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Call for Abstracts--South Asian Health Conference: A Diagnosis for Equity

Deadline September 30, 2011

The Council of Agencies Serving South Asians is holding it's inaugural South Asian Health Conference: A Diagnosis for equity on Monday October 24th 2011 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

This conference aims to bring together academics, health and social service providers, community members and funders to share and exchange knowledge regarding new research and innovative service models to address key health related issues within the South Asian communities.

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for dialogue and knowledge exchange regarding mental health and addictions, chronic disease and sexual health in the South Asian community through a health equity lens. As such, we invite all primary investigators, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research project students, medical students, clinical residents, and community organizations to present their original research in the areas of mental health, addictions, sexual health and chronic disease in Canada’s South Asian Communities at our poster presentation session on October 24th, 2011.

Individuals or organizations interested in presenting should submit their abstract(s) according to the following instructions:

  1. Abstracts should be single-spaced in 12-point font.
  2. The title should be in block letters and bold.
  3. The authors names and affiliations should appear immediately after the title.
  4. The presenters name should be underlined.
  5. Abstracts should be 500 words maximum.
  6. Contact information for each presenter should be included (e-mail or phone number).

Please submit abstracts by September 30th to Gayathri Naganathan at

Individuals interested in attending the conference may register at the following website: