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SUMMER INSTITUTE IN HEALTH LAW

Do you want to develop deeper knowledge in health law, policy and ethics to supplement your career or studies?
Our Summer Institute is a one-week online program for professionals and university students. No prior experience or legal training is required. This year our focus will be on legal issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2021-07-16
ORGAN DONATION CONFERENCE VIDEOS

Key Policy Issues in Organ Donation & Transplantation took place June 17–18 2021, with 200 attendees and 30 speakers spread over 9 panels. The conference was chaired by CHLPE Interim Director Professor Jennifer Chandler, with panels chaired by various CHLPE members as well as members of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP). Full videos of all panels are available to stream at www.ottawahealthlaw.ca/odtconference. See also www.ottawahealthlaw.ca/pastevents for videos of all our other recent events.

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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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2021-07-16
CANADA IS NO GLOBAL HEALTH LEADER ON COVID-19 VACCINE EQUITY

Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita. Weeks after its vaccine portfolio made headlines worldwide, Canada remained silent on what would happen to its extra few hundred million projected doses; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally made a vague commitment to share surplus, not in an official policy but in a television interview. Little has happened since... Adam Houston writes in The Lancet (open access).
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The global initiative COVAX was meant to ensure poorer countries weren't left behind as COVID-19 vaccines rolled out. But wealthy countries struck their own agreements to jump to the head of the line, says CHLPE's Jason Nickerson, the humanitarian representative to Canada for Doctors Without Borders. Jason discusses Canada's role in how COVAX fell short on CBC's The Current for June 23.
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2021-07-16
"THE TYRANNICAL OR VULNERABLE SELF?"

CHLPE's Professor Jennifer Chandler was invited to deliver a keynote lecture in the III International Colloquium on the Philosophy of Neuroscience, organized by the ANPOF Working Group on the Philosophy of Neuroscience. Her presentation addressed legal challenges arising at the cutting edge of neurological therapies: The Tyrannical or Vulnerable Self: Should Ulysses Agreements Be Used to Address Significant Personality and Behavioural Change in Capable Patients Receiving Deep Brain Stimulation?
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2021-07-16
PAN-CANADIAN HEALTH DATA STRATEGY

As demonstrated during the first wave of COVID-19, and subsequent waves, significant gaps remain in Canada’s health data ecosystem, from timely reporting of basic data on individual cases and outbreaks, to genomic surveillance for new variants, or assessment of vaccine coverage, safety, and effectiveness in real-time. There is no doubt that our response to the pandemic has been severely limited as a result. Numerous high-profile reports and recommendations over many decades have repeatedly outlined what needs to be done. Put simply, our systems, processes and policies are geared towards an analog world, while we live in a digital age.

Read the first report of the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy Expert Advisory Group, of which CHLPE's Michael Wolfson is a member.
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2021-07-16
UNRAVELING THE CONTRADICTIONS OF HIV/AIDS GOVERNANCE IN CANADA

Reflecting on state efforts in Canada to normalize HIV/AIDS and fold it into a more integrated response to sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne illnesses, we examine how "end of HIV/AIDS exceptionalism" narratives obscure the new ways in which state power is being deployed such that, at the level of bodies and community organizations, actors are still subjected to exceptional state surveillance and control. Suzanne Hindmarch & Michael Orsini write in Critical Policy Studies.
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