National Health Ethics Week 

2015 Events


If you are participating in National Health Ethics Week and would like to publicize your event here, please send the details to ethicsweek@bioethics.caEvents will be added as they are submitted to us. 

Please note that many of these events are available remotely via webinar, telephone and/or videoconferencing. If connecting from out of province, please note time zones and adjust accordingly!

British Columbia


Wednesday, March 4


Improving the Brain Through Technology: What is There to Know and Why Should We Care? 
National Core for Neuroethics, UBC
10:30 - 11:45 am PST
Eric Hamber Secondary, 5025 Willow St., Vancouver
For more info, please click here  


Thursday, March 4


Ethics Orientation Workshop: Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Practice 
Vancouver Coastal Health
11:00 am- 1:00 pm PST
Lion’s Gate Hospital Auditorium on Thursday, March 5th 
All VCH staff, physicians, and volunteers are welcome to register for free at http://www.ccrs.vch.ca
For more info, please contact Kim Taylor at Kim.Taylor7@vch.ca 


Alberta


Monday, March 2

 

Introduction to Health Ethics
Alberta Health Services

Presenter: Gary Lepine, Clinical Ethicist, AHS
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Rockyview General Hospital, Room 10331, Calgary and across Canada via Telehealth and teleconference (more info here
For more info, please contact CZEthics@albertahealthservices.ca 


Exploring the Evolving Relationship Between Complementary and Evidence-Based Medicine
Alberta Health Services
Presenters: Kimberley Stever and Liane Erickson
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST
Alberta Children's Hospital Amphitheatre, Calgary and across Canada via Telehealth and teleconference(more info here)  
For more info, please contact CZEthics@albertahealthservices.ca 


Tuesday, March 3


Assisted Suicide - A Panel Discussion
Alberta Health Services
Presenters: Sturgeon Health Care Centre Ethics Committee
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Sturgeon Community Hospital, Conference Room A, St. Albert and across Canada via Telehealth and teleconference (more info here
For more info, please contact CZEthics@albertahealthservices.ca  
 

Wednesday, March 4


Does Our Society Really Give Priority to Children?
Alberta Health Services
Presenters: Ian Mitchell and Juliet Guichon, University of Calgary
8:30 - 9:30 am MST
Alberta Children's Hospital and via Telehealth. 
To connect via telehealth, visit https:/vcscheduler.ca/ahs - Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences - Search: "Paediatric Grand Rounds"

Seeking Common Ground - Protecting Vulnerable Children
Alberta Health Services
Presenters: Alberta Child and Family Services and Alberta Children's Hospital
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Alberta Children's Hospital Amphitheatre, Calgary and across Canada via Telehealth and teleconference (more info here)
For more info, please contact CZEthics@albertahealthservices.ca 


Thursday, March 5


Just Keep Breathing: Moral DIstress in the PICU
Alberta Health Services
Presenters: Wendy Austin, Daniel Garros and Brendan Leier
12:30 - 2 pm MST
University of Alberta Hospital, Walter Mackenzie Centre, Classroom D (2F1.04), Edmonton and across Canada via Telehealth and teleconference (more info here)
For more info, please contact CZEthics@albertahealthservices.ca 


Friday, March 6


First Do No Harm: Still Relevant After All These Years?
John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta
Presenter: Eric Wasylenko and Naushin Walji
12:00 - 1:00 pm MST
University of Alberta Hospital, Walter Mackenzie Centre, Dvorkin Centre, Edmonton and across Canada via Telehealth and teleconference (more info here)
For more info, please click here.

What Do You Know About Health Ethics? & Health Ethics Trivia Game
Family Support Centre 

Presenter: Carra-Danielle Gaba
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST 
Family Support Centre, Fort MacKay 


Sunday, March 8


What Would Be a Good Death? A Panel Discussion - Medical, Ethical, Mental Health, Family and Faith Perspectives
Alberta Health Services
Presenters: Nizam Ahmed, Department of Neurology; Brendan Leir, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and AHS; Austin Mardon, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre; Maureen Crerar, Christ Church
1:00 - 2:30 pm MST
Hall of the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, 12116 - 102 Ave, Edmonton
For more info, please contact CZEthics@albertahealthservices.ca


Saskatchewan


Monday, March 2


What is an Ethical Organizational Framework for Pain Management?
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
9:00 - 10:00 am CST
St. Paul's Hospital Auditorium, Saskatoon
Speaker: Dr. Susan Tupper
For more info, please click here 

