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Conference Programme

Take a glance at our schedule; these are our planned activities. Our plenary panellists have been confirmed and we are working towards finalizing our workshops and facilitators. Additional details will be published here as they become available. Please check back regularly for our updated programme.

Friday April 27

  • REGISTRATION
  • Delegate Registration and Poster Pinning (all day)
  • WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

  • Dr. Neil Arya – Director of the Office of Global Health
  • Meher Pavri – National Anthem
  • Bill Hill – Aboriginal Smudging Ceremony
  • Deb Matthews – Minister of Health & Long Term Care (Letter of Greetings)
  • OPENING REMARKS
  • Dr. Margaret Chan – Director, World Health Organization (Video Message)
BREAK
  • PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : ECOHEALTH
  • Moderated by John Howard
  • Glenn Albrecht – Research Pioneer of 'Solastalgia' and Environmental Philosopher

    Colin Soskolne – President of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics; former WHO consultant

  • Andy Haines – former Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Gordon McBean – Group recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC & Member of the Order of Canada

PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION SURVEY : Ecohelath
LUNCH [provided]
  • SYMPOSIA : CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • International Health & Ethics [Salon A] IH and E/S1A
  • Provision of Services to Vulnerable Populations in Canada and Abroad

    Chair: Jennifer Foster

    Sue Wilson – Human Trafficking: Local Stories, Global Connections

    Jenna Dixon – We pay for ourselves and our children: Women's experiences with accessing health care in Ghana's Upper West Region

    Gebremariam Woldemicael – Understanding the Health Status of Immigrants in Later Ages in Canada from a Gender perspective: Do Living Arrangements and Income matter?

    Amresh Srivastava – Global mental Health Challenges and Partnership in Care


  • EcoHealth [Salon B] ECH/S2A

    Impact of environmental change on communities, ways of life, health and well-being

  • Chair: John Howard & Erin Falconer
  • Phaedra Henley – Community-based Ecosystem Health at Walpole Island First Nation: An enhanced risk for incidence of type 2 diabetes and neurodevelopmental deficiencies from exposure to environmental contaminants
  • Sadhana Prasad, Mary Louise McAllister – Mending the fabric of cotton farming communities in central India: A local response to global agro-industrial practices in the Vidarbhi Region
  • Jessica Galarza Macias – Climate Change, Environmental Justice and Sustainable Agriculture in Palestinian Territories
  • Yoam Kagoma, Nathan Stall – People, Planet, Profits: The case for greening operating rooms
  • Adam Day - Fostering Human-Nature Connections to Improve Health and Well-Being Across the Health-Disability Continuum

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities [Salon C] MHC/S3A

    Maternal Health Initiatives and Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence

    Chair: Natalie Lovesey

    Candace Johnson – Maternal health preferences in Copan, Honduras: research strategies, politics, and development

    Elaine Hernandez – Gender Based Maternal Health Strategies in Copan, Honduras

    Amrapali Maitra – Patient Perspectives on Screening for Domestic Violence in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Tanzina Islam – Understanding Honour Killings as a Form of Gender-Based Violence


  • Education [Salon D] EDU/S4A

    Education and Resources for the Study of Global Health in Canada and Abroad

    Chair: Kristin Neudorf

    Jean Marc Bourque – Global Health in Postgraduate Medical Education: Results of a National Survey and a Literature Review

    Kaveh Knoshnood – Ethical concerns in health professional students with short term global research experiences: Presenting a new model for global health ethics training

  • Neil Merrylees – Experience of developing a model for responsible electives; the Medicine in Malawi Programme (MIMP)

    Oryema Johnson – Genesis and Development of Telehealth Programs in Africa

    Nura Mazloom – Structured Online Module of Surgical Education for the Developing World


  • Advocacy & Policy [Salon E] A and P/S5A

    Case Studies in Global Health Research & Advocacy

    Chair: Sharon Baker

    Monica Abdelkader – Forced Migration during times of Transition: the 'Arab Spring' and Forced Migrants in Egypt

    Raywat Deonadan – The Arab Uprising: Indicators of Female Health, Development and Empowerment

    Warren Bell – Smart Centres meets WATER: a case study in advocacy and community governance and health in the broadest sense

    Josephine McMurray – The impact of an integrated community care model on access to healthcare and social outcomes for newly arrived refugees in Canada

    Paul Mkandawire – Circumcision Status and Time to First Sex Among Young Men In Malawi: HIV Prevention Policy Dilemmas

    Lorin Young– Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) policies and practices in Haiti: International NGO and government perspectives

  • THINKERS CAFÉ : WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSION
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • Block 1
  • International Health & Ethics [Salon A] IH and E/W1A
  • Title: International Health Research Ethics
  • Chair: Shiva Kalidindi
  • Facilitator: Kaveh Khoshnood – Yale School of Public Health

