2019 PHR National Student Conference


Fri - Sun, Nov 15 to Nov 17, 6:00pm - 12:00pm


Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115
The Harvard Medical School PHR Chapter is proud to present the 2019 National Student Conference — Foreign Bodies: Fear of the (Un)Known.
Submit an Abstract Here: https://forms.gle/h8uYdvLU7mpV9pZX7
Abstract submission deadline: 10/30/2019 at 11:59 pm

General Information:

We welcome you to the 2019 PHR National Student Conference at Harvard Medical School. We are inviting all medical students, physicians, lawyers, and other health care professionals involved in the human rights. The conference will feature speakers involved in multiple areas of human rights, a poster session for students to present their original research, as well as an advocacy event on Sunday.
The cost of attendance is $20 for students and $35 for all other individuals. Please check back shortly for directions and lodging information.


Friday, 11/15
6:00PM - 8:00PM:
        Poster Session
        “Flights and Rights”
Saturday, 11/16

8:30AM - 9:00AM - Breakfast/Check-in

9:00AM - 9:30AM - Welcome & PHR Update
        by Susannah Sirkin, MEd (Director of Policy and Senior Advisor, PHR)

9:30AM - 10:15AM - Human Trafficking
        by Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH (Executive Director, HEAL Trafficking)

10:30AM - 11:15AM - Climate Change / Attack on Healthcare Workers (TBD)
        by Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH (Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative)

11:15AM - 12:00PM - Asylum Panel
        Katherine Peeler, MD (Medical Director, HMS Asylum Clinic)
        Sabrineh Ardalan, JD (Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinic)
        Matthew Gartland, MD (Director, MGH Asylum Clinic)

12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch & “Birth at the Border” screening

1:00PM - 1:30PM - “Talkback” session on screening
        by Ellie Lobovits, MA (Filmmaker & director of "Birth at the Border")

1:45PM-2:45PM - Sexual Violence/Reproductive Rights Panel

3:00PM-5:00PM - Breakout Sessions:
        International Federation of Medical Students' Associations workshop
                by Hiba Ghandour, MD (2018-19 IFMSA Liaison Officer for Human Rights & Peace Issues)
LGBTQ Curriculum workshop
                by MGH Asylum Clinic

Evening - Social events

Sunday, 11/17
9:00AM - 12:00PM - Advocacy Workshops:
        Social Media and Human Rights
        Op-Ed Writing
        Photo Booth
Please check back for further updates to the schedule closer to the event.

Poster Session:

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to share and critically engage in the discussion and developments in the area of human rights. Posters may focus on a broad range of human rights issues including (but not limited to): Asylum Clinic Proceedings, Global Health, Refugee Health, Human Security, Community Development, Democracy, Social Justice.
Posters will be presented to attendees of the PHR National Student Conference Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Tosteson Medical Center Atrium at Harvard Medical School. Presenters will have the chance to interact with students, physicians, lawyers, and other health care professionals who are leaders in the human rights arena.
The deadline for submission is 10/30/2019 at 11:59 pm. Submit your poster here: https://forms.gle/h8uYdvLU7mpV9pZX7
For a list of posters at last year's national conference, visit: https://www.phrstudents.com/2018-national-conference-posters


Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Harvard Medical School
MGH Asylum Clinic
Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns by emailing Austin Herbst (austin_herbst at hms.harvard.edu) or Inkyu Kim (inkyu_kim at hms.harvard.edu).
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