Conference 2018 Program

8:30-9:00     Registration
9:00-9:50   Keynote address by Dr. Michael Rachlis, a private consultant in health policy analysis, and a leading expert on the Canadian health care system
9:50-10:10     Nutrition Break
10:10-11:00   Panel on Pharmacare with Marc-André Gagnon, an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, and an expert in political economy and health policy
11:10-12:00   Panel on Seniors Care with Andrew Longhurst, a researcher and policy analyst with the Health Sciences Association of BC, with a focus on health and social policy, poverty and inequality, and labour market change
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-1:50   Panel on Private Clinics with Steve Shrybman, an international trade and public interest lawyer, who has been forefront of policy and legal battles to defend and promote the public interest in the face of corporate globalization and neo-liberal policies of privatization, de-regulation and free trade
2:00-2:50   Political Panel
3:00-3:50   Closing statements from Ricardo Acuña, the Executive Director of Parkland Institute, who has spoken extensively and written on energy policy, democracy, privatization, and the Alberta economy
4:00-6:00   AGM