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Events in March-April, 2012

2012 February 16

Coming Events

Thursday-Friday, March 8-9, 2012

Fostering the Resilient Spirit: Holistic
Responses in the Torture Treatment Field
Sponsored by the National Partnership for
Community Training & Tulane University

Location: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Speakers Include:
Richard Mollica and James Lavelle, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma;
Allen Keller and Hawthorne E. Smith, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture;
Leslie Velez, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service;
Abbey Weiss, Center for Victims of Torture;
And others…

Registration and Additional Information here, or call (305) 805-5060


Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25 

Physicians for Human Rights National Conference:
Sustainable Connections & Collaborations
for Health & Human Rights

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

This year’s PHR National Conference is being held in conjunction with the Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health & Social Justice, in memory of a University of Michigan medical student active in PHR’s Student Program.

Click for Additional Information


Saturday & Sunday, March 31-April 1, 2012

The Asylum Program of Physicians for Human Rights is offering two training programs for health professionals seeking to aid asylum seekers and other immigrant survivors of torture and human rights abuses:

Saturday, 3/31

Introduction to Physical and Psychological Documentation of Trauma
For those with no formal training and moderate to no experience conducting forensic medical examinations. Location: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Sunday, 4/1

Advanced Forensic Training for Experienced Volunteers:
Techniques for Increased Effectiveness of Evaluations and Testimony
For evaluators who have attended past trainings or are experienced in providing forensic medical examination.
Location: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, MA

For details contact PHR

(NOTE: PHR also offers self-guided online training on forensic investigation.)


Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 30-April 1, 2012

Amnesty International’s Annual Human Rights Conference, on the theme of “Rise Up for Rights.” The Annual General Meeting includes events for youth participants as well as all human rights activists.

Location: Denver, CO

For details contact Amnesty International



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