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Registration is now open!

Register for the 2020 NARHC

We are a dedicated group of medical providers, nurses, social workers, researchers, coordinators and many other professionals that spend much of our workday caring for newly-arriving refugees.  Our mission is to educate, coordinate, and provide a forum for communication by which members can become more informed about best practices in refugee healthcare.  The Society is open to anyone interested in issues related to refugee healthcare.  We encourage you to join us and become a part of the growing movement to provide high quality equitable healthcare in resettlement cities in North America as well as around the world.


Important Note!

You must be registered (and paid) by Wednesday September 16th at 9:00 AM (EST) in order to receive your invite to the conference platform in time to view the conference live.

If you register after that date/time, you will still get an invite to access the conference platform but you might receive it after the live portion of the conference has started.

Please remember that you can still see the recorded version of NARHC if your registration comes in late.

Covid-19 and the Conference 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and travel/crowd size restrictions, we will be conducting the 2020 NARHC virtually this year.  The entire conference will be conducted over a three day period with all the same content as if it were in-person.  We will be utilizing an agency that specializes in virtual conferences as well as a virtual platform that will allow us to bring to you all the educational content as if you were sitting in a convention center.  Networking, questions and answers, and social events will be included over the three day period.

Those that register will have access to recorded presentations after the conference through our website.

We are very excited to bring this educational experience to you virtually and look forward to seeing you in September.

Have questions about the change to a virtual conference?  See our FAQs about the virtual NARHC.

With Thanks to our Sponsors


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Guide to Assessing Barriers to Following COVID-19 Prevention Guidance

Download our Guide to Assessing Barriers to Following COVID-19 Prevention Guidance Among Resettled Refugees

Guide Assessing Barriers COVID-19


COVID-19 information in different languages

See our list of translated COVID-19 resources shared by Society members.

Introducing the Society’s first committee

Read more about our Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee.


Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers Course

October 24th and 25th – 12- 5 PM

This course will provide an introduction for clinicians with no experience performing FME that will prepare attendees to begin such evaluations.  It will be held virtually over the weekend, October 24-25 from 12-5 PM (EST) each day.  The course will be taught by Katherine McKenzie, MD, FACP, Director, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine.  She will be joined by a panel of experts in the field of asylum medicine.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of the course.

The course is FREE and open to everyone, but you must register in order to attend.

Learn more about the course.

Register for the course.



Current membership rates are available at the following levels:

Physician: $175 (USD)
Medical Resident or Medical Fellow: $125 (USD)
Non-physician: $100 (USD)
Student: $25* (USD)
*Students must submit a copy of their current student ID to obtain this rate.

To join (and see members only content) , click below.