In the fall of 2021, Sister Cities Pittsburgh in partnership with UPMC will host an international medical symposium. This invitation-only event will bring medical practitioners and researchers from around the world to Pittsburgh to explore the latest innovations and clinical research in a variety of topics, including vaccine development, oncology, vision restoration, cardiology, neurosurgery, and genetics – all fields in which UPMC is among the leaders in the industry. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour local UPMC medical facilities and engage in an open discussion with global industry leaders about current health issues, such as lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Glasgow - Pittsburgh work plan is focused on projects that reflect the UN Sustainable Development Goals
and seeks to address issues including workforce development/inclusive economy, equality, green/environmental, culture, and health.
A work plan is being developed for Sofia, Bulgaria which includes air quality, SMART cities
, healthcare, and energy.
Educational exchanges feature prominently in our work with Da Nang and Saitama City.