On June 17, 2015, Dr. Hripsime Zatikyan Wright delivered the keynote address at the 1st Annual Global Health Armenia Conference, hosted by Yerevan State Medical University, in collaboration with the University of Utah.  Speakers at the Conference included Dr. Michael Narimanyan, Rector of Yerevan State Medical University; Dr. Sergey Khachatryan, Deputy Minister of Health, Ministry of Health of Armenia; Dr. Tatul Hakobyan, Head of the World Health Organization in Armenia; Alik Bazatchyan, Director of the Republic of Armenia’s National Institute of Health; Khachanush Hakobyan, Executive Director of the American-Armenian Wellness Center; Lusine Kocharyan, Head of the Health Department, Red Cross; and many more.

This first of it’s kind Conference also included a research poster session where both YSMU and U of U students could present research posters specific to research conducted in Armenia by Dr. Hripsime Zatikyan Wright and her teams of University of Utah students over the years.

It’s important to note that while Conference was conceived in the mind of Dr. Hripsime Zatikyan Wright, for it to be brought to fruition required collaboration with many local and international partners.  Amongst said wonderful partners, we must recognize Yerevan State Medical University’s Dean of Public Health Dr. Marine Hovannisyan, who along with Dr. Hripsime Zatikyan Wright worked tirelessly in organizing and executing Global Health Armenia Conference 2015.

Also, this year’s Conference couldn’t have happened without our University of Utah/Yerevan State Medical University students, who after weeks of outreach and research, showed their love for Armenia and public health by working to make this Conference a success.

While at the Global Health Armenia Conference 2015, a palpable dream permeated – one of a bright public health future for the Republic of Armenia, promising improved, equitable health outcomes.

Included in this post is Dr. Hripsime Zatikyan Wright’s keynote address and many other addresses from the Conference.

Final 1st Annual Global Health Conference FB Event Flyer

We warmly invite you to attend Yerevan State Medical University and the University of Utah’s 1st annual “Global Health Armenia Conference: Key Issues” on June 17, 2015. Organized by the Yerevan State Medical University and the University of Utah’s, this conference offers a unique opportunity to examine key global health issues in Armenia.

Learn from leading global health organizations, educators and experts about critical global health issues as they share key lessons learned and strategies in health, outreach, partnership collaboration, research and more.

The 1st annual “Global Health in Armenia Conference: Key Issues” will be held at Yerevan State Medical School, allowing attendees to convene with thought-leaders, medical professionals, and student leaders in global health.

Conference attendance is open to researchers, healthcare practitioners, specialists, and students.

This conference will provide the unique opportunity to network with members of the global health community and learn about possible opportunities with different organizations. This year’s conference will also include a session on scientific poster creation and presentation for students and professionals alike.

Students are invited to submit posters for presentation at the 1st annual “Global Health in Armenia Conference: Key Issues”. Posters focus on results-oriented and in-progress programs and research studies. Posters will be on display throughout the day during the conference. Poster presenters will be with their posters for discussion and questions during a designated poster session.

All attendees and speakers for this year’s conference who participate will be awarded with a certificate of participation.

Free Registration begins in the Great Auditorium at YSMU at 0930




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