President's Dream Colloquium on Traveling for Health, Fall 2015
The health sector is ever more globalized through the increasing ease of travel, trade in health services, and the spread of new health technologies across international borders. National health systems cannot function in isolation from one another as patients, health professionals, and even diseases are in a constant process of movement from one space to another.
Through this colloquium, we seek to challenge participants’ understanding of what forms travel for health is taking and what impacts traveling for health is having both within Canada and internationally. Participants in this colloquium, including registered students and the wider community, will gain a better understanding of the opportunities and limitations presented by the globalization of health care and the need to better understand and plan for the dangers and potential for health inequities that this process creates.
Patients and health workers are increasingly traveling for health and the issues discussed in this seminar are of continuing importance to members of not only the university community but globally as well.
The free public lectures will start a dialogue on what steps we can take to shape this trend in a way more beneficial to Canadians and non-Canadians alike. Students taking the associated course will leave with a strong understanding of the role of globalization and travel on global health.
- Medical Volunteering Abroad
September 17, 3:30pm: John Crump, Professor of Global Health, Otago University, New Zealand. You can reserve your seats online.
- Health Worker Migration
October 1, 3:30pm: Ronald Labonté, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and Professor of the Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa, Canada. You can reserve your seats online.
(note date change as of August 25)
- International Human Subject Research
October 15, 3:30pm: Anant Bhan, Adjunct Professor, Yenepoya University, Pune, India. You can reserve your seats online.
(note date change as of August 25)
- Medical Tourism to Low and Middle Income Countries
October 29, 3:30pm: Rupa Chanda, Professor in Economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. You can reserve your seats online.
- Medical Tourism to Canada
November 5, 4:00pm: Monika Dutt, Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, Cape Breton, Canada. You can reserve your seats online. (note date change as of September 3)
- Circumvention Tourism
November 26, 7:00pm: Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. You can reserve your seats online.
These free public lectures are open to everyone. All lectures will take place on the Burnaby campus, with the exception of the November 26 lecture by Glenn Cohen, which will be held at SFU Vancouver.
Graduate and senior undergraduate students are also invited to register in the graduate course that accompanies these public lectures. See course page for information.
The President's Dream Colloquium on Traveling for Health is generously funded by:
Grad Student application form
Undergraduate student application form
Traveling for Health poster
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