About the Conference
The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the preeminent conference destination for healthcare and resettlement professionals working with refugee populations. This three day conference focuses on issues that are relevant to the emerging field of refugee healthcare. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about best practices, increase their levels of cultural competency, connect with like-minded professionals, reflect on the challenges and successes of the work they do, and develop a network of colleagues who are making a difference in their communities. The conference takes place in June each year and alternates between the United States and Canada.
2018 NARHC Activities:
- 6 Keynote Speakers
- 9 Plenary Speakers
- 26 Workshop/Panel Discussions
- 120 Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
- 140 Scientific Poster Presentations
- “Meet the Experts” breakfast, specialty breakfast, networking sessions, Society/interest groups/breakout meetings, entertainment and more…
Continuing Medical Education
This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for 17 hours of educational credit. Learn more…
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
We have reserved room blocks and special rates at two hotels. Learn more and book a room….
Non-Society Regular Rate: $425 USD Non-Society Student Rate: $325 USD
Society Member Rate: $325 USD Society Student Rate: $225 USD
We are in the process of building our program. Click here to see the preliminary schedule…
The 2018 NARHC will be offering scholarships for previously resettled refugees to attend the conference. The applicant must be a previously resettled refugee that is currently working in the medical field (in any capacity) or a refugee student studying or training in the medical field (in any capacity). Learn more…
Student and Trainee Abstract Competition
We will be conducting our Student and Trainee Abstract Competition again this year. The winner will receive a $500 award from the Society and guaranteed publication in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. The runner-up will receive a $250 award and the same guarantee of publication.
Best Scientific Poster Presentation
The 2018 NARHC conference committee will vote for the best poster presentation while at the conference. The winner will receive a $250 award and a PDF of the poster will be posted on the Society website. The winner will be able to utilize the designation “Best Scientific Poster Presentation, 2018 North American Refugee Health Conference” on their CV or resume.