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National Indigenous Health Conference

Hamilton, Ontario
October 17 and 18, 2017

Hamilton Convention Centre

Attention ALL people, from all backgrounds and ancestries, from all corners of the health care sector: providers, students, policy wonks, researchers and academics

Do you have an interest in Indigenous health? Do you work directly or indirectly with Indigenous patients or clients? Do you write or influence policy that affects Indigenous people and communities? Are you a First Nations, Métis or Inuit person yourself, with a vested interest in building on your roots and taking Indigenous health care to the next level? Do you find you've had a lot of unanswered questions lately about what point Indigenous health care is at in Canada, and where it needs to go?

If you answered "Yes!" to ANY of the above questions, you don't want to miss The Indigenous Health Practice and Research Conference: Building on our Roots.

The eventwill feature outstanding speakers:

  • Dr. Marcia Anderson, practicing physician and Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority;
  • Malcolm King, health researcher at Simon Fraser University and former scientific director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • Dr. Amy Montour, HNHB LHIN Regional Aboriginal Cancer Lead, Cancer Care Ontario and Hospitalist, Brant Community Healthcare System;
  • Maya Chacaby (Odehamik) “renegade Anishinaabe philosopher”, facilitator, researcher, and teacher;
  • Maureen K. Lux, PhD, of Brock University speaking on the history of Indian hospitals in Canada.

In addition to a distinguished line-up of speakers, there will be dozens of breakout sessions and workshops designed for practitioners, policy- and decision-makers, academic researchers, and students, as well as cultural learning opportunities and community celebrations, including October Moon Film Night taking place on Monday, October 16 at the Lincoln Alexander Centre.

Register today to ensure you don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn directly from the thought leaders and leading practitioners in Indigenous health in Canada.
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