The iRISE conference is an annual conference that aims to educate those interested and involved in healthcare and related communities about health leadership and policies.
The vision for iRISE is to connect and educate those interested and involved in healthcare and related professions. Our conference integrates topics on medicine and health leadership in conversations about diversity and health inequities in healthcare delivery and research. Our target audience includes (but is not limited to) students in life sciences, health/medical sciences, social sciences and humanities. Annually, we welcome 100+ attendees spanning several Ontarian universities.
We aim to integrate these topics with conversations on current health inequities infiltrating various healthcare systems. The target audience includes university students in Hamilton and throughout the GTA, interested in healthcare and healthcare systems.
This conference is interwoven with ideas from physicians, politicians, researchers, and panellists, who will speak upon their healthcare experiences and offer insight while leading interactive workshops. This event will provide students interested in insight on racial inequities seen in the healthcare system and ways to combat this. There will be workshops aiming to enhance the necessary skills needed to succeed in medicine. BAP-MAC will be hosting this conference for underrepresented individuals interested in medicine to network with professionals, gain insight on future careers and develop skills necessary for success in healthcare-related jobs.