Gay Men's Health Summit 2015 to explore undoing stigma

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      This year's Gay Men's Health Summit will focus on the health impact of stigma and what can be done about it.

      The summit will be held on November 5 and 6 at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street).

      Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Hatzenbuehler will present his research on the health consequences of negative stereotypes upon sexual minorities.

      Meanwhile, First Nations Health Authority's chief medical officer Dr. Evan Adams of the Tla'amin First Nation will talk about the impact of stigma on aboriginal health.

      The annual conference, organized by the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men's Health with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and Health Initiative for Men, brings together health professionals, community members, and various interested parties for a series of panel discussions, workshops, and presentations.

      Registration information is available at the CBRC website.

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