North American Refugee Health Conference
The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the preeminent conference destination for healthcare and resettlement professionals working with refugee populations. This two and a half day event focuses on issues that are relevant to the emerging field of refugee healthcare. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about best practices, increase their levels of cultural competency, connect with like-minded professionals, reflect on the challenges and successes of the work they do, and develop a network of colleagues who are making a difference in their communities on a daily basis. This conference which takes place in June alternates between the United States and Canada.
Sessions cover a wide range of topics including advocacy, chronic disease, infectious disease, mental health, migration and settlement, models of care, nutrition, pediatrics, primary care, program development, refugee screening, research and education, specialty care, women’s health and vaccine and disease prevention.
“The conference was absolutely the most informative, inspiring, and helpful conference I have ever attended. It was also the most organized I have ever attended.”
-Penny Boyd, Virginia Department of Social Services
“I think it was the most informative one I’ve ever been to – and that’s saying a lot! I also was struck by how great people who work with refugees are. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many heart-centered professionals in one place.”
-Elizabeth Campisi, Ph.D., Center for Public Health Continuing Education, State University of New York at Albany