Is the Golden Rule Golden? The Ethics of Reciprocity
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
10:30 - 11:30 am CST
St. Paul's Hospital Auditorium, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Doug Cooney
For more info, please click here 

Confidentiality and Psychiatry: Legal Implications for Ethical Care
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
12:00 - 1:00 pm CST
St. Paul's Hospital Auditorium, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Katherine McMillan
For more info, please click here 

Duty to Care/ Duty of Care
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
3:00 - 4:00 pm CST
Parkridge Board Room, Saskatoon
Speaker: Dr. Qaiser Fahim
For more info, please click here 


Tuesday, March 3


Assisted Suicide: The Supreme Court Has Spoken. Now What?
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Saskatoon City Hospital Rependa, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Evert Van Olst
For more info, please click here 

Steps to Conducting Research in SHR
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
1:00 - 2:00 pm CST
St. Paul's Hospital Auditorium, Saskatoon
Speaker: Shawna Weeks
For more info, please click here 


Wednesday, March 4


Ethics in Community
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
10:00 - 11:00 am CST
St. Paul's Hospital Room G-30, Saskatoon
Speakers: Brian Zimmer and Brian Walton
For more info, please click here 

Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Oncology
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
2:00 - 3:00 pm CST
Royal University Hospital East Lecture Theatre, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Dr. Tanya Brown
For more info, please click here 


Thursday, March 5 


Understanding the Effects of Ethical Leadership on Ethical Practice
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
St. Paul's Hospital Auditorium, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Dr. R. Anne Springer
For more info, please click here 

Pain Management at the End of Life
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital

12:30 - 1:30 pm CST
St. Paul's Hospital Auditorium, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Dr. Eglee Gimon
For more info, please click here 


Friday, March 6


Management Strategies for the Implementation of Ethics Training
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
10:30 - 11:30 am CST
Saskatoon City Hospital Rependa, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Ruth Mireau
For more info, please click here 

Cultural Competency Challenges in First Nations and Métis Health
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
12:00 - 1:00 pm CST
Saskatoon City Hospital Rependa, Saskatoon and via Telehealth
Speaker: Jade Chaboyer
For more info, please click here 

Advance Care Directives
Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul's Hospital
3:00 - 4:00 pm CST
Parkridge Board Room, Saskatoon
Speaker: Dr. Qaiser Fahim
For more info, please click here 


Ontario

Monday, March 2

 

 

 

Ethics and Pancreas Cancer 
University Health Network
11:00 - 11:55 am EST
Presenter: Steven Gallinger, Head, Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgical Oncology Program, Mount Sinai Hospital 
Main Floor Boardroom, Room 805, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Social Work and Ethics: Collaboration to Resolve Challenging End of LIfe Issues
Trillium Health 
Presenters: Patricia Hood MacNicol, Ethicist; Trish Lymburner, RSW, West Regional Cancer Program; Sabine Finkenauer, RSW, Neurology/ Nephrology
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Mississauga Hospital, Back Porch; Queensway Health Centre, Long Branch; Credit Valley Hospital, Auditorium

 

Ethical Dilemmas in Client and Family Centered Care
Holland Bloorview 
Presenters: James Anderson, Bioethicist and Laura Williams, Director, Client and Family Integrated Care
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Holland Bloorview Conference Centre, 150 Kilgour Rd, Toronto 

Ethics and Complex Care: How Are We Failing to Meet the Challenges
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Ross Upshur, Research Director
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Room M. 126 , Toronto


Tuesday, March 3


Whose Right? Whose Choice? A Conversation Around the Supreme Court of Canada's Decision on Physician Assisted Suicide 
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Presenter: Philip Hébert, Bioethics Consultant, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
7:30 - 9:00 am EST 
Markham Stouffville Hospital Auditorium
Available via OTN in Ontario
For more info, please click here

Consent & Capacity, Privacy, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship: A Primer on Decision-Making and TRansitioning Youth With Disabilities
Pro Bono Law Ontario and Holland Bloorview 
Presenters: Hanna Lee, Triage Lawyer; James Anderson, Bioethicist; Serena Shastri-Estrada and Hanna Milo-Manson, Pro Bono Law Students of Canada
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Holland Bloorview Conference Centre, 150 Kilgour Rd, Toronto  

"Patient Centered Care" in an Era of Complexity: Some Reflections
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Gibson
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, 10th Floor Auditorium, Toronto


