Global Health Office Bi-Weekly Bulletin
Global Health News

November 09, 2015

Published November 9, 2015
Volume 7, Issue 21

Global Health News

CH&E Seminar Series

CH&E Seminar Series Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:30 pm. Centre for Clinical Research, CH&E Classroom #409. Dr. Adrian Levy, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University; District Chief, Nova Scotia Health Authority; Nominated Principal Investigator, Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit. Title: Nova Scotia: Towards A Learning Health Care System for Canada

Refugee Health Talk at Dalhousie

Thurs. Nov 12, 2015 @ 6-7:30 pm. Tupper Lounge. The Refugee Health event will be lead by Dr. Tim Holland, a physician at the Transitional Health Clinic for Refugees. Dr. Holland will be speaking about his clinical and advocacy work. The session will have a Question and Answer period after the talk. All are welcome!

JRJ Distinguished Lecture Series: Mr. Anthony Morgan

Thurs. Nov 12, 2015 @ 7pm. Potter Auditorium, Rowe Bldg. Dalhousie University. True Black Strong and Free: The Roots and Routes of Black Resilience Against State Violence in Canada.

Global Health Hangout: Going abroad and doing it right

Monday, November 16 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The Henry House Pub, Barrington St. Halifax. Hosted by the Dal Med Global Health Initiative. Come chat about going abroad responsibly and respecting the country and people you are visiting.

Global Health Rounds 2015-2016

Wed. Nov 18, 2015 @ 5-6pm. Halifax: Tupper G36 Saint John: Rm. 221 Miramichi: Rm. 3111. Manfred Egbe, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain will lead this session entitled "Global Health from an International Development Cooperation Perspective: A North - 'Local South' Approach"

Considering Culture and Context: Aboriginal Peoples' Experiences with Pain

Nov 19, 24, 26 and Dec 1st, 2015 in the Killam 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 Electives: Summer 2016

Application Deadline: Nov 23, 2015. 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 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: Bethune Round Table 2016

To be considered for scholarship: December 13, 2015. General 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 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)

2016 Global Health Awards

Submission deadline: March 1, 2016. We are now accepting nominations for our Global 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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