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 was accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 20 Mainpro-M1 credits and was 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 in 2014. We are applying for credits from both accreditors for the 2016 Conference as well. 

WHEN:

May 13 – 15, 2016

WHERE:

Pearson Sheraton

Toronto

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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

EcoHealth

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.

 

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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 is set to dynamically engage stakeholders by providing an 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 conference intends to build on previous Global Health concepts, but also on the momentum and critical linkages developed during meetings such as the Transcending Borders Towards Global Health Conference. Our task is to engage the next generation of leaders and to advance awareness and knowledge of global health issues through a lens of peace and sustainability locally and abroad.


Conference Mission

1.
Integrate the need for those interested in these core areas to also be engaged in matters concerning the links between health and education, equity, poverty, the environment and development.
2.
Identify significant links between these concepts through discussions, concept building and addressing questions within our central theme areas.
3.
Actively engage participants in discussion to create linkages and partnerships which will lead to co-operative action to solve global health problems both locally and internationally through collaboration.
4.
Putting knowledge into action by examining successful strategies of knowledge transfer and knowledge translation.

Our aim is to advance awareness and knowledge of Global Health issues, locally and abroad framed through a lens of peace and sustainability. The conference will do so by bringing together physicians, health professionals, students, health-related organizations and community members to share their innovative ideas and concepts on the dynamics of Global Health and the socio-ecological determinants that impact health worldwide.

A key outcome of the conference will be the development and refinement of new ideas of advocacy and participation in global change towards peace, health and sustainable solutions. We expect to foster a growing commitment towards service in Global Health, as well as an appreciation for diversity, interdisciplinary learning and interprofessionalism within the field.

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How is Our Conference Different?

Other Global Health Conferences bring together numerous stakeholders to address key global health issues such as: the determinants of health, the measurement of health status, the importance of culture to health, the global burden of disease, key risk factors for different health conditions, the demographic and epidemiologic transition, the organization and function of health systems, and the use of new technologies to improve health.

This conference will not only build on these previous concepts, but understands that peace (direct structural and cultural) and sustainability are at the nexus of health. The critical links between health, education, equity, poverty, the environment and development will be established through our unique conference design and our ability to bring together a diverse community of attendees and participants.

This conference also includes neglected sub-themes such as: Marginalized & Healthy Communities, EcoHealth, and Advocacy.

Back to top

What we hope to accomplish

We will bring together students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives-research, education, policy and advocacy. Interacting respectfully despite our differences, we hope to learn from each other and to mobilize for action to promote a healthier world.

Back to top

Explore our Themes

 

Peace

theme_educationWar 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

theme_advocacy

Peace & War Prevention

Peace Education:

Knowledge Transfer

Capacity Building

Successes & Challenges of Peace Education

Best practices for learning & mentorship

Global Health

theme_international-health

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

Sustainability

theme_ecohealth

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

EcoHealth

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.

Back to top


Why “Pegasus”?

Pegasus is an acronym built from the first letters of our main themes, Peace, Global Health and Sustainability. Appropriately, the symbolism of the Pegasus – a white, winged horse of Greek mythology captures the essence and spirit of the conference. Since ancient times the Pegasus has been an emblem of inspiration, imagination, knowledge, glory, and an icon of power, wisdom and speed of thought.

Pegasus, the immortal winged horse is fabled to have sprung full grown from the body of Medusa when she was slain by Perseus. While drinking at a well, the hero Bellerophon was able to capture and tame Pegasus with a golden bridle given to him by Athena. Together, Bellerophon and Pegasus went on many adventures – Pegasus aiding the hero in his fight against the Chimera and the Amazons. There are also stories of Pegasus carrying wounded soldiers from battle.

Exemplified in the legends of Perseus and Bellerophon, the Pegasus Syndrome teaches us that people have an innate ability to negotiate difficulties by rising above them. Pegasus is also indicative of a specific mission in life in which the inquirer will always find the time and energy to pursue, although the path may be sewn with difficulties and limitations. The Pegasus Syndrome instills in us the notion that we have the ability to “fly over any situation”. Likewise, it warns us about the dangers of overreaching and the need to be humble, not to take any situation for granted and to have humility.

Pegasus’ symbolism of strength, purity, justice and power to transform ‘evil into good’ is the embodiment of all that we hope to achieve through our conference activities to improve global health by fostering peace and sustainability.

