Thursday, July 9, 2009

International Congress on Circumpolar Health

In mid July, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories will host the International Congress on Circumpolar Health. The Congress offers a forum for the exchange of health-related knowledge amongst scientists, health care professionals, policy analysts, government agencies, and community leaders committed to the health and wellbeing of northern peoples.  Delegates from across Canada, Greenland/Denmark, Scandinavia, Russia, and Alaska will meet to exchange knowledge on: chronic disease, environmental and occupational health, ethics and Indigenous research, food security, health impacts of demographic change, infectious disease, injury prevention, mental health and wellness, newborn and child care, population health science, service delivery and infrastructure, women's health, and the social determinants of health in the north.  For details on the conference visit: