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2009.05.29 - International Congress on Circumpolar Health: July 11-16, 2009
Seven hundred and fifty health professionals, researchers, and indigenous representatives from Canada, Greenland, Denmark, USA, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and other countries interested in circumpolar health, are expected to gather in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada on July 11-16, 2009 for the International Congress on Circumpolar Health, to share health related research findings and program successes that will improve the quality of life for those living in circumpolar regions.
CIET will be represented via two congress presentations:
Monday, July 13: Tlicho community-based research and evidence-based interventions for STI prevention. Authors/presenters: Anita Daniels, Russell Drybones, Leona Lafferty, Teya Moore, Jennifer Naedzo, Karen Edwards, Steve Mitchell.


Thursday, July 16: Partnership and Process in community-based research in the north. Authors/presenters: Anita Daniels, Russell Drybones, Leona Lafferty, Teya Moore, Jennifer Naedzo.
These presentations report on some outcomes of CIET's project on Aboriginal resilience to HIV and AIDS in the Tlicho region, Northwest Territories. See also the Fall 2008 issue of Pimatisiwin: a Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health.

The International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) is the only organization of its kind dedicated to health in the Arctic and Antarctic and brings together several organizations from the entire circumpolar region. Its five constituent bodies include: the American, Canadian and Danish/Greenlandic Societies for Circumpolar Health, the Nordic Society for Arctic Medicine and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

 Via its Congress, the IUCH addresses the long-standing need for the exchange of health-related knowledge amongst scientists, health care professionals, policy analysts, government agencies, and community leaders, as well as the results of recent research efforts for the benefit of all humankind.