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The Education Committee Presents Decolonizing Dermatology Part 2: Representation in Medical Illustration Matters

On December 27th, the Peer Medical Foundation’s Education Committee hosted “Decolonizing Dermatology Part 2: Representation in Medical Illustration Matters” with Guest Speaker Chidiebere Ibe. With over 200+ participants registered, this has been a fantastic end of the year for us all at the Peer Medical Foundation.

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December 27, 2021


The Editorial Office on “Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Tips for Healthcare Providers

Strategies addressing vaccine hesitancy cannot be standardized and must be context-specific dependent on the time, place, targeted demographic, and vaccine product. Effective interventions start early in primary care where vaccines are presented as a default approach, and where effort is made to build trust between physicians and patients who are up-front about the side effects, providing reassurance on the robust vaccine safety systems. We must focus on the protection of the patient, family and community, while addressing fear alongside pain if we are to play key roles in driving vaccine acceptance.

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December 7, 2021


The Research Committee Donates Pediatric Care Kits to the McMaster Children’s Hospital!

On December 1st, 2021, 24 hand curated Pediatric Care Kits were donated to the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program at the McMaster Children’s Hospital. After receiving funding from the RisingYouth community service grant, Rachel & Madie spent weeks gathering toys, clothes, blankets, and more into these customized individual care packages for children. With 3 different targeted age groups in mind (0-2, 2-5 and 6-8 years) with a gift for their primary caregiver, the project was born after they realized the implications the pandemic had on BIPOC communities and vulnerable mothers and parents.

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December 5, 2021


The Education Committee Presents its Workshop “Introduction to the 2SLGBTQ+ Population & Health”

On November 28th, the Peer Medical Foundation’s Education Committee hosted the first workshop of its new “Providing Effective Care for 2SLGBTQIA Patients” series. This workshop was designed to serve as an introduction to the LGBTQ+ population and its relationship with health and the health care system. In particular, the workshop discussed essential terminology relevant to LGBTQ+ patients, the history of the LGBTQ+ community with an emphasis on its interactions with medicine, and the current health inequities faced by memberse of the LGBTQ+ community.

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November 30, 2021


The Education Committee Presents Its Workshop on Decolonizing Dermatology

On August 29th, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its third workshop, “Decolonizing Dermatology: Dermatology for Dark Skin and Why It’s Important.” This workshop was designed to educate anybody and everybody, from health-care providers to students to patients, about the racial disparities that exist within the field of dermatology and the skincare industry, as well as how we can address them to strive for a more equitable health-care system.

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September 14, 2021


The Podcast Committee Launches Trailer “Behind Diagnoses: Patients” | A Peer Med Podcast Series

On September 11, the Peer Med Foundation’s Podcast Committee released its first ever series trailer for patients, Behind Diagnoses: Patients. Geared towards health care providers, students and patients, the trailer depicts the cold harshness and professionalism of healthcare professionals as well as their genuine work to solve health issues to the emotional side of patients, their voices, journeys and the impact of social determinants such as racism, sexism + more on healthcare and how patients in the end have to live with their diagnoses.

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September 11, 2021


The Education Committee’s Workshop for Patients – Navigating the IFHP

On August 8, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its second workshop, “Navigating the IFHP.” Geared towards refugees, refugee claimants and patients in Canada, the workshop covered fundamental topics that are essential to understanding and navigating the Interim Federal Health Program. Topics included what the IFHP is, the groups of people who are eligible for the program, what the program covers, how to apply for the IFHP, and how to navigate the program and obtain health products and services once registered.

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August 14, 2021


The Education Committee’s First Workshop – Intro to Health Equity: Recap

On July 11, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its first ever workshop, an Intro to Health Equity. Geared towards health care providers and students in Canada, the workshop covered fundamental topics that are essential to understanding and achieving health equity, including how health equity is defined, the social determinants of health, ways to address the social determinants, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing health inequities.

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July 31, 2021