Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, the MedSurplus Alliance and Catholic Health Association have postponed the 2020 Joint Sumit. We hope that you stay well in 2020 and look forward to you joining us for the 2021 Joint Summit. Sign up to receive save-the-date notices.
Learn more about our events by watching the video below and reviewing the 2019 Summit presentations.
2019 Joint Summit
What happens when core values collide with operational imperatives, cultural bias, and ethical blind spots? That’s the question a group of over 100 professionals, academics, and students from around the world came together to discuss at the Joint Global Summit: Compassion, Ethics, and Excellence in Global Health and Short-Term Medical Missions Symposium.
2019 Joint Summit Presentations
Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE)
Dr. Addiss, MD, MPH, the founder of the Center Compassion and Global Health and the Task Force for Global Health Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE).
Should Short-Term Medical Missions be eliminated?
Dr. Shailey Prasad, MD MPH, Professor and Carlson Chair of Global Health is the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.
Hoping to Help;
the Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering
Dr. Judith Lasker, Retired Professor, Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University, medical sociologist and author of "Hoping to Help; the Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering"
Aligning Core Values and Medical Donation Strategies
Ms. Warrens, Director of the MedSurplus Alliance Program, and Barbara Wallace, Chair of the Standards and Accreditation Program will discuss practical strategies to improve access to quality donated medical products, through voluntary standards, program accreditation, and capacity-building tools.
Bridging the Gap: Maintaining a Well-Stocked Supply Chain in a Donation Based Field
Medical Surplus Recovery Organization, MedWish International seeks to recover, repurpose and redistribute surplus medical supplies and equipment to those in need around the world. A significant challenge in achieving that mission involves closing the gap between needed and available products. MedWish will share how their MSRO is strategically addressing the problem and facilitate a discussion with participants.
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Britta Harman Latz - Associate Executive Director
Carolina Masri - Executive Director
Jennifer Buck - Humanitarian Aid Program Manager
Extending Healing Missions and Improving Bottom Lines Through Product Donations
Participants will discuss how hospitals can further their healing mission and improve their bottom line by extending the useful life of medical surplus through standards-based medical product donation programs and collaborations.