Pacific Health Summit

1 Pacific Health Summit calls it quits

The prestigious, by-invitation-only and, well, kinda stuffy, Pacific Health Summit appears to be making a steep descent. The Seattle (and sometimes London) confab that has over the years featured some of the top brass in the world of global health appears to be closing down operations. I say appears because…

2 Someone comes to my defense

I’ve been posting a bit about the weird and restrictive approach to media taken by the organizers at the Pacific Health Summit. Now, I think these summiteers are all good people and that they probably mean well. But their approach to media reminds me of George Orwell. I got in…

4 Media bashed at Pacific Health Summit; journalist told not to talk

Maybe this is part of the problem. I just attended a session at the Pacific Health Summit that explored the difficulties, and dilemmas, of dealing with public misunderstandings around vaccine safety. As a journalist, I wanted to join in the discussion. Oops. My bad. As I wrote earlier, there are…

0 Moving vaccines away from the horse-and-buggy stage

Today is the first full day of the Pacific Health Summit, which this year is focused on vaccines and “harnessing opportunity in the 21st Century.” Harnessing seems like the right word. Vaccines are kind of horse-and-buggy. They are perhaps the single most cost-effective and powerful health intervention that exists. Yet…

0 Seattle’s week of private meetings on global health

This week, several “invitation-only” meetings will be held in Seattle featuring hundreds of leading experts in global health from around the world. They all revolve around the Pacific Health Summit, which starts Wednesday. One of those confabs orbiting the summit is the Global Health Research Congress, which starts today. Launched…