Refugee Health Symposium: The Realities, Rights and Rewards of Refugee Health in NL

Location: Faculty of Medicine, St. John's

Date: 30 March 2019



Conference Objectives:

  • Provide physicians and other health professionals with education and information related to the basics of refugee health, medical issues and issues associated with navigating the healthcare system
  • Enable participants to share knowledge and experience
  • Engage the greater healthcare community to potentially take on refugees as patients

Presentations and topics will include:

  • Keynote address: Dr. Meb Rashid, Medical Director of Crossroads Clinic, Toronto‚Äôs only in-hospital refugee clinic
  • Keynote address: Remzi Cej, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
  • A panel discussion focusing on the challenges, successes, and resilience of refugees navigating the health care system in the province

Case-based sessions on:

  • IFH/Pharmacy: Understanding the Mechanics of Coverage
  • Optometry and Dentistry
  • Pediatrics
  • Common infectious Diseases

The target audience for this conference includes: family physicians; emergency room physicians; medical students; residents; registered nurses and nurse practitioners; and allied health professionals.

The Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.