ABOUT THE GLOBAL HEALTH SCIENCE AND PRACTICE TECHNICAL EXCHANGE

Background

The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX) is an annual event that brings together experts, students, and professionals from a variety of global health areas. The GHTechX offers a variety of sessions highlighting innovative topics, an implementation science framework, and cutting-edge content.

Previously, the event was called the Global Health Mini-University. In 2020, the name was changed to the Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange in advance of the 2021 event. This name change is intended to better represent the wide variety of participants and sessions. The purpose and mission of the event remains the same, albeit with a new name.

Structure

The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange hosts a selection of concurrent sessions from technical areas including: HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, and child health, infectious disease, non-communicable disease, health systems, nutrition, environmental health, and humanitarian relief. For the 2021 event, these sessions will span four days from April 21 – 24, 2021.

Attendees

In addition to gaining access to technical knowledge, participants are also able to engage in networking opportunities with a cross-section of global health professionals. Attendees of past years have included students, medical professionals, public health experts, NGOs, USG staff, non-profits and others interested in global health.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are responsible for any necessary travel or accommodations. However, the 2021 virtual event does not necessitate any travel, and is therefore accessible to an even wider audience.

GHTechX (Mini-U) 2018

By the numbers

22%

Of participants attended the forum via live stream

81%

Of attendees engaged with the forum via the mobile app

64

Cutting-edge technical sessions presented at the forum