Agenda: Thursday September 9

This symposium has incorporated a minimum of 25% interactive Q&A period in every speaker presentation, workshop and oral session. To further increase opportunities for engagement, the conference committee is providing online tools that allow for the submission of questions and comments from participants.

Time Session Title and Speakers Moderator
0900 Opening remarks
Anna Banerji, Commitee Conference Chair
09:10 Keynote address
Stephen Cornish
Anna Banerji
09:55 Keynote address: CDC Update on Refugee Health
Nina Marano
Anna Banerji
10:40 Health break

Concurrent Workshops – Session 1

Title Presenters Stream Submission Moderator
W1 Improving opportunities for Health Outreach among Individuals Granted Asylum in the United States Gayathri Kumar & Ben Levey Advocacy 1026678 Jennifer Cochran
W2 Clinician Advocacy to Support Refugees, Immigrants, and Asylum Seekers Katherine McKenzie Advocacy 1044749 Marc Alschuler
W3 Gender Based Violence During Displacement and Resettlement Rahel Hailemichael Gender 1048385 Andrea Green
W4 Talking about Stress: Mental Health Conversations in Languages Other Than English Kate Yun Mental Health & PTSD 1036608 James Sutton
W5 Canada’s Refugee Health Clinics Amidst COVID-19: structure, care models, strengths and challenges Gabriel Fabreau & Carolyn Beukeboom Migration and Resettlement 1043831 Neil Arya
W6 Addressing the impact of family loss and separation on refugee youth: Implications for programming and policy development Huda El-Zein Paediatric Health 1044028 Aniyzhaal Annamalai
W7 Splenomegaly in refugees: Etiology, diagnosis and management William Stauffer Infectious Disease MW2105 Hassan Vatanparast
W8 COVID-19 Response Perspectives of public health jurisdictions, health systems and community based organizations with Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Communities Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn MW2102 Sheikh Muhammad
W9 Advancing the centers of excellence in newcomer health: Moving the needle in the next 5 years Emily Jentes Refugee Screening 1041701 Patricia Walker
W10 Publishing Workshop Paul Geltman & Sana Loue Education Paul Geltman


Visit the Poster & Exhibit Halls

Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers AGM


Oral Abstracts – Session 1

Chronic Diseases & Nutrition
Moderator: Hassan Vatanparast

Title Speaker Submission
O1 Integrated Care Management to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Refugee and Immigrant Patients (I-Care) Waseem Sous 1052282
O2 Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status among Refugees in Host Countries: a Systematic Review Jacob Khuri 1048156
O3 Food security of Syrian refugee households who arrived in Canada after 2015 Samer Al-Bazz 1048075

Global Health
Moderator: Neil Arya

Title Speaker Submission
O4 Planetary Health concerns for Migrants in Mexico and Northern Central America Marcos Tamariz 1038747
O5 Navigating the Legal System: Ambiguity and Uncertainty for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Lamis Jomaa 1043404
O6 Coordinating IOM Resettlement Activities in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic Alexander Klosovsky 1043238
O7 SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Information and Healthcare Disparities amongst Global Refugees: A Comparative Analysis Steven Repas 1043344

Mental Health
Moderator: Janine Young

Title Speaker Submission
O8 Silent crisis: Community insights on suicide among displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh Ariel Zarate 1044819
O9 Suicide Prevention Subgroup of Cox’s Bazar: A coordinated response approach to community-centered suicide prevention in humanitarian crises Ariel Zarate 1048562
O10 Explaining Variation in Refugees’ Post-Traumatic Stress and Depression Outcomes in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, and Uganda Shannon Golden 1046867
O11 Survivors of Daesh: Characterization of Health Conditions Among Yazidi Refugees Resettled to Canada Nour Hassan 1048297

Women’s Health
Moderator: Carolyn Beukeboom

Title Speaker Submission
O12 Involuntary Sterilization Among Women from North and Central America Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Elizabeth Yim 1042310
O13 Reproductive Health of US-Resident Women from Countries that Practice Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Women’s Health Needs Study Pilot Findings Lillian Whiting-Collins 1043754
O14 Cervical cancer screening among resettled refugee women accessing care in an integrated safety-net setting Serena Rodriguez 1044264
O15 Mental health services for refugee mother-daughter dyads Erum Agha 1043047

Gender and LGBTQI
Moderator: Aisha Khatib

Title Speaker Submission
O16 Mental Health and Unmet Social Needs of Sexual and Gender Minority Asylum Seekers Stephanie Loo 1043733
O17 Health, gender, and war trauma: 5 year post-resettlement health in a cohort of Karen war-affected adults Sarah Hoffman 1042867

Moderator: Andrea Green

Title Speaker Submission
O18 Refugee Immunization Information Systems Exchange (RIISE) Project 2021 Updates Megan Keaveney 1044926
O19 The SHIFA Project: Developing a Culturally and Linguistically Sensitive VR Educational Platform to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Within a Refugee Population Samantha Streuli 1042898
O20 Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of COVID-19 Vaccination of Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn 1041845
O21 The COVID-19 Response of Health Systems Caring for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Communities: A Qualitative Study Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn 1042886

Moderator: Patricia Li

Title Speaker Submission
O22 Community-based Collaboration: Meeting Refugees’ Needs During COVID-19 Mary Helen O’Connor 1046420
O23 COVID-19 restrictions and their impacts on migrant health in humanitarian contexts Sandra Smiley & Carol Devine 1048530
O24 Exploring and Addressing the Healthcare Challenges of Refugees and Immigrant Families During the Covid-19 Pandemic Patricia Li 1048481
2:25 Health break

Concurrent Workshops – Session 2

Title Presenters Stream Submission Moderator
W11 Facilitating the Path to Citizenship through Medical, Legal and Community Partnership Anne Ryan, Suzanne Teeple, Jessie Pettit and Reem Aussy. Advocacy 1041823 Sarah Clark
W12 We can do (no) harm: Building cultural responsiveness in refugee mental health training Sandra Mattar Advocacy 1045287 Neil Arya
W13 HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updates for Refugee Health Providers Amir Mohareb Infectious Disease 1048512 Anna Banerji
W14 Lessons learned in setting up a unique mental health treatment centre for refugees and Immigrants Adrienne Carter Mental Health & PTSD 1042937 Andrea Green
W15 Collaborative complex case management in a pandemic Astrid Velasquez Migration and Resettlement 1048598 Jennifer Cochran
W16 Centers for excellence in newcomer health: Updates to the CDC domestic medical screening guidance Jenna Beeler Refugee Screening 1040732 Janine Young
W17 Lead exposure and prevention in refugee communities: A guide to resources Lois Wessel Refugee Screening 1051633 James Sutton
W18 Strategies for Publishing Your Work in Refugee Health (Pre Registration Required) Paul Geltman & Sana Loue Education Paul Geltman
W19 How telemedicine can support access to refugee health and underserved populations. Tim Foggin & Sharon Allen Global Health MW2108 Aisha Khatib
3:45 Health break

Plenary Session 2
Keynote address: Overcoming trauma, the perspectives of a Syrian pediatrician
Sahar Bahadi

4:45 Closing remarks day 1
Anna Banerji, Conference Committee Chair
4:50 End of Day
5:45 Society’s Research Committe Meeting
(Contact: Fatima M. Karaki)
7:00 A new Twin Cities PBS documentary: Trusted Messenger
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