The Government of Canada is currently in the process of welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016. This is an enormous effort, involving all levels of government, and spanning many sectors. We know that many health care providers are already seeing an influx of Syrian refugee patients, and have questions or wish to share their observations. The Public Health Agency of Canada recognizes that health care providers across the country are important partners, both in addressing the health needs of our new population, and in identifying health trends. Please share broadly.
Monday, March 14, 2016 1 p.m. Eastern:
Mental and Psychosocial Health Needs of Syrian Refugees
Dr. Kirmayer and Dr. Hassan, both experts in the field of immigrant mental health, will provide an overview of the mental and psychosocial health needs of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. Dr. Kirmayer and Dr. Hassan have written extensively on issues related to immigrant mental health, including the recent publication Culture, Context and the Mental and Psychosocial Wellbing of Syrians: a Review for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Staff Working with Syrians Affected by Armed Conflict (2015).
To attend the webinar you need to follow these three steps:
Register in advance here:
Event password: refugees
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On the day of the webinar, click the link on the confirmation email to watch the webinar. To hear the presentations, you must dial in to the teleconference number provided.