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STC: Social Eye Care: Meeting the Needs of the Vulnerable Populations in Canada

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10:45 AM, Saturday 11 Jun 2022 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall    12:15 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Skills Transfer Course (STC)Public Health and Global Ophthalmology

Despite universal health care in Canada, significant disparities, including risk factors, access to healthcare, morbidity, and mortality, continue in vulnerable populations. The underlying causes of these health disparities are associated with social, economic, cultural and political inequities. You want to get involved locally to provide eye care to those who most need it but don’t know where to start? Join an interactive discussion on how to take impactful and socially responsible actions to promote access and provision of eye care to vulnerable groups. We will review how to assess eye care needs and integrate appropriate approaches to bridge eye health gaps.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the eye care needs of various vulnerable groups in Canada
  • Describe the challenges and the components necessary for impactful community-based initiatives
  • Integrate values and culturally sensitive approaches to promote eye health in vulnerable populations

CanMEDS Roles: Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Professional

Advance registration is required.
Registration is open to: Any physicians, allied health practitioners, fellows, residents, and medical students with an interest in public health and social eye care

Max. 30 participants
Fee: $50


Sub Sessions

10:45 AM - 10:50 AM | 5 minutes
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM | 5 minutes
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM | 15 minutes
11:25 AM - 11:30 AM | 5 minutes
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM | 5 minutes
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM | 20 minutes
12:10 PM - 12:15 PM | 5 minutes

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