2012 National Health Law Conference: Global Health Challenges & the Role of Law
May 4 & 5, 2012
Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Reduced rate available until March 1, 2012.
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”
- 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 [at] healthlawtraining.ca