Program


Program

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Day 1: Thursday, March 5

8:00 am | Registration and breakfast
9:00 am | Welcome

Michael Law, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Coast Salish Elder Roberta Price, Snuneymuxw and Cowichan First Nations

9:15 am | Court Challenges to Canada’s Health Care Laws

Chair: Michael Law, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Understanding the current legal challenge to Medicare: Cambie Surgeries et al. v. the Attorney General of British Columbia
Speaker: BJ Wray, Counsel, Department of Justice Canada [Slides] [Video]

What light does post-Chaoulli Quebec shed on the Cambie trial?
Speaker: Damien Contandriopoulos, Professor and Associate Director of Research, School of Nursing, University of Victoria [Slides] [Video]

Followed by audience Q&A

10:30 am | Refreshment break
11:00 am | Public Policy in Light of The Charter

Chair: Sabrina Wong, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Cui Bono? Legitimacy, policy-making capacity, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Speaker: Steven Barrett, Managing Partner, Goldblatt Partners LLP

Followed by audience Q&A

11:45 am | International Evidence on Private Financing

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

The impact of parallel public and private finance on equity and access: What does the evidence say?
Speaker: Jeremiah Hurley, Professor, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University [Slides] [Video]

Followed by audience Q&A

12:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm | International Experience and Design of Private Financing

Chair: Mark Harrison, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Are carrots and sticks enough to keep private insurance viable in Australia?
Speaker: Anne-marie Boxall, 2019-20 Australian Harkness Fellow, Columbia University

Hard work for government: Balancing public and private financing in Europe
Speaker: Sarah Thomson, Senior Health Financing Specialist, WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening [Slides] [Video]

Followed by audience Q&A

2:45 pm | Refreshment break
3:15 pm | Regulating Private Finance

Chair: Kim McGrail, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

What comes next? Analyzing the options for BC and Canada should Cambie succeed
Speaker: Colleen M. Flood, Professor and Director, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa [Video]

Followed by audience Q&A

4:00 pm | Day One Closing

Chair: Karen Palmer, Simon Fraser University

At the heart of it all: Are Canadians still bothered by inequity?
Speaker: Sarah de Leeuw, Professor, University of Northern BC

Followed by audience Q&A

4:45 pm | Poster session and reception

Day 2: Friday, March 6

8:00 am | Breakfast
9:00 am | Welcome and poster awards
9:15 am | The Future of Financing for Prescription Drugs and Dental Care

Chairs: Marilyn Parker, Patient Partner; Jason Sutherland, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

National Pharmacare: Rolling stone or mossy boulder?
Speaker: Fiona Clement, Associate Professor, O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary [Slides] [Video]

Solving a mystery: A tale of two cities and loose ends
Speaker: Carlos Quiñonez, Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Followed by audience Q&A

10:30 am | Refreshment break
10:45 am | Closing Address

Chair: Karen Palmer, Simon Fraser University

The Canada Health Act: Fold, hold, or raise?
Speaker: The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., Former Member of Parliament and Special Advisor on Health, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Followed by audience Q&A

11:45 am | Wrap Up

Michael Law, Director, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research


12:15-1:45 pm | IHSPR Strategic Planning Town Hall
1:45-4:15 pm | Post-conference Workshop: Moving towards a learning health care system in primary care in BC

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