Effects of Conflict on Health

Conflict affects both the mental and physical health of the population as well as the state of the environment. This conference examined strategies that can be used to lessen the impact of war on human beings and their surroundings. 

The College of Health Professions partnered with Dyson to sponsor this well attended event.  We  featured notable speakers and a panel of healthcare professionals who shared their lived experience of providing care during times of conflict.

Speakers included:
-Brian J. Williams, Chief of Financing for the Peacebuilding Branch of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations
-Narinder Kakar, Permanent Observer of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the University for Peace to the United Nations
-Monia Sayah, a nurse with Doctors without Borders, Sayah has just returned from working with Syrian refugees in Turkey



The conference also featured a panel of healthcare professionals including:

·        Silas Abrenica, MAJ, RN, MSN, FNP.BC

·        Christopher B. Cordova, PA-C Captain, U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps

·        Eugene Cauvin, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN, CPE