2018 West/Central CME

March 15-17, 2018 in Banff, Alberta

Scientific Program

The scientific program is subject to changes.


Dr. Rita Henderson PhD

Calgary AB
Rita Isabel Henderson, PhD is a models of care scientist and assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. A medical anthropologist by training, she leads several research initiatives to overcome health inequities through improved access, appropriateness, and evaluation of Indigenous-focused healthcare. She is committed to anti-racist education for health professionals, as well as the integration of health systems to overcome gaps in care that compound a burden of disease among medically under-served populations. This means her work advocates for the integration into healthcare of social determinants of health approaches, cultural humility, and structural competency. Dr. Henderson is qualitative co-lead with Dr. Greggory Nelson on the EHVINA project, which in partnership with the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) seeks to enhance HPV vaccine uptake among First Nations boys and girls in Alberta.


I do not have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose.

I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).