Weld Kernohan Lecture: Indigenous Perspectives in Western Medicine
The Weld Kernohan Lecture includes a keynote address by Dr. Ojistoh Horn and a panel discussion on Indigenous perspectives in Western medicine. The lecture will be followed by a reception and poster presentations in the Tupper Link. The Weld Kernohan endowment was established by medical alumni and friends in memory of Dr. Elizabeth Weld and Dr. Mary Kernohan, graduates of Dalhousie Medical School who practiced in Labrador, NL. The purpose of the endowment is to support a lecture series that is to be offered every three years at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Ojistoh Horn is a Mohawk from the community of Kahnawake. She attended medical school at the University of British Columbia, then completed McGill's Family Medicine residency program with a fellowship in Maternal and Child Health. Dr. Horn now resides in Kahnawake where she is the only full-time family physician in Akwesasne, single-handedly serving the community of 14,000 people; she also works in Kawehnoke. She works closely with traditional healers and midwives within her community and has been recognized for her medical expertise.
Brent Young - Dalhousie Medical Student (Class of 2019)
Leah Carrier - Registered Nurse, MSc student, Research Coordinator
Dr. Tiffany O’Donnell - Family physician, Sipeken’katik First Nation Health Centre
Phillipa Pictou - Community Health Director for Pictou Landing First Nation
Dr. Andrew Lynk - Chair and Chief Pediatrics: Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre
Indigenous Health Interest Group - Dalhousie
Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine's Indigenous Health Program Continuing Professional Development
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Theater B