Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

April 27, 2015

Published April 27, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 9

Global Health News

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.

Community Health Fair: Healthy Choices, Healthy Living

Saturday May 2, 2015 @10am - 2pm. East Dartmouth Community Centre. Are you at risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, or being overweight? Come find out! Health information & screening – come learn more about how you and your family can be healthy.

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.

Global Health Rounds: Building Capacity to Lead People-Centered Health Services Delivery in Europe

Thursday May 7, 2015 @ 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Tupper G36, DMNB Rm 218 Building Capacity to Lead People-Centered Health Services Delivery in Europe: Development of the WHO European Region’s Framework for Action Toward Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery. Facilitator: Mary-Jo Monk, Senior Policy Analyst, Primary Health Care, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

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.

2015 African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp

Application deadline: 4:30pm Friday, May 15, 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.

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.

Black Canadian Studies Conference

21 - 24 May, 2015. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada The Black Canadian Studies Association will host its 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Conference (BCSA) Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 21 to 24 May 2015. To be held at Dalhousie University, the goal of the conference is to promote dialogue, critical reflection and nuanced perspectives on the past, present and future of Black leadership in Canada.

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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