International Black Health Conference

Improving Black Health Outcomes Across The African Diaspora

About this event

The International Black Health Conference will be the first of its kind in Canada and represents an unprecedented opportunity for a local, national and international gathering for the sole purpose of improving Black health outcomes across the African Diaspora, informing clinical practice, policy change, showcasing achievements and promising practices.

Conference Goal:

The overall goal of this conference is to develop a report outlining best practice approaches for identifying and leveraging strategic multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral partnerships and targeted knowledge mobilization approaches for addressing health disparities in diverse Black communities in Canada and globally, through research, clinical services, health policy, community mobilization and recommendations.

Therefore, the main audiences for this project include professors, researchers, students, clinicians, health policymakers, community organizations, government officials, and diverse Black communities in Canada and globally.

International Black Health Conference:

In-Person Event
Oct. 6 - 8, 2022

Date and time

Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 12:00 PM –
Sat, Oct 8, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J5
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Event Schedule

12:00pm - 4:30pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Welcome Ceremony: The Black Cultural Centre

*Transportation will be provided to the Black Cultural Centre (BCC)*

8:00am – 9:00am
End Time 5:00pm
Table Talks: What Does Black Health Mean?

Note: Attendees are responsible for their own evening dining

7:45am - 8:45am
End Time: 4:30pm
Highlighting Local Black Health Projects Community Table Talks
6:30pm - 9pm
Closing Dinner & Entertainment
All Morning
Optional Choices to attend historical Black Churches in the Communities

Vendor Opportunity/Corporate Booth Available

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Dr. Notisha Massaquoi

Day 1 - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, with a graduate appointment in the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is also the founder of the newly created Black Health Equity Lab (The BHEL).

Dr. Johnathan Metzl

Day 2 - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jonathan Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Research Director of The Safe Tennessee Project, a non- partisan, volunteer-based organization that is concerned with gun-related injuries and fatalities in America and in Tennessee.

Check out his latest book Dying of Whiteness:

International Black Health Conference: In-Person Event Oct. 6 - 8, 2022

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5