Indigenous Health Seminar with visiting guest lecture by Dr. Sarah Larkins

The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, is pleased to invite you to attend our Indigenous Health Seminar featuring Dr. Sarah Larkins, Professor, Health Systems Strengthening, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia.

Dr. Larkins will present, Strengthening Health Systems with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Across Northern Australia: "It's Not Just What You Do But How You Do It."

Friday, May 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, Room 1150
Formal lecture begins promptly at 9:15 a.m. followed by presentations on the Canadian perspective/panel discussion.

Agenda for the day:

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome/Overview of Session - Dr. Saverio Stranges
9:05 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony with Nya Elijah
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Dr. Sarah Larkins’ Presentation & Questions
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:50 a.m. Panel Presentations – Canadian perspective & discussion: Dr. Stewart Harris, Dr. Arlene MacDougall,  and Lloy Wylie, PhD; Moderator:  Dr. Maria Mathews
11:50 – 12:00 a.m. Summary of Key Messages – Amanda Terry, PhD

Panelists for the discussion on the Canadian perspective are Dr. Stewart Harris, Dr. Arlene MacDougall,  and Lloy Wylie, PhD.

Dr. Stewart Harris, CM, MD, MPH, FCFP, FACPM
CDA Chair in Diabetes Management
Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies

Dr. Arlene MacDougall, MD
Assistant Professor, Director of Research and Innovation for Mental Health Care Programs, SJHC London and Lawson Health Research Institute

Dr. Lloy Wylie, PhD
Assistant Professor, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health

Dr-Sarah-Larkins.jpgProfessor Sarah Larkins is an academic general practitioner, Professor, Health Systems Strengthening and Associate Dean, Research at the College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University. She has particular skills and experience in health systems and workforce research. Dr Larkins has more than 100 published papers to date with around 1500 citations and an h-index of 22 and well over $12m in grant funding including four current NHMRC Grants. She currently supervises 22 students at Doctoral level (Mentor advisor). Her particular focus is on collaborating to improve equity in health care services for underserved populations and on training a health workforce with appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills for this purpose. She is a past member of the WHO Technical Group on Tools for Assessing Heath Professional Education and Co-Director of the Anton Breinl Research Centre for Health Systems Strengthening; a centre of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 2.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

Registration for this event is not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The guest lecture will be available via Livestream for those unable to attend in person.