GHI Workshop: Delivering Trauma Informed Care to Vulnerable Populations – Jan 16 2017

Date: At 5:30 PM on January 16th

Working with diverse populations

Location: Hardwick Hall at the Medical Student Alumni Centre (MSAC) – at Heather and West 12th avenue, Vancouver, B.C. VC is also available (details are provided below).

Workshop Content: Open forum discussion with a focus on diversity among ethno-cultural populations that physicians are providing service to. The workshop will include practical clinical approaches to challenges including delivering trauma informed care when dealing with vulnerable populations such as refugees.

Speaker: Dr. Soma Ganesan

Speaker Bio: Dr. Soma Ganesan is a Psychiatry Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.  He was born in Vietnam, where he lived through the war and went on to eventually leave the country in 1976.  He came to Vancouver as a refugee in 1981 and trained at the University of British Columbia from 1984 to 1988.

Soma has been a practicing psychiatrist in Canada since 1988 and is the Founder and Director of the Vancouver General Hospital Cross-Cultural Clinic, which provides mental health services from around the world.  He is also a founding member of the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST) – a non-profit group dedicated to serving and treating refugees and immigrants who suffer from psychological and physical injuries as a result of political violence and torture.

He is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Head Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver Acute & Vancouver Community Mental Health and Addictions.  Along with serving in a variety of capacities for local, provincial, national, and international programs, Dr. Ganesan’s own research focuses on immigrant mental health, cross-cultural psychiatry, and spirituality.

VC Info:

VC Anywhere 3
IMP = MSB 107, RJH 223
NMP = NHSC 9-370  
SMP = RHS148, KGH 228
Audio-bridge user: Dial the toll-free phone number (1-877-792-2770) followed by the 5 digit #ID 30311


For a complete list and schedule of the GHI workshops please visit: Global Health Initiative Workshops Page

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