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Health and Human Rights Conference 2018: Integrated Healthcare

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Sidney Smith Hall

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Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

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It’s time to rethink our healthcare - can integration save Canada's healthcare system? Now in its 20th year, the annual Health and Human Rights Conference held by the University of Toronto’s International Health Program presents its theme for 2018: Integrated Health Care.

This conference will bring together professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students, engaging them in a dialogue about pertinent health issues with diverse perspectives and fields of studies. It will serve to connect them to like-minded individuals, and empower them to act and share solutions for health disparities at home and abroad. Our theme this year will explore the ways in which patients, healthcare professionals, and other diverse stakeholders can better collaborate to improve our health care system. This year, we are featuring several renowned interdisciplinary healthcare practitioners and researchers (listed below) as keynote speakers. We are providing a range of workshops that will present case problems and train and equip our conference participants with the skills to effectively solve Canada's health care issues. Finally, we are offering in-person network opportunities and a volunteer fair for students to make valuable connections with professionals and communities in the healthcare field. The overall goal of this conference is to enhance your understanding of health and human rights and inspire young professionals to take an active role in shaping the future of the Canadian health care system. Please visit hhrights.org for more information!

Keynote Speakers:
1) Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles is a chiropractor, clinician scientist and Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Department of Research. Dr. Kopansky-Giles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and at St. Michael's Hospital. The focus of her presentation will be on the importance of building global workforce capacity to deliver integrated person-centred care. The presentation will provide perspectives from areas of WHO work as well as lessons learned through development of programs in low-middle income countries. It will call for the need for raising awareness, educational reform and upskilling of future health professionals to address health workforce shortages and barriers to accessing care, particularly in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.

2) Dr. Dionne Aleman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the application of operations research to medical and healthcare systems to improve the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of care. This research includes using optimization, simulation, machine learning, and graph theory to design and validate radiation therapy treatment plans, to predict and mitigate the spread of pandemic diseases in urban populations, to improve hospital surgical scheduling, and to optimize organ transplant matches and multi-person chains. She is currently the President of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS).

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Workshop Facilitators:
1) Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams (MCIT)

The City of Toronto Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) program is a Toronto Police Service (TPS) program comprised of collaborative partnerships between TPS and six participating hospitals: St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Humber River Hospital, North York General Hospital, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (formerly The Scarborough Hospital), St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH), and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital)

It is a unique and pioneering program that partners a mental health nurse and a specially trained police officer to respond to calls from Priority Response Units involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The team will assess needs and connect the person in crisis with appropriate services.

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Roberto Iasci has been a registered nurse (RN) for 18 years. He is a certified addiction and psychiatric RN in Canada, a certified registered addiction nurse in the United States, and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Roberto has been working at North York General Hospital since 2009 and joined the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) four years ago. He studied nursing at Centennial College and also has a degree in geography with a minor in human biology. Last month Roberto received a Letter of Recognition from Toronto Police Service for merit in the field for his exceptional work with MCIT.

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PC Vadim Dudarev has been a constable with Toronto Police Service for 13 years. He has worked in various police divisions across the city including a year with the Toronto Anti-Violence Initiative Strategy (TAVIS) before joining the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) four years ago at 33 Division. He has a mechanical engineering degree in avionics and degree in psychology. Last month Vadim received a Toronto Police Service Team Award for his exceptional work with MCIT.

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/community/mcit.php

2) The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration.

3) Hacking Health:

Hacking Health is a global movement designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. Bringing together innovators from healthcare, technology, design, & business is critical to developing novel solutions to healthcare challenges from a variety of perspectives, uncovering fresh insights.

Hacking Health has local chapters in over 50 different cities around the world. Hacking Health Toronto is powered by an incredible group of volunteers and sponsors. We'd love to have YOU join us! For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, please email toronto@hackinghealth.ca.

Volunteer Fair:
Booths will be set up by UofT Global Brigades, Baycrest, and iGEM, In Visibility (http://in-visibility.com/) where you can explore various opportunities

Registration is now OPEN and completely FREE! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/health-and-human-rights-conference-2018-integrated-healthcare-tickets-41053290497

Feel free to email us with any questions at hhr@utihp.ca or reach out to us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/192212831333082/

For more information, check out our website: https://www.hhrights.org/



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