Global Learning Colloquium: Health Professions

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

Addressing Healthcare Inequities Around the World - Registration opens in early 2018

Wednesday May 30, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

Infectious diseases do not respect borders and even non-communicable diseases can quickly become global epidemics. 21st century global health challenges are made more complex by inherent structural inequities and by educational deficiencies that do not address the global nature of these challenges. Future healthcare providers must understand the complex global systems within which they treat patients and serve communities.

This colloquium is for healthcare educators and administrators who seek to better prepare students so they can successfully practice in globally-interconnected and multicultural environments.

What You Will Gain From Participating:

  • Strategies for integrating global learning across curricular and co-curricular activities
  • Opportunities for developing ethical and equitable international partnerships
  • Resources for faculty professional development and methods to engage students in developing interprofessional global health competencies


  • Interconnectedness of global health systems, including structural inequities
  • Interconnectedness of health professions (e.g. medicine, public health, nursing)
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Interprofessional Global Health Competencies

NAFSA thanks Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) for its generous support of this event.

2018 Presenters


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