National conference is taking place in Hamilton focused on improving the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals, families and communities.
Date: October 17 & 18, 2017
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Hosted by: De Dwa Da Dehs Nye>s (Aboriginal Health Centre)
Keynote speakers Include:
Dr. Evan Adams, Coast Salish physician, actor, and Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority, B.C.
Dr. Marcia Anderson, Cree-Saulteaux and practicing physician in internal medicine and public health as Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
Additional presentations include:
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s to 1980s by Maureen K. Lux, PhD, Professor of History, Brock University
Achieving Wellness as an Integral Part of Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health in Canada by Malcolm King, PhD, FCAHS, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences
The Ethics of Reconciliation by Maya Chacaby (Odehamik), Anishinaabe, Beaver Clan from Thunder Bay
Includes poster presentation: Creating a Welcoming Place for Indigenous Families at McMaster Children’s Hospital by Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, President, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Cynthia Janzen, Manager Stakeholder Relations, Hamilton Health Sciences