27 September 2016 Global Health Symposium – Refugee Care

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’ on 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.

Registration and attendance is free of charge. Please register here.

Accreditation is applied for at:

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde (NVK)
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Medische Microbiologie (NVMM)
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychiatrie (NVvP)
Accreditatiebureau Sociale Geneeskunde (AbSg)
Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging (NIV)
Accreditatie Bureau Cluster 1 (ABC1)

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)
Chair:                   Fransje van der Waals

Joop de Jong – UvA
Refugees on the Procrustean bed of Dutch care

Yvonne van Duijnhoven – GGD Amsterdam
Infectious diseases on the run with refugees?

Hugo Heymans – UvA
The role of the pediatrician in the (administrative) traumatization of young refugees

Frank Miedema – UU
Agenda setting in response to health problems of refugees by Academic Medical Centers