The Public Health Think Tank at NYU Abu Dhabi is a student-led initiative that aims to bring local students, experts, and authorities together to find innovative ways to tackle public health problems in the UAE. During the two-day conference, delegates from universities across the UAE and a range of academic backgrounds will work together to design multi-disciplinary public health interventions. By the end of the two-day event, the teams present their public health interventions to a panel of international experts. The conference also includes public health seminars and skill-building workshops. During the three years that the conference has been organized, it has seen tremendous growth in interest from across the UAE; the 2016 event attracted 118 applicants from 11 different universities.
The PHTT is planned by a Core Team comprised of 4-5 highly dedicated students with a range of expertise, who work together in the year preceding the conference as well as months afterward. The Core Team is responsible for all aspects of the event, including curriculum development, event branding, event planning, and community outreach.
Members of the Core Team will fill the following key organizational positions:
- Curriculum Development: Involves selecting preparatory material for delegates, planning panel discussions and speaker topic, etc.
- Communication: Involves creating publicity materials for the conference, publishing content to the event website, advertising the event over social media, etc.
- Logistics and Operations: Involves organizing logistics for the event – scheduling spaces, acquiring necessary materials, keeping track of spending for the event, etc.
- Community Outreach: Involves updating the contact database, identifying expert panelists and speakers, and recruiting other universities to participate.
All members of the Core Team will be working together and supporting each other to make the event successful. Members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and work across the various areas (Media, Outreach, Logistics).
Core Team members gain valuable exposure to the public health field, experience in event planning and management, as well as the opportunity to engage with public health professionals and topics.
Expected time commitment: 3-5 hours per week during Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 semesters, with an increase in time commitment the event approaches.
Application Deadline: Saturday 4 December 2016 at 22:00
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