Indigenous Community Health and Research Conference


Start 6 February, 2020 at 7 AM

End 8 February, 2020 at 4 PM


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Location: February 6, 2020: Gathering Place by the Grand – Six Nations February 7 & 8, 2020: McMaster University, David Braley Health Sciences Centre

Contact Info

Carol Stewart, CMP

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 20052



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The Faculty of Health Sciences, the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement – Student Group, and the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute are pleased to host the inaugural Coming together to co-create health equity – an Indigenous Community Health and Research Conference.

The theme of the first and second day of the conference is about health equity and how healthcare practitioners, researchers, and students can come together with community stakeholders to share information about health issues and priorities and identify opportunities to co-create solutions for more equitable healthcare for Indigenous peoples. The theme of the third day is climate change and its connection to the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.

Target Audience:
  • Community Elders and Knowledge Holders
  • Students and Apprentices
  • Traditional Practitioners 
  • Primary Care Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Midwives, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Specialists, Residents, and Rehab Therapists
  • Public Health Specialists
  • Researchers and Knowledge Users


Call for Abstracts:

Plan now to present your research at the conference

Submit your abstract here

We invite you to submit an abstract that explores one or more of the following sub-topics as it relates to health equity:

  • Traditional Healing
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing 
  • Environmental Health & Climate Change
  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Public Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Health System Reform & Determinants of Health
  • Research Reform & Education 


Please submit abstracts no later than November 23, 2019