Past Events and Videos

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The Generous Society: Challenges in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Jennifer Chandler
uOttawa CHLPE
Vanessa Gruben
uOttawa CHLPE
Dr. Sonny Dhahani
Chief, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
November 15 2018

Mapping the Evidence for Social and Public Policy

Vivian A. Welch
Editor in Chief
Campbell Collaboration
Christine Mathew
Research Assistant
Bruyère Research Institute
November 13 2018

Funding Medicines in Canada: Recent Proposals to Increase Access to Medicines

Max Morgan
Counsel, Structural GenomicsCanada
Jason Nickerson
Adjunct Professor, CHLPE
Kevin Perry
Legislative Assistant to Raj SainiMP (Formerly)
Colleen M. Flood
Director, CHLPE
November 6 2018

Protection of Workers' Mental Health: Safety Delegates and the Implementation of the Swedish Provision on Organizational and Social Work Environment
Maria Steinberg
October 31 2018

The Ontario Brain Death Disputes

Is brain death a biomedical concept or a philosophical concept?
Should society accept multiple definitions of death, tailored to the values, wishes, and beliefs of individuals?
Does freedom of religion guarantee an individual right to the use of a definition of death consistent with religious beliefs?
How should clinicians respond to the June 26, 2018 ruling in McKitty v. Hayani, ruling against the McKitty family’s challenge to the concept of brain death.

Dr. John Kim
Site Chief, General Site Intensive Care Unit, Ottawa Hospital

Mark Handelman
Lawyer and Co-Counsel in Ouanounou v. Humber River Hospital et al.
Jennifer Chandler
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law Policy and Ethics
October 22 2018

Café Scientifique: The Law, Policy and Ethics of Legal Cannabis (video coming soon)

Anindya Sen
University of Waterloo Department of Economics
Marie-Eve Sylvestre
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Phillip Shaer
Chief Legal Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation
October 17 2018

Designer Babies: Why Let the Stork Decide? (video coming soon)

Joséane Chrétien
Doctoral Candidate
McGillUniversity Faculty of Law
Professor Vanessa Gruben
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Michael Orsini
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
September 19 2018

Thinking about complexity and health: The implications of complexity theory for health policy and law

Professor Robert Geyer
Lancaster University Dept. Politics, Philosophy and Religion
Tom Webb
Lancaster University Law School
September 12 2018

Égalité et liberté dans les politiques de santé

François Hudon
Collaborateur d'enseignement et de recherche
Institut éthique histoire humanités (iEH2)
Université de Genève, Switzerland
June 15 2018

Annual Ottawa–McGill Graduate Colloquium in Health Law, Policy and Ethics

May 4, 5 2018

Evidence-Based Regulation for Safer Nursing Homes

Lorian Hardcastle
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
March 29 2018

Is Two-Tier Care the Future? Private Finance in Canadian Medicare Conference

April 6, 7 2018
Keynote Panel: The Past, Present and Future of Private Finance for Medicare in Canada

Martha Jackman
Greg Marchildon
Danielle Martin
Robyn Tamblyn (Chair)

Panel 1: Lessons from Other Countries on Parallel Private Finance for Medicare

Fiona McDonald
Steve Thomas
Zeynep Or
Gail F. Paech (Chair)

Panel 2: The Politics and Economics of Private Finance for Medicare in Canada

Jeremiah Hurley
Mark Stabile
Ake Blomqvist
Jeffrey Turnbull (Chair)

Panel 3: Setting the Context: The Politics of Private Finance and Queues

Carolyn Tuohy
Katharine G. Young
Carissima Mathen (Chair)

Panel 4: Legislative and Policy Options – Part I

Sara Allin
Vanessa Gruben
Bryan Thomas
Allan Rock (Chair)

Panel 5: Legislative and Policy Options – Part II

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée
Michael Rachlis
Colleen M. Flood
Patrick Fafard (Chair)

An Afternoon of Interdisciplinary Conversation between Health and Law Researchers

March 23 2018

Stigma and the Role of Courts: The Disquieting Case of AIDS

Justice Edwin Cameron
Constitutional Court of South Africa
March 20 2018

A Care Manifesto: (Part-)Time For All

Jenny Nedelsky
Osgoode Hall Law School
Colleen Flood
uOttawa CHLPE
March 9 2018

What Does the Law Say about Deep Brain Stimulation?

Jennifer Chandler
uOttawa CHLPE
Feburary 27 2018

Intellectual Property, Global Health, and the New International Economic Order

Sam Halabi
School of Law, University of Missouri
Adam Houston
uOttawa CHLPE
February 13 2018

Workshop & Lunch: Qualitative Data Analysis Software

Lindsey McKay
Postdoctoral Fellow
uOttawa CHLPE
Feburary 20 2018

The Gift of Life: Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues in Organ Donation in Canada

Erin Nelson
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Vanessa Gruben
uOttawa CHLPE
January 31 2018

Assistive Technology as Health Care: Promises and Cautions to the Aging Population

Katherine Wayne
Postdoctoral Fellow
uOttawa CHLPE
Hajer Chalghoumi
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Psychology
November 29 2017

Honouring the Water Walkers: Indigenous Peoples and Access to and Protection of Water

Aimée Craft
Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Laurie Chan
Canada Research Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health
University of Ottawa
November 15 2017

Film, pizza et débat avec Annie Thébaud-Mony : «Les sentinelles»

November 13 2017

A presentation of the findings of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Maureen McTeer, Karti Sandilya
October 31 2017

Eating the Flesh with Its Life? Jehovah's Witnesses and the Law and Ethics of "Bloodless" Transplants

Tracey Elliott
Leicester Law School
September 25 2017

Les plaintes des patients représentent-ils un outil efficace pour améliorer la qualité des soins dans le système de santé?

Catherine Régis
Faculté de droit, Université de Montreal
September 19 2017

Getting Research Grants

Jennifer Chandler, Steven Hoffman, Ian Kerr, Kumanan Wilson
May 30 2017

Israel's Successful Strategies for Controlling Pharmaceutical Costs – Relevance to Canada?

Bruce Rosen, Matthew Brougham
May 16 2017

A Human Right to Health

Michael Da Silva, Colleen M. Flood
April 4 2017

Tobacco Plain Packaging: Public Policy, Private Rights?

David Sweanor, Teresa Scassa
February 1 2017

Reproductive Labour: Reflections on the Law and Policy of Surrogacy

Bronwyn Parry, Pam MacEachern, Erin Lepine
November 16 2016

A View from Abroad: How Can Australia’s Experience Inform the Architecture of Pharmacare?

Ruth Lopert, Danielle Martin, Marc-André Gagnon
October 25 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership, Intellectual Property and Health – What’s at Stake?

Thana de Campos, Marc-André Gagnon, Michael Geist, Ronald Labonté
October 24 2016

Ottawa Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
October 14, 15 2016

The German System of Universal Long-Term Care, Vouchers-for-Care, and Lessons for Canada

Lorraine Frisina Doetter, Colleen M. Flood
September 29 2016

Rethinking Interventions to Address Social Determinants of Health

Gemma Carey
September 21 2016

Conceptualizing Political Trust in the Modern Welfare State

David Vitale, Patrick Fafard
September 14 2016

Caring About Care: A Conversation About Gender, Work and Health

Ivy Bourgeault, Tamara Daly, Allison Williams
May 4 2016

A Discussion on Mitochondrial Replacement, Uterine Transplants, and Artificial Gametes

John Appleby, Vanessa Gruben
April 7 2016

The Future of Marijuana and the Law

Hugo M. Alves, Michael D. Lickver, Thana de Campos
March 23 2016


How Do We Protect Patients From Sexual Abuse by Doctors?

Lorian Hardcastle, Daphne Gilbert
March 15 2016

The Refugee Crisis and Mental Health

Hossein Raessi, Renos Papadopoulos, Doug Gruner, Colleen Flood
February 11 2016

Seventh Biannual Canadian Health Law Conference

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
November 2015

How Pharmaceutical Regulation Facilitated Industry’s Knowledge Control and Fraud. And Whether It Can Still Save Us.

Trudo Lemmens
October 28 2015

Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Health Care for Canada

David Naylor
October 13 2015

Does the Canada Health Act Matter Anymore? Can It? Should It?

Steven Lewis
September 24 2015
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