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Global Health Rounds: Dr. Colleen O'Connell

Posted by GHO Admin on March 2, 2016 in Events

Date: Wed. March 23, 2016 @ 5-6pm
Location: Fredericton DECH Rm. 208; Halifax Tupper G36; Saint John DMNB Rm. 218
Facilitator: Dr. Colleen O'Connell, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Challenges and Progress: Spinal Cord Injury in the Majority World

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare epidemiology and outcomes trends of SCI in developed and low resourced settings
  2. Identify challenges and opportunities to improve SCI care in low resourced settings
  3. Recommend actions for the international SCI community in response to global disparities in  SCI care

Colleen O’Connell, MD FRCPC

Colleen completed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Dalhousie University.  She specializes in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation, and is Research Chief at the Stan Cassidy Centre for with faculty appointments at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.  She is a member of the Canadian ALS Clinical Trials and Research Network, The Rick Hansen Institute Research Network, and the Atlantic Mobility Action Project, with research focus on mobility in neurologic trauma and disease.

In addition to her clinical and research practice, Colleen has over 25 years of global health experience. Colleen is founder and chair of Team Canada Healing Hands, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing rehabilitation care and training in developing countries. 

Global Health Rounds is a free public lecture series, focused on highlighting and discussing the global health activities at Dalhousie, as well as contemporary global health challenges with leaders in the field. These sessions are offered monthly, and anyone is welcome (and encouraged) to attend.

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