Annual Indigenous Health Conference

The Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is hosting the First Annual Indigenous Health Research Conference, March 25-26, 2011 at the Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The goal of this conference is to bring together Elders, community and academic researchers, community members, Indigenous health care leaders, health care policy makers, students and other stakeholders working in various areas of Indigenous health. While the focus of the conference is the health and wellness of Saskatchewan Indigenous peoples, we encourage the submission of abstracts from projects outside of the province.

Please download the Conference Program for a complete listing of presentations and location information.

Invited Keynote:

Dr. Mike DeGagné, Executive Director, Aboriginal Healing Foundation. The plenary keynote will address the closing of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation in 2012 and the implications the closure has had on Indigenous health, healing and wellness across Canada. Dr. DeGagné's keynote will be followed by a penal presentation featuring community voices from the "front lines".

Call for Abstracts:

Panels, round tables, individual presentations and poster presentations are invited in the following areas of Indigenous health and wellness research:

  • Mental health and addictions
  • Social determinants of health
  • Traditional healing and wellness
  • Chronic disease
  • Indigenous identity and wellness
  • Community based research
  • Intervention research
  • Knowledge translation (KT) - how to make KT happen
  • Ethics and ethical spaces
  • Gender and health

Please submit abstracts eletronically (Word format, 12pt font) by 5PM, January 31, 2011 to:

Ellen Whiteman
IPHRC Research Coordinator, Saskatoon Office
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Please download the complete Call for Papers and Registration Form here.

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