The Houston Global Health Collaborative Announces Their 2018 GLOCAL Conference and Abstract Competition

The Houston Global Health Collaborative (HGHC) is proud to announce the 2018 GLOCAL Conference in partnership with Rice Business on March 9-10, 2018. This meeting is an annual gathering of interdisciplinary professionals with a passion for global health innovation and advancement. This year tracks include Global Surgery, Innovations and Sustainability, Disaster Recovery, Local Opportunities, Healthcare Business, and Global Health Humanities.


As part of the conference, there will be an abstract competition including the areas of clinical/field research, basic science/animal study, program design, systematic reviews, and case studies. The abstract competition is a great way to showcase your research, and there will be cash prizes as well. The abstracts deadline has been extended to January 29, 2018.


Click here for more information about the GLOCAL Conference, registration, and abstract submissions.

2018 M3 Pre-Conference Workshop #4

Our fourth and final Pre-Conference Workshop is titled “Serving the Great Physician in Disaster Zones”. This workshop will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. by Elliott Tenpenny, MD, and Kelly Sites, RN.

This workshop is an introduction to Samaritan’s Purse and its Biblical basis for disaster response. It will cover the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) mentality, the sectors they primarily worked in, and focus specifically on the medical response capabilities.

This will include 3 sessions:

Session 1: Overview of Disaster Response

Session 2: Disaster Response Mentality

Session 3: Emergency Medical Response

For anyone interested in disaster relief, this is an incredible opportunity to learn about it first hand. Click here to register for this workshop or any of the other pre-conference workshops we have described. We hope to see you there!

2018 M3 Pre-Conference Workshop #3

Our third workshop will be all about “Preparing for a Life in Missions”. This workshop will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and will be facilitated by Mitch Duininck, MD, John Cropsey, MD, Andres Morales, RN, BSN, and Katie Morales, RN, BSN.

In this workshop, veteran healthcare missionaries will share their wisdom on how to best prepare for a life in missions. This will include 3 sessions:

Session 1: What Not to Do if You Want to Do Missions

Session 2: Who Me…A Missionary?

Session 3: Transformation through Teaching Teams

This workshop is one you will not want to miss if you are thinking about committing your life to the mission field. There is no better way to prepare than to learn from those who have experienced it before you! We are sure this will be enlightening and encouraging to those interested. Click here to register now.

2018 M3 Pre-Conference Workshop #2

“Ultrasound for Medical Missions” is the title of our second Pre-Conference Workshop. This workshop will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. by Sarah Jennings, BS, RDMS, RVT, and Kathy Marquardt, RDMS, RVT.

Ultrasound is an invaluable tool to use for diagnosis and procedural guidance and is often the only imaging modality that can be taken to remote areas.  This 3-hour workshop will teach you the basics of how to use ultrasound in these areas.  You will also gain access to a program that allows you to borrow ultrasounds for your mission trips at no charge to you.

This is a workshop we are sure you will gain a great amount of knowledge from. We believe it will equip you with the basic tools you need to be able to perform an ultrasound successfully on the mission field. Click here to register now.