2009 | Health Innovation for Patients and Populations

Science, Systems and Structures

21st Annual Health Policy Conference | February 24-25, 2009

CHSPR’s 2009 conference brought together Canadian and international leaders in health services research to explore how science, systems and structures can be organized to develop and apply valued technical and social innovations for patients and populations.


February 24
8:35am | Keynote Opening: Ingenuity

Thomas Homer-Dixon, University of Waterloo [Slides]

9:30am | Opportunities and Challenges for Scientific Ingenuity in Health Care

Bob Hancock, Centre for Microbial Diseases Research, UBC [Slides]
Colleen Fuller, PharmaWatch [Slides]
Russell Williams, Canada’s Rx&D Companies [Slides]

10:50am | Scientific Innovation, the Economy, and Health

Adam Holbrook, Centre for Policy Research on Science & Technology, SFU [Slides]
Eliot Phillipson, Canada Foundation for Innovation [Slides]
Lynda Cranston, Provincial Health Services Authority

1:00pm | Process Innovations in Health Care

Martin Puterman, Centre for Health Care Management, UBC [Slides]

1:40pm | Health System Innovation

Ross Baker, University of Toronto [Slides]

2:45pm | Policy Innovations for the Health of Populations

Larry Frank, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC
Clyde Hertzman, Human Early Learning Partnership, UBC [Slides]

3:50pm | Competition, Choice, and Health System Innovation: Tales from the USA

Arnold Relman, Harvard Medical School [Slides]

4:45pm | Closing Remarks

Morris Barer, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, UBC

February 25

8:40am | Pharmaceutical Innovation, Medicine and Policy

Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School [Slides]

9:35am | Innovation, Regulation and Regulatory Innovation

Donald Light, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey [Slides]
David Lee, Health Canada [Slides]

10:50am | Dealing with the Challenges of Health Innovation

Stirling Bryan, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, UBC [Slides]

11:30am | Coverage with Evidence Development

Sean Tunis, Center for Medical Technology Policy [Slides]

1:15pm | Public Involvement in Decision-Making

Michael Burgess, The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, UBC [Slides]
Marcia Kelson, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence [Slides]

2:45pm | Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta [Slides]
Janet Hope, Australian National University [Slides]

3:55pm | Closing Remarks: On Having Cake and Eating It Too

Steve Morgan, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, UBC