About the training
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The Society of Asylum Medicine and the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers will offer a FREE asylum medicine training pre-course on June 22, 2022, one day before the North American Refugee Healthcare Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
This day-long training will introduce clinicians to the skills needed to provide forensic evaluations of asylum seekers. The agenda will include a review of human rights and asylum/immigration law, an introduction to performing physical and mental health evaluations, an overview of gender-based violence and a session on writing medicolegal affidavits.
Both clinicians and legal professionals will benefit from learning about forensic medical evaluations. There will be time for networking with others interested in asylum work and guidance for further mentoring.
You can register for the free pre-course at the time you register for the NARHC.
Welcome/Review Agenda/ Introductions
Asylum Law, Human Rights Law, and the Critical Role of the Health Professional
Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe
Documenting Physical Sequelae of Torture and Ill-Treatment
Documenting Psychological Sequelae of Torture and Ill-Treatment
Best Practices for Writing Effective Medical-Legal Affidavits, Testifying in Court, and Collaborating with Attorneys
Special Considerations in Gender-Based Violence Asylum Applications
Asylum Evaluations of Children
Evaluating LGBTQI Asylum Seekers
Bridging to Practice
Invitation to join SAM and SRHP
Ellie Emery/Katherine McKenzie