One World 2011 Medical Conference

One significant event scheduled as part of One World 2011 is a medical conference organized by Seattle Children's Hospital, which will support One World 2011’s goals through professional exchange and collaboration.

One significant event scheduled as part of One World 2011 is a medical conference which will support One World 2011’s goals through professional exchange and collaboration. The conference will be held in Seattle, which is an important hub for global health and home to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the University of Washington, and a large number of global health care and research organizations. Organized by Seattle Children’s Hospital, one of the top pediatric medical and research institutions in the United States, the conference will focus on health care issues affecting children in the U.S. and Muslim countries.

The event will bring together medical and public health experts from the U.S. and countries throughout the Muslim world. Themes of the meeting will reflect the diversity of child health care issues in the U.S. and Muslim countries, including prematurity and infant mortality, infectious diseases, immunization, systems of child health care, training child health providers, and providing care for acute and chronic conditions such as cancer and diabetes.

The conference is expected to attract approximately 300-400 international participants over a 3 to 4 day period for a program including plenary lectures, seminars, abstract presentations, hospital and clinic tours, small group discussions, and social discourse that will lead to enhanced cooperation among medical professionals with a commitment to improving child health.

Over the next two months, the conference organizing committee, comprised of international child health leaders, will be meeting to further develop the conference themes and agenda.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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