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Refugee Health Symposium 2021

Location: Online Event, Via WebEx

Date: 15 - 16 October 2021

Registration Fees

$0.00Complimentary Registration

Program Agenda

Friday, October 15, 2021
11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction from the Planning Committee Co-Chairs
11:05 AM
Indigenous Elder Land Acknowledgment
11:28 AM
Welcome Remarks

Dr. Margaret Steele, HBSc, MD, FRCPC, MEd, DFCPA, CCPE, FCAHS, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, MUN
11:30 AM
High-level overview Refugee Health Collaborative and ANC services

Speakers: Suzy Haghighi MSW, RSW and Dr. Christine Aubrey-Bassler, MD, CCFP

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Comprehend the immigration patterns in Newfoundland and Labrador
• Describe the ANC's suite of programs and services that support the arrival, settlement and integration of Government Assisted Refugees and Privately Sponsored Refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador
• Discuss the Refugee Health Collaborative, its relationship with the ANC and the medical services that are offered to newly arrived refugees
12:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Haley Toll, Ph.D. Cand., RCAT, CCC, RP (inactive)

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Discuss ANC's new Journey of Hope's arts-based and narrative-based peer support model, initially envisioned and developed with the 2Gether Refugee Youth Advisory group.
• Describe the approach to development of the model’s resilience-based, strength-based, safety-based, creative, self-empowerment, and sustainable guiding principles.
• Outline the impact that the 2Gether Refugee Youth Advisory model has had in supporting the provision of mental health support and reduction of stigma within the refugee youth community.
1:00 PM
Community Corner (Lunch Break)
2:00 PM
Youth Panel

Moderator: Dr. Jill Alison, PhD

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Discuss concepts of Youth Resilience and Mental Health in cross cultural context.
• Demonstrate knowledge about integrating cultural humility into medical physical and mental Health assessments and in the delivery of Community Service Provision for Newcomers
• Describe ways to support newcomer adolescent and youth health needs while integrating culturally safe and familiar supports.
3:00 PM
LGBTQIA+ Safe Space Diversity Discussion
Lead by the Association for New Canadians

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Discuss ANC's new Welcome Rainbow project
• Describe the unique health and social needs of LGBTQIA+ refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador
• Identify key practice recommendations and approaches that allied health professionals can implement to more effectively serve LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning) refugees and their health issues in Newfoundland and Labrador
• Describe key resources that can be used by physicians to support the LGBTQ refugee community in Newfoundland and Labrador
4:00 PM
End of Day 1
Saturday, October 16, 2021
11:00 AM
Welcome and Indigenous Elder Land Acknowledgment
11:30 AM
High-level overview ANC services for Child and Youth Programming

Speakers: Suzy Haghighi MSW, RSW and Dr. Christine Aubrey-Bassler, MD, CCFP

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Comprehend the immigration patterns in Newfoundland and Labrador
• Describe the ANC's suite of programs and services that support the arrival, settlement and integration of Government Assisted Refugees and Privately Sponsored Refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador
• Discuss the Refugee Health Collaborative, its relationship with the ANC and the medical services that are offered to newly arrived refugees
12:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Gushulak, MD
Reflections on Refugee Health with a Focus on Children and Youth

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Comprehend Child, Youth and Adolescent Refugee Health in a Global Context: An overview of refugee resettlement in terms of global and national Canadian influences
• Explore the determinants and basis of refugee health:
o the nature of physical, social and process related health determinants for refugees
o the consequences on organic and psychosocial health outcomes
o the impacts on children and youth
• Use local refugee health practice as a mirror for broad global health issues: Refugee health as a global health indicator
1:00 PM
Community Corner (Lunch Break)
2:00 PM
Common dermatoses in children and adolescent newcomers across the skin spectrum

Speaker: Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi, MD, FRCPC, DABD

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Identify dermatologic similarities and differences across various skin types and explain how skin color variation can alter disease presentation of skin diseases
• Discuss diagnosis and management of common inflammatory diseases in children and adolescent newcomers
• Discuss diagnosis and management of common infectious diseases in children and adolescent newcomers
3:00 PM
Hematology Presentation
Speaker: TBD
4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Acknowledgements

Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by: IIRC

The Office of Professional & Educational Development (OPED), 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 OPED 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.