Extreme Affordability Conference 2017

"Disrupting Barriers to 
Strengthen Global Health"


The University of Utah is pleased to announce the 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference: Disrupting Barriers to Strengthen Global Health.  The iniversity has a history of global health work addressing the systems and processes by which we deliver health care, and focusing on how to make changes that will increase access, quality, and equitability. We envision a world where the highest standards of health are accessible and affordable for everyone. We welcome medical practitioners, policymakers, professionals, investors, technologists, students, and businesses to join us to infuse the problem-solving environment with innovative spirit and renewed energy.

Dates:  January 19-21, 2017

  • Thursday, January 19 – 6pm - 7:30pm
    • Venue:  Officers Club
  • Friday, January 20 - 9am – 4:15pm
    • Venue: Genetics Auditorium
  • Saturday, January 21 – 9am - 3:30pm
    • Venue:  HSEB Alumni Hall
  • Location:  University of Utah Campus


Key themes for this year’s conference are Inspire, Innovate and Implement.

Inspire: What is Extreme Affordability?
Innovate: How do we identify barriers and create solutions?
Implement: How do we turn ideas into action?

"What is Extreme Affordability Conference?"

Extreme Affordability is a regional conference hosted by the University of Utah to develop a clear and undisputed rally point for those redesigning the systems and processes by which we deliver value in health care.

"Who is it for?"

Extreme Affordability 2017 will convene students & trainees, policy makers, medical practitioners, investors, and technologists and to infuse the health care problem-solving environment with innovative spirit and renewed energy.

"What Can Conference Attendees Expect?"

Attendees will be inspired by local global health leadership, podium presentations, research posters and an energetic, participatory setting matched to problem-solving and action.

"What will Attendees gain from Conference/Conference Goals?"

The Extreme Affordability Conference is an agenda-setting event where professionals, students and trainees discover interdisciplinary connections, share value-focused stories of trial & error, and take steps together toward a world where the highest standard of health can be universally accessible and affordable to everyone.

Call for Abstracts due November 1.

Conference will include:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Plenary speakers
  • Student research poster presentations
  • Lunch-and-learn with global health professionals in diverse fields
  • Breakout sessions/panels/discussions activities with global health experts