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What to do When the World Comes to You: Addressing the Health Issues of Newly Arrived Immigrants and Refugees

Type: Session
Therapeutic: Immunization,Infectious Disease,Psychiatry,Screening & Prevention,Mental Health
Friday May 11
11:25am to 12:25pm
Location: Lecture Hall 2
Credits: 1 Mainpro+

  • Description

    Approximately 300,000 immigrants are accepted as permanent residents to Canada each year. Although most arrive in very good health, many arrive from areas of the world where there is a difference in the prevalence of specific diseases. Often, there are struggles in adjusting to life in Canada. Primary care clinicians are uniquely placed to ensure that new immigrants remain healthy. Clinicians area also able to identify health issues before they impede successful settlement. This presentation will provide an overview of the health conditions that disproportionately affect new immigrants to Canada. It will outline the demographics of immigration to Canada. It will also provide participants information on how to screen for specific health conditions and how to manage the unique issues that confront immigrant and refugee patients.

    Learning Objectives
    • To have a brief understanding of the demographics of immigration to Canada.
    • To understand the unique health issues that confront immigrant and refugee populations.
    • To understand the current health insurance coverage for new immigrants and refugees.

  • Speakers