Transforming Health Care in Remote Communities
We invite you to mark your calendar for this international conference. The conference will take place from April 28-30, 2016 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Health care in Canada’s North, other circumpolar regions such as Alaska, Greenland, the Nordic countries, and Arctic Russia—and indeed globally wherever there are scattered small remote communities—faces many challenges.
Despite considerable investment in health care resources, health disparities persist in many regions, especially between the indigenous and non-indigenous populations.
Improving health and health care in remote communities requires transforming existing health systems, by developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative strategies, programs and technologies which are appropriate for the physical, social, cultural and economic environments.
- What are the key challenges and emerging issues?
- What solutions have been tried and do they work?
- What can we learn from other jurisdictions?
- What can we do differently to improve health and health care?
Join us as we explore solutions together at this conference
Who should attend
This conference is for those with an interest in strengthening collaborations to improve our health-care systems and the health of circumpolar and other remote communities.
It is for researchers, clinicians, managers, policy makers, service providers and representatives of industry, non-governmental organizations and indigenous communities from Canada, Nordic countries, Greenland, Alaska, Russia, Australia and other countries with scattered, remote populations.
Stay tuned for more information.