FIHTM to hold symposium April 21

The Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine (FIHTM), a student group that works to expose the medical community firsthand to international health concerns, is hosting its 14th annual Global Health Symposium from 8:30 am.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 21.

The symposium, titled “Impact Beyond Borders,” features Julie Jacobson, MD, senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as keynote speaker. It will be held in the Cori Auditorium in
the McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, 4565 McKinley Ave., St. Louis,

Other speakers include:

  • David Clifford, MD, the Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical Neuropharmacology in Neurology and professor of medicine;
  • Caleb Trent, MD, a resident in emergency medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital;
  • Mario Castro, MD, professor of medicine and of pediatrics;
  • David Limbrick, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and ofpediatrics; and
  • Humeyra Karacal, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences.

It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested by April 19 at

There will also be a poster session from 3-4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the Olin link.