The Purdue Student Pugwash Conference 2009!
Health Care and Humanity: Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
To do this, we have brought together accomplished speakers from some of the leading academic and health institutions in the country, including General Electric Healthcare, the University of Michigan, Doctors Without Borders, The Harvard School of Public Health, Cook Biotech, and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Each of the conference topics below has been chosen to engender a multi-layered understanding that incorporates each of the scientific, social, and ethical aspects of health care.
The conference has been set up to allow ample opportunities to meet and discuss with interesting attendees and speakers. You will have the opportunity for stimulating conversation at
our banquet Friday night, plenty of chances for questions with speakers, engaging discussion of topics during the break-out session discussion event, and the ability to blow of some steam and break with some wallyball at the conference social!
FRIDAY, March 27
6:00pm – 6:15pm: PMU South Ballroom- Opening Remarks
6:15pm – 7:00pm: PMU South Ballroom- Formal Banquet
7:00pm – 8:15pm: PMU South Ballroom- The Rising Costs of Health Care, Dr.
Edward Norton Professor of Health Economics at the University of Michigan
9:00 pm: Recreational Sports Center- Conference Social
SATURDAY, March 28
8:00am – 8:45am: STEW West Foyer- Conference Registration & Breakfast
8:45am – 10:00am: Fowler Hall– Costs, Technology, Privacy, and Digitizing of Health
Records, Kelly Sager and Erica Watson of GE Healthcare
10:15am – 11:30am: Purdue Stewart Center- Breakout Sessions
STEW 322- Adjusting to an Aging Population
STEW 310- Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing, Kimberly Quaid, Ph.D., Professor of Medical and
Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine
STEW 320- Biotechnology, Dr. Michael Hiles, VP of Research and Chief Scientific Officer of
11:45am – 1:00pm: University Drawing Room- VIP Lunch
STEW 322- Attendee Lunch
1:15pm – 2:00pm: STEW 214- Discussion Workshop
2:15pm – 3:45pm: Fowler Hall- Malnutrition and Health in the Developing World, Nurse
Johanne Sekkenes, Doctors without Borders
4:00pm – 5:15pm: Fowler Hall- Nutrition, Obesity, and Public Health, Dr. Kimberly
Thompson, Adjunct Associate Professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science at the
Harvard School of Public Health