The national student conference of physicians for human rights takes place at the Alpert Medical School Nov. 7-8, 2014. Participants will discuss topics such as HIV, human trafficking, and health care in settings ranging from Syria to U.S. prisons.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Scores of medical students from around the country are expected to gather at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School Nov. 7-8 for the national student conference of the group Physicians for Human Rights.

“We’re going to have 140 students from a number of disciplines who are interested in the intersection of health and human rights descending on Alpert from across the country to present their research and meet a host of engaging activists and physicians working on these issues,” said Pranav Reddy, a second-year Brown medical student.

Most of the action occurs Nov. 8. Dr. Kamiar Alaei, a physician specializing in HIV/AIDS who was jailed in Iran for three years after performing global health work in the region, will deliver the keynote address at 9:45 a.m.

A panel on health care access in Syria follows, leading to a research poster session at lunch and then sessions on topics including helping asylum seekers, global maternal health, Ebola, and incarceration (featuring faculty from Brown’s Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights).