Sunday, October 30

5:30 Evening Meet and Greet @ 9 Otto Drive (Tel: 766-2808)

Monday, October 31

Breakfast @ The Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
ICHR, 2nd Floor, 3506 McDonald Drive
8:00 – 8:20 Minivan departure from Explorer Hotel
8:20 – 9:30 Continental breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 Van return to Explorer Hotel
10:00 – 12:00 Morning Session @ The Explorer Hotel
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introduction – Susan Chatwood, Scientific and Executive Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
10:15 – 11:00 Health research and development innovations in remote resource constrained settings: a tropics to polar viewDon de Savigny, Head of the Health Systems Interventions Unit, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
11:00 – 11:30 Using the Greenland Mortality Database to identify Greenland’s public health prioritiesPeter Bjerregaard, Professor of Arctic Medicine, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, and Department of Health, Greenland Government, Nuuk
11:30 – 12:00 Chronic disease surveillance in to northern territories: the power of linked administrative databasesLisa Lix, Chair in Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Afternoon Session
13:00 – 13:30 The Alaska Native Tumour Registry as a tool for cancer surveillance and program evaluation - Janet Kelly, Epidemiologist, Alaska Native EpiCentre, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
13:30 – 14:00 Methodological approaches to studying Inuit health in northern Canada - Paul Peters, Technical Specialist, Health Analysis, Statistics Canada, Ottawa
14:00 – 14:30 Naasautit ProjectDianne Kinnon, Director, Inuit tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization, and Martin Lougheed, The Inuit Qaujisarvingat: The Inuit Knowledge Centre
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:15 Circumpolar health data: What we know, what we don’t know, what we don’t know we don’t knowKue Young, Professor and TransCanada Chair in Aboriginal Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
15:15 – 16:00 Roundtable discussions
16:00 – 17:00 Wine and Cheese Reception and Posters
Dinner Session @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
19:00 Transcending borders: sharing our knowledge, perspectives and jurisdictions for public health in the North – David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada