Call for Abstracts & Judges: Divisions of Emergency Medicine Research Academic Day

Call for Abstracts & Judges: Divisions of Emergency Medicine Research Academic Day

The University of Toronto Department of Medicine is hosting the 2018 Divisions of Emergency Medicine Research Academic Day on May 23rd, 2018. This event will bring together researchers, faculty and residents while providing an opportunity to share exciting new findings and facilitate scientific exchange. Call for Abstracts: Deadline for submission is March 29, 2018. Submission is open to FRCP, Paediatric and CCFP Emergency Medicine Faculty, Residents, and Fellows. For more information click here. Call for Judges: The Resident Academic Program (RAP) Committee is looking for judges to review abstract submissions for the 2018 Divisions of Emergency Medicine Research Academic Day. Anticipated # of Abstracts: 10-15 Blinded Abstracts Timeline: Judges will receive their abstracts by April 2 and must submit their reviews by April 13th Time Commitment: ~3 hours Sign up by...
Opportunity to Participate – Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training

Opportunity to Participate – Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training

Date: April 5 – 8, 2018 Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD Join Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Project HOPE, MGH Centre for Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian U for a unique training opportunity for entry level humanitarians, healthcare professionals, and public health specialists. For more information or to register, email lisa.oddy@humanitarianu.com. Additional details can be found here. The training is designed to simulate a complex humanitarian emergency that requires a comprehensive understanding of war, natural disasters and forced displacement, and the impact of cultural contexts on the affected populations. Participants are immersed in the simulation for the whole weekend, working in multidisciplinary, NGO-based teams, each tasked with a series of activities serving the fictional...
‘Living & Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for the Homeless & Vulnerably housed’

‘Living & Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for the Homeless & Vulnerably housed’

Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) is pleased to invite you to our first OPEN MEETING and OPEN HOUSE of the new academic year on Tuesday October 18th from 5:00-6:30pm at Toronto General Hospital in Room 441 (on the 1st floor near the Eaton elevators (Elizabeth entrance) near the library).  We wish to use this opportunity to explore how “global health” interacts here in Toronto on a local level, through issues of health equity.  This is a growing and keen interest of our group and we encourage all to attend a talk with Dr. Naheed Doasni (see below for his bio) entitled:  “Living & Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for the Homeless & Vulnerably housed” Following Dr. Dosani’s lecture members of GHEM will remain at the meeting venue for an informal OPEN HOUSE.  Please bring your questions and interest in global health from education to clinical work to research. Additionally, please see www.ghem.ca for further Staff Bios to help spark your imagination.  Please RSVP to efremes@ghem.ca We look forward to seeing you, Megan Director, Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) —————————– Naheed Dosani Palliative Care Physician & Assistant Clinical Professor Project Lead for PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless), a program of the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) Being sick, of course, is very hard, but being sick and living on the street, is even harder. Dr Naheed Dosani is a passionate and respected advocate for marginalized & vulnerable populations with palliative needs. He serves as a Palliative Care Physician at the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and William Osler Health System (WOHS). He recently completed the Conjoint Palliative...
The Borderless Plague: A Conversation about Ebola and its Global Ramifications

The Borderless Plague: A Conversation about Ebola and its Global Ramifications

Come listen to GHEM Director, James Maskalyk, and James Orbinski, at the Toronto Public Library on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Tickets are FREE but space is limited! Get your tickets here. Featuring Dr. James Maskalyk, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and author of Six Months in Sudan and Dr. James Orbinski, Former president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), bestselling author of An Imperfect Offering. Moderated by Carol Off, Host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens A fascinating conversation with two of Canada’s most respected international health advocates as they discuss the physical and political challenges posed by the Ebola...