Wednesday, March 4/ Mercredi, 4 mars


Building Bioethics Awareness! A Drop-By Table
Holland Bloorview
Hosts: James Anderson, Bioethicist and Holland Bloorview's Ethics Facilitators
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
All parents, clinicians and staff welcome 
Holland Bloorview Cafeteria 

Gravity and Grace– Exploring the Ethics of Care within the Corrections System 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Presenter: Kevin Reel, CAMH Ethicist 
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Unit 4 B40, 1001 Queen Street, Toronto 
To join via webcast, go to: http://camh.adobeconnect.com/kevinreelmar4/

Who Are You Calling ‘Difficult’? A Fresh Perspective on Challenging Relationships in Healthcare 
Hamilton Health Sciences
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Speakers: Andrea Frolic, Julija Kelecevic, Sandy Andreychuk and the Ethics Consultation Team
Location:  Host Site MUMC 4E20, General Theatre Auditorium,
Juravinski E1-11, St. Peter’s VC studio, ChLounge and SJHH Back of Library T23-08 
For more info, please click here.

The Concept and Experience of Futility in Psychiatry
Trillium Health
Presenter: Dianne Godkin, Senior Ethicist
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Mississauga Hospital, Auditorium A/B; Queensway Health Centre, Long Branch; Credit Valley Hospital, Auditorium

Medical Tourism: Discussion of Ethical Implications / Tourisme médical : Dialogue sur l’éthique de cette pratique
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/ Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC)

Speaker: Dr. Jaime Flamenbaum, Senior Advisor, Ethics, CIHR / Conférencier et animateur: Dr. Jaime Flamenbaum, Conseiller principal en matière d'éthique, IRSC  
Lunch and Learn Session/ Dîner Causerie
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST / 12h:00 á 13h:00
CIHR, 160 Elgin St., Ottawa / IRSC, 160 Rue Elgin, Ottawa
For more information, contact / Pour en savoir plus, veuillez contacter: ethics-ethique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Forced or Coercive Oral Feeding at End-of-Life
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Phoebe Smith-Chen, Speech Language Pathologist
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Room M. 126 , Toronto

Public Health Ethics: What's Next?
Presenters: Angus Dawson, Cecile Bensimon, Leslie Dan, Diego Silva, Maxwell Smith, Alison Thompson, Ross Upshur
4:10 - 5:30 pm EST
Room 610 (auditorium), 155 College Street, Toronto
To join via webcast, go to https://jcbadobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/
For more info, please click here  

Thursday, March 5
 

Challenging Cases Related to Consent and Capacity
Trillium Health
Presenter: Eoin Connolly, Ethicist
8:00 - 9:00 am EST
Mississauga Hospital, Auditorium; Queensway Health Centre, Main Conference Room; Credit Valley Hospital, Auditorium 

The Roles of an Ethicist in a Recovery-focused Mental Health Care Centre 
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
Presenter: Michael Campbell, Interim Ethicist
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health, Whitby
For more info, please contact campbellm@ontarioshores.ca 

 

 

Assisted Suicide: Safeguards for the Vulnerable
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Peter Allatt, Ethicist
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Room M. 126 , Toronto

Friday, March 6 / Vendredi, 6 mars 


Going Tobacco Free: The Storm Explores the Qualm?
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Presenters: Kevin Reel, CAMH Ethicist and Lilian Riad-Allen, Tobacco Free Project, CAMH
9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Room 3158 Bell Gateway Bldg, 100 Stokes Street, Toronto
To join via webcast, go to http://camh.adobeconnect.com/tobaccofree-march6/
To connect via OTN: Event # 42811200
For more info, please click here


The Subjective Brain and its Ethical Self: Why and how can our brain construct subjective phenomena like self, consciousness, and emotions? / La subjectivité du cerveau et le soi éthique: Pourquoi et comment notre cerveau construit des phénomènes tels que le soi, la conscience et les émotions? 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/ Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC)
Speaker: Dr. Georg Northoff, neuroscientist, psychiatrist, philosopher, Canada Research Chair in Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics, University of Ottawa / Conférencier : Dr. Georg Northoff, scientifique dans le domaine des neurosciences, psychiatre et philosophe, Chaire de recherche du Canada intitulée Esprit, imagerie cérébrale et neuro-éthique, Université d’Ottawa
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST/ 12h:00 á 13h:00
Lunch and Learn Session/ Dîner Causerie
CIHR 160 Elgin St., Ottawa / IRSC 160 Rue Elgin, Ottawa
For more information, contact / Pour en savoir plus, veuillez contacter: ethics-ethique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

