The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX) is an annual event for the global health community to share state-of-the-art, evidence-based best practices and information through a variety of technical sessions. This year, the event formerly known as the Global Health Mini-University has a new name, GHTechX, to better represent the wide variety of participants and sessions.

The event also has a new format. The GHTechX is going completely virtual for 2021, both in light of COVID-19 safety precautions and in an effort to expand access to GHTechX sessions. Intended audiences include students of public health, global health funders, and implementing partners in global health.

There is no cost to participate. The GHTechX aims for participants to expand their global health knowledge and skills, contribute their expertise to a topic, and engage with others across global health areas.

The event will span four days, April 21–24, 2021, and will include technical sessions as well as networking opportunities. The agenda incorporates concurrent sessions from global health technical tracks such as health systems, HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, and maternal, newborn, and child health.

Call for Session Proposals

The GHTechX is accepting session proposals through January 15, 2021. Sessions should be innovative, informative, and inclusive. Proposed sessions should highlight evidence-based best practices and cutting-edge information. Visit the GHTechX event website for information about the session proposal criteria and process.

Registration for GHTechX will open in early 2021.

To learn more about the GHTechX, visit the event website and sign up for the newsletter to receive updates. The GHTechX is supported by USAID through the Global Health Professional and Organizational Development II contract, in partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Global Health: Science and Practice journal.