Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

March 30, 2015

Published March 30, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 7

Global Health News

Global Health Town Hall 2015! TOMORROW!

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.

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.

Black Health Interest Group

April 1, 2015 @5:15pm. Tupper Link, G36. Join our speaker Prof. Barb Hamilton-Hinch to discuss surviving racism and its impact on health and well-being. All are welcome

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

CH&E Seminar with Dr. Lee Kirby

April 7, 2015 @ 12:00pm. Centre for Clinical Research, CH&E Classroom #409, 5790 University Avenue. The Wheelchair Skills Program (developed at Dalhousie University and Capital Health) includes evaluation and training tools to help practitioners translate research evidence into clinical practice. The Wheelchair Skills Test (WST) has been found to be safe, practical, reliable, valid and useful. The low-tech and high-impact nature of these tools has made them applicable in both developed and less-resourced settings around the world. Join this CH&E seminar to find out more!

BSAC's Annual Graduation and Birthday Luncheon

Friday April 10, 2015 @ 12:00 PM. Dalhousie SUB rm. 224. Join the Black Student Advising Centre Friday April 10th at 12 noon in room 224 of the Dalhousie SUB to celebrate our prospective spring and fall graduating students as well as our March and April birthdays!

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.

Final Art Showcase for Time to Clear the Air

Date: April 11, 2015 @ 12:00pm. Location: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre, 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax. Over the past few months talented youth artists have been creating artwork that reflects their thoughts about and/or experiences of environmental racism and injustice in Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities.

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.

MOOC: Sharing Promising Practices: Supporting Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing

Apr 20 - May 18, 2015. Cost per enrollment: Free. Full course description Starts April 20, 2015 logo Based on work done by the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network, this course will introduce promising practices for helping vulnerable children and youth. Over the course of 5 weeks, participants will explore seven knowledge syntheses identifying practices most likely to positively influence young people’s lives. Through a variety of interactive methods, this open access course will provide participants with concrete ideas for innovative programming, changes to policy, and the tools to assess the impact of the work they do. Participants who wish to complete the course requirements can register for a citation of completion for a nominal fee.

MOOC: Behind the Scenes: Addressing weight bias and stigma in obesity

Apr 20 - May 25, 2015. Cost per enrollment: Free. This course will provide an overview of the causes and consequences of obesity, with a focus on promoting a balanced understanding of the complex factors that have led to a rise in obesity rates globally and their implications for obesity management and prevention. As participants move through the content, they will be challenged to reflect on their own attitudes towards obesity and to critically appraise how these are shaped by broader societal attitudes. After completing the course, participants will have gained an appreciation of the causes and consequences of obesity and better insight into how to approach individuals experiencing obesity in a respectful and non-judgmental manner. Participants who wish to complete the course requirements can register for a citation of completion for a nominal fee.

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.

Call for Applications: 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015. Could your ideas have an impact on the health or physical activity of North Americans? Are you seeking additional funding for your research? McGill University’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. This important annual academic prize, valued at $50,000 CDN, recognizes an academic whose research has contributed to understanding how factors such as physical activity, nutrition, fitness or psychosocial context can influence personal health and well-being, and whose work could have a positive impact on our behaviour and lifestyle choices.

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.

North American Refugee Health Conference

June 4-6, 2015. Toronto, Canada. The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. Health professionals and experts from many disciplines, will meet to discuss the best health practices, challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population both pre and post migration. The latest research on refugee health issues will be profiled as both novices and experts share ideas with local and international colleagues.

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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