Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

March 16, 2015

Published March 16, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 6

Global Health News

Racism is Killing us Softly: Seminar Series

Tues. March 17 & Fri. March 20, 2015. 6-8pm. Dalhousie SUB Rm. 303. This Series is in partnership with the Dalhousie School of Social Work, the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers, The James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies and the Dalhousie Black Student Advising Centre.

NTE Impact Ethics: Turnbull on Health and the Homeless

Mar 24, 2015 @ 6:30-8:00pm. Halifax Central Library, O'Regan Hall. Award-winning physician Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull will share his experiences as one of the founders and currently the Medical Director of the Inner City Health Project for the homeless in Ottawa. An interactive panel discussion on Poverty, Health and Homelessness in Halifax will follow.

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.

BlackOUT 2.0

Wed. March 25, 2015 @ 6:30-8:30 pm. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd - Paul O'Regan Hall This event features a discussion with social worker Robert Wright and author, Evelyn C. White on the topic of "What it means to be African Nova Scotian and LGBTQ".

The Future of Your Health is in Our Youth

Thursday March 26, 2015 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Halifax North Memorial Public Library. African Nova Scotian Youth, families and community members are invited to attend this free public event! Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) invites you to meet African Nova Scotian students, faculty and staff who will answer your questions about admissions and education options in medicine, dentistry, and health professions. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Call for Abstracts: IHRTP Graduate Student Research Day 2015

Submission Deadline: March, 27 @ 4:00pm. Event Date: Wed. May 20, 2015. LSRI Atrium and main level boardroom. 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!

Global Health Paid Internships in Tanzania for Summer 2015

Application Deadline: Friday March 27, 2015. Internship Dates: May 11 - Aug. 28, 2015. PASADA – Project Assistant, Key Populations Project Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AUCC is pleased to partner with Community Foundations of Canada and Rideau Hall Foundation to manage the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector. This is a new initiative that is intended to lay the foundation for the next generation of entrepreneurs, public servants, community leaders and academics with innovative minds and a sense of commitment to Canada and the Commonwealth.

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 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 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.

Global Health Town Hall 2015

Tuesday March 31, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30 pm. Halifax: Tupper Th. A; Saint John: DMNB rm 105. RSVP: 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.

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.


March 23, 2015 @ 7:00-8:30pm. Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall. Join leaders in the fields of public health as they engage a public audience in a conversation about vaccination and the ethical tensions that exist in exercising our collective and individual rights.

Traditional Chinese Medicine workshop: Women's Health and Wellness Conference

April 11, 2015 @ 9am-5pm. Loyola L 174 and L 173, Saint Mary's University, Halfiax. Eastern and Western Medicine meet to explore a collaborative and integrative approach to advance health and wellness for women.

Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Professions Education and Interprofessional Learning

Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2015. Symposium Dates: June 11 & 12, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon (each day). The Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Professions Education and Interprofessional Learning is a one-day conference that presents new research that affects all areas of medical, interprofessional and health professions education. As an attendee, you’ll join other professionals with a common interest in medical and health professions education. It’s not only a perfect opportunity to meet and share information with faculty, preceptors, residents and students in the medical, dental and health professions community, it’s also a chance to mingle with other members of the greater Dalhousie community.

NSGA Reunion Dinner

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 @ 6-‐9 pm. The Westin Nova Scotian 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please join the Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA) for their Annual African Dinner, Auction & Entertainment! Reception & Silent Auction 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Live Auction & Entertainment to follow. Celebrating 30 years!

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