Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

October 13, 2015

Published October 13, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 19

Global Health News

Pre‑Conference Global Discussion on HIFA: Canadian Conference on Global Health

Oct. 5-Nov. 7, 2015. You are invited to join the pre-conference global email discussion on the HIFA forum (Healthcare Information For All).

Introduction to Knowledge Translation (KT) Workshop

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 1-4 pm. Tupper Building- Theatre C. Please join us for an afternoon introduction to knowledge translation. Knowledge translation (or KT) is the application of knowledge to help improve health care services, the health care system, and the overall health of Canadians.

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. .

Indigenous Speakers Series 2015-2016

Thurs. Oct. 15, 2015 @ 7pm Seton Academic Centre, Auditorium A, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway. Dr. Marie Battiste, University of Saskatchewan. “Nourishing the Learning Spirit” Dr. Marie Battiste is one of the leading thinkers globally on Indigenous knowledge and education. Her talk will focus on her most recent work decolonizing education.

Toxic Places: A Sociological & Grassroots Examination of Environmental Racism in Mi'kmaw and African Nova Scotian Communities

Thurs. Oct 15, 2015 @ 7pm. Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie.This lecture is part of the Environment, Sustainability & Society Lectures at the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. Co-sponsored with the Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office (DSUSO).

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.

The Sustainable Development Goals: What do they Mean for Nova Scotia

Mon. Oct. 19, 2015 @ 1:30-4:30pm. Halifax, NS. ACIC Nova Scotia members are invited to participate in this free workshop that will address how these goals will impact Nova Scotia.

Information Session: Advocates in Global Health Certificate

Date: Oct 21, 2015 @ 6-6:30 pm Location: Tupper G-36 If you are interested in learning more about this program, join us directly following our Global Health Rounds for an information session.

Global Health Rounds 2015-2016

Wed Oct 21 @ 5-6 pm. Halifax: Tupper G36; DMNB: 221; Miramichi: 3111. Theme: "What in the world is wrong with Global Health?" A discussion of ethics, policy and activism in approaching Global Health. Facilitator: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Dalhousie Department of International Development Studies. Dr. Huish’s research explores ways in which social activism can lead to comprehensive development outcomes. With a focus on global health inequity he examines the role of activism in bringing about improved provision of health care in resource-poor settings.

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.

Out of the Shadows: Talk Show Series

Thursday October 22nd @ 8:30pm (for 8 weeks). The Association of Black Social Workers 8-Week Talk Show Series produced by Eastlink Community TV will increase awareness about mental health, substance abuse, and gambling, in African Canadian communities in Nova Scotia.

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.

Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research

Nomination Deadline: October 23, 2015. This is a call for nominations for the Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research. The award will be presented at the CCGHR Annual General Meeting held during the Canadian Conference on Global Health 2015. This award is intended to recognize those who have provided exemplary mentorship to new and developing lobal health researchers.

Societal Investments for Health Equity- Scotland, the UK, & Canada

Wednesday, October 28th @ 6:30-8:30 pm. Halifax Public Library, Lindsay Children's room, 2nd floor. Dr. John Frank will present evidence of the impact of seven key societal investments - such as the investment in the reduction of childhood obesity and income guarantees for seniors. Did the interventions result in more equitable health across socio-economic levels?

Call for Nominations - 2016 AFMC Awards

Deadline: Oct 30, 2015. The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada is now accepting nominations for a number of awards to be presented at CCME in April 2016.

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.

Grant Opportunities: Grand Challenges

Multiple Deadlines: Nov 2015. Solving global health and development problems for those most in need. The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems. See below for Grand Challenges grant opportunities.

Call for Applicants: Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research- Primary Health Care TUTOR-PHC

Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2015 (program runs from May 2016 to April 2017). TUTOR-PHC is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

TJ (Jock) Murray Visiting Scholar Lecture

Nov. 4, 2015 @ 5:30pm. Tupper Th. A (Tupper Link), video conferenced to Saint John sites. Residency Training in the United States and Canada: Past, Present and Future with Dr. Kenneth Ludmerer.

Road to Results: Charting the Path to the Hardest to Reach

Nov 4, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Montreal, Canada. Join us at CAN-MNCH's annual meeting. Be inspired by keynote speaker HRH Princess Zeid of Jordan. Build connections with Canadian and international colleagues. Engage in dynamic discussions, ranging from working in fragile and conflict-affected states to accountability to reaching the most vulnerable in the post-2015 era.

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.

Symposium: Emergent Trends in Research with Vulnerable Young People

Nov 20-22, 2015. Dalhousie University. Dalhousie’s Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Institute and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre are co-hosting a symposium on emergent trends in research with vulnerable young people.

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."

Dal Med Class of 72 Global Health Education Bursary

Deadline: Fri. Jan. 29, 2016. The MD Class of 1972 have established an Endowment Fund with the Global Health Office to provide bursaries to fourth-year medical student to pursue an international education experience.

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)

7th Annual CUGH Conference 2016

April 9-11, 2016. San Francisco. Register now for next spring in San Francisco! In April 2016, come join more than 1,500 global health students, teachers and professionals from more than 50 countries and a wide range of health specialties and industries for 3 days of symposia, workshops and networking opportunities.

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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