McMaster Universiy
  • January 31, 2015 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

For nine years, Student International Health Initiatives (SIHI) has run tremendously successful, inspirational, and free student-run global health conferences. They have allowed us to reach out to students and community by educating, promoting awareness, and encouraging constructive action on health issues. Last year’s conference on The Faces of Mental Health attracted hundreds of participants—students, faculty, and community members.

This year’s conference, entitled At the Nexus of Technology and Health, will enable us to continue our mission to raise awareness of health issues by highlighting the role of technology in promoting the accessibility and delivery of health care. Our world-renowned speakers provide the opportunity for attendees to be educated, inspired, and act on today’s greatest challenges.


Dr. Ken Simiyu, Program Officer, Grand Challenges Canada

Dr. Ken Simiyu is a Program Officer at Grand Challenges Canada. He leads the Stars in Global Health program that is designed to enable innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions. Dr. Simiyu also leads the Point-of-Care Diagnostics portfolio which is a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation designed to create a new class of point-of-care diagnostics that will be easy to use, low-cost, multiplexed and able to assess disease stage and provide information on prognosis.

Dr. James Mahoney, Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Assistant Dean, Medical Sciences Program; Member, Michael G. Degroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research; Head of Service, Regional Virology Laboratory

Please contact sihi.healthconference.mac@gmail.com for more information, and like our Facebook page for further updates.