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Upcoming Events

VANCOUVER

UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

2012 Health Policy Conference
Will paying the piper change the tune?
Promise and pitfalls of health care funding reform

February 28 - 29, 2012

Sheraton Wall Centre

Vancouver, BC

Link to website

Conference Overview

Spending on health care continues to grow at rates considerably faster than inflation. Many provinces are now asking hard questions about value for money, and in particular, the quality of health care they are receiving for this increased spending. Amongst other effects, this has resulted in increasing attention from provincial governments to so-called “funding arrangements” – the processes through which provincial health ministries (and increasingly regional health authorities) purchase or pay for services for their ‘constituents’. An entire new lexicon is emerging along with this scrutiny – activity-based-funding, pay-for-performance, and so on. But the labels are often simply new names for old practices or, worse, can be misleading descriptions and appear, at times, to be put into practice on a wing and a prayer.

Is there really anything innovative in all of this? What is the evidence base supporting the ‘new’ approaches? And how is the public to understand the confusing array of fact and fiction regarding health system funding, particularly in the ramp-up to the expiry of the federal/provincial/territory health accord in 2014? These are some of the questions that CHSPR’s 2012 health policy conference will tackle. It will bring together leading experts to share lessons learned from around the world. This day-and-one-half program will be organized to help participants understanding the roles funding policies play in creating incentives for high-performing health care systems. Drawing from international experiences, speakers will examine the complex roles funding policies play in creating efficient, effective and safe health care systems and discuss the role, and emerging evidence, of innovations in funding policies in Canada and beyond.

 



 

 

PAST EVENTS


JUne 7, 2011

Ottawa

Ottawa Health Care Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Please register through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 416-764-1500.
*Ticket requests will once again be handled through Maclean's.

May 28, 2011

Toronto

Students for Medicare presents our 3rd Annual Conference
Headlines in Healthcare

May 28, 2011 12:00-4:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street 
(Across from St. Michael's Hospital)

Health care is ALWAYS in the headlines, but it's often difficult to figure out what is really being said. Here's your chance to hear experts discuss the Headlines in Healthcare, have an opportunity to ask questions, learn about Canada's health care system, the current issues and how we can build a better future.

Speakers:
Dr. Michael Rachlis, Health Policy Analyst, Physician, Author
Prof. David McNally, Political Science Professor, York University 
Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Physician, Researcher, Medical Reform Group
Sara Clemens, Nurse, Health Policy Analyst, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi, Physician, Researcher, Medical Reform Group


To Register: Visit http://headlines.eventsbot.com
***$5 suggested donation at the door ***

Twitter: @stdnts4medicare

 

April 27, 2011

Vancouver Health Care Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pinnacle Ballroom
Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Vancouver, BC
Please register through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 416-764-1500.
*Ticket requests will once again be handled through Maclean's. 
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
 

 Toronto, ON

Students for Medicare presents
A Student Townhall on Health Care Transformation with CMA President Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull 
 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
6:30PM- 9:00PM
East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Please RSVP at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull recognizes the value of hearing the opinions of students in various health professional programs to allow them to help shape the future of health care. As an organization that supports equitable access to publicly-funded health care, we hope to present a strong case for these views. The opinions you give during this event will be used to formulate the CMA's report on the transformation of health care. 

To register and for any questions/comments on the event, please contact Students for Medicare at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .For more now information visit Students for Medicare.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vancouver, BC

“The Taming of the Queues”- How Richmond Ortho Reduced Their Wait Lists - Speaker: Dr. Ken Hughes &
Lessons Learned From “Oasis” - Speaker: Dr. Garey Mazowita
 
Tuesday, April 26th, 7.30 p.m.
UBC Medical Student and Alumni Centre
2750 Heather Street (Heather and West 12th Ave)
 
During the past decade, our public healthcare system has been challenged to address rising demand for some surgical procedures. A number of fixes have been proposed to this challenge. Dr Hughes and Dr Mazowita will present two solutions developed and implemented in Vancouver Coastal Health.
 
This meeting is sponsored by Canadian Doctors for Medicare, and the St Pauls and Vancouver General Hospital Departments of Family Practice CME accreditation applied for.
 For more information on the event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

March 29, 2011

CMA/Maclean's Health Care Dialogue
Edmonton Health Care Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Winspear Centre
Edmonton, AB 
Please register through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 416-764-1500. *Ticket requests will once again be handled through Maclean's. 

  
 

March 12, 2011

Affirming Equity Conferenc:
Strengthening Public Health Care Financing and Delivery
Saturday March 12, 2011
8:30AM - 5:00PM
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street

This conference, which is being co-sponsored by CDM, will bring together students, researchers, health professionals, and health care providers in a conversation about strengthening the equitable financing and delivery of public health care.

This is a unique opportunity to meet with a diverse group of individuals to promote equity in public health care financing and delivery. Dr. Bob Evans from UBC's Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and Dr. Andrew Coates with Physicians for a National Health Program (USA) will be our keynote speakers. Participants will have the chance to discuss the role of government and health authorities in the promotion of equitable health care financing and delivery, the use of health care financing and delivery in achieving gender equity and community care and the role of Canada in promoting global equity in health care financing and delivery.

Seats are limited, so please register today to reserve your place at the conference.
Registration is now open: www.affirmingequity.wordpress.com

  

March 01, 2011

 CMA/Maclean's Health Care DialogueToronto Health Care Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm
St. Lawrence Centre
27 Front Street East
Toronto, ON
Please register through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 416-764-1500.
*Ticket requests will once again be handled through Maclean's.  Register with Maclean’s as soon as possible to avoid the registration problems that were faced in Halifax.


February 22-23, 2011

Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, in partnership with the cihr institute of aging present:
2011 Health Policy Conference
BOOMERANGST: Myths and Realities about health care for an aging population
February 22-23, 2011
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC
*co-sponsored by Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and Canadian Institute for Health Information
For more information visit www.chspr.ubc.ca/hpc

  

January 29, 2011 - 1:00 PM

Friends of Medicare Calgary Chapter Annual General Meeting
Parkdale United Church 2919 8 Ave NW   
Alberta
Guest speaker Dr. Raj Sherman, MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark and emergency room doctor.
For more information visit www.friendsofmedicare.org

 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Special town hall meetings on the future of health care - hosted by MP dosanjh 
1:00PM
Women’s College Hospital, Auditorium
76 Grenville Street, Toronto M5S 1B2
Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Health Critic for the Official Opposition, will be hosting a Special Town Hall meeting "Defending Helath Care", to coninue a national dialogue on how we can best defend, sthrenghten and improve our health care system over the course of this important decade.
For more information, please contact MP Dosanjh’s office at (613) 995-7052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 PAST CMA Members only health care tranformation meetings

April 15, 2011 - Montreal, Quebec as part of the Quebec Medical Association annual meeting.
April 01, 2011 - Whitehorse, Yukon.
March 17, 2011 - Quyon, Quebec.
February 22, 2011 - Fredericton, NB. In conjunction with the York-Sunbury-Queens Medical Society annual meeting.
February 3, 2011 - Yellowknife, NWT.
January 31, 2011 - St. John's, Newfoundland. Coordinated through Eastern Health.

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