The National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has invited Dr. Ryan Meili to present a series of public lectures in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Dr. Meili is the executive director of Upstream, a Saskatoon-based non-profit that works to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society. He is also a community physician, author and professor.
Ryan will be presenting March 1st, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Fredericton, March 2nd at St.FX University and March 3rd at Dalhousie University. The lecture being delivered is called, “Building a Healthy Society: Upstream Action for Equity.”
His talks in Nova Scotia will promote leadership in addressing the social determinants of health, health equity and ‘upstream’ thinking as a movement to support the improvement of population health.
Components of the talk will be Ryan’s personal story of leadership, how the concept of working ‘upstream’ applies to student’s future careers as professionals and understanding the health advocate role.
In N.B., Ryan will explore the role of government in addressing the social determinants of health and reducing health inequities. He will help staff within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Social and Economic Inclusion Corporation to share projects and build partnerships around policy and program interventions.
Title: Building a Healthy Society: Upstream Action for Equity
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Schwartz Auditorium, StFX University Campus, Antigonish, N.S.
Presenter: Dr. Ryan Meili – Founding director of Upstream, family physician, author and professor based in Saskatoon.
Title: Health Care Teams Addressing Poverty and the Determinants of Health
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Theatre A, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building – 5850 College St., Halifax, N.S. Room 105, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick – 100 Tucker Park Rd., Saint John, N.B. (This will be a satellite site. The Dal Halifax presentation will be broadcast here via videoconference).
Dr. Ryan Meili – Founding director of Upstream, family physician, author and professor based in Saskatoon
Dr. Cindy Forbes – President, Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch – Assistant Professor, Dalhousie School of Health and Human Performance
Link to event: https://upstreamactiondalmed.eventbrite.ca