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Seminar Series

Join us for our lunch time Health Law and Policy Seminar Series

The Institute hosts an extremely popular series of seminars that are open to the public and attracts a broad audience from across the university, government, and health care communities. Invited scholars and practitioners share their knowledge and reflections on the latest health law and policy issues.  All Welcome!

When? 12:10 - 1:30 pm
Time is allotted for questions and discussion.

Where?
 
Room 104, Weldon Law Building
Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
6061 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2 [map]

Light lunch served at noon in the Faculty Lounge, Rm 312
Registration? Cost?  

No registration required. No fee.
Contact: 902-494-6881


SEMINAR SERIES: 2016-17

Friday September 23
  The Role of Transnational Law on Abortion Reforms in Latin America
Verónica Undurraga, Faculty of Law, Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile
Commentator: Joanna Erdman, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Friday November 4
  Food Law and Policy: Past, Present, and Future
Michael Roberts, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law
Friday November 18
  The Constitutional Costs of the War on Drugs: Lessons from Mexico 
Alejandro Madrazo Lajous, Drug Policy Program, Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico
Friday December 2
  The Constitutional Case Against Canadian Medicare and Why It May Succeed
Colleen Flood, Faculty of Law and Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa
Friday January 20
  Working Title: Patient Group Advocacy and Drug Policy in Canada and the US
Sharon Batt, Researcher and Writer, Health & Pharmaceutical Policy; and
Adriane Fugh-Berman, Georgetown University Medical Center
Friday February 10
  Who Has Seen the Asylum? History and Reconciliation in Mental Health
Ericka Dyck, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan
Friday March 3
  End-of-Life Decision-Making in the US, with some Canadian Comparisons
Barbara Noah, Western New England University School of Law
Friday March 24
  Litigation as Regulation? A Tobacco Class Action Case Study
Camille Cameron, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

SEMINAR SERIES: 2015-16 (ARCHIVE)

Friday September 18
Rethinking Legal Capacity from a Disability Rights Perspective: Pitfalls and Possibilities
Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Association for Community Living; and Managing Director, Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society
[watch]

Friday October 30
Punishing Women's Unruly Bodies: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mother-Baby Separation Under Conditions of Imprisonment
Julie Bilotta, Prisoner Rights Advocate; Emma Halpern, Regional Advocate - Atlantic Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton; Sheila Wildeman, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University [watch]
Statement of Claim

Friday November 6
When Social Justice and Science Clash Over Questions of Sexual and Gender Identity, Who Wins, Who Loses?
Alice Dreger, Historian of Medicine and Science, Sex Researcher

Friday November 27
Is it Time to Adopt a No-Fault Scheme to Compensate Injured Patients?
Elaine Gibson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
[watch]

Friday January 15
Historical Trauma Among Aboriginal Peoples: Implications for Improving Well-Being
Amy Bombay, Department of Psychiatry and School of Nursing, Dalhousie University
[watch]

Friday January 29
Superbugs Attack! How the World Can Win the War on Antimicrobial Resistance
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Steven Hoffman, Director, Global Strategy Lab, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
[watch]

Friday February 26
Patenting Outside the Law in Canadian Medical History
Tina Piper, Faculty of Law, McGill University
[watch]  

Friday March 11
Marketing Restrictions on Tobacco and Alcohol Products: International Human Rights and Comparative Law Perspectives
Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
[watch]

SEMINAR SERIES: 2014-15 (ARCHIVE)

Friday October 3
Community Treatment Orders For Psychiaric Patients: Can We Tell If They Work?
John Dawson, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand  
[watch]

Friday October 17
A Patchwork Quilt: Disability Income Security Programs In Canada
Cameron Mustard, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and
President, Institute or Work and Health, Toronto
[watch]

Friday October 31
Feminism's (Un)Timely Business: Improving Abortion Access In The Maritimes
Jula Hughes, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick
[watch]

Friday November 21
Brains On Trial: Neuroscientific Evidence In Canadian Criminal Cases
Jennifer Chandler, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
[watch]

Friday January 23
Medical Aid In Dying: Reflections On The Québec Experience
Véronique Hivon, Member, National Assembly of Québec
[watch]

Friday February 27
Assisted Reproductive Technology: Can We Get Past the Roadblocks?  
Dave Snow, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
[watch

Friday March 13
On Becoming A Mother And Disengaging From Injection Drug Use
Fiona Martin, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
[watch

Friday March 27
The Most Suitable Worker: Regulating Nursing Assistants In Canada, 1945-1970
Peter Twohig, Atlantic Canada Studies and Department of History, Saint Mary's University
Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University
[watch]

SEMINAR SERIES: 2013-14 (ARCHIVE)

Friday September 20
Intellectual Properties: A Case Study in Influenza
Amy Kapczynski, Yale Law School
Co-sponsored by the Law and Technology Institute, Schulich School of Law

Friday October 2
Researching Genetic Disease in the Bedouin Community: Ethial and Social Issues
Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University and
Former Director, Genetics Institute, Soroka University Medical Center
[watch

Friday November 1
Prisons: The Modern Day Asylums
Kim Pate, Executive Director,Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
[watch]

Friday November 15
Human Rights Education in the Health Professions: Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Joanna Erdman, Schulich School of Law
Tamar Ezer, Law and Health Initiative, Open Society Public Health Program
Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University
[more from presentation]

Friday January 10
The Deserving and Undeserving Sick:  Withholding Public Health Care from Refugees
Audrey Macklin, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
[watch]

Friday January 24
The Federal Government: Leader in Health Care?
The Honourable A. Anne McLellan, Bennett Jones LLP and Former Federal Minister of Health
[watch]

Friday February 28
An Atypical Suicide:  Psychiatric Research Abuse at the University of Minnesota
Carl Elliott, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster

Thursday March 21
A Global Review of the Litigation of Health Human Rights
Colleen Flood, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
[watch]

SEMINAR SERIES: 2012-13 (ARCHIVE)

Friday September 12
The Legal Scope and Limits of Conscientious Objection by Health Care Providers
Bernard Dickens, Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
[watch]

Friday October 12
Discriminatory Effects of Criminal Abortion Laws: Prejudices, Stereotypes and Stigma
Rebecca Cook, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
[watch]

Friday October 26
Legislating for Catastrophic Risk
Evelyn Fox Keller, Emerita, History and Philosophy of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(co-sponsored by Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster)
[watch]

Friday November 23
Procreation and Adoption: Resisting the Status Quo on Parental Licensing
Carolyn McLeod, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
[watch]

Friday January 18
HIV Testing and Disclosure: Public Health or Legal Matters?
Jacqueline Gahagan, Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit, Dalhousie University
[watch]

Friday February 8 (cancelled due to weather)
Nonexcludability and the Limits of Patents in Furthering Health
Amy Kapczynski, Yale Law School
(co-sponsored by the Law and Technology Institute, Schulich School of Law)

Friday March 8
The Culture and Context of Frequent Marijuana Use in Teens: Accounting for Gender, Diversity and Place

Joy Johnson, Scientific Director, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(co-sponsored by the Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University)
[watch]

Thursday March 28
Is There a Constitutional Right to Die?
Joseph Arvay, QC, Arvay Finlay Barristers, British Columbia
[watch]