Upcoming global health events at Rutgers include a virtual symposium in collaboration with a Greek university and an annual global health fair that is resuming for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.


November 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interprofessional Education and Communication in Health Care: Experiences and Challenges in the U.S.A. and Greece

Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information and School of Health Professions in collaboration with Democritus University of Thrace are hosting this two-part global e-symposium. The event features experts from both universities in interprofessional education (IPE), communication, clinical training, and research.

In the first session of this e-symposium, panelists will discuss recent and enduring research findings on IPE and communication, as well as approaches and best practices for safer patient handoffs in clinical settings, including, for instance, the adoption and implementation of mnemonics such as the SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation). The second session will address the current challenges of IPE in the United States and Greece. An interactive discussion between the speakers and the audience will follow each session.

This event is part of an e-symposia series that is a component of a collaboration between Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information and School of Health Professions in the context of the International Academic Partnership Program-Greece (IAPP-Greece), an academic incubator program sponsored in 2020 by the Greek Ministry of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute of International Education, among other organizations.

This event is free and open to the public. Register in advance to attend.

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December 6, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Annual Global Health Fair

The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Office of Global Health, in collaboration with Rutgers Global, will resume its Annual Global Health Fair for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Amy P. Murtha, dean of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be the keynote speaker.

Faculty and students from Rutgers Health who have participated in a global health experience are invited to submit posters about their research or global health activities. For consideration, please submit an abstract by Monday, November 20. Abstract submissions and queries may be directed to the RWJMS Office of Global Health at globalhealth@rwjms.rutgers.edu or 848-932-0233.

The event will be held in the Clinical Academic Building at 125 Paterson Street, 3rd Floor (rooms 3403 and 3404), in New Brunswick. Light refreshments will be served.