Global Health Day

Woman standing in front of her Global Health Day award-winning poster

Global Health Day provides an opportunity for those engaged in global health to come together, exchange knowledge across disciplines, and make connections.

Global Health Day LogoTo recognize and celebrate the amazing achievements in global health work at the University of Minnesota, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility hosts a Global Health Day in early spring of every year. During the event, students, staff, and faculty from a wide variety of schools and colleges, areas of study, perspectives, and diverse identities showcase their work, attend the event, or present on major global health issues.

We invite you to attend and celebrate with us during our annual Global Health Day event this coming fall. We will also be celebrating the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility's 10 years of impactful global health work around the world. As part of our 10-year celebrations, we will be featuring researchers that have dedicated their work to the Center's vision: Sustainable, equitable health globally. We hope to see you there.

Share Your Work at Global Health Day

CGHSR welcomes you to share your global health work at Global Health Day 2020. We will accept abstracts for both Oral and Poster presentations this Fall. Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract during the Spring 2020 submission round. We will consider these submissions during the Fall 2020 round as well.

Global Health Day 2020

Global Health Day 2020 has been postponed until the Fall due to the COVID-19 situation.

Find Out More about the Presentations

Find Out More about the Presentations


Abstracts can be submitted for the following categories:

  • Research – scientific presentation on research in the field of global health
  • Global Health Topic, Project, or Reflection – Present on a global health related class project; a topic that interests you; or reflect on your global health experience, including courses, internship, or other experience.

Abstract Format

  • Abstracts for the Research Category must be in a scientific poster format, with the following or similar categories: Background, Methods, Findings, Interpretation, and Acknowledgements.
  • Abstract formats for other submissions are at the submitter's discretion.
  • If your submission is for a project from a specific class, please include course number and faculty name in abstract.
  • Word limit is 400 words.

Review and Approvals

  • If your research or project was conducted as part of a team, your abstract must be reviewed by the PI, advisors, and/or other partners as appropriate prior to submitting.
  • Acknowledge those involved in aspects of your research or project (e.g., PI, adviser, funder, etc.) and clearly communicate your role in the study or project.

Presentation Eligibility

Poster & Oral Presentations are open to all University of Minnesota students, residents, fellows, post-docs, and alumni (though the presentation must be based on their work as a student). Presentations can be made individually or in groups. Presenters must be present during Global Health Day unless alternative arrangements have been made.

A presentation's focus must be related to global health. We draw from the following definition of global health when determining which abstracts to accept. We also view global as local, and include local work with immigrant and refugee populations in our definition of global health.

"Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasises transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care."
(Definition from Kaplan JP etal. Lancet 2009, 373:1)

Share Your Work with a Poster Presentation

Share Your Work with a Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation Details

  • Students accepted for Poster Presentations must be present during the Poster Session.
  • The maximum size dimension is 44" x 36" (If you have a larger poster from a previous poster session, indicate the size in the application and we will let you know if we can grant an exception).
  • Posters can be portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Funding is available for the printing of posters on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Awards will be granted for Outstanding Posters based on the following criteria:
    • Significance: How significant are the poster's conclusions for global health?
    • Presentation: How logical are the ideas presented on the poster? How interesting is the manner of presentation? How clearly written and free of significant grammatical problems is the poster?
    • Visual Impact: How effective is the poster visually? How valuable is each section, figure, and graph in furthering viewers' understanding of the subject?
  • Accepted students should refer to their acceptance email for more details on how to make a poster and expectations, schedule, etc.

Poster Presentation Submissions

  • Deadline for Poster Presentation Abstracts: Open Fall 2020

Share Your Work with an Oral Presentation

Share Your Work with an Oral Presentation

Oral Presentation Details

  • Oral presentations will be about 5 minutes in length, plus Q & A.
  • There will be a limited number of abstracts selected for oral presentations.

Oral Presentation Submissions

  • Abstract Deadline for Oral Presentation Consideration: Open Fall 2020

Share Global Health Work at the Resource Corner

Share Global Health Work at the Resource Corner

Resource Corner Details

The Resource Corner allows students to explore global health resources and opportunities from the University of Minnesota, the Twin Cities, and beyond.
We welcome UMN Schools/Colleges and programs, student organizations, and organizations from outside the University that have a Global Health focus to table at Global Health Day. Due to space limitations, groups will not get a full table, but a portion of a table. Please plan accordingly. We reserve the right to accept or not accept any organization based on these parameters.

More details and application.