CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Health and Human Rights Conference

Registration for the Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference is now open!

The Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference (HHRC) will be taking place this October 26thand 27th in the New Medical Building on Queen’s campus. This award-winning, annual conference has a mandate to build bridges between the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by exploring issues at the intersection of health and human rights. We strive to use this meeting as an opportunity to challenge ourselves, explore our biases, and question our roles as global citizens.

Conference speakers will include Dr. Samantha Nutt (internationally renowned human rights advocate and founder of War Child Canada/USA) and Charlie Angus (Member of Parliament for Timmins – James Bay and national advocate for the Attawapiskat housing crisis). We will also be featuring a debate exploring the legalization of medically-assisted suicide, as well as workshops on sex worker rights, refugee health policy, aboriginal health, HIV/AIDS in Ontario, and more!

Attendance is free, food is included, and registration is online at The conference usually sells out weeks in advance, so reserve your spot soon!


A research component will also be included with the conference.  This year’s theme is “The Local Lens” and as a result we are inviting speakers with diverse perspectives, from various fields, which conduct research that pertains to health in a local, Canadian setting. We anticipate submissions of research conducted in a range of diverse fields, including but not limited to Public Health,  Medicine, Epidemiology, Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, and Physical Sciences. All primary investigators, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research project students, medical students, and clinical residents are invited to present their relevant findings at our poster presentation session. Individuals interested in presenting should submit their abstract(s) according to the instructions outlined in this form.

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