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One World 2011 Medical Conference

October 13, 2009

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

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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