Registration is Now Open for FAIMER’s 2018 Global Health Matters Forum—Serving Community Health and Wellness: The Intersection of Health Professionals and Engineers

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FAIMER’s annual Global Health Matters forum will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (UTC – 4) in Philadelphia. The theme of this year’s forum is Serving Community Health and Wellness: The Intersection of Health Professionals and Engineers. Registration is now open for virtual participation.

Overview
In an interactive session with in-room and online participants, FAIMER Fellows and invited guests will examine the intersection of health professionals and engineers in promoting community health and wellness, with focus on applying these ideas to local contexts. By the end of the forum, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the value that engineers and health professionals can add to each other’s work.
  • Delineate the role of design and engineering in addressing community challenges.
  • Assess community challenges and propose an approach to address these challenges.
  • Describe the connection between sustainable community well-being and community tranquility.
  • Apply concepts of community analysis to local situations.

Keynote speaker:

Bernard Amadei, PhD
Dr. Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Amadei holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. He is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders – USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network. Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; the recipient of the 2015 Washington and ASCE OPAL awards; the recipient of the 2016 C. H. Dunn Award of the Construction Industry Institute; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction; and an elected Senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell, Carroll College, Clarkson, Drexel, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute). In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.

Additional faculty:

Mira Olson, PhD
Dr. Olson is Associate Professor of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University and one of the Directors of the Masters of Science in Peace Engineering program. Her areas of research are water management, water quality, and community engagement.

Join Us!
Virtual participants—either individuals or small groups—will have access to the live streamed session, and moderators will incorporate virtual participants’ input into plenary discussions. Having at least one other person participate with you will enhance the experience considerably, and small groups of four to six face-to-face participants are ideal. Virtual groups of global participants will also be formed. Click here to register.

Questions about Global Health Matters may be directed to Katherine Mason at kmason@faimer.org.