Physician W Patient

Office of Global Health

Our City of Nations 2018

Arriving, Surviving, and Thriving: Journey from New to Neighbor

Thursday, December 13 & Friday, December 14

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, WI 53097

Our City of Nations

This two-day conference explained the core competencies and integrative strategies that we, as a community of multidisciplinary providers, need to enhance to provide better care for our state’s diverse refugee and immigrant communities. By sharing our experiences about how we provide care to these communities, we can enrich the quality of services provided to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Our Motivation: To improve and meet the overall wellness needs of our refugee and immigrant communities.

Motivated by the desire to attain improved effective care for and response to complex refugee/immigrant wellness needs, we propose to hold this conference. It will mobilize and harness the diverse knowledge, capacities, and services of various stakeholders, interested to learn from and with those who interface with refugee and immigrant communities in the USA. The conference will provide a platform for improved skills attainment, sharing, and captivation of advanced research and practices within the prism of Human Wellness, being interchangeably influenced by local and global factors. Submissions of original research, programming summaries, creative works, and organizational displays allows us to further meet the vision of this third conference.

View conference program (PDF)

Contact Amber Rios with questions at (414) 955-5646 or

Previous Conference Information

Since 2015, this multidisciplinary conference has occurred every 18 months and been organized by a dedicated group of academic, community-based, and governmental stakeholders who are collaborating to make Milwaukee and our State of Wisconsin a more welcoming community for all. Following the inaugural conference, a Consensus statement on best practices for refugee care in Wisconsin was collaboratively written and published.