January 2012
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This month's featured article is "Return of Research Results: General Principles and International Perspectives?" by Emmanuelle Lévesque, Yann Joly, and Jacques Simard from JLME 39.4.




2012 National Health Law Conference: Global Health Challenges & the Role of Law

May 4 & 5, 2012

Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Register at:  www.law.utoronto.ca/conferences/2012NHLC.html

This conference will bring together leading scholars, policy-makers, practicing lawyers and health care professionals to explore how law can address global health challenges and make real progressive change. 

The kinds of global challenges participants will explore include:  

  • Access to care and essential medicines on the part of the most vulnerable (poor, mentally ill, aboriginal populations)
  • The rise and inequitable impact of medical tourism
  • The spread of chronic diseases around the world
  • Exponential increases in smoking in many countries
  • The obesity epidemic and so forth... 

In the legal world we think we can meet these challenges through law and litigation - for example human rights litigation - but to what extent is that true and what are the context and circumstances where law/litigation can really make a positive difference?  And where is law simply used by vested interests to further inequities? 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mary Anne Bobinski, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
  • Timothy Caulfield, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
  • I. Glenn Cohen, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics , Harvard Law School
  • Rebecca Cook, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Jocelyn Downie, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Colleen M. Flood, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Richard Gold, McGill University
  • Lawrence O. Gostin, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law
  • Trudo Lemmens, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • and many more…

Keynote Panel Debate:  "Can Law Meet Global Health Challenges?  Perspectives from Medicine and Politics"

 Keynote panelists:

  • Abdallah S. Daar, Senior Scientist, the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health & & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Theodore R. Marmor, Health Care Policy, Politics and Law Expert, Yale University
  • Michael Ignatieff, Senior Resident, Massey College, University of Toronto
  • James Orbinski, Chair and Professor in Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Co-Director, Global Health Diplomacy Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

2012 Paul Cadario Public Lecture - May 4, 2012

The conference will feature the 2012 Paul Cadario Public Lecture:  "The Global Politics of Health Care" with Professor James Morone from Brown University.  The Lecture will be held on May 4, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. following the first day of the conference.   The Cadario Public Lecture is sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto (SPPG).   Every year, the SPPG hosts a prominent policy academic or author to a public audience in Toronto. 

The Conference is organized by the CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics & Policy and the Health Law and Policy Group of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.  For more information about the conference, please email:  info@healthlawtraining.ca  or call 416-978-3724.

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