The conference will bring together leading voices in the areas of healthcare for refugees and underserved communities; specialists in migration and asylum law; and community activists focused healthcare issues affecting refugee communities.
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for researchers and service providers working with refugees to discuss what specific healthcare difficulties and needs refugees experience, to give service users the opportunity to contribute to the discussion about how services are provided, and to inspire the next generation of doctors and policy makers to make a positive impact on the health of refugee groups.
We welcome abstracts for posters and talks, as well as contributions from current and former refugees who wish to share their experiences. If you would like to submit an abstract for a talk or poster, or discuss your own experiences, please use the available space on the online event form.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Hiranthi Jayaweera (Sociology; barriers to health care access in vulnerable migrant populations) Dr Helen Salisbury (Oxford GP; longstanding member of Medical Justice) Dr Mina Fazel (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a specialist interest in child refugees) Dr Juliet Cohen (Head of doctors, Freedom from Torture) Dr Mohammed Khatir (former refugee and current NHS surgeon) Dr Brenda Kelly (Obstretrician/gynaecologist with expertise in FGM) Fatou Ceesay (Rose Community, Oxford Against Cutting) Jennifer Blair (Legal Aid/pro bono lawyer) Fahira Mulamehic (Refugee Council) Dr Yasser Moullan (Economics; global refugee crisis and health challenges) John Castle (Oxford2Calais) Dr Aaminah Verity (Doctors of the World) Catherine Mountford (Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group)