Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

August 31, 2015

Published August 31, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 16

Global Health News

Current Open Calls for Proposals - DFATD

Deadlines: various dates in 2015. The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development website has various open calls for proposals that may be of interest. For each specific call pertaining to international development initiatives, there will be a specific application form posted to help applicants respond to the specific requirements of that call. For example, some calls will only be open to Canadian organizations. Some calls may specify that DFATD will only consider initiatives in a particular country or a particular sector.

CAME 2015 - 2016 Webinar Series

The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) invites you to join their 2015-2016 Webinar Series. These sessions are designed to bring practical, evidence- and experience based advice to Canadian health educators.

CCGHR Calls for Applications: Funding Road Map

Summer - Fall 2015. The following is a listing of Calls for Applications to global health research funding opportunities available to CCGHR members. This is a component of the Funding Road Map (FRM), a resource which is now available for all members to access.

Call for Abstracts: Global Health Open House 2015

Submission Deadline: Sept 4, 2015 @ 5 pm. Event Date: Tues. Sept. 22, 2015 @ 3:30 – 6 pm. Location: Tupper Link. Theme: Shaping the Future through Partnerships The Global Health Office invites you to submit abstracts for poster presentations at our Global Health Open House, to be held Tuesday September 22, 2015 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm in the Tupper Link. This year’s theme is “Shaping the Future through Partnerships” and over the year, the Global Health Office aims to develop and strengthen partnerships both within, between and across institutions, sectors, disciplines and countries. Be part of the conversation as we examine ethical frameworks to guide partnerships and learn from each other.

Ethics in the Evening: "Toxic Legacies: Environmental Racism in Mi'kmaw & African Nova Scotian Communities"

Thursday Sept. 10, 2015 @ 7 pm. CCEPA Boardroom, 630 Francklyn Street. Halifax. Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, will explore processes where race, socio-economic status and class get written into Nova Scotia's environmental policies.

Job Posting: Outreach Assistant

Application Deadline: Sept 11, 2015. Are you a Dalhousie student who enjoys planning events, engaging on social media and is passionate about global health? If so, the Global Health Office wants to hear from you. Please submit your CV to by Sept 11, 2015.

ANSA's Speaker Series on the UN Decade for People of African Descent

Sept. 13 & 14, 2015. HNova Scotia. Take part in this live public event series. Featuring James Early, Past Director of Cultural Heritage Policy, Center for folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institute.

Call for Abstracts: CCME 2016

Abstract Deadline: September 14, 2015. Conference Dates: April 16-19, 2016. Montreal, Quebec. Accountability from Self to Society. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) is the premier medical education conference in Canada. It hosts the largest annual gathering of medical educators in the country.

DME Grand Rounds: Prof. Greg Sweetman

Tues. Sept. 15, 2015, 9:30 - 10:30 am. Halifax -Room G-36, Tupper Link Building. Saint John - DMNB Room 221. Fredericton - DECH Clerkship Room 208. Miramichi - Clerkship Room 3112. Moncton - Clerkship Room 1712. Prof Greg Sweetman, MBBS DipRACOG DA(UK) FRACGP FACEM MClinEd DDU MHSM Director of Medical Education, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia.

CACHC 2015 Conference

Sept. 16-18, 2015. Ottawa, ON. Canadian Association of Community Health Centres: Agents of Care, Agents of Change. Please join the national conference as they celebrate and work to advance the role of Canada's Community Health Centres as agents of high-quality, commuinty-based care and agents of healthy social and economic development.

Global Health Open House 2015

Date: Tues. Sept. 22, 2015 @ 3:30 – 6 pm. Location: Tupper Link. Theme: Shaping the Future through Partnerships Make plans to attend the Global Health Open House, to be held Tuesday September 22, 2015 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm in the Tupper Link. This year’s theme is “Shaping the Future through Partnerships” and over the year, the Global Health Office aims to develop and strengthen partnerships both within, between and across institutions, sectors, disciplines and countries. Be part of the conversation as we examine ethical frameworks to guide partnerships and learn from each other.

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.

CAME Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education

Deadline for application: October 15, 2015. Clinical faculty members* in a Canadian faculty of health sciences/medicine (or equivalent), who are members of CAME, seeking funding for scholarly projects related to medical education are encouraged to submit applications. .

