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2021 North American Refugee Health Conference

The annual North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world. Its primary purpose is to promote refugee populations' health during the continuum of their flight, migration, and resettlement by assembling multidisciplinary experts in research, education, advocacy and clinical practice. The specific aims of NARHC 2021 are to: Identify, develop and disseminate evidence-based knowledge and practices for the equitable care and support of refugees, including physical, medical, mental and social wellbeing. Define, formulate, and evaluate research in refugee health, and foster international research collaborations and networking among scholars, service providers, policymakers, and refugee community advocates involved in the field of refugee health. Build capacity for refugees' care taking into account structural competency and culturally appropriate care, including through trainees’ education. Advocate for better health and social outcomes for refugees through upholding human rights and fair practices. Share knowledge and experience about how COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has disproportionately impacted refugee populations. Educate around specific vulnerable refugee populations, including women, children and LGBTI persons.

Abstract submissions are now open. Submissions will be considered for virtual workshops, oral or poster presentations. Please refer to the North American Refugee Health website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Important Dates
  • Call for Abstract Submissions Opens: Tuesday, February 26, 2021
  • Call for Abstract Submissions Closes: Monday May 3, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • Presenter Response: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Early Bird Registration by: Monday, July 19, 2021
  • Conference Dates: Thursday, September 9 - Saturday, September 11, 2021
Abstracts must be submitted in 250 words or less. All submitted abstracts will be anonymized and peer-reviewed by 3-4 individuals. Please note that submission of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance. The abstract submission may be accepted in the original format submitted or moved to another category. For example, an abstract can be rejected as a workshop but accepted as an oral presentation.

Once notified of acceptance, the presenting author will need to confirm intent to attend and present at the conference. All presenting authors are responsible for registering for the conference and covering all associated costs.

Thank you for your submission.

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