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Pre-conference workshop to examine health policy ethics

28 May 2009

The development of the field of health policy ethics will be the focus of a one-day workshop on June 11 sponsored by CHEPA.

The workshop is a pre-conference event for the 20th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference being held in Hamilton June 11 to 14.

Entitled Health Policy Ethics: Cultivating a Growing Field in Canada, the pre-conference workshop will bring together interdisciplinary scholars and educators interested in developing the field of health policy ethics. Speakers include Jennifer Prah Ruger from Yale University, Fiona Miller from the University of Toronto, and Francoise Baylis from Dalhousie University.

The workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and participants can register for only the one-day workshop, or for the full conference. For full details on the pre-conference workshop, click here.

The conference itself begins at 7 p.m. on June 11, with the keynote address by Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

The theme of the bioethics conference is Just Evidence. It will feature speakers, workshops, sessions and posters related to ethical issues around evidence-based knowledge, clinical care, health law, health policy and health related research, with a particular focus on justice in relation to global, local or clinical health contexts. The conference will include panel discussions on evidence-based medicine and aboriginal issues, and a workshop on feminist approaches to bioethics. It will be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

The annual conference is co-chaired by CHPEA member Lisa Schwartz, who holds the Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, and Elisabeth Gedge, chair of the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University.

For details on the conference, click here.

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