Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

March 2, 2015

Published March 2, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 5

Global Health News

2015 Global Health Awards at Dalhousie

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2015 2015 Global Health Awards at Dalhousie: Making a difference in global health The Global Health office invites you to submit nominations for the 2015 Global Health Awards at Dalhousie. There are three global health awards recognizing student, resident and faculty achievement and leadership in global health.

2015 Global Health Photo Contest

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2015 Do you have outstanding photos that tell a compelling story about your global health experience? Each year the global health office at Dalhousie hosts the Global Health Photo Contest to recognize these beautiful images and inspiring stories. This contest is open to students, residents and faculty and staff at Dalhousie. Remember that Global Health is all around us! Children in school, a community clean up, a healthy meal shared with family and friends. You experience global health everyday!

25th Anniversary of the Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq (IB&M)

Ticket Deadline: March 2, 2015. Symposium and Gala Friday March 6, 2015. Symposium – Reflections on the Donald Marshall Jr. Inquiry – and the Next 25 years of Justice for our Communities Friday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m. at the Schulich School of Law, 6061 University Avenue Speakers include Robert Wright, Shawna Hoyte, QC, Dr. Jane McMillan and Cheryl Maloney All welcome – Admission Free IB&M 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner, Friday, March 6 at the Westin Hotel, Reception at 5:30 with dinner to follow.

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

Course Start: March 2, 2015. Course Duration: 5 weeks. Death 101 is designed for MOOC students and is built for online learning.To help the living, study the dead: we will analyze the world’s biggest health problems by investigating causes of death. About this Course Death 101 enables students to investigate health problems affecting large populations – the whole world in fact! By understanding the big numbers in global mortality and their causes and distributions, this course teaches you to think numerically about global health. We use real data from real people to ask the questions: What are the major causes of death in the world? Why do we need cause of death statistics? How does counting the dead help the living?

Skill building Session on Food Security

Wed. March 4, 2015 @ 5-7 pm Halifax: Tupper G36, Saint John: DMNB 221 The Global Health Office is pleased to announce our exciting event of promoting food security within Nova Scotia through a panel of experts. Join us on March 4th 2015 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm mark sure to register early as seats are limited! RSVP to

Black Halifax: Stories from Here

Group Bookings: March 4-6, 2015 Launch of Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 6pm Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street Booking Info for School Classes and Seniors’ Groups Programs To Book Call Richard MacMichael at 902-424-7490.

2015 Infectious Diseases Research Day

Abstract Deadline: March 5, 2015. Event Dates: April 27 & 28, 2015. IWK Health Centre and Halifax Infirmary. 2015 Infectious Diseases Research Day / Canadian Center for Vaccinology Symposium invites you to join the discussions happening in Halifax. Guest speakers, poster presentations and panel discussions. Registration required.

Atlantic Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Conference

March 9 & 10, 2015. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS. AAU Conference on Best Practices in Aboriginal Programming and Support. Who should attend? Current and potential Aboriginal Post-secondary Students, Faculty, Administrators, Student Services and Recruitment, Aboriginal Educators, Researchers and Policy Advisors.

Call for Submissions: The Emerging Lens Film Festival

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2015. Submissions from 1min - 35mins. Submissions must reflect the African Canadian/Nova Scotian/Multicultural experience or be created by African Canadian/Nova Scotian or Multicultural filmmakers.

6th Annual Global Health Conference

Dates: March 26-28, 2015 Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. Mobilizing Research for Global Health. CUGH's sixth annual conference will bring together some of the leading researchers from around the world. Sessions are arranged around particularly compelling plenary presentations that address fundamental global health challenges. These will lead into breakout sessions to delve into the research challenges in basic and translational science, and the diverse issues in implementation. This allows the meeting to both focus and explore broadly across the whole research spectrum.

Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference

March 27 & 28, 2015. Dalhousie University. Please join us on Friday and Saturday March 27-28 2015 at Dalhousie University to discuss current health-related research. This conference is an excellent opportunity for students to present their research and gain new knowledge in other health-related topics.

Call for Abstracts: IHRTP Graduate Student Research Day 2015

Submission Deadline: March, 27 @ 4:00pm. Event Date: May 12, 2015. All graduate students currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, or Health Professions are invited to present their research with a poster or platform!

Call for Papers: Indigenous Girls

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015 The special issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, “Indigenous Girls”, is open to diverse forms of expressions on the theme.

Global Health Town Hall 2015

Tuesday March 31, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30 pm. Halifax: Tupper Th. A; Saint John: DMNB rm 105. Dalhousie's Global Health Office invites you to this special global health event. We will have discussions with Dalhousie's Shawna O'Hearn as well as Dr. Rohit Ramchandani. The event will also celebrate Global Health Awards, Photo Contest and the graduation ceremony.

Global Leadership Series: INTERGROWTH 21st Study

Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The Centre for Global Child Health, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto ON. Topic: INTERGROWTH 21st Study: Fetal and neonatal growth standards Keynote speakers: Professors Stephen Kennedy and Jose Villar, Oxford University.

Call for Abstracts: 10th International Forum on Pediatric Pain

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2015. The 10th International Forum on Pediatric Pain (IFPP) is seeking abstracts for poster presentations that can relate to any aspect of pain in children.

Power of the Arts in Family Medicine Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015 The Power of the Arts in Family Medicine Fellowship supports individuals or teams who are engaged in research related to the inclusion of arts in family practice, at the individual or community level, as a means to foster social inclusion, recovery, health and well-being. A requirement would be that at least one CFPC family physician member be part of the team.

Workshop: Racially Visible Women in the Workplace

Thursday, April 2, 2015 @ 9am - 4pm. African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes # 202-3200 Kempt Rd. Women who are racially visible are often required to put aside their ethnic and/or community culture to function in the culture of their workplace. This interactive workshop begins the process of creating a balance, leading to the development of a holistic plan for professional success and personal health. Open to women who are racially visible

20th Annual Infectious Diseases Research Day

April 27 & 28, 2015. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Save the Date! The 20th Annual Infectious Diseases Research Day / 7th Annual Canadian Center for Vaccinology Symposium will be held April 27 & 28, 2015, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It will start April 27 at 1pm and end April 28 at 2:30pm. Presenters: Tom Clark MD, Robert Fowler MD, Donna MacDougall PhD RN, Karina Top MD.

2015 CCHT Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program

May 4 - 17, 2015. Registration opens Feb 2, 2015. This exciting, multi-disciplinary training program that includes in class learning and a 3-day field simulation, will provide students and mid-career professionals with the core humanitarian competencies that are essential for anyone involved in disaster response and/or humanitarian assistance.

2015 Dalhousie Medical Education Institute

May 21, 2015. 8am-3pm, Dalhousie University. At the Dalhousie Medical Education Institute you will learn: Characteristics & advances of programmatic assessment in medical education, Principles of effective assessment, applied to the evaluation of learners, How to incorporate programmatic assessment into your learning context.

22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health

Abstract Deadline: May 29, 2015. Conference Dates: Nov. 5-7, 2015. Montreal, Quebec. Capacity Building for Global Health: Research & Practice. The 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers interested in primary health care to share knowledge, experience and promote innovation and collaborative action.

Time to Clear the Air: 2015 Youth Art Project

Winter/Spring 2015. The purpose of this initiative is to create a platform for Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian youth to give voice to their experiences with and perspectives on environmental racism through art (music, poetry, spoken word, dance, graphic art, photography, painting, short fiction, storytelling, etc.). The initiative hopes to spark greater awareness of and dialogue about environmental racism among Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian youth.

Opportunity: Child Family Health International Assistant Director, Africa and Asia

Immediate opportunity. CFHI Assistant Director, Africa and Asia is a leadership role providing comprehensive international program management, including nurturing asset-based global partnerships, curriculum development, student and institutional partner recruitment, managing student enrollment and participation, providing incident response, overseeing administration, ensuring program safety & quality, and participating in outward facing speaking and collaboration opportunities. The individual is expected to operationalize best practices in international education with CFHI’s global programs in Africa and Asia. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with programs team, including Program Assistant and Associate Director, Latin America and New Partnerships. CFHI’s office is located in San Francisco, California. Remote working arrangement will be considered. This is a great position providing flexibility, leadership opportunity, and global engagement.

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