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[] Invitation & Call for Abstracts to Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University, Sept. 28, 2013

Invitation & Call for Abstracts to Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University, Sept. 28, 2013

4th Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2013
Organized by: Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Co-Organizers: Yale University, Yale UNICEF, Rights & Sight for Children (RSC), Eye Surgery Associates
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Saturday, September 28, 2013

On behalf of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), we cordially invite you, your family, and friends to join our 2013 Conference on Child Rights & Sight, taking place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Please join us for a day of engaging and informative presentations followed by a relaxing evening of networking.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together leaders from the fields of child rights, global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship to:
1. Discuss the nature of child poverty in the 21st century and promote awareness of children's rights and diseases that affect vision.
2. Provide a forum to explore creative, community-driven programs that address child labor, hunger, poverty and blindness.
3. Create a strong international network to support these programs and inspire humanitarian contributions on a wider scale.
4. Create a platform for all organizations, researchers, campaigners, and policy makers working in these fields to share their work and confer in finding solutions to these problems.

Our past conferences at Yale University in 2006, 2009, and 2011 were very successful in promoting new ideas related to child rights and health. This year's conference will bring together active and concerned individuals from the Yale community, from across the United States and from around the world to share their successes and learn about issues facing the world's children.

Our call for abstracts and other important information about the conference can be found below. The deadline for abstract submission is July 30, 2013. Visit our website to learn more, register, submit your abstract, or discover other opportunities at the conference.

The children of the world need your support! Attending the Conference on Child Rights & Sight will allow you to discover how you can get involved and help create a better world. Please join us at Yale this September, and together we will provide a powerful voice of opposition to child labor, hunger, poverty and blindness.

Thank you very much for your support.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Brian DeBroff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Yale University
President, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)

Click to view our conference welcome video!

Submit an Abstract
Are you interested in presenting your work at the conference? We encourage you to submit your abstract on any of the following topics for oral or poster presentation: 
  • Child Labor & Poverty 
  • Child Rights & Policy
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Skill Development & Economic Empowerment
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Community Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Blindness Prevention
  • Student Leadership & Volunteerism
Please submit your abstract and short narrative biography using our online form. Abstracts must not exceed 300 words, and the accompanying narrative biography must not exceed 250 words.

Deadlines and Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 30, 2013
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: August 15, 2013 (or Sooner)
Registration Deadline (at reduced rate): July 30, 2013
Media Registration Deadline: August 30, 2013
Registration Cancellations Deadline: August 30, 2013 (11:59 PM)
All Award Applications/Nominations: August 15, 2013

Awards Application
At the conference, DCI will give awards to youth and adults who are making exceptional contributions to community service and humanitarian work. Click here to see our awards and apply.

Conference Information
Date & Time: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 8:30 am ­ 7:00 pm
Location: The Anlyan Center (TAC), Auditorium, Yale University,  300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT

Conference Fees*:
Before July 30 (Early Bird): $30 for attendees, $10 for students
After July 30:, $50 for attendees, $25 for students

*Lunch & Networking Reception are included in the registration fee.

Register:  Click here to register for the conference

4th Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2013
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
5 Shipton Ct., Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
Phone: 203-272-3869, 203-376-6351

If you would like more information regarding opportunities at the 2013 Conference for Child Rights & Sight or have any questions, please contact Ziaul Mannan (, or Ian Burzynski (, or, call us at 1-203-272-3869. See also the attached flyer.

Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit international child rights organization established in 2003. DCI's mission is to protect the rights of children, stop child labor, and help families lift themselves out of the poverty cycle through education, healthcare, family support, and income generating opportunities. DCI also seeks to connect American youth to less fortunate children of other countries, educating them about the challenges facing children worldwide, developing their intellectual capacity, and inspiring them to take on leadership for humanitarian causes; in this way we hope to nurture responsible and compassionate world citizens and future leaders. To learn more about DCI, please visit

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