Annual Conference

The CUGH Annual Conference has become the world's leading academic global health conference. Since its inaugural meeting in 2008, the number of registered attendees has grown from 327 to more than 1,800. The meeting brings together committed leaders, professionals, educators, students from diverse fields of study including engineering, business, law, policy, natural sciences, nursing, public health, medicine, and environmental studies to explore, discuss and critically assess the global health landscape.

Next Annual Conference


Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health
The 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle
Washington, DC, USA
Main conference April 7-9 | Satellite Sessions April 6

Host institutions: Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University

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  • Session Titles
  • Session Speakers
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  • Competitions, Awards and Recognition
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  • Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, student, implementers and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health, planetary health, and the role universities play in addressing global health challenges.

    Featured Subthemes:

    • Governance & Political Decision-Making
    • Health Systems & Human Resources
    • Infectious Diseases Old & New – Implications for Global Health
    • NCDs & Social Determinants of Health
    • Planetary Health
    • Women’s Health is Global Health – Issues Across the Lifespan

    Conference Highlights / Activities & Awards:

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    • Half-day and Full-day Satellite Sessions April 6, 2016
    • Gairdner Global Health Lecture – 2017 Global Health Awardee
    • CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award
    • CUGH Young Leader Award
    • Annual Velji Awards
    • Lancet/CUGH Best Student Posters
    • LIC Travel Scholarships for Abstract Presentations
    • CUGH/Pulitzer Film Festival & Video Competition
    • And more…

  • Register now at the Early Bird Rate

  • Past Annual Conferences

    Bridging to a Sustainable Future in Global Health
    The 7th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
    San Francisco, CA
    Main conference April 9-11 | Satellite Sessions April 8

    Host institution: University of California, San Francisco

    Mobilizing Research for Global Health
    The 6th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
    Boston, MA
    Main conference March 26-28 | Satellite Sessions March 25

    Host institution: Boston University

    Universities 2.0: Advancing Global Health in the Post-MDG Era
    The 5th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
    Washington, DC
    Main conference May 10-12 | Satellite Sessions May 9

    Host institutions: The George Washington University and Stanford University

    Washington, DC

    Global Health: Innovation | Implementation | Impact
    The 4th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference