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Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

Labelle Lectureship

Roberta Labelle, right, was one of the Centre's founding members. Her death in 1991 was unexpected and occurred when broad recognition for her research in health economics was just starting to emerge. In memory of Roberta, CHEPA and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics collaborated on establishing the Annual Labelle Lectureship Series. In October each year a health services researcher with emerging recognition and an inter-disciplinary approach to research, gives a general interest lecture on a topic in the broadly defined areas of health economics and/or health policy. The Labelle Lecturer is also available for consultations with individuals in and outside McMaster University during the period of his/her visit. An endowment was established to assure the ongoing funding of the Lectureship.

2016: Dr. Antoine Boivin

The Labelle Lectureship Series marked its 25th anniversary on Weds. Oct. 12 with a special lecture by Dr. Antoine Boivin, MD, PhD, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Patient and Public Partnership.

Boivin, who is also a practicing family physician and health services researcher at the University of Montreal, was selected by a committee to give the silver anniversary lecture, titled Evolving relationships: Caring for, learning from, and healing with patients. For more information about Boivin and his presentation, click here.

To see a video on YouTube about the history of the Labelle Lectureship, followed by Dr. Boivin's lecture, click here. The video can also be downloaded by copying and pasting this link:

For a list of previous Labelle Lecture speakers, click here.

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