2018 North American Refugee Health Conference

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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…

Call for Abstracts

Abstract, workshop, and panel discussion submissions are now open.  Call for abstracts ends March 1st 2018.  Notifications will be made April 1st, 2018.  Learn more and submit….

Conference Location

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Portland, OR 97232

Conference Hotels

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

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Keynote Speakers

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Conference Program

We are in the process of building our program.  Click here to see our preliminary schedule…

Conference Newsletter

Issue 1, January 2018

Issue 2, February 2018

Refugee Scholarships

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.  Learn more…

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.


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