North American Refugee Health Conference 2017

June 14-16, 2017

Sheraton Toronto

Chair and Course Director, Dr. Anna Banerji

NARHC 2017 Syllabus

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Intensive update in Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Plenary Speakers

  • Dr. Peter Barth Polatin, Clinical Faculty, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma – Considerations in Understanding and Providing for the Mental Health Needs of Refugees
  • Dr. Martin Cetron, Director Global Health and Migration, Centres for Disease Control – Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?
  • Dr. Jordan Jay Feld, Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute – Getting to global elimination of viral hepatitis: WHO’s on first
  • Dr. Brain Gushulak, Former Director International Organization on Migration – Looking at Refugee Health through the Lens of Population Mobility
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada – Global refugee crisis: So what is the crisis all about?
  • Susan Ormiston, CBC senior correspondent – “I googled Canada.” Stories from the Syrian Refugee Migration
  • Dr. Barbara Raymond, Executive Director, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response at Public Health Agency of Canada / Michael MacKinnonWhat’s New in Refugee Health in Canada?
  • Dr. Bertrand Rossier, Head of Mission in Médecins Sans Frontières – Right to Flee from Northern Triangle of Central America – The Findings of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Mexico
  • Gabriel Schirvar, LGBTI Training Specialist at International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Invisible Persons of Concern: Global Challenge for LGBTI Refugees
  • Dr. David R. Shlim, President, International Society of Travel Medicine – Inspiring Compassion
  • Dr. Paul B. Spiegel, Director, Centre for Humanitarian Health – The humanitarian system is not just broke but broken: Recommendations for future humanitarian action