IGHO COVID-19 Webinar Series

May 1 2020 ― Social Accountability During a Pandemic: Helping Refugees, the Homeless and the Indigenous 

Webinar Promo

Register now for this week's webinar to be held on Friday, May 1 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm : "Social Accountability During a Pandemic: Helping Refugees, the Homeless and the Indigenous" with Dr. Doug Gruner, Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull and Dr. Sarah Funnell. (Update: Registration is now closed). 

Dr. Doug Gruner is a Family Physician and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and works at the Bruyere Academic Family Health Center as a clinician, educator and researcher. His area of research involves innovative approaches to introduce Global Health and Refugee Medicine into the medical curriculum.

Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally. He is one of the founders and is currently the Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health for the homeless which works to improve the health of people who are chronically homeless.  He is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Honorary Degree of Law from Carleton University.

Dr. Sarah Funnell is an Associate Medical Officer of Health at Ottawa Public Health who also provides primary care in Akwesasne First Nation, previously also served underserved populations within Ottawa at an inner city community health centre. Sarah is Director of Indigenous Health within the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she has turned her attention full-time to leading the team of public health specialist at Ottawa Public Health in local public health’s response.

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At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1.Outline how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting low-income and marginalized communities (the homeless, refugees and Indigenous)
2. Describe what measures should be taken to protect marginalized communities during this crisis and future pandemics
3. Identify how public and private institutions can leverage resources to ensure an equitable level of care for all members of the community

Link to webinar recording (via Adobe Connect)

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, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.00 Mainpro+ credits.


 

April 22 2020 ― Global Health in Times of Pandemics: Ensuring Equity in the COVID-19 Policy Response

Webinar Promo

Gain a global perspective on the COVID-19 crisis in a series of weekly webinars presented by the International and Global Health Office (IGHO). April is Internationalization and Global Health Month at the faculty, and these webinars feature conversations about the coronavirus pandemic with some of the field’s foremost practitioners and thinkers.

Register now for this week's webinar to be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 11:30 am -12:30 pm : "Global Health in Times of Pandemics: Ensuring Equity in the COVID-19 Policy Response" with Dr. Ronald Labonté, Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa. (Update: Registration is now closed). 

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Ronald Labonté is Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa. His research is on the health equity impacts of diverse globalization processes, most recently governance of infectious diseases. His most recent books are Health Equity in a Globalizing Era (Oxford University Press, 2019); and Trade Agreements and Public Health (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020). He is Editor-in-Chief of the BMC journal, Globalization and Health, is active with the People’s Health Movement, and has worked extensively with UN agencies, governments and civil society organizations.

Learning Objectives: 

1.To briefly define the impact of COVID19 on the Social determinants of Health
2.To describe the approach of One Health principles in the COVID-19 response
3.To identify how the global community can foster an equitable approach to the pandemic

Link to webinar recording (via Adobe Connect)

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, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.00 Mainpro+ credits.


April 17 2020 ― COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Global Response 

Webinar Promo

Register now for this week’s webinar to be held on Friday April 17th 11h-12h: “COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Global Response” with Dr. Mark Walker, ObGyn clinician, epidemiologist, and interim director of the Internationalization and Global Health Office at the Faculty of Medicine. (Update: Registration is now closed).

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Dr. Mark Walker is a healthcare executive and the current Chairman and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. His work in research has been as an epidemiologist, public health advocate and clinical trialist. He has published more than 330 peer reviewed articles and been awarded more than $15 million as Principal Investigator in research.  As well as being a highly respected clinician and researcher, Dr. Walker holds a Masters in Epidemiology from The University of Toronto and a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard University.

Learning Objectives: 

•To describe what COVID 19 is and the impact of globalization on its spread
•To identify how we leveraged our global resources and partnership to prepare for the pandemic
•To explain how the global community of scientists will work together for treatments and a vaccine.

Summary of Presentation (pdf, 4,193.29 KB)

Link to webinar recording (via Adobe Connect)

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, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.00 Mainpro+ credits.

 


April 8 2020 ― Peer support and resilience in times of COVID-19

Webinar Promo

Gain a global perspective on the COVID-19 crisis in a series of weekly webinars presented by the International and Global Health Office (IGHO). April is Internationalization and Global Health Month at the faculty, and these webinars feature conversations about the coronavirus pandemic with some of the field’s foremost practitioners and thinkers.

Register now for the first webinar in the series, “Peer support and resilience in times of COVID-19” with Rachel Thibeault, Occupational Therapist in the field of Global Health and former professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Follow @uOttawaIGHOMed and stay tuned for further news on upcoming webinars throughout the month of April. (Update: Registration is now closed).

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An occupational therapist who also holds a Ph.D. in psychology, Rachel specializes in Community-Based Rehabilitation, psychological resilience, and peer support in vulnerable populations. For the past 40 years, as a clinician or as part of her teaching and research career at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Rachel has worked worldwide in complex contexts such as war zones and hard-to-access areas. In 2013, she was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada and, in 2015, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of International Health and an Honorary Degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Now a consultant on resilience and psychological wellbeing, she provides training in a broad range of settings, from medical agencies and governmental organizations to student bodies and cancer groups, to name a few.

Learning Objectives:

1. Briefly define the bases of a psychological support/resilience program in times of crisis that combine:
     a. Peer support
     b. Regular use of psychological vital signs (brief ranges of mindfulness)
     c. The neuroscientific approach to compassion
2. Illustrate the concepts with examples and questions
3. Offer simple protocols to guide the process

Summary of Presentation (pdf, 610.36 KB)

Link to webinar recording (via Adobe Connect) - French session 

Link to webinar recording (via Adobe Connect) - English session

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, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 1.00 Mainpro+ credits.

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