Agenda

7:00-8:00

Registration & Breakfast

Sheraton E

8:00-8:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Suzan Schneeweiss, Anna Banerji

Osgoode

8:15-9:00

Keynote: What the Rohingya Crisis Teaches us About Refugees
The Honourable Bob Rae

Osgoode

9:00-9:30

Keynote: Trends in Migration Health: Are There Lessons from Regularized Migration that can be Applied Irregular Migration Flows?
Nina Marano

Osgoode

9:30-10:00

Keynote: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC): Latest Developments on Refugee Health
Michael MacKinnon

Osgoode

10:00-10:15

Refreshments

Sheraton E

10:15-11:15

Oral Presentations | Session 1

Advocacy

  • Forced Migration from Central America: A Humanitarian Crisis
    Linn Biorklund Belliveau
  • Expanding the Circle of Care: Embedded Interpreters as an Effective Resource for Overcoming Cultural and Linguistic Barriers
    Will Allen
  • Lessons Learned from the Formation of the Refugee and Immigrant Health and Wellness Alliance of Atlanta (RIHWA)
    Parminder Suchdev

Sheraton B

Chronic Diseases

  • Diabetes and Disasters: Challenges and Obstacles
    Nizar Albache
  • Outcomes of the Diabetes Care Program for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
    Ibrahim al-Masri
  • Upstream Prevention: Grappling with Hypertension in a Kenyan Refugee Camp
    Naima Osman

Sheraton A

Education

  • Implementation of a Health Systems Navigation Curriculum for Refugees
    Pooja Agrawal
  • Creating MABHI: A Health Information Resource for the Refugee and Immigrant Community in Kansas City
    Julie Robinson
  • Community Health Training on the Thai-Burma Border
    Kaitie Warren
  • Building Relationships through Health Education and Promotion: Findings from the Nashville Neighbors Pilot
    Marianne Zape

Willow West & Centre

Global Health/Migration

  • “My Heart Feels Chained”: The Relationship Between Economic Precarity and Health for Syrian Refugee Parents Living in Lebanon
    Bree Akesson
  • Updates on IOM Pilot Intervention to Improve Continuity of Care of U.S.-bound Refugees with Complex Medical Conditions
    Susan Dicker
  • Increasing Health Access for Immigrants and Refugees via a Nurse Advice Line in Denver, Colorado
    Cara Harasaki

Willow East

Mental Health

  • Collaborative Mental Health Care with Refugees using Narrative Exposure Therapy
    Azaad Kassam
  • Severity of Psychological Distress and Suicidal Ideation among Asylum Seekers
    Anna Leiler
  • Depression among Middle-Aged and Older Canadian Refugees in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: The Fundamental Role of Social Support
    Shen (Lamson) Lin
  • Coming to the U.S. is a “Different Hard Time.” Promoting Mental Health Awareness with Resettled Refugees
    Margaret Costantino

Sheraton C

Pediatric Health

  • Academic Achievement and Psychosocial Adjustment in Refugee School-Aged Children – A Systematic Review
    Fariba Aghajafari
  • Barriers to Student Immunization at a Refugee-Centred School in Ontario – Filling a System Gap
    Tomoko Fukushima
  • Blood Lead Levels among Afghan Special Immigrant Children in 9 US States, 2014-2016
    Clelia Pezzi

Maple

Refugee Screening

  • Health Profile of Pediatric Special Immigrant Visa Applicants from Iraq and Afghanistan, 2009-2017
    Simone Wien
  • Health Profile of Adult Special Immigrant Visa Applicants from Iraq & Afghanistan, Electronic Disease Notification System, 2009-2017
    Gayathri Kumar
  • Role of Pre-departure Health Assessment in Detecting Undiagnosed Medical Conditions Among Refugees: Jordan Experience 2018
    Rasha Shoumar

York

Research

  • Knowledge Translation and Better Healthcare for Migrants in Canada: What is the Responsibility of Health Funders and Researchers?
    Lisa Merry
  • Ethics and Refugee Health: A Review of Ethical Considerations and Procedures in Published Refugee Health Literature, 2015-2018
    Nina Marano
  • Conducting Research in Post-Conflict Settings: Lessons from Northern Sri Lanka
    Fiona C. Thomas
  • Examining Stakeholders’ Views on Refugee Healthcare Needs, Future Healthcare Direction, and Current Barriers in Accessing Healthcare Services in New Zealand
    Bafreen Sherif