 

Move from a DNR Approach to a "Request Natural Death" Approach?
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Mark Lachmann, Medical Director
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Room M. 126 , Toronto 

Ethics and the Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine
University of Waterloo, Department of Philosophy
Presenters: Chris Lowry, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Andria Bianchi, PhD Student, Department of Philosophy
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room 373, Hagey Hall, University of Waterloo 

Thursday, March 12

Implementing Ethics Frameworks: SE CCAC Frameworks
Southeastern Ontario Regional Ethics Network (SOREN)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST 
Speaker: David Campbell, Ethicist, SE CCAC
Location: Ongwanada 191 Portsmouth Ave, Room 410/411, Kingston, Ontario and via videoconference and teleconference
For more info, please click here.


Quebec


Thursday, February 26

 

Student Ethics Workshop
Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
Host: Josée Bonneau, Faculty Lecturer
1:00- 3:00 pm EST
Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall, McGill University, Montreal
Test your ethical knowledge, reflect and share your thoughts in this upcoming interactive activity. Handouts, prizes and light snacks will be available

 

Thursday, March 5


Enjeux éthiques soulevés par l’approche interprofessionnelle dans la pratique clinique
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Presenter: Cécile Bolly
1:30 - 4:30 pm EST
Amphithéatre du pavillon J. A.-DeSève, Montreal
For more info, please click here


New Brunswick

 

Thursday, March 5


Research Using Health Administrative Data: What's All the Fuss About Privacy?
Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit
10:00 - 11:00 am AST
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, Room 105, Saint John
and via webinar at http://dal.adobeconnect.com/mssuprivacy/ 
For more info, please click here


Nova Scotia


Tuesday, March 3


Bioethics Book Club: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network
12:00 - 1:00 pm, AST
Facilitators: Marika Warren, Health Care Ethicist, NSHEN and Cathy Simpson, Health Ethics Consultant
Room B-A3, Tupper Building, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax
For more info, please click here

Advance Care Planning
Cape Breton District Health Authority

1:30 - 2:30 pm AST
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Level 3, Classroom 3612, Sydney and via Telehealth at New Waterford, Buchanan Memorial, Glace Bay, Sacred Heart, Northside General, Victoria County
Speaker: Laurie Mortimer, Palliative and Supportive Care Nurse, Cape Breton Cancer Centre


Thursday, March 5


Research Using Health Administrative Data: What's All the Fuss About Privacy?
Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit
10:00 - 11:00 am AST
Room B-A3, Tupper Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax and via webinar at http://dal.adobeconnect.com/mssuprivacy/ 
For more info, please click here


Newfoundland and Labrador


Monday, March 2 


Ethical Considerations in Deciding About Vaccinations for Infectious Diseases: Issues with Measles and Flu
Provincial Health Ethics Network Newfoundland and Labrador
12:00 - 1:00 pm NST
Speaker: Chris Kaposy
via Webinar - to register, please click here 
For more info, please contact Rick Singleton at rick.singleton@easternhealth.ca


Tuesday, March 3
 

Ethics Consultation Process: What You Can Request and What You Can Expect
Provincial Health Ethics Network Newfoundland and Labrador
12:00 - 1:00 pm NST
Speaker: Jennifer Flynn
via Webinar - to register, please click here 
For more info, please contact Rick Singleton at rick.singleton@easternhealth.ca


Wednesday, March 4 

Social Media in the Context of Culture: "I remember back in Nan’s day..."
Provincial Health Ethics Network Newfoundland and Labrador
12:00 - 1:00 pm NST
Speaker: Fern Brunger
via Webinar - to register, please click here 
For more info, please contact Rick Singleton at rick.singleton@easternhealth.ca 


Thursday, March 5
 

Physician Assisted Death: What Now That the Supreme Court of Canada has Ruled to Allow PAD in Canada? 
Provincial Health Ethics Network Newfoundland and Labrador
12:00 - 1:00 pm NST
Speakers: Darryl Pullman and Susan MacDonald
via Webinar - to register, please click here 
For more info, please contact Rick Singleton at rick.singleton@easternhealth.ca  


Friday, March 6


Accountability for Reasonableness: Applied Ethics in Time of Restraint
Provincial Health Ethics Network Newfoundland and Labrador
12:00 - 1:00 pm NST
Speaker: Rick Singleton
via Webinar - to register, please click here 
For more info, please contact Rick Singleton at rick.singleton@easternhealth.ca