Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Douglas College presents Health Sciences speaker series

Dr. Shafik Dharamsi lectures on "social accountability" Nov. 23
If you're interested in international health and are looking for an opportunity to network and collaborate with health professionals, you won't want to miss Douglas College's latest speaker series.

Beginning this month the Faculty of Health Sciences will present a series of four lectures on current global and local health issues. The lectures are free and open to the public.

First up, on Nov. 23, is Educating Socially Accountable and Responsible Health Professionals, with Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine (UBC). The presentation will look at the characteristics of "social accountability" - what the World Health Organization defines as the obligation to direct education, research and service activities toward addressing the priority health concerns of the community, region and /or nation they have a mandate to serve - as well as discuss the challenges associated with implementing, measuring and evaluating social accountability in order to improve society's health.

Educating Socially Accountable and Responsible Health Professionals takes place Wednesday, Nov. 23, 4:30-6:30pm, in Lecture Theatre A1470, at the Coquitlam Campus.

The three remaining lectures take place in the new year:
  • Global Health Governance and Law, with Veronica Fynn (January 27)*
  • Immigrant and Refugee Health, with Adrienne Montani (February 22)
  • Aboriginal Health, Research and Ethics, with Michele Sam (March 26)
Check back on this blog for details.

*Dates are subject to change.