The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) will be taking place on June 14-16, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Canada. It is the largest refugee health conference of its kind globally, and offers access to recent research, best practices in refugee health, and a excellent opportunity for networking.
While mass migration has been present since the beginning of mankind, the world is witnessing unprecedented migration of populations to countries throughout Europe and to the southern borders of Canada and the United States. As the Syrian war rages on for an 8th year and as Rohingya villages are burned to the ground in Burma, we are confronted with stories of horror and hardship shared by those who have lived through these experiences. Those that help refugees and asylum seekers often experience this trauma vicariously and struggle as they attempt to manage the complex range of issues and emotions raised through their work. These realities have informed the themes for this year’s conference which will focus on the Rohingya crisis, Trauma and Resiliency.
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