16th World Congress on Public Health Online Pre-conference programme on ‘Migration, Ethnicity, Racism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Perspectives on a Global Crisis’
12-10-2020 14:00 12-10-2020 17:00 Online

Online Pre-conference 16th World Congress on Public Health: ‘Migration, Ethnicity, Racism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Perspectives on a Global Crisis’

Monday, 12th October, 2020 from 14.00 -17.00

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound global impact, exacerbating pre-existing inequalities. The lives of millions of international and internal migrants have been turned upside-down by lockdowns and border controls, endangering their health in numerous ways. The latest evidence, mainly from the UK and US, suggests that ethnic minority groups are disproportionately at risk of COVID-19. In the midst of the pandemic, the horrific murder of George Floyd, an African American, by a White US policeman sparked worldwide protests and intense debate about how to tackle systemic racism and the injustices and inequalities it perpetuates in the US and elsewhere. While these events and findings have received intense if short-lived publicity, much remains unknown, the situation is rapidly unfolding and solutions are in short supply. This on-line pre-conference is organised by the newly formed Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health and the EUPHA Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health section. It will address these important issues head-on by bringing together leading scholars to discuss some key perspectives on how the pandemic is affecting the health and well-being of migrants, ethnic minorities and Indigenous peoples around the world and what can be done to lessen the impact. The meeting will be chaired by Prof. Charles Agyemang & Prof. Allan Krasnik and will begin with the official launch of the Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health. Thereafter, there will be a series of presentations by eminent speakers including Q&A and a concluding panel discussion.

Program Monday, 12th October, 2020 from 14.00 -17.00

14.00 –14.10
Welcome and scene setting – Prof. Charles Agyemang, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Prof. Allan Krasnik, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
14.10-14.25
Launch of the Global Society – Prof. Bernadette Kumar, University of Oslo, Norway
14.25-14.50
A global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Dr Miriam Orcutt, University College London, UK
14.50-15.15
Disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities and migrants in the UK and the Government’s response - Prof. Raj Bhopal, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
15.15-15.25
Break
15.25-15.50
Racism and health in the shadow of Covid-19 - Dr Sharelle Barber, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.
15.50-16.05
How has COVID-19 affected Indigenous populations in Australia? Prof. Anthony Zwi, University of New South Wales, Australia
16.05-16.25
COVID-19 in Columbia and the plight of Venezuelan Migrants. Prof. Julian Alfredo Fernandez Nino, Universidad del Norte, Colombia (to be confirmed)
16.25-16.55
Panel discussion with speakers – Facilitated by Prof Bernadette Kumar & Prof. Laurence Gruer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
16.55-17.00
Closing remarks – Prof. Charles Agyemang, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Prof. Allan Krasnik, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Please register

You need to register before you can attend the online programme. After online registration, you will receive a personal code to access the virtual congress. This code is strictly personal and cannot be given to any other person. Please see the link to where you can register: https://wcph2020.com/Preconferences-wcph2020-85

Because the programme is now online the registration fee has been reduced significantly to 40 Euros. If you are registered for WCPH already you can add a pre-conference at your account.

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We are really looking forward to seeing you!