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Mid-East Toronto Sub-Region
Primary Care e-blast

Registration is now open for the Refugee Health Primer one-day conference hosted at WCH – May 3, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

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Refugee Health Primer: optimizing primary care for refugee newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area

May 3, 2019

A one-day conference on clinical care and health system navigation for primary care providers serving refugee newcomers

Co-hosted by the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Women’s College Hospital.

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At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the refugee processing system and how it intersects with the health of refugee populations
  • Identify the common and most serious health challenges that confront their refugee patients and describe an initial approach to  management of these conditions
  • Describe health insurance coverage for refugees and refugee claimants
  • Identify the resources available in their community to help their refugee patients navigate the health care system and social supports

Session topics:

  • Overview of refugee migration
  • Tuberculosis
  • Women's health
  • Oral health
  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mental health
  • Interim federal health insurance
  • Health policy, refugees and advocacy

Speakers include:

Isaac Bogoch, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute Staff Physician, Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, University Health Network 

Mario Calla, MSW
Executive Director, COSTI Immigrant Services

Kamran Khan, MD, FRCPC, MPH
Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Steven Meagher
Shelter Manager, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Clare Pain, MD, MSc, FRCPC, D. Sc (Hons) AAU
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Director of Psychological Trauma Program, Mount Sinai Hospital

Meb Rashid, MD
Medical Director, Crossroad’s Clinic, Women’s College Refugee Health Clinic

Rachel Spitzer, MD, FRCS(C), MPH
Staff Physician, General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mount Sinai Hospital. Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toronto

Shazeen Suleman, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Department of Pediatrics Outreach Services, St. Michael’s Hospital. Co-Founder and President of MusicBox Children’s Charity

Audience: Physicians, residents, allied health professionals and students 

Location: Women’s College Hospital, 76 Grenville St, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Registration: click here to register

For more information: visit the DFCM website

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