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A Conference in the Community: Pain & Addiction in Vulnerable Populations

Posted by GHO Admin on January 25, 2016 in Events

Date: Fri. March 4, 2016 @ 8am - 5pm
Main Venue: Native Friendship Centre 2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax

The Atlantic Mentorship Network Pain & Addiction and The North-End Community Health Centre present this conference that will focus on pain and addiction in four key areas:

  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • African Nova Scotians,
  • Aboriginal & First Nations &
  • Those at risk or who are homeless.

The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Doug Gruner a physician who has championed restoration of refugee health benefits and supported refugee health services in Ottawa for twenty years.

Additional topics include: Cultural Awareness, Trauma Based Care and a variety of local initiatives that support the determinants of health for vulnerable populations in urban and rural communities.

All health care providers that work with vulnerable populations across Nova Scotia are encouraged to attend. This may include: Primary Health Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Family Practice Nurses, Addiction Counsellors, Social Workers, Psychologists and other Health Care Providers.

There will be concurrent sessions to select - details to follow.

Limited Seating Available.

For more information and to register please visit the conference website.