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Northern, Rural and Remote Health Conference this weekend in Labrador

The Northern, Rural and Remote Health conference is being held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this weekend.
The Northern, Rural and Remote Health conference is being held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this weekend.

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – The Northern, Rural and Remote Health conference opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today and will run until Monday.

The conference is an international forum dedicated to sharing knowledge, experience, and innovations in community health.

It is bringing together leaders in Indigenous health, health professionals, community workers, governmental representatives, policy and decision-makers, educators, researchers, students, and trainees with an interest in all aspects of health in northern, rural, and Indigenous communities.

The conference with feature a keynote by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed.

Health and Community Services Minister John Haggie will address attendees on Saturday, while Children, Seniors and Social Development Minister Lisa Dempster is speaking at the event on Monday.

The conference is a collaborative effort between the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health, the Faculty of Medicine and the Labrador Institute of Memorial University, the Innu Nation, Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority, Movember Canada, NORFAM, the Nunatsiavut Government, the NunatuKavut Community Council, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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