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Working with refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants; recognising vulnerabilities and building resilience

Date: Friday 27th May 2016
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: The Edith Cavell Building, UEA, Norwich


This interdisciplinary conference will bring together an array of experts to explore how to best care for patients who have been forced to flee war and persecution or have been trafficked to the UK.

Worldwide displacement is at the highest level ever recorded. Individuals who have been forcibly displaced are repeatedly reported to be vulnerable to multiple health needs, but research suggests that such individuals often find it particularly challenging to access appropriate healthcare.

Delegates will leave with a deeper understanding around the health needs and vulnerabilities of those from forced migrant groups and with ideas about how to support such individuals to recognise and build their own resilience.

Programme Programme

A combination of plenary and workshop sessions will allow delegates time to explore areas that are of particular relevance to their field of practice. Plenary sessions will provide an overview of key mental and physical health needs and workshops will cover topics including human trafficking, honour based violence, working with survivors of torture, providing mental health support to refugees, supporting pregnant migrant women and supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Experts from the leading organisations in this field - including Freedom From Torture, The Helen Bamber Foundation, Doctors of the World and Maternity Action - are being brought together with healthcare practitioners and experts by experience to deliver this world-class training.

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The cost of a place at the conference is £120.00 or £80 for students and charities. 

Numbers are limited to 200 participants. We strongly recommend registering early to ensure a place at this popular and timely event.

Download the course programme.

Download course poster.

For more information, please email migranthealth@uea.ac.uk

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