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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


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July 6, 2017

Visiting researchers presentation

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9h30 : Lobbying for the Unborn: Anti-Abortion Discourses and Abortion Governance in Post-communist Romania

Anton Lorena - PhD, Marie Curie Fellow/CSIII - University of Bucharest


9h50 : Disease, Disability and Decision-making: HIV and Unexplored Intersections Between Medicine and the Law in the Canadian Immigration System

Bisaillon Laura - Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Anthropology, University of Toronto


10h10 : Perpetually, Potentially Pregnant: The Emergence of "Women of Childbearing Age" in Clinical Research and Public Health Policy

Cattapan Alana - Postdoctoral Fellow - Dalhousie University


10h30 : Coffee Break


10h50 : Noncommunicable Diseases as a Global Health Emergency: the World Health Organization, Public Health Knowledge, and the Internationalization of Policy

Chaisson Kristen - PhD Student - University of Calgary

11h10 : The labelling of mental disease: Towards responsible labelling practices

De Knecht Sicco - Msc, PhD Candidate - University of Amsterdam / Driessen Annelieke - PhD Candidate - University of Amsterdam / Spruit Shannon - Msc, PhD Candidate - Delft University of Technology / Van Duin Esther - Msc, PhD Candidate - Maastricht University, The Netherlands


11h30 : One Health: Whose Health is it Anyway?

Lederman Zohar - MD, PhD candidate - Centre for Biomedical Ethics


11h50 : Documenting Mass Rape: The Emergence and Implications of Medical Evidence Collection Techniques in Settings of Armed Conflict and Mass Violence

Morse Jaimie - PhD Candidate - Northwestern University

12h10 : Lunch


13h30 : A New Medicalization of Poverty? Ethical and Policy Implications of Mental Health Services for the Poor in the United States

Mpondo-Dika Ekedi - PhD Candidate - Harvard University

13h50 : Beautiful Children: Medicine and The Future of Transgender Identity

Sadjadi Sahar - Assistant Professor - Amherst College

14h10 : The Cost of Sexual Violence and Its Transgenerational Impact in Conflict-Affected African Countries

Woldetsadik Mahlet Atakilt - Doctoral Fellow - Pardee RAND Graduate School

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2017-07-06 - 2017-07-06

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