“I look forward to this conference every year as the only time I can connect with colleagues from around the country to share ideas.” – 2018 NARHC attendee
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.
About the Conference
The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the preeminent conference destination for healthcare and resettlement professionals working with refugee populations. This three day conference focuses on issues that are relevant to the emerging field of refugee healthcare. ~700 attendees have the opportunity to learn about best practices, increase their levels of cultural competency, connect with like-minded professionals, reflect on the challenges and successes of the work they do, and develop a network of colleagues who are making a difference in their communities. The conference takes place in June each year and alternates between the United States and Canada.
Society members get a $100 discount on NARHC registration: Join the Society
Conference Schedule is Now Available!
(Please note: The schedule will be ran on Eastern Standard Time, but keynotes and plenaries will be recorded so those on the west coast don’t have to get up at 5 in the morning! Live workshop presentations will occur on EST).
Conference Information & Schedule
September 17-19, 2020
Recorded version available for later viewing for those that register.
The 2020 NARHC is approved for 17 hours of continuing medical education credit for multiple professions.
Scholarships for Refugees
If you are a previously resettled refugee training or working in the medical field you can apply for a scholarship to attend the conference for free. Scholarships are based on attendees donating to the scholarship fund at the time they register and the number of scholarships awarded depends on the amount of donations.
Why should you donate? Read about the scholarship’s impact for one of our 2018 scholarship recipients.
Registration fees include virtual admission to all three days and access to the recorded version after the conference.
$200 (USD) – General Registration
$100 (USD) – Society Members
Registration for the virtual NARHC will open on June 15h.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
The NARHC offers a unique opportunity to interface with hundreds of professionals, including medical providers, who spend the majority of their day caring for newly-arriving refugees in North America. Attendees represent academia, government, public, private and non-profit organizations. Since we have moved to a virtual version of the conference we are modifying our exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.
All presentations from the US conferences are available on the “member only” portion of our website.