Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

October 26, 2015

Published October 26, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 20

Global Health News

Reception in honour of Professor John Frank

Wed. Oct 28, 2015 @ 2:45 - 4 pm. Tupper Link, Dalhousie University. The IWK Global Health Group would like to Invite you to a Reception in honour of Professor John Frank Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy.

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?

The Healthcare in Development Program: Info Session

Info Session: Oct 29 OR Nov 3 @ 5:45 - 6:45 pm. Tupper Rm. 3H1 (3rd floor). RSVP: Open to students in - Health Professions - Med 1 & 2 The Global Health Office and Operation Groundswell are excited to offer this program which gives an opportunity for students to explore the public healthcare system in Ghana.

Food Procurement, Sustainability, Health and Social Justice

Thurs. Oct. 29, 2105 @ 7:00 p.m. Ondaatje Hall, 6135 University Avenue, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences building. Please join Joshna Maharaj, Assistant Director, Food Services and Executive Chef, Ryerson University in Toronto. All welcome. Free of charge. Limited seating -- please arrive early. Co-sponsored with Acadia University.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nov 4, 2015. 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.

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.

Considering Culture and Context: Aboriginal Peoples' Experiences with Pain

Nov 19, 24, 26 and Dec 1st, 2015 in the Killiam Library LINC Room. This IPHE mini course is being offered via the Faculty of Health Professions. Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon; how it is experienced is influenced to a large extent by one’s cultural beliefs and values.

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.

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 Applications: CFRI Scholars of Excellence Program

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2015. The CFRI Scholars of Excellence Program is for trainees who have demonstrated research independence within their doctoral or medical training, and are looking for the opportunity to generate innovative research under the mentorship of world-class researchers based at CFRI and BC Children's Hospital.

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.

Global Health Through an Ethical Lens

January 7, 11, 21 and 28, 2016. CHEB Building (corner of University and Summer). Global health is a diverse field of practice. There are doctors, nurses and allied health professionals providing humanitarian assistance in refugee camps, performing surgery, consulting in remote village clinics, running immunization campaigns, and supporting community based rehabilitation teams. This 9-hour mini-course will look at these different settings. We will use case studies to examine global health in an interprofessional environment.

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 videoconferencing available 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.

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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