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Session: Displaced Populations: Differing Causes, Common Needs
3435.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Displaced Populations: Differing Causes, Common Needs
War, conflict, natural disasters, and economic changes have resulted in large migrant populations in recent years. The health problems associated with these populations grows steadily with length of displacement and the size of the displaced population. In this session we will look at different aspects of displaced peoples. We begin with looking at the impact of displacement from a developing to a developed country and the problems of immigration. We then go on to look at the impact on health of forced resettlement in two different countries suffering conflict. Finally we look at some of the emotional impacts of the 2004 Asian Tsunami on survivors living in displacement camps.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Manuel Carballo, PhD, MPH
8:30 PMSocial and cultural determinants of immigrant health in the context of a developing country  [ Recorded presentation ]
Erin Michelle Koers, MPH, R. Sue Day, PhD, Charles Ford, PhD, Steve Kelder, PhD, Christine A. Tisone, MPH, PhD
8:50 PMForced resettlement and child health in Lao PDR  [ Recorded presentation ]
Alison M. Buttenheim, MBA, Harold Alderman, MS, PhD, Jed Friedman, PhD
9:10 PMAcholi internally displaced persons in Kampala, Uganda: Migration trends and living conditions
Elizabeth A. Rowley, MIA, MHS, Gilbert M. Burnham, MD, PhD
9:30 PMDepression and PTSD among Tsunami survivors living in transitional camps in Sri Lanka  [ Recorded presentation ]
Padmini Ranasinghe, MD, Ramin Ahmadi, MD, Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD, Haq Nawaz, MD, MPH, Becca Levy, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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