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Seeking Solutions: Access to Health Care for the Uninsured in Canada

Seeking Solutions Symposium:
Linking Ethics, Research Evidence and Policy-Practice Change

February 21-22, 2012
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Important Information for Registrants

Note: The programme agendas have recently been revised. To view the revised agendas, click on Day 1 and Day 2.

The Hospital for Sick Children, Women’s College Hospital and Ryerson University are jointly hosting a two-day health ethics, research evidence and knowledge translation symposium in Toronto, Ontario. 

The Seeking Solutions Symposium will bring together ethicists, legal experts, researchers, practitioners, policy analysts, and community members to address access to care for individuals living in Canada without health insurance. Expert presentation syntheses and roundtable workshop discussions will examine ethical and legal debates, present emerging research evidence, share policy and practice experience, and develop concrete guidelines, recommendations and action plans to address this pressing health care & service delivery need.   

The objectives of the symposium and roundtable workshops are:

1)      To collectively examine and discuss ethics, rights, legalities and economics associated with the extension of universal health care provision to the uninsured

2)      To pool and synthesize available research data regarding the health status, access to care, service delivery, and health care outcomes of diverse uninsured populations

3)      To jointly identify and help formulate effective solutions to the health care access issue, by developing  practice guidelines and policy recommendations for uptake by practitioners and decision makers and formulating concrete action plans

Presented by:

The Hospital for Sick Children
Women’s College Hospital
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Association of Ontario Midwives
Black Creek Community Health Centre
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Central Toronto Community Health Centre
Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre
Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Faculty of Health, York University
Four Villages Community Health Centre
Hospital Collaborative on Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Regent Park Community Health Centre
Right to Healthcare Coalition
South East Toronto Organization
Social Planning Toronto
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto Public Health
University Health Network
The Wellesley Institute
West End Urban Health Alliance
Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre
York Institute for Health Research
, York University

Participation is open to all - advanced registration is required for attendance.

To register, please click here.

For more information please contact li.conferences@sickkids.ca.



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