Preliminary Agenda: Friday September 10

Time Session Title and Speakers
09:00 Plenary Session 3
Keynote Speakers
09:10 Opening remarks
Anna Banerji
09:55 Keynote address
Mike Woodman
Keynote address
Marsha Griffin
10:40 Health break

Concurrent Workshops – Session 3

Title Presenters Stream Submission
Creating organizers out of advocates: What community organizing can teach us about advancing health equity for our refugee patients Eleanor Emery Advocacy 1041537
How to Write an OpEd: Supporting Migrants Through Opinion Essay Advocacy Katherine McKenzie Advocacy 1046545
Gender as the sixth ground for asylum: Historical, legal and medical perspectives and a call to action Eleanor Gender 1042846
Integrating Ethics into Treatment for Refugee Clients: Mental Health Implications Rachel Singer Mental Health & PTSD 1040024
The National Newcomer Navigation Network: A tool to support collaboration across sectors to improve health outcomes among Newcomers to Canada Mariah Maddock Migration and Resettlement 1052823
Trauma Informed Approaches for Working with Youth Survivors of War and Torture Nadia Umadat Paediatric/ mental health 1033488
Recommended Travel Vaccinations in migrants and Refugees Aisha Khatab Travel Vaccination MW2107
Best practices in advancing maternal health equity during the COVID-19 pandemi (TBC) Christa Johnson Women’s Health MW2104


Visit the Poster & Exhibit Halls


Concurrent Keynotes

  1. LGBTQI in Refugee Health
    Gabriel Schirvar
  2. Geography & Refugee Health
    Pablo Bose
  3. Tuberculosis
    James Johnson

Oral Abstracts – Session 2


Title Speaker Submission
Promoting interfaith collaborations among refugee service providers Erum Agha 1023778
Health Equity Through Access to Comprehensive Quality Primary Care: The NYC Care Outreach Model Sara Guevara 1041926
Reconciliation: An Indigenous framework for Refugee Wellbeing Asta Rowe 1047956
Borders and Policies: A critical discourse analysis of the dehumanization of Migrant Caravans by North American media Latoya Reid 1052426

Global & Covid

Title Speaker Submission
Barriers to Healthcare Access for Refugees Resettled in Connecticut During the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: Qualitative Perspectives from Frontline Providers Rebecca Leff 1043218
Promoting Refugee Health in Resettlement during COVID-19: Experiences and Perspectives of Community Health Workers Julie Tippens 1043588
COVID-19 Infection and Contact Tracing among Refugees in the United States Mengxi Zhang 1048273
Examining predictors of stress among Syrian refugees in Canada during COVID-19 pandemic: A socio-ecological perspective Jonathan Bridekirk 1048536


Title Speaker Submission
Caring for Refugee Patients: An Interprofessional Crash Course in Resettlement, Medical Intake, and Culture Alana Petrassi 1024882
Model for a Medical Student-Run Asylum Clinic Elizabeth Toll 1036310
Navigating Barriers to Access Higher Education: Academic Credential Evaluation for Displaced & Refugee Students Zachary Holochwost 1044139

Infectious Diseases and Research

Title Speaker Submission
Engaging Refugee Youth living with HIV into Care – A community-based approach Neerav Desai 1048354
Syphilis Among US-Bound Refugees, 2015 ?2018 Shannon Fox 1048415
Fewer losses in the cascade of care for latent tuberculosis with solo interferon-gamma release assay screening compared to sequential screening Rachel Talavlikar 1042390
Development of a Story Map as a Clinical Decision-Making Support Tool for Treatment of Intestinal Parasites among Refugees Laura Smock 1037796
The COVID-19 Response of Health Systems Caring for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Communities: A Qualitative Study Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn 1042886

Mental Health & PTSD

Title Speaker Submission
Assessing barriers, attitudes, confidence, and knowledge of humanitarian staff responding to suicide risk in Bangladesh Ariel Zarate 1048552
Changing Upstream Social Determinants of Health for Refugees and Immigrants Jan Jenkins 1052683
Addressing survivors of torture mental health through Indigenous land-based healing practice Mbalu Lumor 1043024
Missed torture histories in asylum applicants: assessing the frequency of omissions in forensic medical exams Andrew Milewski 1043559


Title Speaker Submission
Growth indicators of Yazidi pediatric refugees resettled in Calgary, AB, Canada Roopa Suppiah 1039651
For the Parent, By the Parent: Creating a Program to Empower Parents of Refugee Background Using Novel Participatory Approaches Pardeep Kaur 1043796
Implementing the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for Refugee Pediatric Mental Health: Maryland Pilot Program Emily Fitzpatrick 1044178
Evaluation of a Newcomer Navigator Program for Newly-arrived Immigrant and Refugee Children Patricia Li 1048550

Research & Innovations

Title Speaker Submission
Patient and Provider Perspectives on Migrants? Access to Prescription Drugs in Ontario Valentina Antonipillai 1048637
Social Risk Screening and Impacts on the Im/migrant Community: A Retrospective Analysis Stephanie Loo 1032868
Virtual Mental Health Trainings for Refugee Communities and Service Providers in the United States Parangkush Subedi 1049661
Promising practices in virtual mental health care: Perspectives on access and usability from recently arrived refugees in Canada Michaela Hynie 1048526
3:00 Health break

Concurrent Workshops – Session 4

Title Presenters Stream Submission
A Resilient model of care and advocacy for refugees and immigrants in Canada Ana Pavon Marin Advocacy 1042088
Resources for newly arrived refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic Megan Keaveney Chronic Disease COVID-19 1042165
Cultural considerations in mental health therapy with resettled refugees Erum Agha Mental Health & PTSD 1045556
Oral health of humanitarian migrants: Canada as a case study Mary Ellen Macdonald Oral health 1048331
Advancing the centers of excellence in newcomer health: Moving the needle in the next 5 years Emily Jentes Refugee Screening 1041701
Refugees are safe in Canada; but how about their nutritional health status Vatanparast Hassan Refugee Nutrition MW2101
Fever in new refugees Andrea Boggild Refugee Health MW2106
4:15 Health break

Plenary Session IV
Keynote address Refugee Journalists
James Cullingham

5:15 Closing remarks day 2
Chair: Anna Banerji