February 24th, 2014 at The George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC
This evening's event is a proof of concept, drawing together students and professionals in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, International Development, Economics, Law, Foreign Relations, Architecture & Design, Civil Engineering, Philanthropy, and others in a social media forum connecting multiple academic and professional organizations around the globe. We look forward to other universities in our development & healthcare networks to host similar conferences to keep the conversation (and the process of Methodology & Evaluation) going, to improve the response to human need overseas and the transition to sustainable local programs.
Your panel hosts this evening are members of GW Students for Haiti Executive Board:
MPH candidate in Global Environmental Health, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
MSHS Candidate in Physician Assistant Studies, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Second Year Medical Student in the Global Health track, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
With our special guests:
Ambassador Charles Ries
VP International RAND Corporation, Senior Fellow in the Economics of Development.
Former US Ambassador to Greece
Coordinator Economic Transition of Iraq
Former Exec VP Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, US Embassy London & US Mission to the European Union
Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative NAFTA negotiating team
Eileen Wickstrom Smith
United States Department of State Deputy Coordinator of Assistance in the Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Nadia Volchansky MS, LEED AP, IDEC
Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture and Design at the GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Director of A New Dawn Ayiti.
Senior Program Officer, American Red Cross Haiti Assistance Program
Jay McGinnis PA-C
GW SMHS Undergraduate Director for Clinical Health Sciences
GW SMHS Undergraduate Director for Health Interventions & Disaster Response (HIDR)
US Army Special Forces Medical Sergeant & Physician Assistant Medical Officer 7th & 3rd SFG, 82nd Airborne Div, Civil Affairs Command, & JSOC USSOCOM
Ronald Waldman MD, MPH
President Doctors of the World, USA
GW SPHHS Professor of Global Health, Humanitarian Operations, & Development
Founding Director, Program on Forced Migration & Health at The Mailman School of Health of Columbia University.
WHO Smallpox Eradication Campaign
CDC EIS Principal Investigator, Reye's Syndrome
UN Cholera Task Force
USAID Child Survival BASICS project
Humanitarian Response leadership roles in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Albania, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Indonesia.
Erratum: Director McGinnis was given the post-nominal "PA-S" on the lower third, this is an error as PA-S denotes a Physician Assistant student. Director McGinnis is actually a "PA-C", a board certified Physician Assistant with 20 years professional experience at that level and a valued mentor on our faculty. We extend our sincere apologies.
With some support scheduling and technical errors a few QC issues arose noted for subsequent events.
•Compression loss, clipping, and drop off due to WiFi bandwidth bottlenecks, lack of available hardline in the conference center, & input gain.
•Recommendation: Utilize hardline & a standalone recording device redundant/parallel to the live-streaming solution in order to secure a quality master. Schedule room assignments accordingly. Minimize input gain levels to the lowest setting able to capture the source.
Signal to Noise ratios, background noise, & normalization of audio and video were edited in post-production to significantly improve the original master. Audio was then cut and synchronized to the presenters, accounting for signal loss.
•Echogenic public address system, however, created a Larsen effect between the various audio I/O solutions. There is simply no way to fix this post-production. From an A/V standpoint this is a fatal error, but the content is so good that we released this film with the idea that production value would increase with subsequent events.
•Recommendation: All audio sources (mics & speakers) should be under the control of the technician for the evening, and only one source should be active at a given time.