North American Refugee Health Conference 2019

June 12-14, 2019

Sheraton Toronto

Chair and Course Director, Dr. Anna Banerji

NARHC 2019 Syllabus

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Abtracts submitted


  1. Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travellers’ Health: Update Course, American Society of Tropical  
  2. Nutritional and Health Status of New Canadians: Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care, Canadian Nutrition Society 

Plenary Speakers

  • Bob Rae PC CC OOnt QC, Special Envoy to Myanmar on the Rohingya  
  • Dr. Nina Marano, Chief of the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, Centres for Disease Control 
  • Michael MacKinnon, Senior Director of Migration Health Policy and Partnerships, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) 
  • Dr. Katherine McKenzie, MD, FACP, Director of the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine (YCAM), Yale University. 
  • Wendy Young, LLB, President, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Washington D. C.   
  • Dr. Michael Hollifield, founder, President and CEO of War Survivors Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. 
  • Kimalhi Powell, ED Rainbow Railroad, 
  • Zozeya Hassan, Yezidi woman: Escape from ISIS 
  • Dr. Arash Javanbakht, Director of the Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC) 
  • Mark Greenberg, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute. Washington D.C. 
  • Dr. Paul Caulford, CCP, Founder Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Healthcare 
  • Dr. Maya Prabhu, LLB, Assistant Professor with the Law and Psychiatry Division at the Yale School of Medicine 
  • Gabriel Schirvar, USRAP Program Assistant for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) LGTBI2 specialist, Washington D.C.  
  • Dr. Jordan Feld, Hepatologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto,  
  • Dr. Andrea Boggild, Tropical Disease Specialist, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto,