The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations.
From its humble beginnings, the North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC), has expanded to become one of the largest clinical conferences on refugee health globally. Our scope has broadened to include local and international refugee issues.
Health professionals and experts from many disciplines, will meet to discuss the best health practices, challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population both pre and post migration. The latest research on refugee health issues will be profiled as both novices and experts share ideas with local and international colleagues.
Come share and learn with us in Toronto in June 2015
Dr. Anna Banerji, Course Director
On behalf of the Conference Committee
Primary Care Practitioners
Allied Health Workers
Mental Health Workers
Policy and Public Health Specialists
Any interested professional in Health Care
Screening of Refugees
Evidence Based Guidelines
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Women’s Reproductive and Obstetrical Health Issues
Youth Mental Health
Refugee Health Perspectives
Children’s Health Issues
Global Refugee Health and Migration Settlement
Additional speakers to be confirmed.
Dr. Patricia Walker, MD DTM&H
HealthPartners Center for International Health
and Travel Medicine Clinics
April 27, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mortality in Central and Eastern Europe: the end of a 40-year crisis?
France Meslé Research Associate - Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED)
PSC Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
Location: McNeil Room 103
Marketing and Communicating to Engage Your Audience Webinar
April 30, 4-5pm Eastern Time
Register at http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/april30webinar
Learn from leading experts about how to market and communicate to prospective and current supporters and funders. Gain insight from the panelists' key lessons learned. Learn about pitfalls to avoid, how to market your cause to increase your public support, how to engage with the media, and how to ensure appropriate and responsible communication about your cause.
• Jane Aronson, President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Columbia University
• Jenny Best, Global Communications, One Acre Fund
• Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa
• Eve Heyn, Eve Heyn Global Health Care Communications
• Colleen Hutchings, Senior Director Online Strategies and Development, Environmental Working Group
• Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight
Liberia Post-Ebola: Facing the Future Together
The Ebola crisis in West Africa came at a high cost of the human life. Deeply affecting many facets of Liberian life, it has shed light on health, social, and educational needs, giving us the opportunity to work together on the post Ebola economic recovery. Please join Women’s Campaign International and Accountability Lab for an engaging panel discussion on the role of the international community and the U.S. African immigrants in helping Liberia and West Africa rebuild in the aftermath of Ebola. There will be a special performance by the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, musicians who are using the power of traditional songs as an inspirational call to action on issues facing local Liberian and other African immigrant communities. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.
Marjorie Margolies, President and Founder, Women’s Campaign International
o Rev. Moses Suah-Dennis, MDiv., Chair: Coalition of West African Countries Affected by Ebola
o W. Lawrence Yealue, West African Representative, Accountability Lab
o Graham Button, Programs Manager, Women’s Campaign international, former Peace Corps Volunteer
Sponsored by the Provost's Year of Health, South Asia Center, South Asian Studies Department, Global Health Programs PSOM
GRAND ROUNDS SPEAKER: PUBLIC HEALTH DEAN ANA DIEZ ROUX
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Speaker: Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Title: Improving Health in Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Health
The Grand Rounds Lecture Series is an exciting series of talks and discussions concerning local, national and international issues in public health practice and research. Previous speakers have included the Massachusetts’ Secretary of Health & Human Services, officials from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Philadelphia Health Commissioner. These lectures provide an excellent opportunity for the Philadelphia community to keep informed and share insights about public health and medicine in a collegial atmosphere. CPH credits are available.
Those who will enjoy Grand Rounds are faculty and students of the Drexel University community, professionals from community-based organizations and government agencies involved in public health related activities, media professionals who write about pressing public health concerns, and other interested individuals in the Greater Philadelphia area. A list of past speakers and recordings can be found here.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – Dr. Emily Wang, Assistant Professor –
Yale University and Founder & Co-Director of Transitions Clinic
Research: Incarceration as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease and other diseases
American Society for Microbiology
New Orleans, Louisiana
asm2015, the 115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, will showcase the central role of microbes in the biosphere by communicating today's cutting edge science in the diverse areas of microbiology.
Learn, connect, and be inspired by the best at asm2015.
Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) Columbia University Medical Center Director and Research Scientist, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, NY State Psychiatric Institute
“Addressing Challenges to HIV Adherence
Research and Practice in Low-Resource Settings”
Smilow Translational Center for Research, 10th floor
Dissertation Defense - Yaelim Lee
Please join us for the dissertation defense of Yaelim Lee. The dissertation chair is Dr. Eun-Ok Im, and the title is "Stress and Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms Among Korean Women Studying in the U.S. and South Korea."
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Fagin Hall, Room 435
URL: Dissertation Abstract
Category: Dissertation Defense
Crisis Update: Yemen
Thursday, May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen grows more catastrophic each day. Fighting and indiscriminate airstrikes have harmed civilians, medical facilities, and critical infrastructure, disabling the only international airport in the country. These attacks, along with an unwavering blockade, have crippled Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières's (MSF's) ability to access people who are in dire need of care, as it is nearly impossible to get supplies and aid workers into the country. Fuel is all but unavailable, making it increasingly difficult for Yemenis to seek medical care, or even access clean drinking water. Since fighting broke out, more than 1,500 people have been killed, and MSF has treated more than 1,600 wounded by the fighting and bombings.
Robert Blecher, deputy program director, Middle East and North Africa, for International Crisis Group.
Philippe Bolopion, United Nations and crisis advocacy director for Human Rights Watch.
Pablo Marco, Middle East operations manager for MSF, and recently returned from Sana'a.
Phil Zabriskie, editorial director for MSF-USA, will moderate the discussion.
If you are unable to view the live broadcast of this webcast, the recording will be posted to the Livestream page.
Conversation on Transition - the Avahan Experience in India
May 28, 2015; 10 AM
JHU SAIS, Washington, DC - Register at http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/international-health/research/Conversation-on-Transition.html! As middle-income countries increasingly transition away from external donor assistance for health, the challenges of sustaining the gains achieved will be formidable. To help capture valuable lessons learned from recent transition processes, R4D is hosting a series of panels. This upcoming panel will discuss the rationale and strategy behind the Avahan transition in India, its execution, and results to date. Speakers and panelists include JHSPH's Associate Professor Sara Bennett from the Department of International Health.