Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians:
Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care
One day Thematic Conference
June 13, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto
There remains limited information about the nutrition and health status of newcomer families and their children upon arrival and how their health may change during their first few years in Canada. This thematic conference will provide participants with an overview of nutritional health, food security, and access to healthcare as basic rights of recent immigrants and refugees. This conference will provide an update on food security status of current refugees, as well as their nutritional status in Canada and in a global perspective by bringing together academic researchers, dietitians and settlement agencies to provide a comprehensive picture. The overarching goal is to engage the audience in discussion and hear their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities regarding food security, nutritional health and access to healthcare services.
Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians; Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care is a one day thematic conference that will take place on June 13, 2019 as a pre-conference event to the North American Refugee Health Conference that is taking place from June 14-16, 2019. Please join us to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of immigration health - providing perspectives of researchers, service providers and policy makers.
At the close of this symposium, participants will be able to:
- Describe the nutrition and health status of recent immigrant and refugee children and their families
- Understand the food security status of refugees, as a basic human right, in association with other social determinants of health compared to Canadians and recent immigrants
- Explain culturally appropriate care in the field of nutrition and health
- Identify challenges and opportunities toward access to culturally appropriate nutrition and healthcare services by newcomers
This continuing professional development activity was held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Canadian Nutrition Society.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 5.5 Section 1 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Attendees will receive a letter of accreditation following the conference.
Family Physicians who have actively participated in accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Section 1 activities are eligible to earn up to a maximum of 50 certified credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.
The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is the largest refugee health conference of its kind globally. It offers access to recent research, best practices in refugee health, and a great opportunity for networking. The 2019 conference will be held in Toronto from June 14-16. To learn more, CLICK HERE