Chestnut

Syrian Refugee Crisis

  • Clinic Utilization at a Specialized Refugee Health Clinic in Calgary, Canada: before, during and after the Syrian Refugee Initiative
    Eric Norrie
  • Healthcare Providers’ Experiences During a Syrian Refugee Influx Among a Dedicated Refugee Clinic and Partner Community Clinics in Calgary, Canada
    Gabriel Fabreau
  • Depression among Syrian Refugees: Findings from a Canadian Longitudinal Study
    Farah Ahmad

Spruce

10:15-11:15

Concurrent Workshop

  • Strategies for Publishing and Publicizing Your Work in Refugee Health
    Sana Loue and Paul Geltman

Osgoode

11:15-11:30

Travel Time

11:30-12:30

Concurrent Plenaries | Session 1

Plenary 1: Getting on Track for Elimination of Viral Hepatitis, What will it Take?
Jordan Feld

Chestnut

Plenary 2: Refugee Health Doctors: Share your Thoughts on the Canadian Immigration Medical Screening of Refugees
Della Faulkner

Sheraton C

Plenary 3: Understanding, Detecting, and Addressing Trauma and PTSD in Refugees
Arash Javanbakht

Willow West & Centre

Plenary 4: The Practice of Pediatrics Through the Lens of Immigrant Maternal-Child Health
Janine Young and Mahli Brindamour

Osgoode

12:30-1:30

Buffet Lunch | Posters and Exhibitors

Sheraton E

1:30-2:30

Concurrent Workshops | Session 1

Asylum: 2019 Update in US Asylum Law and Asylum Medicine
Katherine McKenzie

Willow West & Centre

Chronic Disease: Developing and implementing a Diabetes Care Program for urban and peri-urban Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Ibrahim Al Masri

Sheraton A

Communication 1: Deaf Refugee Advocacy -The Benefits of Using Deaf Advocates for Deaf Refugee
Diana Pryntz

Willow East

Communication 2: Culturally Adapting and Translating Screening Tools: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Abigail Grant

Maple

Dentistry: Identification and Management of Common Dental Issues Among Refugees for the Non-Dental Professional
Sherri Schwartz

Chestnut

Infectious Disease: How Do We Make the Link?  HIV Primary Care for Newcomer Refugees and Linking to Care in Toronto, Ontario
Praseedha Janakiram

Sheraton C

LGBTI+: Providing Culturally Appropriate Care for LGBTI+ Migrants and Refugees (Part 1)
Gabriel Schirvar

Osgoode

Systems: First Point of Contact: Canada’s Refugee Health Clinics: Structure, Care Models, Strengths and Challenges
Meb Rashid

Sheraton B

2:30-2:45

Travel Time

2:45-3:45

Concurrent Workshops | Session 2

Asylum: “My Lawyer Said I Need a Doctor’s Letter…”: Enhancing Medical Reports for Refugee Claims in the Canadian Context
Vanessa Redditt

Sheraton B

Chronic Disease: The Cards you are Dealt: Exploring Post-Migration Case-Management for Newcomers with Complex Health Needs
Sara Abdo

Sheraton A

Communication: How to Talk to your Informatics Team about Electronic Health Record-Based Tools to Promote Refugee Health Screening
Evan Orenstein

Spruce

Mental Health: Strategies for Engaging Refugee Communities in Mental Health Services
Emma Cardeli

Maple

LGBTI+: Providing Culturally Appropriate Care for LGBTI+ Migrants and Refugees (Part 2)
Gabriel Schirvar

Willow West & Centre

Paediatric Health: Controversies and Challenges in Pediatric Refugee Care
Mahli Brindamour

Chestnut

Refugee Education: Immigrant and Refugee Health Curricular Development Working Group
Sural Shah

Sheraton C

Women’s Health: Ethics of Practice with Resettled Refugee Women: Cultural Competence Workshop
Erum Agha

Willow East

3:45-4:00

Refreshments

Sheraton E

4:00-4:45

Keynote: Protecting Some of the Most Vulnerable People: Unaccompanied Refugee Children from Central America
Wendy Young

Osgoode

4:45-5:45

Refugee Stories and Entertainment From A2VT
A2VT

Osgoode

5:45-6:30

Reception | Posters and Exhibitors

Sheraton E