2022 Humanitarian Health Conference

2022 Humanitarian Health Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

June 10 – 11, 2022
(Friday and Saturday)
Pre-Conference Courses: June 9, 2022 (Thursday)

Where: Graceway, 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, MO 64133 and Online

The 2022 Humanitarian Health Conference is an educational event to equip healthcare professionals and students to provide excellent and appropriate care to the world’s most marginalized people. Participants will also connect with organizations with whom they can serve.

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Optional Pre-Conference Day Courses

Optional Certificate Courses will be offered on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Separate registration and payment is required. Due to the length of each course, attendees will only be able to participate in one course during the Pre-Conference Day. Please Note: courses require online work prior to the in-classroom section June 9, 2022. 

Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) 

Thursday, June 9, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Graceway, Room 101
Instructors: Winston Manimtim, MD & Vydehi Murty, MD

Helping Babies Breathe is an evidence-based educational program to teach basic neonatal resuscitation techniques in such settings, developed on the premise that straightforward newborn care can save many lives. Topics covered include:

• Causes of Neonatal Death
• Ventilation with Bag and Mask
• Preparation for a birth
• Routine Care (with neonatal simulator)
• The Golden Minute® – (clear airway and stimulate breathing)
• The Golden Minute® – (ventilation)
• Continued Ventilation with Normal and Slow Heart Rate

Cost: $355
View Helping Babies Breathe Course Details
Register for Helping Babies Breathe Course

Ultrasound for Primary Care

June 9, 2022
9:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Graceway, Room 203
Instructors: David Culpepper, MD & Sean Mark, MD

Quality medical care in low-resource settings is often hampered by a lack of objective clinical information. Ultrasound has proven to be a particularly useful technology in such settings, providing vital data to support patient care decision-making. Topics covered include:

• Thyroid & Carotid
• Limited Echo & Thoracic
• Abdominal, Renal, Urinary & eFAST
• DVT Screening
• Joint Space Access (Glenohumeral, Superiolateral Knee)
• Venous Access (Internal Jugular, Subclavian, Basilic, Common Femoral)

Cost: $360
View Ultrasound for Primary Care Course Details
Register for Ultrasound for Primary Care Course 

Advanced Mother Baby Outcomes (AMBO)

Thursday, June 9, 2022
9:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Graceway, Room 257
Instructors: Don Philgreen, MD, Peter Greenspan, DO, Shari Ommen, MD

This advanced course is designed to equip the learner to provide evidence-based skills in prenatal, obstetrics, and neonatal care. Topics covered include:

  • Family planning
  • Normal Labor & Delivery
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Ultrasound Skills
  • Labor complications
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Newborn Care
  • Evidence-based birthing center design

Cost: $315
View Advanced Mother Baby Outcomes Course Details
Register for Advanced Mother Baby Outcomes Course

Check back soon for the 2022 Agenda, Speakers and CME details.

2022 Poster Presentation Information

The 2022 Humanitarian Health Conference theme is “Equip. Connect, Go.”   

Conference organizers welcome all participants to present posters of their completed and/or ongoing professional work. Posters presenting student work are highly encouraged. If attending in person, posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference and may focus on any global health topic. Virtual participation is also allowed. The content may be global health education, research or innovation-based, or case study. Special consideration will be given to the following topics:

• Impact of international rotations and experiences on learner development
• Impact of implementing public health services in communities with limited resource
• Clinical issues in resource-poor communities
• Sustainability implications for short-term international projects or partnerships
• Global Impact of medical mission
• Innovative approaches in global health 
• Global health research 

To be eligible, you must submit:

  1. An abstract
  2. A digital copy of your poster in PowerPoint format
  3. A video presentation of you describing your poster (3-minute time limit) Video presentations over 3 minutes will be disqualified.

In-Person Poster Presentation Schedule

Friday, June 10, 2022
Time tbd             Poster setup (Lobby)
Time tbd             Present your poster to interested parties
Time tbd            Judging of Posters

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time tbd          Present your poster to interested parties
Time tbd          Poster Awards (Auditorium)

Poster Presentation Guidelines 

  • Abstracts, posters in ppt format, and video presentation must be submitted by May 25, 2022 to [email protected]
  • Presenters must be available to meet with poster presentation judges to answer questions either virtually (in advance of the conference) or on Friday, June 11 between 4:45 – 5:30 pm in the Lobby. 
  • Acknowledgment of receipt of submissions will be sent by e-mail to the lead presenter after you complete your submission. Letters of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the lead presenter after the peer review process is completed.
  • All presenters must pay the Humanitarian Health Conference registration fee. Student scholarships are available. No honoraria or travel expense reimbursement will be provided.
  • Please bring handouts and business cards to enhance your networking opportunities, if attending in person.
  • Presenters may not use any poster presentation to market products or services.
  • Poster size must not exceed 60 x 40 inches.
  • Bring copies of the abstract with you to the conference.
  • Bring your poster presentation on a flash drive to be used during judging

