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NUS Global Health Conference - Community Impact

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1 King's College Circle

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Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8

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The Nursing Undergraduate Society (N.U.S.) presents the 2019 Global Health Nursing Conference. The aim of the conference is to explore nursing roles in impacting various communities within Canada and worldwide. These include: Indigenous communities, Refugee and Immigrant communities, African communities, Asain Communities.

We are honoured to have Veronica Van Dam as our keynote speaker. Veronica, a now Director on the Médecins Sans Frontières Board, has over 20 years of service in health care in various locations around the world, both in direct clinical care roles and in senior leadership positions.

Please join us to learn about how nurses can positively impact communities around the globe!

Special thanks to our sponsor Manulife. Your support means a lot to us. http://uoft.me/affinity


ITINERARY

4:00pm - Registration and refreshments
5:00pm - Conference opening remarks
5:15pm - Keynote speech by Veronica Van Dam
6:15pm - Panel Discussion
7:00pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Break-out sessions
8:30pm - Conference closing


TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets cost $10 for general admission, which includes a dinner and refreshments.

All conference participants will have the opportunity to attend the keynote speech, panel discussion, and breakout session. Panelists represent a global health nursing role and each panelist will be leading a separate breakout session following dinner.

Please select ONE session to attend when purchasing your ticket. We are unable to accomodate changes to breakout sessions once your ticket has been purchased, and sessions will be capped at a maximum of 30 participants.

How to purchase tickets:

Choose ticket based on break-out session you would like to attend

  • Immigrant & Refugee Health - Genevieve Chan

  • Indigenous Health/Flight Nursing - Ben MacMillan

  • African Health, Pediatrics - Karla Wentzel

  • Iraq & South Sudan, Pediatrics - Barbara Deck

i.e. If you want to attend the break-out session on Indigenous community impact then you would select the ticket 'Admission - Indigenous Health/Flight Nursing'

Please read the following speaker biographies to help facilitate your choice!



BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Karla Wentzel - African Health, Pediatrics and Capacity Building

Karla is a Nursing Education Specialist, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. She is paediatric nurse practitioner, who splits her time between a clinical role at SickKids with the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program and providing leadership in education to capacity building projects with the Centre for Global Child Health. Karla has worked on projects involving nursing and inter-disciplinary education, and quality improvement activities in Ethiopia, Ghana and the Caribbean. Karla has an Adjunct Clinical Appointment with the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing - University of Toronto

Genevieve Chan - Immigrant and Refugee Health

Genevieve has been the nursing lead and volunteer coordinator at the Canadian Center for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care (CCRIHC) for almost three years now. CCRHIC has the mission of providing humanitarian medical treatment and assistance to those new to Canada who find themselves medically uninsured. Her primary job is working as an ER nurse, and she has recently started a casual position with the government working as a community health nurse in remote Nunavut.

Barbara Deck - Iraq & South Sudan, Pediatrics

Barbara has been a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2016. For her first assignment, she spent six months in South Sudan working in the neonatal department of a 200-bed MSF field hospital. Earlier this year, Barbara spent five months in West Mosul, Iraq, where she worked in MSF’s pediatric and neonatal in-patient departments, the only such facilities in the area. This fall, Barbara returned to South Sudan to coach and support the transition of the role of Neonatal Nurse Supervisor from an international nurse to a local South Sundanese nurse. When not in the field, she works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

Ben MacMillan - Indigenous Health/Flight Nursing

Ben is a York University BScN graduate, graduated in 2011. While in school he joined the Canadian Forces Army Reserve as a medical technician. In 2009 he had the opportunity to begin training in CBRNE and act as part of an emergency response team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Once graduated, he started in emergency, first working at the Peterborough Health Centre, and then moving to Burlington ON and working in the ED. After a couple years he decided to try a job in the private sector working as a case manager for Bayshore Health Services on one of their patient support programs. A colleague of his began working at Keewatin Air, and he decided to change gears and try a career in flight nursing. Keewatin Air currently provides Advanced and critical care medevac services for all of Nunavut. They have 5 bases throughout the three different territory regions each with RN’s, ACPs and RRTs working on a 2 week on 2 week off rotation. From the five bases they respond to the out lying communities by flying in and assisting with patient care when necessary, and flying the patient to a larger medical facility, usually a hospital in Iqaluit, Ontario, Alberta or Manitoba. Typically the large majority of the calls they respond to are for the indigenous, Inuit population.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Registration will begin at 4 pm outside of the auditorium. Please check in at the registration table with your electronic or printed Eventbrite ticket. Coffee and light snacks will be available at this time.

If you have dietary restrictions for dinner please contact Becca Mcelroy at becca.mcelroy@mail.utoronto.ca

For all other inquiries, please contact Dan Rowland at daniel.rowland@mail.utoronto.ca.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!



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