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CONFERENCE ON ORGAN DONATION & TRANSPLANTATION – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for Key Policy Issues in Organ Donation & Transplantation, an online conference coming June 17–18. Spanning 10 panels over two days with speakers from medicine, law, policy, ethics, and patient partners. We hope to see you there!

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2021-04-21
FULBRIGHT VISITING RESEARCHER FROM THE U.S. 2022

We are looking for an outstanding scholar to join CHLPE for four months in 2022 or 2023. The Chairholder will join our vibrant community of scholars, with the opportunity to interact with faculty and graduate students from law, social sciences, medicine, health sciences, management, and the arts. Our location in Ottawa enables the Chairholder to address issues of national and international significance and to network with leading policy-makers and jurists. Remuneration 25k USD + benefits. Deadline: 15 Sept 2021.

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2021-04-09
HIRING RESEARCH ASSISTANTS FOR ORGAN DONATION/TRANSPLANTATION CONFERENCE

CHLPE is looking for two student research assistants with excellent legal research, writing and interpersonal skills to assist us with our annual conference, which will take place on June 17-18, 2021 (via zoom). This conference will involve nine panels on cutting edge topics in the law, ethics and policy of the Canadian organ donation and transplantation system.

Student responsibilities:

  • Attend the conference
  • Take detailed notes of the presentations and Q&A discussions at five of the panels
  • Prepare five “fast fact” documents (examples can be viewed here: https://cdtrp.ca/en/publications/fast-facts/).  These documents summarize and educate the public about the ethico-legal issues covered in the panels.

DEADLINE: April 30

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2021-03-11
TWO $15K LL.M. BURSARIES IN BIOMEDICAL LAW

Professor Jennifer Chandler is looking for two excellent researchers interested in doing their Masters in Law under her supervision at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. A research bursary of $15,000 is available for one student to participate in each of:

  • Legal Definition of Death in an Age of Techno-Scientific Change
  • Presumed Consent (Opt-Out) Systems for Organ Donation

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2021-03-11
MANDATORY CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMS: A ROLE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CONSCIENCE BELIEF EXEMPTIONS?

Mariette Brennan along with CHLPE members Kumanan Wilson and Vanessa Gruben are authors of this new paper, available freely on SSRN. Childhood immunization programs are vital for public health. This paper analyzes the constitutionality of religious and conscience belief exemptions in vaccination programs in terms of both routine childhood immunizations and in the case of a COVID-19 vaccine. The paper proposes ways to restructure religious and conscience belief exemptions and provides guidance on how to move childhood immunization programs forward in the COVID-19 era.

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2021-03-11
WHY SCHEDULING AND TRACKING ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT

Dr. Kumanan Wilson appeared on the Hill Times Hot Room podcast to discuss how the technologies used to schedule and track the rollout are essential to ensuring that the largest healthcare intervention in human history runs smoothly.

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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP MORE SUSTAINABLE HEALTH WORKFORCES

This commentary addresses the critically important role of health workers in their countries’ more immediate responses to COVID-19 outbreaks, and provides policy recommendations for more sustainable health workforces. Paradoxically, pandemic response plans in country after country often fail to explicitly address health workforce requirements and considerations...

Professor Ivy Bourgeault is first author on this new open-access publication in Human Resources for Health.

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