Back to top

About C-PREP

C-PREP is a charitable organization formed in 2012 to support research and education in peace from a health perspective. We are associated with Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), the Canadian wing of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

Back to top

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 is set to dynamically engage stakeholders by providing an 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 conference intends to build on previous Global Health concepts, but also on the momentum and critical linkages developed during meetings such as the Transcending Borders Towards Global Health Conference. Our task is to engage the next generation of leaders and to advance awareness and knowledge of global health issues through a lens of peace and sustainability locally and abroad.


Conference Mission

1.
Integrate the need for those interested in these core areas to also be engaged in matters concerning the links between health and education, equity, poverty, the environment and development.
2.
Identify significant links between these concepts through discussions, concept building and addressing questions within our central theme areas.
3.
Actively engage participants in discussion to create linkages and partnerships which will lead to co-operative action to solve global health problems both locally and internationally through collaboration.
4.
Putting knowledge into action by examining successful strategies of knowledge transfer and knowledge translation.

Our aim is to advance awareness and knowledge of Global Health issues, locally and abroad framed through a lens of peace and sustainability. The conference will do so by bringing together physicians, health professionals, students, health-related organizations and community members to share their innovative ideas and concepts on the dynamics of Global Health and the socio-ecological determinants that impact health worldwide.

A key outcome of the conference will be the development and refinement of new ideas of advocacy and participation in global change towards peace, health and sustainable solutions. We expect to foster a growing commitment towards service in Global Health, as well as an appreciation for diversity, interdisciplinary learning and interprofessionalism within the field.

Back to top

How is Our Conference Different?

Other Global Health Conferences bring together numerous stakeholders to address key global health issues such as: the determinants of health, the measurement of health status, the importance of culture to health, the global burden of disease, key risk factors for different health conditions, the demographic and epidemiologic transition, the organization and function of health systems, and the use of new technologies to improve health.

This conference will not only build on these previous concepts, but understands that peace (direct structural and cultural) and sustainability are at the nexus of health. The critical links between health, education, equity, poverty, the environment and development will be established through our unique conference design and our ability to bring together a diverse community of attendees and participants.

This conference also includes neglected sub-themes such as: Marginalized & Healthy Communities, EcoHealth, and Advocacy.

Back to top

What we hope to accomplish

We will bring together students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives-research, education, policy and advocacy. Interacting respectfully despite our differences, we hope to learn from each other and to mobilize for action to promote a healthier world.

Back to top

Explore our Themes

 

Peace

theme_educationWar 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

theme_advocacy

Peace & War Prevention

Peace Education:

Knowledge Transfer

Capacity Building

Successes & Challenges of Peace Education

Best practices for learning & mentorship

Global Health

theme_international-health

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

Sustainability

theme_ecohealth

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

EcoHealth

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.

Back to top


Why “Pegasus”?

Pegasus is an acronym built from the first letters of our main themes, Peace, Global Health and Sustainability. Appropriately, the symbolism of the Pegasus – a white, winged horse of Greek mythology captures the essence and spirit of the conference. Since ancient times the Pegasus has been an emblem of inspiration, imagination, knowledge, glory, and an icon of power, wisdom and speed of thought.

Pegasus, the immortal winged horse is fabled to have sprung full grown from the body of Medusa when she was slain by Perseus. While drinking at a well, the hero Bellerophon was able to capture and tame Pegasus with a golden bridle given to him by Athena. Together, Bellerophon and Pegasus went on many adventures – Pegasus aiding the hero in his fight against the Chimera and the Amazons. There are also stories of Pegasus carrying wounded soldiers from battle.

Exemplified in the legends of Perseus and Bellerophon, the Pegasus Syndrome teaches us that people have an innate ability to negotiate difficulties by rising above them. Pegasus is also indicative of a specific mission in life in which the inquirer will always find the time and energy to pursue, although the path may be sewn with difficulties and limitations. The Pegasus Syndrome instills in us the notion that we have the ability to “fly over any situation”. Likewise, it warns us about the dangers of overreaching and the need to be humble, not to take any situation for granted and to have humility.

Pegasus’ symbolism of strength, purity, justice and power to transform ‘evil into good’ is the embodiment of all that we hope to achieve through our conference activities to improve global health by fostering peace and sustainability.

