty International Center
9:00 - 10:30 am Shifting the Borders: Conceptualizing Global Health Histories
Moderator: Elizabeth Fee, National Library of Medicine

Peter Brown, Emory University:
Towards a Cultural History of International/Global Health Policy and Practice

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, University of Toronto, Canada:
Mete-ing Needs? Gauging Success in International Health, 1850-2005

Liping Bu, Alma College:
Public Health and Modernization in Early Twentieth-Century China
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00am - 12:30pm Economies of Illness: The Global Politics of Malaria
Moderator: Ariel Pablos Méndez, World Health Organization

Randall Packard, Johns Hopkins University:
Roll Back Malaria, Roll in Development: A Century of Economic Promises Revisited

Bernardino Fantini, University of Geneva, Switzerland:
Models, Metaphors, and Discourses: Malaria Laboratories and Field Experiments

Marcos Cueto, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru:
The Cold War, Malaria, and Mexico
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Globalizing Women's Health Histories
Moderator: David Serlin, University of California at San Diego

John Farley, Dalhousie University, Canada:
Nearly Torn Apart: Birth Control at WHO

Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto, Canada:
Traveling Technology, Transnational Biopower, and a Device for Not Performing Abortions

Carole Vance, Columbia University:
New Versions of Old Stories: Transnational Conversations About "Trafficking" and Health
3:30 - 4:00 pm Coffee break
4:00 - 5:30 pm Treaties and Conventions as Tools of Global Public Health
Moderator: Thomson Prentice, World Health Organization

P. Preston Reynolds, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services:
The "Peoples' Campaign": The International Movement Toward a Mine-Free World, 1991-2005

Allan Brandt, Harvard University:
Tobacco Control: Historical and Ethical Perspectives on the WHO Framework Convention

Derek Yach, Yale University:
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco: People, Processes, and Politics
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Friday, November 4

Time Event
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
Coffee and pastries
9:00 - 10:30 am Exploring Alternative Medicine in Global Perspective
Moderator: Robert M. Duggan, Tai Sophia Institute

Sita Reddy, Rockefeller Fellow, Smithsonian Institution:
Who Owns Traditional Medical Knowledge? Global Heritage Disputes over Ayurveda

Adebayo Lawal, University of Lagos, Nigeria:
Alternative Medicine In the West African Sub-Region: A Pan-Africanist Perspective

Angela Beattie, Mount Royal College, Canada:
Globalization, Commodification, and the Transformation of "Traditional" Indian Infant Massage
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00am - 12:30pm Between Worlds: Local Histories, Global Consequences
Moderator: Paul Theerman, National Library of Medicine

Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Canada:
"The American Method": The Rockefeller Foundation and the Caribbean Birth of International Health

Andrei Kozlov, St. Petersburg University, Russia:
The History of the HIV Epidemic in Russia

Barbara Brush, University of Michigan, and Julie Sochalski, University of Pennsylvania:
International Migration of Nurses: Global Health, Social Policy, and Political Implications
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Global Public Health and the NIH
Moderator: Michael Gottlieb, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Salim Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa:
Human Resources to Combat HIV/AIDS: Fogarty International Center's AIDS International Training and Research Program

Martin Alilio, Academy for Educational Development, and Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine:
Crossing the Digital Divide: Contributions of Information Technology to Malaria Research in Africa
3:30 - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Elizabeth Fee, Chief, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
4:00 - 6:00 pm CLOSING RECEPTION

Contact Information

Global Health Histories
Meghan Attalla, Registrar
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894 

Phone: (301) 496-8949
Fax: (301) 402-7034

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