Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

September 28, 2015

Published September 28, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 18

Global Health News

CH&E Seminar Series: Gail Tomblin Murphy, PhD

Tues. Sept. 29, 2015 @ 12:30 pm. CH&E Classroom 409. Title: Pandemic Influenza: Applying an integrated needs-based approach to plan for health care

Indian School Road

Tues. Sept. 29, 2015 @ 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Rm 2021, McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Dalhousie. Dalhousie's Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Institute will be hosting a public talk with author and journalist Chris Benjamin on his latest work “Indian School Road”. This powerful book tells the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and it’s lasting effects.

Guest Speaker: Health Association of African Canadians Mental Health Conference

Wed. Sept. 30, 2015 @ 4pm. Potter Auditorium Rowe Management Building. Dr. Joy DeGruy, Author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, will be speaking at Dalhousie as part of the Health Association of African Canadians Mental Health Conference.

PLANS Coordinator Office hours at BSAC

Date: Every Second Thurs starting Oct 1, 2015 @ 10am-12pm. We are excited to announce that Michelle Patrick will be available at the Black Student Advising Centre to meet with students interested in the health professions, or are currently studying health professions that are looking for more information about health professions, jobs, and volunteer opportunities!

Global Health Open House 2015

Sat. Oct. 3, 2015 @ 1-4 pm. Tupper Link. Theme: Shaping the Future through Partnerships. You are invited to the Global Health Open House on Saturday October 3, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 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.

Call for Global Health Travel Bursary

Deadline: Thurs, Oct. 8, 2015 @ 4pm. Application Deadline: Thurs. Oct. 8, 2015 @ 4pm The Global Health Office invites students in Health Professions and Medicine to apply to the Global Health Bursary fund to receive financial assistance to attend the 2015 Canadian Conference on Global Health, Nov. 5-7 in Montreal.

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. .

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).

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.

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.

Global Health Rounds 2015-2016

Wed Oct 21 @ 5-6 pm. Halifax: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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