Pegasus is a thought stimulating conference, convening leaders, change-makers, and participants from multiple disciplines to engage in discourse about actions and policies to improve unacceptable levels of poor health.

The conference will engage stakeholders by providing a dynamic, interactive forum to share their expertise in research, education, field experiences, advocacy and policy to reduce disparities, inequities and social injustices across our three major themes: peace, global health and sustainable solutions.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to  20 Mainpro-M1 credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association, for up to 18 Section 1 MOC credits.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA credits can be found at

 Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC credits.



May 2 – 4, 2014


Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5 Canada

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Explore our major themes

  • Peace
  • Global Health
  • Sustainability

War and violence have a devastating impact on human health – increasing the frequency of diseases including cholera, dysentery, HIV/AIDS and other STIs, tuberculosis and other diseases that are difficult to stamp out. Malnutrition, undernutrition, as well as sexual and physical abuse and mental health problems occur with increased frequency during and after conflicts. With the escalation of global conflicts this stream will focus on peace through health – highlighting the ways in which health interventions in actual and potential war zones may contribute to peace, the use of health expertise to restrict weapons and war strategies, and the combining of individual and social healing in war zones.

Explore related sub-themes

Peace through Health

Peace & War Prevention

Peace Education:

Knowledge Transfer

Capacity Building

Successes & Challenges of Peace Education

Best practices for learning & mentorship

Driven by a passion and desire to improve health outcomes of our global population, this core stream will encompass areas such as international health & ethics, marginalized communities, and ways to build sustainable partnerships worldwide in collaboration with governments, academic institutions, non-governmental and community based organizations to develop lasting and effective global solutions. A key role of the conference and this stream is to promote social justice, equity and empowerment while moving beyond ‘knowing to doing’.

Explore related sub-themes

International Health & Ethics

Marginalized Communities

Improving Health for All

Social Justice

Equity & Empowerment

Sustainable Partnerships


Environmental Sustainability can not be underestimated as a key component to achieving global health and peace. We will be discussing the global threat of climate change, natural resource scarcity and accessibility, sustainable ecological solutions and health risks from stress on ecological systems by addressing their relationship to socio-economic status, consumption and power and what this means to achieving health and peace – environmental, structural and cultural.

Explore related sub-themes


Effects of Conflict on Air, Land & Water Quality

Natural Resource Scarcity & Accessibility: consumption & power

Sustainable Ecological Solutions

Health Risks from Stress on Ecological Systems

Environmental Peace


All of our core streams will also include elements from the areas of education, research and advocacy and policy.


Featured Speakers

Elizabeth May


Richard Wilkinson


Meb Rashid


Ryan Meili