Poster Presentation Awards

Prizes for top poster award winners. Three award winners will be chosen in the student category and three award winners will be chosen in the professional category. Definition:

  • Student Category includes students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or masters level program
  • Professional Category includes individuals in doctorate programs or post-academic training. 

2022 HHC Poster Abstract Guidelines

Check back soon for the complete 2022 HHC Poster Guidelines

 Attendee Registration Cost: June 10 – 11, 2022

(Friday and Saturday)

2022 Ticket Prices will be announced soon! 

Early Bird Attendee Registration Cost

(Early Bird Rate ends March 15, 2022)

Attendee Registration Cost

(March 16 – June 11, 2022)

Virtual Attendee
In-Person Attendee

 

In-Person attendees will receive:

  • Admission to the conference
  • Access to the exhibitor hall
  • Certificate of attendance 
  • All “virtual attendee” benefits

Virtual Attendees will receive:

  • Access to the virtual event
  • Recorded breakout and plenary sessions
  • Access to the virtual exhibitor hall
  • Certificate of Attendance 

Accepted Payment Methods

Payments will only be received via credit or debit card online.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued once the registration payment is completed. Registrants may apply the amount paid to next year’s conference registration, or the registration may be gifted to a friend or colleague. [email protected] must be notified prior to the conference if registrants wish to defer his/her registration. “No shows” will not be deferred or refunded. Any discount/coupon codes must be entered before the registration process is complete. 

Pre-Conference Day

View the Pre-Conference Day tab for details regarding available optional courses being offered Thursday, June 9, 2022 and costs. Separate registration and payment is required. 

Student Scholarships

A limited number of discounted student scholarships are available. These scholarships are for first-time, undergraduate students. If registering with a student discount code, no CME is provided. Please contact [email protected] for more information on student scholarships.

Check back soon for 2022 Exhibitor Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Conference?

The conference will be held at Graceway 5460 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, Missouri 64133

Where Should I Park?

Plenty of free parking is available on site at the conference. If the main lot should fill up, there is overflow parking across the street from Graceway. Please only park in designated parking spaces.

What Should I Wear?

Recommended attire for the conference is business casual. We recommend bringing a light jacket with you to the event in case the temperature at the conference is cooler than your preference. 

Are there Accommodations? 

No designated room blocks have been reserved at area hotels. We recommend in-person registrants consider the following: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kansas City Sport Complex Area (3 miles), Stoney Creek Hotel (9.4 miles),  Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza (6.7 miles), Kansas City Mariott Country Club Plaza (6.5 miles). 

What Should I Bring?

Be sure to bring a copy of your admission ticket and schedule. You may wish to bring a smart phone or tablet device to access the conference app and presentation handouts. You may wish to bring printed copies of some materials, in case the Wifi connection becomes unreliable. If you have severe food allergies, you may wish to bring your own lunch. 

Will There Be Internet Access?

Guest Wi-Fi Internet access will be available during the event.

How Can I Access the Speaker’s Presentations?

We do not provide paper handouts of the presentations at the conference. Downloads of the powerpoint presentations will be made available prior to the conference on our website. Additionally, if you would like to take notes during the conference presentations, please bring a notepad or a mobile device with you to do so.

How Can I Volunteer at the Event?

Simply complete the Volunteer Registration Form.

Is This A Religious Event?

The Humanitarian Health Conference is an educational event hosted by INMED and accredited by ACIHE – the America Council For International Healthcare Education. Any faith-based presentations are denoted in the name and description of that individual presentation or in the description of the speaker. People of all backgrounds are invited to attend.

Who is INMED? 

The Institute for International Medicine (INMED) exists to equip healthcare professionals & students with the unique skills necessary to effectively serve the world’s most forgotten people. INMED is a nonprofit educational organization that offers didactic instruction in the full range of global health topics via online, hybrid, and in-classroom courses, as well as through conferences. We also complement such instruction with supervised service-learning experiences at over 45 INMED Training Sites in 25 low-resource countries. INMED learners can earn a Professional Diploma or a Professional Master’s Degree in International Health (MIH). Learn more at inmed.us