Global Cancer Advocacy Training- March 28-29

March 28-29, 2015

Boston, USA

Applications now open!

Deadline: February 13, 2015


*See to find out more about travel scholarships and eligibility and application requirements.

The American Cancer Society’s Global Scholars Program, in collaboration with the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) and the Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI), is excited host an advocacy training workshop at Harvard University on March 28-29, 2015, alongside the 6th annual conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

This intensive two-day training program will target and empower up to 25 motivated young professionals to lead effective advocacy campaigns that will win real improvements in the lives of people living with cancer in underserved communities. Participants from across the globe will be selected to take part in an exciting advocacy and community organizing training with the American Cancer Society, as well as a full-day YP-CDN orientation and leadership workshop on the theme of expanding global access to essential cancer medicines and treatment. Join us to develop your advocacy and leadership skills, network with like-minded young leaders and potential mentors, and contribute to the global cancer control movement!

Part I. Global Scholars Grassroots Advocacy Training (March 28, 2015)

Through a combination of presentations, interactive exercises, and small group discussions, participants will learn from experienced trainers from the American Cancer Society how to:

  • Set achievable goals for a grassroots advocacy campaign
  • Strengthen their organization
  • Build allies and manage opposition
  • Identify primary and secondary decision makers
  • Deploy effective tactics to alter the relations of power and influence decision makers 


Part II. YP-CDN Orientation and Leadership Workshop (March 29, 2015)

  • YP-CDN Orientation and Advocacy Project Planning
  • Workshop: Access to Essential Cancer Medicines and Treatments

Through a combination of presentations, interactive exercises, and small group discussions, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand challenges and potential solutions on access to essential cancer medicines and treatment in low-and middle-income countries
  • Develop a roadmap to lead an advocacy campaign
  • Develop support structures for your project and your 3T group


CUGH Conference: March 25-28, 2015:

  • Theme: Mobilizing Research for Global Health
  • Conference Venue:

Sheraton Boston Hotel

29 Dalton Street

Boston, MA 02119


27 Ways To Kick-Start Your Year in 2015

January is all about refocusing and planning ahead for a butt-kicking year! Here is a great list of tips and tricks of the trade that I can honestly say I have given many times before. Doesn’t matter what industry, these all apply, but some are especially relevant to global health! (see networking)

What are you planning to do in 2015 to get that career headed in the right direction?



-Caity (resident career counsellor and general advice-giving global healther)

Make 2015 YOUR year

Happy New Year from the CSIH MentorNet Steering Committee! We hope you have enjoyed your holidays and are ready to take on 2015 with a new digilence and passion 🙂 We hope to see you back here often for mentorship tips, advice, resources, and opportunities!


To help get your new year started, some thoughts from Dr. Alessandro Demaio  about New Year’s Resolutions for your body and planet.