Humanitarian crises have never been more visible, both here in the UK and abroad. We see mass migration as a consequence of violence and conflicts, forcing people to seek asylum in Europe and elsewhere. In the UK, the effects of austerity are being felt in all areas of the country, with the gap between rich and poor widening and with it health inequalities.
The Medsin National Conference this year will be focusing on how we can improve the health of those people who are affected by the refugee and poverty crises. Expect inspiring speakers from around the world who will share with you their experiences, from working in conflict zones to new ways of working with vulnerable groups here in Glasgow to bring about improvements in health. We hope that you will leave the conference not only inspired, but able to create change.
The city of Glasgow has a rich history of helping those in need. The response of the Scottish people to both the refugee crisis and the poverty crisis here in the UK is something that inspires us here in Glasgow to continue to work to reduce health inequalities.
The conference will be held in the Teaching and Learning Centre at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of November. All food will be included and we plan to dance the Saturday night away in true Scottish style with a live ceilidh band!
For more information, and to buy tickets (£35/30), visit the conference website.