Health Policy Conference


Value Judgements: Focusing on Patients’ Health and Health Care Outcomes

March 9-10, 2023 | Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront | Vancouver

The movement to increase value from health care is gaining momentum and related initiatives are flourishing. For many, value from health care means measuring patients’ health relative to the costs incurred to achieve their outcomes. However, this concept over-simplifies the complex processes of generating or maintaining health. Focusing on patients’ health and health care outcomes means improving access and quality of care, appropriately targeting interventions, and understanding the effects of health inequities, social determinants of health, and systems of health care delivery. Over 1.5 days, the 2023 CHSPR Health Policy Conference will explore these different lenses of measuring value.

CHSPR’s long-standing conference promotes discussion between policy-makers, academics, providers, patients and national organizations on timely issues shaping health systems in Canada. The 2023 conference will bring together research and policy experts, students, patients, and care practitioners from across the health care system.

Crichton Lecture

CHSPR and the School of Population and Public Health are pleased to announce that the Crichton Health Systems and Policy Learning Fund will sponsor the Crichton Lecture at this year’s conference. This lecture will honour Dr Crichton’s commitment to improve BC and Canada’s health care systems and policy challenges that remain key to health promotion or prevention of illness. Learn more about Dr Crichton’s legacy and the Fund at give UBC.

Consideration of COVID-19

The conference is planned to be in-person only. The planning committee is paying close attention to guidelines from the BC Provincial Government and the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) regarding gatherings and events. Should restrictions related to events, vaccination, and/or masks be reinstated, we will adapt our plans accordingly. We recommend all attendees be vaccinated and boosted, and request attendees self-monitor for symptoms and self-test prior to arrival. Please do not attend if you have a positive test, or if you develop symptoms associated with COVID-19. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear a high quality mask (e.g. KN95) when not eating. A supply of KN95 masks and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be provided.


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