International Black Health Conference: In-Person Event	 Oct. 6 - 8, 2022

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International Black Health Conference: In-Person Event Oct. 6 - 8, 2022

Improving Black Health Outcomes Across The African Diaspora

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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 1919 Upper Water Street Halifax, NS B3J 3J5 Canada

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The International Black Health Conference will be the first of its kind in Canada and represents an unprecedented opportunity for a local, national and international gathering for the sole purpose of improving Black health outcomes across the African Diaspora, informing clinical practice, policy change, showcasing achievements and promising practices.

Participants: ALL who are interested in HEALTH & WELLNESS are welcome!

Approximately 500 health advocates, in Canada and globally, professional organizations, clinicians and educators will collectively explore the breadth of the social and structural determinants of health. To that end, contributors from all sectors of society (justice, education, employment, housing, economic development etc.) will be included in this conference.

Conference Goal:

The overall goal of this conference is to develop a report outlining best practice approaches for identifying and leveraging strategic multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral partnerships and targeted knowledge mobilization approaches for addressing health disparities in diverse Black communities in Canada and globally, through research, clinical services, health policy, community mobilization and recommendations. Therefore, the main audiences for this project include professors, researchers, students, clinicians, health policymakers, community organizations, government officials, and diverse Black communities in Canada and globally.



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Agenda at a glance:

Day 1: Thursday, October 6,2022

Keynote: Dr. Notisha Massaquoi

Registration 10ampm - 4:00pm

Opening Reception at the Hotel 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Day 2: Friday October 7,2022


Keynote: Dr. Jonathan Metzl: Structural Determinants of Health


Table Talks:

  • Health Policy
  • Health Services
  • Health Reseach
  • Health Education
  • Mental Health

Plenary with Graduate Students

End Time 5:00pm

Note: Attendees are responsible for their own evening dinning

Day 3: Saturday October 8,2022


Keynote: Dr. Gwenetta Curry ( University of Edinburgh)

Dr. Dorbrene O'Marde - Reparations (UWI)


Highlighting Local Black Health Projects

Community Table Talks:

  • Justice
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • Child Welfare
  • Environment
  • Spirituality
  • Determinants of Healthy Eating

Black Health Plenary

End Time: 4:30pm

Closing Gala Dinner & Entertainment: 6:30pm - 9pm (Formal Wear)

SUNDAY, October 9th : Optional Choices to attend historical Black Churches in the Communities

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Keisha Pinto

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(647) 212-0928

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Day 1 - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Notisha Massaquoi

Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, with a graduate appointment in the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is also the founder of the newly created Black Health Equity Lab (The BHEL).

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Day 2 - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Johnathan Metzl

Dr. Jonathan Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Research Director of The Safe Tennessee Project, a non- partisan, volunteer-based organization that is concerned with gun-related injuries and fatalities in America and in Tennessee.

Check out his latest book Dying of Whiteness:

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Day 3 - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gwenetta D. Curry

Dr. Gwenetta D. Curry is a Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Maternal Health, and Black Family Studies. Her present research analyzes racial disparities in treatment and infection rates of Covid-19. She is the co-author of the UNCOVER Covid-19 Evidence review “What is the Evidence on Ethnic Variation on Covid-19 Incidence and Outcomes,” and “Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19” which has recently appeared in The Lancet. She is a member of The Royal Society’s DELVE Initiative and a senior research associate in the Global Health Governance Programme at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. She is a member of the Medical School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Alliance and the UK Inclusive Data Taskforce.