2018 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 International Emory
Global Health Case Competition

Connecting Students from Diverse Fields to
Address a Global Health Challenge


Who can participate in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition?

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at accredited universities are invited to participate. Teams should be comprised of four to six students, and at least three schools from an applicant university must be represented. For example, your team could include students from your university's nursing, medical, and business schools. Or your team could include students from your university's public health, law, and theology schools. The combination of disciplines does not matter so long as you have at least three different schools represented. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate if they are not currently enrolled as students in a degree-seeking program at your university.

How many teams can each university send to the International Emory Global Health Case Competition?

Your university can send only one team to the competition. We limit universities to one team because we want to engage a wide range of universities in the competition. Emory University will only be sending one team to the competition as well. In 2018, Emory will accept up to 23 guest university teams located across the globe. 24 teams (23 guest universities plus Emory University) will compete with each other on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

What is the time commitment for participants?

The case will be released at 12:00 pm Eastern time, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Presentations will be due the following Saturday morning, March 17th (exact time to be determined). Guest university teams typically arrive on the Thursday evening before the Saturday presentation day and participate in a team workday the Friday before the competition. Teams are encouraged to stay through Sunday because the competition typically does not end until early evening.

What is the topic of the 2018 case?

The case topic will not be made available until the case is released on Saturday, March 10th. However, it will require a multidisciplinary approach to develop recommendations to address it. It may include issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, international development, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. Student team members can seek feedback from experts in the field on ideas, however, they must generate the ideas themselves. They cannot present and defend ideas that experts provide to them. The 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 cases are available for review online.

When will I receive information about logistics, rules, and event details?

Travel, accommodations, meal, and award payment information and the rules and code of conduct form will be made available under the 'Logistics and Rules' tab of the website in December 2017. Event-specific logistics and rules will be made available online under the same tab in February 2018.

What are the important dates for the competition?

  • 11:00 am Eastern time, October 2, 2017 - 8:00 pm Eastern time, October 16, 2017 - Application Period - Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
  • November 2017 - January 2018 - Recommended time period to conduct your university's internal global health case competition if your university is holding one
  • December 15, 2017 - Deadline for our receiving your $600 application fee
  • December 2017 - Travel, accommodations, meal, and award payment information and the rules and code of conduct form made available under the 'Logistics and Rules' tab of this website
  • February 2018 - Event-specific logistics made available online under the 'Logistics and Rules' tab of the website
  • February 16, 2018 - Finalized team roster and individual team member information due, including individual travel and lodging information requested on our online form. We must have all individual team member information by February 16, 2018.
  • March 10, 2018 - Case subject released
  • March 15, 2018 - Teams arrive in Atlanta
  • March 16, 2018 - Competition Workday
  • March 17, 2018 - Competition Presentation Day

Why should I participate in the 2018 International Emory Global Health Case Competition?

You will have a lot of fun! You will learn about a real-world global health issue and have the opportunity to meet and network with students from around the world interested in global health issues. You will be able to meet and interact with experts from Emory University, the CDC, and other leading organizations who will serve as team case advisors and competition judges. Participants from past competitions have routinely stated that our global health case competition is one of the best learning experiences that they have had. And finally, your team has a chance to win a cash prize!

What are the prize amounts?

First Place - $6,000
Second Place - $3,000
Third place - $1,500
Honorable Mention - $900
Participants’ Choice Award - $600

How can I coordinate a global health case competition at my university?

Check out our global health case competition manual on how to start an internal case competition at your university. You can also contact globalhealth.casecomp@emory.edu if you have additional questions.

If I want to learn more, where can I go?

Watch a video about the Emory Global Health Case Competition here to learn more. You can also read about past Emory Global Health Case Competitions here and view our case competition resources here.

If you have any questions regarding the international competition, please email globalhealth.casecomp@emory.edu

 

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