Global Health: Nourishing Equity

Oct 17, 2015. University of Saskatchewan. Save the date to be part of this focused discussion on nutrition, food security and equity.

Upstream Action for Health Equity and Social Justice

Oct 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Tatamagouche Centre, NS. This event is an opportunity for people from all sectors to come together to learn from one another.

ICRE 2015: International Conference on Residency Education

Oct 22-24, 2015. Vancouver Canada. Residency Rediscovered: Transforming Training for Modern Care. The International Conference on Residency Education is a global forum for those involved in residency education to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance training.

2015 CAN-MNCH Symposium

Date: Nov 4, 2015 Location: Montreal, Quebec Attendees: All Network Partners At the annual CAN-MNCH symposium, the Canadian MNCH community will gather under the banner of Roadmap to Results: Charting the Path to the Hardest to Reach. The event will focus on tracking our impact by measuring results, identifying lessons with input from our Partners from the Global South, and applying these lessons as we reinforce our objectives and move into the new frontier of the SDGs.

22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health

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.

2015 Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (CUCOH)

Nov 13-15, 2015. Queen's University, Kingston, ON. The Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (CUCOH) is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in seminars, debates, and workshops about the Canadian healthcare system. Being the largest student-run conference at Queen’s and of its kind in the country, CUCOH brings inspirational speakers and hands-on workshops to over 375 students each year. Perspectives on the ever changing field of healthcare are shared and students are molded into the leaders of the future.

3rd World Congress on Integrated Care

Conference Dates: November 19 - 21, 2015. Mexico City, Mexico. Theme: Co-producing High Quality People-Centered Integrated Care for ALL. The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), in partnership with The Secretaria de la Salud Mexicana, the National College for Especialist on Integrated Medicine (CONAEMI) and the University of Anahuac, is hosting the 3rd World Congress on Integrated Care.

Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium

Nov 20 & 21, 2015. Chicago, Illinois. The central goal of this two-day symposium is to catalyze the exchange and cross pollination of ideas and research on the interdisciplinary factors, impediments, and solutions to the advancement of global health. We believe that where multiple perspectives come together around some of the world’s largest problems, we will find the greatest potential for impactful global health solutions.

Call for Abstracts: CANAC 2016

Abstracts Due: Dec 15, 2015. Conference Dates: May 19-21, 2016. Halifax, NS. Out on the Edge: LGBTQTS Health, Wellness and HIV. The Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care is now accepting abstracts and workshop outlines for their 2016 Conference.

Thomas Fear and Alice Morgans Fear Memorial Conference 2016

January 15 & 16, 2016. Dalhousie University. Respectful Workplaces and Optimal Learning Environments January 15 and 16, 2016 Planning is underway for the fifth Thomas and Alice Morgans Fear Conference. This will take place at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, with videoconferenceing avilable to Saint John, NB. Co-hosted by the Division of Medical Education and the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine, this year's themes are "Respectful Workplaces" and "Optimal Learning Environments."

Call for Exhibitors: Women Deliver 2016

Early Bird Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016. Conference Dates: May 16-19, 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark. Women Deliver conferences are world-renowned convenings focused on the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. The Women Deliver 2016 Conference will be the largest gathering on girls' and women's health, rights and wellbeing in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences on these issues following the launch of the new global sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Pegasus Conference 2016

Save The Date! May 13-15, 2016. Toronto, Ontario Peace, Global Health and Sustainability A conference to promote peace through health, a healthy sustainable environment and turning marginalized communities around the world and in Canada into healthy ones.

CANAC 2016 Conference

Dates: May 19-21, 2016 Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax, NS Out on the Edge: LGBTQTS Health, Wellness and HIV The Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) is a national professional nursing organization committed to fostering excellence in HIV/AIDS nursing, promoting the health, rights and dignity of persons affected by HIV/AIDS and to preventing the spread of HIV infection.

Bethune Round Table 2016: Building Collaborative Teams to Strengthen Global Surgery

June 3-4, 2016. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary scientific meeting hosted at a Canadian academic centre to discuss challenges and solutions to improving surgical care to underserviced and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of the BRT is to bring together health professionals from a variety of disciplines including surgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, and nurses to share their research and experiences in the delivery of surgery in low-resource settings.

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