Seattle BioMed’s annual Passport to Global Health Celebration is hailed as Seattle’s premier global health education event when hundreds gather to hear about the latest in our field and support the Annual Fund — Seattle BioMed’s sole source of unrestricted funding for infectious disease research and scientific training. Throughout the event's 10-year history, more than 5000 people have joined Seattle BioMed to raise visibility of the need to improve health for underserved populations. During the event, guests are encouraged to make a $250 minimum ($500 for families) contribution to support Seattle BioMed's Annual Fund.
Seattle BioMed is pleased to welcome this year's keynote speaker, NPR Global Health and Development Correspondent, Jason Beaubien. In his role at NPR, Jason reports on a range of health issues including the devastating, worldwide impacts of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.
Seattle BioMed appreciates all of our event sponsors, including corporate sponsors and individual table hosts, who help make sure that every dollar raised during the Passport Celebration goes to support Seattle BioMed's lifesaving research.
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2013: Nicholas Kristof, author and columnist at the New York Times
2012: A conversation about women's and children's health with global health experts Alan Aderem, Seattle BioMed; Helen Horton, Seattle BioMed; Patrick Duffy, NIH; and Regina Rabinovich, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Moderated by King 5 News Anchor Jean Enersen.
2011: Tachi Yamada, president of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2008: Melinda Gates, co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2007: Julie Gerberding, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2006: Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
2005: Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer of bestselling global health books