Session Detail

Session Number: 22
Session Title: The Global Health Funding Landscape: Who and What You Need to Know and Why
Session Type: Symposium
Session Start/End Time: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013, 10:15 AM -12:00 PM
Location: Thurgood Marshall South
Session Description: Research, program, funding and policy decisions are being made every day by influential international actors and at the U.S. federal level. Every meeting attendee Society member and is directly or indirectly influenced by the investment and interest in tropical medicine and global health by these players. Who are the key actors and what do you need to know to insure that decision makers, including the U.S. Congress and Administration make informed funding and policy decisions based on science? Hear the experienced perspectives from the ASTMH president, the executive director and the ASTMH Washington, DC-based lobbyist for a wide-lens snapshot of the status and actors in the global health (research and programmatic) funding and policy landscape. Looking specifically at the U.S. role, this symposium will outline the sources of Congressional support for global health R&D; how specific U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies are involved or not involved in global health R&D, and which U.S. government actors are supportive of global health R&D. A key factor in Congressional support of any funding or policy action is the support of constituents. How well does the science community get its message across to Congress, the media and the public? Learn what to avoid and what to emphasize when you only have three minutes to convey the value of your work to those that play a role in increasing or cutting support for tropical medicine/global health research.
Symposium Organizer
Karen Goraleski
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, IL, United States

11/14/2013 10:15:00 AM
Global Health Funding: Who Are the Key Actors?
Jodie Curtis
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, DC, United States

11/14/2013 10:50:00 AM
Communicating Research in an Age of Twitter and Low Science Literacy
Karen Goraleski
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, IL, United States

11/14/2013 11:15:00 AM
The Scientist as an Advocate: It’s A New Day
David Walker
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States


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