Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

November 23, 2015

Published November 23, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 22

Global Health News

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.

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.

Launch Reception: Accessing Safe Deliveries in Tanzania (ASDIT)

Mon. Nov 23, 2015 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Tupper Commons (Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, beside Starbucks). The Global Health Office invites you to the launch of the global health research project called Accessing Safe Deliveries in Tanzania (ASDIT). Dalhousie University researchers will collaborate with partners from the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH) and the Morogoro Regional Hospital, Tanzania, to lead efforts to improve access to, and the performance of, emergency maternal care across the country. One of our partners from TTCIH, Zabron Abel, will be in Halifax and attending the launch.

AIDS Awareness week 2015

Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2015. There are many activities planned around the province for AIDS Awareness week and World AIDS Day, Dec 1, 2015. Many local organizations are promoting events in our community.

Film screening: Finding Dawn, featuring guest speaker Delilah Saunders

Wed. Nov. 25 @ 7pm. Weldon Law Bldg. room 104. DFLA and DALSA together are honoured to be screening the film Finding Dawn and hosting guest speaker Delilah Saunders. Admission is free and open to public, all are welcome. This screening was made possible by the Cinema Politica series.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Nov 25 - Dec 10, 2015. The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention has teamed up with the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and its student association to launch our involvement in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. We have collaborated with various faculties, organizations, services, departments, centres, offices, and programs on campus and in the surrounding Halifax community to host and deliver, over a 16-day period, a series of events, campaigns, and/or activities committed to profiling, addressing and eradicating all forms of sex- and gender-based violence.

Local Global Health Elective 2016

Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2015. Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2015 Learn More about Global Health Issues at Home Are you a first or second year medical student looking for a global health elective in Canada? We’re looking for students who want to learn more about global health issues at home to participate in this unique elective.

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.

Opening Celebration: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB)

Tues. Dec. 1, 2015. Everyone is invited to attend the official opening of the Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB), our exciting new interprofessional learning space made possible partially through funding from the Province of Nova Scotia. The official speaking program will start at 10:00 a.m.You will have the opportunity to tour the space, talk to researchers and students about interprofessional health education and hear about everything this LEED Gold candidate building will offer the Dalhousie community. Light refreshments will be served.

Global Health Electives: Summer 2016

Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2015 @ 4pm. International electives (observerships) are available for the summer months in Tanzania, Ghana and Thailand. These programs allow you to work on an interprofessional team with our partner organizations and to be mentored by a Dalhousie faculty member.

Call for Abstracts: Bethune Round Table 2016

To be considered for scholarship: December 13, 2015. Genderal deadline: January 17, 2016. Conference Location: Halifax, NS. The Bethune Round Table 2016 is now accepting abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations related to the theme of “building collaborative teams to strengthen global surgery”.

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 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 Abstracts: HSR 2016

Abstract Deadlines: Jan 24 & Mar 20, 2016. Conference Dates: Nov 14-18, 2016. Vancouver, Canada. Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The Symposium invites abstracts for organized sessions and individual presentations, linked to the following sub-themes: Enhancing health system resilience; Equity, rights, gender and ethics; Engaging power and politics in promoting health and public value; Implementing improvement and innovation in health services and systems; New partnerships and collaborations for health system research and development; Future reciprocal learning and evaluation approaches for health system development.

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)

2016 Global Health Awards

Submission deadline: March 1, 2016. We are now accepting nominations for our Gloabl Health Awards (Faculty, Resident, Student). Please complete the Nomination Form and submit the additional required documents (CV, nomination letter) to the Global Health Office by email:

2016 Global Health Photo Contest

Submission deadline: March 1, 2016. We are now accepting submissions for the 2016 global health photo contest. Do you have outstanding photos that tell a compelling story about your global health experience? Each year the global health office at Dalhousie hosts the Global Health Photo Contest to recognize these beautiful images and inspiring stories. This contest is open to students, residents and faculty and staff at Dalhousie.

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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