Webinar: March 2017 - KT Canada - Translational Research in Indigenous Health: Identifying Critical Paths Forward
Series: March 2017 - KT Canada - Translational Research in Indigenous Health: Identifying Critical Paths Forward
March 09, 2017, 11:00 to: 12:00
Room 315 Chown Building 753 McDermot Winnipeg Manitoba
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March 9, 2017 - Room 315 - Chown Building
KT Canada National Webinar Series Presents: Cheryl Currie
Translational Research in Indigenous Health: Identifying Critical Paths Forward
The field of translational science seeks to close the gap between research knowledge and human application to improve health. Adding an Indigenous lens to this work reveals tensions between colonial structures and translational efforts to further Indigenous health in Canada. Effective work in this area requires the sustained engagement of translational teams that bridge Indigenous and western ways of knowing, and communities of patients and knowledge holders. Working together, invisible and semi-transparent barriers become visible, and ways forward to identify and reformulate suboptimal societal structures becomes apparent.
- This presentation will use examples from a program of research that spans the continuum of translational science to illustrate critical paths forward to further Indigenous health in Canada.
Dr. Cheryl Currie is an Associate Professor of Public Health and the AIHS Translational Chair in Aboriginal Health & Well-being. A social epidemiologist by training, her research explores the upstream determinants of Aboriginal health, strength and resilience in Canada. Dr. Currie works in partnership with urban and rural Aboriginal communities to examine health determinants, and to develop and evaluate interventions that address community-identified health needs for children, youth and adults.
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Accreditation: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: 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, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto up to a maximum of 1 hour
Location: 753 McDermot, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada