9 April - Training sessions - to promote health care and inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers - 6/4/2011

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Receiving and taking care.
Training sessions for health professionals to promote health care and inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers

Mater Dei Hospital, April 9th 2011

9.30-10.00: Registration of participants
10.00-10.30: Introduction to the training course for health professionals in the framework of Mare nostrum project. Preliminary findings of the medical activities in the open centres for migrants in Malta (Dr. V. Padovese, NIHMP)
10.30-11.00: Hepatitis B & C in migrants: epidemiological aspects and preliminary data of the screening in the open centres in Malta (Dr. A.M. Egidi, NIHMP)
11.00-11.15: coffee break
11.15-12.00: Sexually Transmitted Infections: overview on clinical and diagnosis. The Maltese experience (Dr. P. Carabot, GU Clinic-Boffa Hosp)
12.00-12.45: Tuberculosis in migrants: overview on clinical, diagnostic and treatment aspects. The Maltese experience (Dr. B. Farrugia, Chest Clinic-St. Luke Hosp)
12.45-13.00: Open discussion
13.00-14.00: lunch buffet

14.00-14.30: Issues around Cross-Cultural Health: the role of cultural Mediators in migrants health care (Ms. M. Podda, Migrant Health Unit)
14.30-15.00: Culture-bound syndromes and traditional medicine practices. (Dr. V. Padovese, NIHMP)
15.00-15.45: Female Genital Mutilation (Dr. S. Diku, NIHMP)
15.45-16.30: Psychological issues in the open centres for migrants: an experience from the field. (Ms. S. Schembri Wismayer, Marsa Open Centre)
16.30- 17.00: Open discussion on referral system pathways for migrants
17.00-17.30: Conclusion and certificates

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