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ITM-CeMIS Seminar "Migration and Health"

ITM and the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies of the University of Antwerp jointly organise an interdisciplinary seminar

23 Apr 201914:00 - 17:00

Migration is an increasing global public health priority associated with considerable health
impacts. Migrant and ethnic minorities experience a range of diverse health needs influenced
by their legal and socio-economic situation, which may challenge health systems, policies and
practices in receiving countries.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies
(CeMIS) of the University of Antwerp jointly organise an interdisciplinary seminar for academia, service providers, and policy-makers to reflect on current research gaps, future research needs, priorities and obstacles. The aim of the seminar is to bring in your perspective and reflect on future research initiatives.

Programme

13:30 - 14:00

Registration

14:00 – 14:15

Lived experience by a recently arrived newcomer in Belgium
Moderator: Dr Charles Ddungu, ITM

14:15 – 14:45

A critical overview on the organisation of healthcare for migrants, health policies and related research in Belgium
Dr Marie Dauvrin, Belgian Healthcare Knowledge Center,
Haute École Léonard de Vinci, Université catholique de Louvain

14:45 – 15:15

Research on HIV risks and vulnerability linked to mobility among sub-Saharan African migrants living in Europe
Dr Christiana Nöstlinger, ITM

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break 

15:45 – 16:00

Lived experience by a recently arrived newcomer in Belgium
Moderator: Dr Charles Ddungu, ITM

16:00 – 16:30

Barriers to HIV-care for undocumented migrants?
Experiences from the HIV/STI-clinic at ITM

Erika Delporte & Dr Ilse Kint, ITM Clinic

16:30 – 17:15

Panel-discussion with experts and audience

Dr Lore Van Praag, Universiteit Antwerpen – CeMIS (Centrum voor migratie en interculturele studies)
Dr Ines Keygnaert, Universiteit Gent – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciencse
Dr Wouter Arrazola de Oñate – Medical Dircetor, Belgian Lung and Tuberculosis Association
Moderator: Roeland Scholtalbers, ITM

17:15 - 18:00

Closing reception

This exploratory seminar is a starting point for more exchange, networking and follow-up on selected migration-related themes, such as mental health, poverty and social exclusion.

Registration | Registration closed
Date | 23 April 2019 14:00 – 17:00pm
Venue | Aula Janssens, Campus Rochus, Sint-Rochusstraat 43, 2000 Antwerpen

  Contact information

Christiane Nöstlinger
Guido Vanham