Plan to attend the opening keynote session presented by Dr. Timothy Evans. A dual national of Canada and the United States, Dr. Timothy G. Evans is the Dean at the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.
From 1995 to 1997, he was an Assistant Professor, International Health Economics at Harvard School of Public Health, as well as an Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2003, he joined the World Health Organization as an Assistant Director General with responsibility for Evidence, Information, Research and Policy. He is currently a Commissioner on the Commission on Health Professional Leadership in the 21st Century, a member of the Board of the Public Health Foundation of India, and serves as a scientific advisor to the Institute of Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes for Health.
Students looking to participate in Rendez-Vous 2012 will be thrilled to note the exciting Student Stream of the conference. The Rendez-Vous Student Organizing Committee (RVSOC) recognizes the importance of tailoring the conference program to suit the interests of all student delegates. It is our hope that participants will come away from the conference with, not only a better understanding of health care globally, but also with new friendships that will last a lifetime. In doing so, this will facilitate the establishment of strong networks that form the building blocks of an international community concerned with provision of equal access to health care across the globe- a community based on creativity, passion and an understanding that there is power in a group of like-minded people.
Rendez-Vous 2012 will also feature pre and post conference activities. At this time, two post conference activities have been scheduled and are as follows:
1. The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)
Sunday, October 14, 2012 through to Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Post Conference Rendez-Vous 2012 in Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood, Ontario Building on the themes of Rendez-Vous 2012, The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) is pleased to host and offer a broad variety of post conference topic and learning format options for your consideration. Under the backdrop of world-class conference resort facilities near Collingwood, Ontario, delegates will have an opportunity to attend continuing education sessions in experiential and small group learning formats, network with local, national and international colleagues as well as participate in faculty development.
With such as diverse course selections, you will find within ROMP’s post conference Rendez-Vous 2012 an emerging rural Emergency Medicine theme. This Emergency theme will include updates and continuing education that apply to the rural physician’s clinical practice, in after-hours clinic environments, or the hospital Emergency Room. The one day and/or 2 day workshop will be attractive for rural physicians updating their skills and knowledge in Emergency Department Echo, CASTED (Casting and Splinting Techniques in the Emergency Department) , and GP Anesthesia.
Experience an Ontario resort destination like no other! Blue Mountain offers magnificent views of the Niagara escarpment and breathtaking views of Georgian Bay. Before and after the conference sessions, delegates will enjoy the Blue Mountain Resort as it is a year-round, world-class resort and spa with spectacular venues, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals and endless recreation options such as mountain biking, golfing, swimming and hiking.