  • INTERNATIONAL HEALTH & ETHICS - International Health Research Ethics SURVEY

  • EcoHealth [Ballroom 3] ECH/W1A
  • Title: Land and Air
  • Chair: Caitlin Ward & Ben Langer
  • Facilitator: Gordon McBean – Assistant Deputy Minister in Environment Canada, President-elect for the International Council for Science
  • Glenn Albrecht – Research Pioneer of 'Solastalgia' and Environmental Philosopher

  • EcoHealth - LAND & AIR SURVEY

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities [Salon E] MHC/W1A
  • Title: Refugee Health
  • Chair: Natalie Lovesey
  • Facilitators: Anna Banerji – Dalla Lana School of Public Health
    Meb Rashid – Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant & Refugee Health

  • MARGINALIZED & HEALTHy COMMUNITIES - Refugee Health SURVEY

  • Education [Ballroom 2] EDU/W1A
  • Title: Writing a Research Paper
  • Chair: -
  • Facilitator: Lorelei Lingard – Communication & Collaboration on Healthcare Teams

  • Education - WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER SURVEY

  • Advocacy & Policy [Ballroom 4] A and P/W1A
  • Title: Advocacy for Health amidst Political Strife
  • Chair: Dale Dewar
  • Facilitators: Pakisa Tshimika – Executive Director & Founder of MMH Hope – Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Tanya Zakrison – Trauma Surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital

  • Advocacy & Policy - Advocacy for Health amidst Political Strife Survey

  • Block 2
  • International Health & Ethics [Salon B] IH and E/W2A
  • Title: Successes and Challenges of Humanitarian Aid
  • Chair: Carolyn Beukeboom
  • Facilitators: Marilyn McHarg – General Director, MSF Canada
    Lynda Redwood-Campbell – Consultant to the WHO – Health Action in Crisis & Red Cross
    Zaid Al-Rawni – Communications & Fund Development Director, Islamic Relief Association Canada

  • International Health & Ethics - Successes and Challenges of Humanitarian Aid Survey

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities [Salon D] MHC/W2A
  • Title: Reducing Poverty through Primary Care
  • Chair: Abe Oudshoorn
  • Facilitators: Gary Bloch – Family Physician, anti-Poverty Advocate, former Primary Care Director of Inner City Health Associates

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities - Reducing Poverty through Primary Care Survey

  • Education [Salon C] EDU/W2A
  • Title: Experiences from Rwanda
  • Chair: Oryema Johnson
  • Facilitators:
    Carole Orchard – Coordinator of Interprofessional Education Initiatives
    Jim Silcox – Rebuilding Health in Rwanda
    Yolanda Babenko-Mould – Development of educational resources for use by clinical teachers in
    Canada & Rwanda


  • Education - Experiences from Rwanda Survey

  • Advocacy & Policy [Ballroom 5] A and P/W2A
  • Title: Environmental Advocacy
  • Chair: Neil Arya
  • Facilitators: Cathy Vakil – Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
    Michael Dworkind – Physicians for Global Survival
    Warren Bell – Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

  • Advocacy & Policy - Environmental Advocacy Survey

BREAK
THEMED POSTER EXHIBITION & WALK-ABOUT
  • PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : MARGINALIZED & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

  • Moderated by: Natalie Lovesey
  • Jeff Turnbull – Founder of the Ottawa Inner City Health Project & Former CMA President
  • Ted Schrecker – Author of “Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa & Health” & Coordinator of the GKN – WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health
  • Karen Hill – Aboriginal Health

PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : MARGINALIZED & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES Survey
  • WELCOME – SOCIAL MIXER

  • Wine & Cheese Welcome & Social Mixer
  • Special Presentation: Culture Show & Entertainment
GRAND THEATRE PRODUCTION – HAIR

Warning! Nudity, sexuality, drugs, music, peace and love lie ahead! Our 2011-12 MainStage season wraps up with the unforgettable American tribal love-rock sensation, Hair. Grow it, show it and celebrate this exuberant, barrier-breaking musical that rocked the establishment in the 1970’s.

“It’s a story about questioning, seeking answers, finding love, embracing change and celebrating hope”. Susan Ferley, artistic director at The Grand Theatre. Along with the serious messages, the show will have audiences rocking. There will undoubtedly be dancing in the aisles with unforgettable songs like “Aquarius”, “Let the Sunshine In”, “Easy to Be Hard” and “Good Morning, Starshine”.