Back to top

About C-PREP

C-PREP is a charitable organization formed in 2012 to support research and education in peace from a health perspective. We are associated with Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), the Canadian wing of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

Back to top

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 is set to dynamically engage stakeholders by providing an 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 conference intends to build on previous Global Health concepts, but also on the momentum and critical linkages developed during meetings such as the Transcending Borders Towards Global Health Conference. Our task is to engage the next generation of leaders and to advance awareness and knowledge of global health issues through a lens of peace and sustainability locally and abroad.


Conference Mission

1.
Integrate the need for those interested in these core areas to also be engaged in matters concerning the links between health and education, equity, poverty, the environment and development.
2.
Identify significant links between these concepts through discussions, concept building and addressing questions within our central theme areas.
3.
Actively engage participants in discussion to create linkages and partnerships which will lead to co-operative action to solve global health problems both locally and internationally through collaboration.
4.
Putting knowledge into action by examining successful strategies of knowledge transfer and knowledge translation.

Our aim is to advance awareness and knowledge of Global Health issues, locally and abroad framed through a lens of peace and sustainability. The conference will do so by bringing together physicians, health professionals, students, health-related organizations and community members to share their innovative ideas and concepts on the dynamics of Global Health and the socio-ecological determinants that impact health worldwide.

A key outcome of the conference will be the development and refinement of new ideas of advocacy and participation in global change towards peace, health and sustainable solutions. We expect to foster a growing commitment towards service in Global Health, as well as an appreciation for diversity, interdisciplinary learning and interprofessionalism within the field.

Back to top

How is Our Conference Different?

Other Global Health Conferences bring together numerous stakeholders to address key global health issues such as: the determinants of health, the measurement of health status, the importance of culture to health, the global burden of disease, key risk factors for different health conditions, the demographic and epidemiologic transition, the organization and function of health systems, and the use of new technologies to improve health.

This conference will not only build on these previous concepts, but understands that peace (direct structural and cultural) and sustainability are at the nexus of health. The critical links between health, education, equity, poverty, the environment and development will be established through our unique conference design and our ability to bring together a diverse community of attendees and participants.

This conference also includes neglected sub-themes such as: Marginalized & Healthy Communities, EcoHealth, and Advocacy.

Back to top

What we hope to accomplish

We will bring together students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives-research, education, policy and advocacy. Interacting respectfully despite our differences, we hope to learn from each other and to mobilize for action to promote a healthier world.

Back to top

Explore our Themes

 

Peace

theme_educationWar 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

theme_advocacy

Peace & War Prevention

Peace Education:

Knowledge Transfer

Capacity Building

Successes & Challenges of Peace Education

Best practices for learning & mentorship

Global Health

theme_international-health

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

Sustainability

theme_ecohealth

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

EcoHealth

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.

Back to top


Why “Pegasus”?

Pegasus is an acronym built from the first letters of our main themes, Peace, Global Health and Sustainability. Appropriately, the symbolism of the Pegasus – a white, winged horse of Greek mythology captures the essence and spirit of the conference. Since ancient times the Pegasus has been an emblem of inspiration, imagination, knowledge, glory, and an icon of power, wisdom and speed of thought.

Pegasus, the immortal winged horse is fabled to have sprung full grown from the body of Medusa when she was slain by Perseus. While drinking at a well, the hero Bellerophon was able to capture and tame Pegasus with a golden bridle given to him by Athena. Together, Bellerophon and Pegasus went on many adventures – Pegasus aiding the hero in his fight against the Chimera and the Amazons. There are also stories of Pegasus carrying wounded soldiers from battle.

Exemplified in the legends of Perseus and Bellerophon, the Pegasus Syndrome teaches us that people have an innate ability to negotiate difficulties by rising above them. Pegasus is also indicative of a specific mission in life in which the inquirer will always find the time and energy to pursue, although the path may be sewn with difficulties and limitations. The Pegasus Syndrome instills in us the notion that we have the ability to “fly over any situation”. Likewise, it warns us about the dangers of overreaching and the need to be humble, not to take any situation for granted and to have humility.

Pegasus’ symbolism of strength, purity, justice and power to transform ‘evil into good’ is the embodiment of all that we hope to achieve through our conference activities to improve global health by fostering peace and sustainability.

Back to top

About C-PREP

C-PREP is a charitable organization formed in 2012 to support research and education in peace from a health perspective. We are associated with Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), the Canadian wing of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

Back to top