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Global Leadership Series 2020
Promoting Healthy Diets for Children and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Speakers: Dr. Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics, Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health; Dr. Sorrel Namaste, Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor, The Demographic and Health Surveys Program, ICF; Dr. Lynnette M. Neufeld, Director, Knowledge Leadership, GAIN


2019 Gairdner Global Health Symposium
Transforming Mental Health Globally
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vikram Patel, 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate

Global Leadership Series 2019
The WASH Benefits and SHINE Trials - hypothesis tested, results, and policy and programming implications
Monday, September 16, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Jean Humphrey, Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director, Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research, Zimbabwe

Global Leadership Series 2019
Vaccines, Autism, and Blue Marble Health
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Global Leadership Series 2019
Decolonization as a Pathway to Wellness for Indigenous People
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Malcolm King, Scientific Director, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research


2018 Gairdner Global Health Symposium
What are the big challenges to improving global health? Insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray and Dr. Alan D. Lopez, 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureates, Co-Founders of the Global Burden of Disease Study
Watch the Panel Speaker Presentations.

Global Leadership Series 2018
The World of Medical Journals
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor at The Lancet

Global Leadership Series 2018
A new way of financing women's. children's and adolescents' health - the role of the Global Financing Facility (GFF)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Mariam Claeson, Director of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman Every Child at the World Bank.

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2017 Gairdner Global Health Symposium
The First 1,000 Days: How early health and nutrition affect long-term health and development 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cesar Victora, 2017 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate; Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Watch the Panel Speaker Presentations and Panel Discussion.

Global Leadership Series 2017
Childhood Injuries: A Neglected Public Health Issue
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Adnan Hyder, Professor and Director of the Health Systems Program and Associate Chair in the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University.

The Lancet Oncology Commission on Sustainable Paediatric Cancer Care
Friday, September 8, 2017
Panel discussion
hosted by the Unit for Policy and Economics Research in Childhood Cancer (PERCC), the Centre for Global Child Health and Garron Family Cancer Centre at SickKids.

Global Leadership Series 2017
A National Neonatal Quality Improvement Tale: 15 Years Young & Expanding
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Prakesh Shah, Professor of Paediatrics and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto.

Global Leadership Series 2017
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Demystifying the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Childhood Growth Stunting- A Gut Perspective
Monday, March 20, 2017
Speakers: Dr. Chris Karp, Director, Global Health Discovery & Translational Sciences and Dr, Anita Saidi, Director, Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases (EDD) program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

International Development Week 2017
SickKids celebrates International Development Week 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Global Leadership Series 2017
Global Surgery 2030–Evidence and Solutions for Achieving Health, Welfare and Economic Development
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Speaker: Dr. John G. Meara, Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery and Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School; Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Children's Hospital and Co-Chair, Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

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Global Leadership Series 2016
Improving access for child and adolescent mental disorders: a global health perspective
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Vikram Patel, Professor and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India.

Global Leadership Series 2016
SDG's: Global Health and Nursing
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Judith Shamian, President, International Council of Nurses.

Global Leadership Series 2016
Quality and responsive health systems in the SDG era
Friday, April 22, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Global Leadership Series 2016
A look at Canada's investment in maternal, newborn, & child health
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Speaker: Laura Payton, Senior Writer, Political Correspondent, Maclean's and 2015 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship Recipient.

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Global Nutrition Report
Global Nutrition Report Canadian launch: Keynote presentation by Lawrence Haddad
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Global Leadership Series 2015
Supporting the use of research Evidence in policymaking
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Speaker: Professor John N. Lavis, Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems and Director, McMaster Health Forum.

Global Leadership Series 2015
Professional health education for optimal global child health
Friday, May 8, 2015
Speaker: Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H, Chan School of Public Health and former Minister of Health, Mexico.
Panel: Pam Hubley, Chief, Professional Practice and Nursing, SickKids; Dr. Julie Johnstone, Staff Paediatrician, SickKids; Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health and Policy, and Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health.

Global Leadership Series 2015
INTERGROWTH-21st Study: Fetal and neonatal growth standards
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Speakers: Professor Stephen Kennedy, Oxford University; Professor Jose Villar, Oxford University; Dr. Jae H. Kim, UC San Diego Medical Center; Dr. Marcelo Uruia, St. Michael's Hospital, moderated by Dr. Daniel Roth, SickKids.

International Women’s Day 2015
Celebrating Canadian women helping global health
Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Global Child Health Day 2014
Global Child Health Day focuses on adolescent health
Monday, February 24, 2014


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Global Child Health Day 2013
Care in the first 1,000 days helps a 1,000 ways
Friday, February 22, 2013

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