On behalf of the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH), we are pleased to invite you to an upcoming webinar, Circumpolar perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Moving beyond the numbers.

IUCH is hosting this online event on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 16:00-18:00 GMT (13:00 AST) in collaboration with the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies at the Labrador Institute of Memorial University and with the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research.

This webinar brings together public health leaders from Alaska, Canada, and Greenland to share their perspectives on regional experiences with the pandemic. The goal of this session is to look “beyond the numbers” and better understand the social and health system challenges and successes in diverse Circumpolar contexts. Dr. Anders Koch from Statens Serum Institut in Denmark and past president of IUCH will be the moderator. He will be joined by the following speakers:

  1. Anne Zink, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  2. Wayne Clark, PhD, Executive Director, Indigenous Health Initiatives Program, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  3. Josée Lavoie, MA, PhD, Professor and Director, Ongomiizwin Research Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, University of Manitoba
  4. Henrik L. Hansen, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Government of Greenland

Each speaker will present for 20 minutes; a Q&A will follow. All are welcome to attend this free event. To register, please email Rochelle Baker (Rochelle.Baker@med.mun.ca) and/or join the conversation with the links below.  Also, feel free to circulate this invitation and attached poster in your networks.

How to Participate

Click this link to Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82661294322 (Meeting ID: 826 6129 4322)


Livestream on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeMKIpEpQ5-JA_c6o_iFq8w

We look forward to seeing you next week.