Get Ready! The 2021 Heartland Global Health 13th annual conference is here! 

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"Sars-CoV-2:The long Road here"

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2020 Annual Conference

The Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) is entering its 13th year and once again this year’s annual conference will be a held virtually. The Heartland Global Health Consortium annual conference will take place

via a free Zoom webinar on November 11th, 2021, from 3:30-5:30 pm (CST).

The topic of this year’s annual conference continues to explore issues related to the global pandemic. The webinar examines the impact and effects from the covid pandemic over the past two years. We look at the long road to how we got here and discuss where we are going and what we can do to improve global health moving forward.  

Presenters in the fields of public health, science, and medicine will share their expertise on vaccine inequities and the impact among vulnerable populations, and vaccine hesitancy and how that affects the current and future state of health locally and globally. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session that includes a panel of experts who will share their experiences and provide a community, clinical, and patient perspective from the past year.

Research presentations will be presented the week before the webinar on November 4, 2021, using a real time virtual format, where judges will critique presentations. Recognized student awards will be announced at the end of the webinar on November 11th. 2021.  Please see “Call for Research” details below for research abstract submissions.

Once again, the Heartland Global Health Consortium will be again honoring a member of the Iowa Global Health community with our Heartland Global Health Advocate Award. Nomination information is outlined below, and the selected nominee will also be announced at the end of the November 13th webinar.


Registration OPENS October 1, 2021!  REGISTER BELOW Just click on the registration tab and complete online form                          Advanced registration is highly recommended for all attendees. Registration is FREE of charge for 2021.


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Conference Registration

 REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2021. Advanced registration is requested for all attendees. Registration will be available until the date of the webinar November 11, 2021. Click on online registration button to register. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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If interested in presenting your research, the HGHC will be accepting research abstract proposals from September 28 thru Nov 1, 2021.   Please see the information below "Call for Research" for details. Proposals are due by Nov.1, 2021.
If selected research presentations will  be held virtually  on 

November 4th, 2021 3:30-5pm.
Colleagues, instructors, friends, and family can view presentaions live by clicking on the "Join Us" button below on Nov. 4, 2021. The link will take audience members directly to the Zoom meeting.  

A Research Presentation Agenda will be Provided



 Conference sponsors will be recognized for their donations by advertising their logos on the HGHC website and on any  printed programs and on any or all virtual screens.


 Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for the Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) please contact the consortium for details, by clicking on the box below.



This year there is a virtual opportunity for individuals to submit and present research via a real time Zoom presentation. Posters may be submitted by students or faculty. Only students will be considered for poster awards. Research\poster presentations will be held in two sessions 1) undergraduate and 2) graduate research, to be held on Thursday November 4th confirmed scheduled time slot to be determined based on number of poster presentations (time will be between 3:30-5pm). Each presenter will have approximately 15minutes to present their research. Presentations will be critiqued by judges and awards for each category will be announced at the conclusion of the annual conference webinar on November 11, 2021.

Download full guidelines here.




Submission deadline: November 1, 2021.


Poster abstract submissions should include the following and should be sent to


  • Title of Poster Be creative (12-word maximum)

  • Brief Narrative Description of Poster Content (Narrative should be 3-5 sentences)

  • List 2-3 Learning Objectives What do you want the attendees to learn/understand by reading your poster?

  • List Poster Author(s) and Contact Information Name; Degrees/Credentials; Organization/School; Title; Phone; and E-mail Address

  • List Poster Presenter(s) and Contact Information Name; Degrees/Credentials; Organization/School; Title; Address; City; State; Zip Code; Phone; and E-mail Address


 Participants will be notified of details regarding their presentation time and Zoom access  by November 2, 2021.

Call for nominations

Once again the Heartland Global Health Consortium will be honoring a member of the Iowa Global Health community with our

"Heartland Global Health Advocate Award 2021"

At this time we are soliciting nominations for any Iowa-based global health researcher, practitioner, and/or advocate who has made a significant impact on global health research, practice or policy during their career.




Submission deadline: November 1, 2021


Nominations should include:


  • A description of the nominee's contribution to global health (250 words)

  • A summary of why they deserve this award (100 words)

  • A brief biography (250 words)


All submissions should be sent to