On March 24 and 25, human rights activists from the fields of medicine, public health, and public policy are convening for:
a joint conference of
The Physicians for Human Rights National Conference
The Second Annual University of Michigan Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium
for Health & Social Justice
March 24th & 25th, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
As a former PHR Student Advisory Board member, friend of Sujal’s, and current pediatric resident interested in continuing a career dedicated to underserved populations, this conference is particularly important to me. I am very excited about the breadth of talks as well as the academic and practical discourse that will occur between the many different health professionals and students who are coming. Among the many amazing speakers confirmed for this conference, I am particularly happy to announce that Drs. Arash and Kamiar Alaei, prominent Iranian physicians and HIV activists previously imprisoned in their home country under false pretenses, will be joining us as keynote speakers.
Please join me and others interested in health, human rights and social justice for an inspiring and educational weekend in Ann Arbor.
Registration is free, so I encourage you to register today at SujalSymposium.org.
There you will also find our current conference agenda, a list of speakers, and information about submitting abstracts for poster presentations (deadline is January 30, although extensions may be possible by contacting us). I look forward to seeing you!
Katie Ratzan Peeler
University of Michigan Pediatrics House Officer
Former PHR Student Advisory Board Member