Saturday April 28

  • REGISTRATION
  • Delegate Registration and Poster Pinning (all day)
  • WELCOMING REMARKS & GOALS FOR THE DAY
  • Dr. Neil Arya – Director of the Office of Global Health
  • PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : EDUCATION
  • Moderated by Bertha Garcia

  • Tom Hall – Executive Director of the Global Health Education Consortium
  • Carol Herbert – Former Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Clare Pain – Project Director of the Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project

PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : EDUCATION Survey
BREAK
  • SYMPOSIA : CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • International Health & Ethics[Salon A] IH and E/S1B

    Optimizing Health Care Delivery through Technology and Social Initiatives

    Chair: Eman Loubani

    Muhamad Zaman – Ethical issues in development and implementation of robust diagnostics

    Parvaz Madadi – Patterns of paediatric analgesic use in Africa: A systematic review

    Nathan Stall – Does solid culture for tuberculosis influence clinical decision making in India?

    Harpreet Gill & Supriya Singh – Shaping medical student electives: Reflections from a summer in Tanzania.

  • Nura Mazloom – A Multifaceted Intervention To Prevent Pediatric Obesity in low SES food deserts of Toronto

    Goldameir Oneka - Expressive arts therapies: Improving Mental Health Outcomes in Northern Uganda using Health as a Bridge to Peace


  • EcoHealth [Salon B] ECH/S2B
  • Ecosystem Sustainability and Innovative Solutions to Save our Planet

    Chair: Pat Bethune-Davies & Caitlin Ward

    Raywat Deonandan - Possible health impacts of climate change on the nation of Guyana

    Karla Zubrikcy – Managing Watershed for Public Health: Our Poor Understanding

    Amin Owrangi – Health impacts of Floods due to climate change in coastal cities

    Melissa H. Raffoul – Harmful cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Causes, health risks and the way forward

    Philomina Brittain - Introducing Subsistence Farmers to the Use of Organic Neem Tree Seeds and Leaves for Pest Control

    Davy Tawadrous – Operation Green


  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities [Salon C] MHC/S3B
  • Conflict, Migration and Mental Health

    Chair: Charlotte Hunter

    Athena Madan – Genocide Trauma interventions in the Canadian Mental Health Context: An Effectiveness Study

    Paula Godoy-Paiz – "Something in our hearts": Challenges to mental health among urban Mayan women in post-war Guatemala.

    Kenise Murphy – Migrating to Ontario Over the Age of 50: Implications for physical and mental health

    Kathryn Edmunds – We Want People to Know: The Lives and Health of Women Temporary Agricultural Workers in Southwestern Ontario

    Robert Bailey – Community Health Research in a Post-Industrial, Urban-Rural Context


  • Education [Salon D] EDU/S4B
  • Innovation in Education: Revolutionizing Resources to Enrich Global Health Care around the World

    Chair: Rahim Valani

    Cheryl Hunchak – Improving Emergency Care in Ethiopia: Establishment of an Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum at Addis Ababa University

    Amresh Srivastava - Experiences and Opportunities in International Mental Health

    Ammara Ghumman – Evaluation of a one day global health pre-departure training conference based on participant behaviour as evaluated by the objective structured clinical exam (OSCE)

    Tanya Zakrison - Teaching Medicine Locally and Abroad: The Cuban Case


    Advocacy & Policy [Salon E] A and P/S5B

    From Research to Implementation

    Chair: Mary Louise McAllister

    Paivi Abernethy – Knowledge sharing for community empowerment and policy development

    Jocelyn Howard – A Successful Campaign for Banning the Use of Cosmetic Pesticides in Canada: An analysis of the Process

    Kristin Neudorf – GRIP: An Integrated Approach to Sexual Violence Intervention and Advocacy in High-Risk Communities in South Africa.

    Shireen Begum – Global maternal health and diabetic pregnancy: Policy and program perspectives.

    Warren Bell – Advocating for sustainability: every doctors' responsibility

LUNCH [not provided]
  • THINKERS CAFÉ : WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSION
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • Block 1
  • International Health & Ethics [Salon A] IH and E/W1B
  • Title: Does Helping Hurt?: Impact of International Community Placements
  • Chair: Priya Somascanthan
  • Facilitators: Maimuna Kanyamala – Exec. Dir. & Founder of Kivulini Women’s Rights
    Organization-Tanzania

    Lisa Schwartz – Humanitarian Health Care Ethics & Ethics, Military Health Ethics
    Jessica Sleeth – Program Manager, Office of Global Health, Queen’s University

  • International Health & Ethics - Does Helping Hurt?: Impact of International Community Placements Survey

  • EcoHealth [Ballroon 3] ECH/W1B
  • Title: Fire: Stoking Change
  • Chair: Pat-Bethune Davies
  • Facilitator: John Howard - Chair, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Warren Bell – Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Glenn Albrecht – Research Pioneer of 'Solastalgia' and Environmental Philosopher

