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The Social Life of Emergency: Emerging Anthropologies of Public Health Crises

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
G500 - Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Dr NW

Darryl Stellmach was a field coordinator with emergency medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for ten years before undertaking graduate studies, earning a masters and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Oxford. Darryl is currently a post-doctoral associate in medical and nutritional anthropology at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, Marie Bashir Institute, and the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. He also works part-time with the London office of Médecins Sans Frontières, overseeing the integration of anthropologists into MSF’s field teams. Darryl is a visiting scholar to the University of Calgary thanks to sponsorship from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.

1. Understand how past public health crises have made use of social science and anthropology
2. Have a basic understanding of the nature and value of anthropological evidence
3. Have a basic understanding of the role anthropologists can play in public health emergencies

This event is a self approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This seminar is also available via an online AdobeConnect session: To attend the seminar from another location via your computer, click on this link:

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