McMaster Health Advocacy Symposium

The Health Leadership Academy (HLA) is pleased to be a workshop sponsor at the Fifth Annual McMaster Health Advocacy Symposium. A student-led event, this symposium is devoted to exploring various advocacy roles of healthcare providers. The event is designed to inspire students pursuing careers in healthcare and related fields to envision their future roles as health advocates, for individual patients and beyond at the community, institutional, community, societal, and global levels.

Registration Opens August 1, 2018


Saturday September 22, 2018

12:00 – 1:30 PM


David Braley Health Sciences Centre

100 Main St. W.

Hamilton ON Canada L8P 1H6


The HLA is proudly sponsoring a workshop on “Newcomer and Migrant Health”, facilitated by Dr. Rachel Erstling who is a psychiatrist with Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health, as well as the Shelter Health Network.

Aligned with the HLA’s mission to nurture future health leaders, this symposium seeks to bolster the leadership skills of aspiring and established industry professionals and encourage responsible health advocacy.

Much of the current education is didactic, leaving students inadequately prepared to approach health advocacy issues in practice. The McMaster Health Advocacy Symposium empowers a new generation of advocacy-minded physicians and allied healthcare providers, and supports them to speak out for the needs of their patients, create solutions to problems facing the health system, and take action on patient and population health.

We hope you can join us for a rewarding day of learning, networking, and knowledge-sharing.