Check out this promotional video from last year's conference!
GlobeMed at GWU’s conference was inspired by our location in the heart of our nation's capital, being surrounded by the very individuals and organizations that initiate and carry out change on both national and international levels. Accordingly, our first conference, Capitol Hilltop 2018: Health Policy in the United States, followed the theme of healthcare policy.
This year’s conference includes a weekend of interactive activities and discussions on the social drivers of health and wellness in the district - it will bring together students and experts from a wide range of fields. The conference will hear from and highlight local organizers who have led initiatives to improve health in their own D.C. communities. Our much anticipated 2020 panel will feature four professionals as they discuss the District’s response to HIV over the past decade.
The conference serves as an educational and networking opportunity for students from universities across the US to learn from those who are spearheading movements for global health equity. Capitol Hilltop will bring together academics, health professionals, activists, and regulators who specialize in a myriad of relevant fields as they discuss ways to work towards progress.
*If you are a GW student or a GlobeMed member and are in need of financial assistance, simply email ! We have to charge for conference tickets to cover the costs of conference and fundraise for our partner organization, but we wouldn't want finances to be a barrier to attending.
Capitol Hilltop: Health in the District counts for all 8 professional enhancement hours for Milken students at GW. For graduating seniors, this is one of the last chances for students to earn P.E. hours!
The purpose of this conference is to Initiate Change, as we hope to inspire interested students to:
Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Innovative.
About Our Chapter
GlobeMed at GWU is a chapter of the national organization, GlobeMed. Our specific chapter is comprised of 50 members of different backgrounds who share a passion for public health, international development, and global equity. We bring together our independent skills and interests to raise funds and awareness for our partner, Set Her Free, a non-profit organization located in Kampala, Uganda.
Set Her Free provides girls and women with the education, vocational training, and rehabilitative services necessary to lead self-determined lives. The program not only provides a temporary residence, but also offers formal education, technical training, counseling, medical care, mentoring, and resettlement opportunities; services geared toward giving young women the necessary tools for a healthy, stable, and independent future.