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Indigenous Health Conference. November 20-21, 2014

November 20-21, 2014
Venue: Toronto ON
Organizer: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development

Indigenous Health Conference l November 20-21, 2014
Toronto, Ontario 
The inaugural Indigenous Health Conference is an interdisciplinary meeting with the aim of discussing health disparities & burden of disease among Indigenous peoples in Canada. Start a dialogue about potential solutions toward health equity and increase cultural competency among health care providers. The conference will also feature a job fair that would provide opportunities for working with Indigenous communities in Canada.

Topic Themes:

  • Women’s Health (including Reproductive and Violence)
  • Children’s Health
  • Mental Health (including Substance Abuse)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Chronic Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Determinants of Health (Housing, Poverty, etc.)
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Care Systems
  • Cultural Competency and Safety
  • Traditional Ways and Self-Determination
  • Indigenous Research and Population Health Data
  • Abstract Submissions Close: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:59PM

For more information, please visit the course website

  • Discuss health disparities & burden of disease among Indigenous peoples in Canada, highlighting certain conditions with a high burden of disease.
  • Start a dialogue about potential long term solutions towards health equity.
  • Challenge stereotypes and misperceptions about Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Discuss cultural competencies and safety in working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations.
  • Job Fair to facilitate matching healthcare providers with working opportunities
    with Indigenous populations.

Target Audience
Any interested party is welcome. The focus will interdisciplinary healthcare providers and may include:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • midwives
  • allied health providers
  • community health workers
  • students
  • social workers
  • public health specialists and policy makers
  • researchers




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