Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

April 13, 2015

Published April 13 2015
Volume 7, Issue 8

Global Health News

Health Policy, 'Healthy Aging' Policy and Access to Health Services: The Intersection of Health Equity and Socio-Political Location on Health Outcomes of Diverse Older Migrant Populations

April 15, 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm. EUCE, Dalhousie University, 1376 LeMarchant Street.The focus of this project is to interrogate the ways in which retirement-related migration patterns among diverse older populations are negotiated and informed by health policies.

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.

Free Webinar: How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health

Free Webinar. April 16, 2015 @ 4-5pmEST. Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs.

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.

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.

Summer Job Opportunity: Camp Counselors for African NS Health Sciences Summer Camp

Application Deadline: April 21, 2015 @ 11:50pm Employment Dates: Training, Friday June 26, 2015 (TBC) Camp, Saturday July 5 to Friday July 10, 2015 Salary: $1500 (6 days + 1 day training) POSITION SUMMARY PLANS (Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians) is looking to recruit three (3) Camp Counsellors to support the African Nova Scotian Health Sciences Summer Camp as part of a recruitment initiative aimed at increasing the interest in the health professions among students of African descent in Nova Scotia. PLANS is a program designed to address the underrepresentation of African Nova Scotians and other persons of African descent in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Professions. The Camp Counsellors will be responsible for 24 hour supervision for all activities including nights. Accommodations and meals are provided. Counsellors will work closely with the Program Coordinator to coordinate and implement all aspects of the day camp program.

Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival: Through Our Eyes

April 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2015. Free Admission! Join us for 4 evenings of cultural films across Halifax! Special guest Torrey Russell will discuss his documentary "Broadway In The Hood; Open Doors, Open Dreams."

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.

Mental Health Professionals: Friends of the Court

May 1, 2015 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm. Room 2116, McCain Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave. This half-day workshop will look at the issues and questions surrounding mental health professionals working within the legal system in Nova Scotia.

2015 African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp

Application deadline: 4:30pm Friday, May 1, 2015. Camp Dates: July 5-10, 2015. Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Are you in Grade 8, 9, 10 or 11? Are you of African descent? Are you interested in a health career? YES? Then this camp is for you!!! The Program is 5 full days of interactive, hands-on activities introducing a variety of health professions, including nursing, medicine and dentistry, and fun recreational activities.

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.

KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting: Patient and Partner Engagement

May 11-12, 2015. The Westin Nova Scotian. Join the discussion on patient and partner engagement through attendance at the Knowledge Translation Canada Annual Scientific Meeting.

International Health and Development Course: University of Ottawa EPI 5180

May 12 – July 28, 2015. Bruyère Research Institute, 85 Primrose Ave. Interested in Global Health and Development? Consider the EPI 5180 International Health and Development Course offered through the School of Epidemiology, Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa.

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.

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!

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.

Volunteer Opportunity: Conference on (Re)Building Inclusive Societies

June 22-24, 2015. Location: Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie University. Student volunteers are wanted for an upcoming conference on (Re)Building Inclusive Societies: Critical Reflections in Disability and Global Development.

Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness

October 1-4, 2015. Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie Street, Halifax. The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) is pleased to announce they are holding their 4th Biennial Conference and Annual General Meeting. The event is an ideal opportunity for community members and professionals from various fields to come together to network and share knowledge about trans health.

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