Reminder: Refugee Care Symposium – 27 September, AMC

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By the end of 2015 65,3 million people left their homes in effort to flee war and violence. Never has the world faced this many refugees. The devastating situation in Syria, causing 4,9 million people to flee their country in search for a safer place is resulting in a major refugee crisis in European countries. In many EU countries health facilities are under strain.

In light of these issues Health[e]Foundation and AIGHD are proud to announce the symposium ‘Refugee Care’ at the 27th of September in the AMC Amsterdam. During this symposium four speakers will take you through the history of refugee care in the Netherlands and will discuss the need of an adequate response and research into the health problems the refugees are facing. See full program below.

Date:27 September 2016
Where:Lecture Room 4 of the AMC / Meibergdreef 9 Amsterdam
Time:15:00 – 17:30 (registration 14:30 – 15:00 hrs)
Registration:Registration and attendance is free of charge.
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Accredited by: Accreditatie Bureau Algemene Nascholing (ABAN) for physicians, medical and social health specialists

Chair  Fransje van der Waals  
15:00     Welcome and opening   Marcel Levi
15:10     Refugees on the Procrustean bed of Dutch care   Joop de Jong  
15:40     Infectious diseases on the run with refugees?   Yvonne van Duijnhoven
16:10     The role of the pediatrician in the (administrative) traumatization of young refugees   Hugo Heymans
16:40     Agenda setting in response to health problems of refugees by Academic Medical Centers   Frank Miedema
17:10     Panel discussion - moderator   Fransje van der Waals  
Panelists   Joop de Jong, Yvonne van Duijnhoven, Hugo Heymans, Frank Miedema   and   Kaz de Jong
17:30     Closure and drinks