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The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations.

2015 Conference

From its humble beginnings, the North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC), has expanded to become one of the largest clinical conferences on refugee health globally. Our scope has broadened to include local and international refugee issues.

Health professionals and experts from many disciplines, will meet to discuss the best health practices, challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population both pre and post migration. The latest research on refugee health issues will be profiled as both novices and experts share ideas with local and international colleagues.

Come share and learn with us in Toronto in June 2015

Dr. Anna Banerji, Course Director
On behalf of the Conference Committee

Target Audience

  • Family Physicians
  • Primary Care Practitioners
  • Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Allied Health Workers
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Policy and Public Health Specialists
  • Dentists
  • Any interested professional in Health Care

Major Themes

  • Screening of Refugees
  • Vaccination
  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • Nutrition
  • Evidence Based Guidelines
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Women’s Reproductive and Obstetrical Health Issues
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Refugee Health Perspectives
  • Research
  • Children’s Health Issues
  • Global Refugee Health and Migration Settlement

Keynote Speakers

Philip Berger MD
Medical Director, Inner City Health Program
St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto ON
John S. Brownstein PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Martin Cetron MD
Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Atlanta GA
Danielle Grondin MD FRCPC
Director General, Health Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa ON
Brian Gushulak MD
Migration Health Consultants, Inc., Vancouver BC
Christa Johnson-Agbakwu MD, MSC, FACOG
Founder & Director, Refugee Women’s Health Clinic
Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix AZ
Arthur Kim MD
Director, Viral Hepatitis Clinic Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
Curi Kim MD, MPH
Director, Division of Refugee Health
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Center for Disease Control, Atlanta GA
Meb Rashid MD
Medical Director, Crossroads Clinic, Toronto ON
Paul Speigel MD, MPH
Deputy Director, Division of Programme Support and Management
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva Switzerland
Debra Stein MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Toronto ON
Patricia Walker MD, DTM&H
Medical Director
HealthPartners Center for International Health
St. Paul MN
Kate Yun MD, MHS
PolicyLab, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia PA