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Indigenous Health Conference: Call for abstracts

Friday, June 27, 2014

Indigenous Health Conference
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
November 20-21, 2014

As a healthcare provider:

Have you ever wanted to work with Indigenous populations but weren't sure where to start?
You work with Indigenous communities and want to enhance your knowledge about major health conditions and determinants of health that contribute to health disparities?

You recognize that there may be differences in health perspectives within Indigenous peoples and you want to become a more culturally sensitive provider?

You are looking for employment opportunities with Indigenous populations across Canada?

Indigenous people in Canada (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) experience significant health disparities on every major health indicator, including lower life expectancies and higher infant mortality rates, while Indigenous peoples continue to be under-serviced for health care, and do not have the same access to healthcare providers as other Canadians.

To address some of these needs, U of T has created the Indigenous Health Conference, an interdisciplinary event that will take place November 20 and 21, 2014 in Toronto. The Conference Committee primarily consists of members who are Indigenous healthcare providers and/or individuals with extensive experience working with Indigenous populations.

Call for Abstracts Extended until June 30, 2014. Click here for details.

This conference would be of interest to healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, community health representatives, rehab, etc.), but also to policy makers, and public health specialists. The conference objectives are to facilitate the translation and dissemination of knowledge and improve cultural sensitivity about Indigenous health in Canada.