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Webinar - Intersections of Refugee Women's Health
The NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in partnership with the NCC for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) & the NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) will offer an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women. This webinar will be held on January 29, 2019.
January 2019. Description. Registration.

Presenter Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée, Professor in the University's Faculty of Nursing and researcher at the institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM) (see complete biography below). 

Moderator  Margaret Haworth-Brockman, M.Sc., Senior Program Manager, NCCID
Date Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Ce webinaire sera presenté en français le 5 février 2019, pour en savoir davantage, cliquez ici.

Registration  Click here to register.


The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) continues its series of public health podcasts and webinars on refugee health. This time, NCCID, in partnership with National Collaboration Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) & National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), offers an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women. This webinar will encompass the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health through a gender lens. It will elaborate the ways policy influences men and women differently and potentially disadvantages women specifically. In addition, this webinar will present the challenges faced by refugee women in terms of access to care, mental health, trauma (psychiatric needs), and specific health experiences.

Participants will have a chance to discuss problems and practical issues in an interactive Q & A session following the presentation. Registrants are invited to submit questions of interest prior to the webinar to S.M. Zeeshan Qadar at

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée is a full professor in the University's Faculty of Nursing, a researcher at the institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM), and the CSSS Research and Training Centre. Mountain. (Team Migration, Ethnicity, Health and Social Services, METISS), of which is a co-founder. She is also a member of the Tuberculosis Montreal Interdisciplinary Research team.

Her main research interest is in the challenges of providing quality care in a multiethnic context, taking into account gender, ethnicity, immigration experiences and equity. Among her actions related to gender, gender and migration issues, she has worked with various NGOs to develop and implement programs for newcomers to Canada with conditions such as tuberculosis, type2 diabetes, and adapted to their context. Her contributions to the scientific community, in collaboration with national and international partners, highlights the importance of issues related to gender, migration experience and ethnicity in developing strategies to promote health in Canada.

Access Instructions

Access instructions will be posted on Eventbrite page and will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the webinar.

Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is accredited by the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (University of Montréal's School of Public Health). The process is free. To obtain your continuing education units, you must participate in the webinar and sign in to the platform using your name and surname as indicated in your registration form. You must also fill in an online evaluation form that will be sent by e-mail after the webinar. Your continuing education credit certificate will then be delivered to you by email.


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