  • EcoHealth - Fire: Stoking Change Survey

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities [Salon E] MHC/W1B
  • Title: Addictions, Hepatitis C and Stigma
  • Chair: Joanne Veldhorst
  • Facilitators: Sue Tobin – Nurse Practitioner of the London Intercommunity Health Centre
    Sharon Baker – Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities - Addictions, Hepatitis C and Stigma Survey

  • Education [Ballroom 2] EDU/W1B
  • Title: Learner Leadership: Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Today
  • Chair: Oryema Johnson
  • Facilitators: Dax Biondi – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
    David Lapierre – Sharing in Health
    Neil de Laplante – CFMS Officer


  • Education - Learner Leadership: Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Today Survey

  • Advocacy & Policy [Ballroom 4] A and P/W1B
  • Title: Hallmarks for Advocacy

Chair: Milani Sivarpragasm & Gina Uppal

  • Facilitators:Joe Mancini – Co-founder The Working Centre, Waterloo
    Andrew Pinto – Department of Family & Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital
    Carol Herbert – Former Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

  • Advocacy & Policy - Hallmarks for Advocacy Survey

  • Block 2
  • International Health & Ethics [Salon B] IH and E/W2B
  • Title: Social Justice in Health & Access to Health Care
  • Chair: Janice Elliott
  • Facilitators: Rachel Thibeault – Occupational Therapy, PhD Psychology, Community Based
    Lilian Magalhães – Social & Mental Health Inequities

  • International Health & Ethics - Social Justice in Health & Access to Health Care Survey

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities [Salon D] MHC/W2B
  • Title: Social Determinants of Refugee Mental Health
  • Chair: Jennifer Williamson
  • Facilitator: Eugene Tremblay – Program Manager, Muslim Resource Center for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI)
  • Andrea Hunter – Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, McMaster University

  • Marginalized & Healthy Communities - Social Determinants of Refugee Mental Health Survey

  • Education [Salon C] EDU/W2B
  • Title: Global Health in Postgraduate Education
  • Chair: Bertha Garcia
  • Facilitators: Rahim Valani – Co-Director of the International Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective
  • Tracy Rabin, Assistant Director for the Office of Global Health, Yale University and Member of the J&J Global Health Scholars Program, Yale/Stanford

  • Education - Global Health in Postgraduate Education Survey

  • Advocacy & Policy [Ballroom 5] A and P/W2B
  • Title: Advocating for Peace & Human Rights through Health
  • Chair: Juan Carlos Chirgwin
  • Facilitators: Dale Dewar – Executive Director of Physicians for Global Survival
  • Izzeldin Abuelaish – Gazan OB/GYN, Nobel Prize Nominee, author of “I Shall not Hate” & Founder of Daughters for Life

  • Advocacy & Policy - Advocating for Peace & Human Rights through Health

BREAK
THEMED POSTER EXHIBITION & WALK-ABOUT
  • PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : INTERNATIONAL HEALTH & ETHICS
  • Moderated by Carrie Bernard
  •  

    Izzeldin Abuelaish - Gazan OB/GYN, Nobel Prize Nominee, Author of “I Shall not Hate” & Founder of Daughters for Life

  • Rachel Thibeault – Occupational Therapy, PhD Psychology, Community Based Rehabilitation in War Zones & Former UN adviser
  • Marilyn McHarg – General Director, MSF Canada

PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : INTERNATIONAL HEALTH & ETHICS Survey
FREE TIME

 

 

  • BANQUET DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY
  • Master of Ceremony: Jocelyn Howard
  • Keynote Addresses: Glen Pearson, Keith Martin
  • Awards for Best Presentation & Poster Presented by Melanie Katsivo
  • Cultural Show/Live Entertainment

Sunday April 29

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
  • INTERFAITH SERVICE
  • Imam Jamal Taleb, the Imam of the London Muslim Mosque
  • Bill Hill, Aboriginal Healer
  • Pandit Durgeshwar Tiwari
  • OPENING REMARKS & GOALS FOR THE DAY
  • Dr. Neil Arya – Director of the Office of Global Health
  • PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : ADVOCACY & POLICY
  • Moderated by Tanya Zakrison

  • Pakisa Tshimika – Executive Director & Founder of MMH Hope – Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Maimuna Kanyamala – Executive Director & Founder of Kivulini Women’s Rights Organization – Tanzania
  • Danielle Martin – Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare

PLENARY PANEL & DISCUSSION : ADVOCACY & POLICY Survey
BREAK
  • CLOSING PANEL & ARM CHAIR DISCUSSION
  • WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? MAKING THE LINKS
  • Moderated by Neil Arya

  • Panel: Carol Herbert, John Howard, Melanie Katsivo, Tom Hall, Monica Abdelkader
  • CLOSING REMARKS
  • Neil Arya – Director of the Office of Global Health
LUNCH [provided]
MEETING OF INTEREST GROUPS