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Summer Conference 2000 THE FUTURE OF HEALTH IN CANADA: THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE
69th Annual Couchiching Summer Conference
Armstrong, Patricia
Backlar, Patricia
Bates, Donald
Dale-Johnson, Vern
Decter, Michael
Evans, Robert
Golden, Ann
Guerriere, Michael
Joubert, Natacha
Kenney, Nuala
Kerr, Gretchen
Marcheterre, André
Marmot, Sir Michael
Mustard, J. Fraser
Offord, David (Dan)
Pawson, Anthony
Rock, The Hon. Allan
Roos, Noralou
Smith, Michael
Tarlov, Alvin R.
Wilson, Michael
Wolfson, Michael
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Conference Audio/Video Tapes

Audio tapes of the 2000 conference can be ordered from:
Audio Archives
Tel: 905.889.6555
E-mail: archives@idirect.com

Video tapes can be ordered from:
CPAC
Tel: 1.877.287.2722
Website: www.cpac.ca

 
Suggested Conference Reading List

Please contact us with any suggestions you may have for background reading.

Do We Care? Renewing Canada's Commitment to Health.
Edited by Margaret A. Somerville
Publisher: McGill - Queen's

Strong Medicine: How to Save Canada's Health Care System
By Michael Rachlis, M.D., Carol Kushner
Published by Harper Collins

Plunder
By Donald H. Bunker
Published by Undermounth, Lachute, QC

Operating in the Dark, The Accountability Crisis in Canada's Health Care System
By Lisa Priest
Published by DoubleDay Canada

Toward a Healthy Future
Second Report on the Health of Canadians
Prepared by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health for the Meeting of Ministers of Health, Charlottetown, PEI, September 1999

Code Blue, Reviving Canada's Health Care System
By David Gratzer

 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2000

Opening Keynote Session:
Prospects for a Healthy Future:
Comparing Canada with the U.S. and the U.K.
7:30–10:00 p.m.

Speakers:
J. FRASER MUSTARD, MD
Head and Founding President, The Founders’ Network
Canadian Institute for Advancement Research
ALVIN R. TARLOV, MD
Rice University, Houston
SIR MICHAEL MARMOT
Director, International Centre for Health and Society, Head, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
Moderator:

MARGARET LEFEBVRE
Director, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs,
Chair, 2000 Couchiching Conference

 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2000

Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m.

Session I: What is Health? What exactly are we striving for?
9:30 a.m.

Speakers:
PROFESSOR DONALD BATES, MD, Department of Social Studies in Medicine, McGill University
MICHAEL DECTER, Founder and Chair, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Session II: How Healthy are Canadians? What recent research tells us.
2:00–4:00 p.m.

Speakers:
PROFESSOR ROBERT EVANS, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia
PROFESSOR NORALOU ROOS, Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, University of Manitoba
DR. MICHAEL WOLFSON, Director, Social and Economic Studies Division, Statistics Canada
Moderator:

STEVE PAIKIN, Broadcaster

Session III: Medicines in our Future
7:00–7:30 p.m.

Speaker:
ANDRÉ MARCHETERRE, President, Merck Frosst Canada
Moderator:

DAVID LAKOFF, Vice-President, Communications & Marketing,
Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

Session IV: The Personal Impact of Technological Possibilities:
How will technology change our lives? What issues will it raise?
7:45–10:00 p.m.

Speakers:
VERN DALE-JOHNSON, Director, Neurological Department, Medtronic Canada

MICHAEL GUERRIERE, MD, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer,
University Health Network, Toronto

ANTHONY PAWSON, PhD, Head of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Moderator:

GLORIA BISHOP, Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Advisory Committee on Biotechnology

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2000

Session V: Passing By on the Other Side
9:30 a.m.

Speakers:
PATRICIA BACKLAR, Research Associate Professor of Bioethics, Departments of Sociology and Philosophy, Portland State University
DR. ANN GOLDEN, President and CEO, The United Way of Greater Toronto (author of The Golden Report on Homelessness)
DAVID (DAN) OFFORD, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, Head of Child Psychiatry, McMaster University
Moderator:

MADELINE-ANN AKSICH, The International Children's Institute,
Director, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

Session VI: Mental Illness in the Family: A Personal View
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Speaker:
MICHAEL WILSON, Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking, Royal Bank
Moderator:

JOHN HARBRON, Director, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

Lunch: CIPA Annual Members Meeting
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Discussion Groups
2:30 p.m.

Alternative health care. The fountain of youth. Ethical issues in health care. Science in our food: impact on health. Children's mental health: what can schools do? Other subjects specified by participants.

Awards Dinner: In honour of the 2000 National Essay Competition Winners
6:00–7:30 p.m.

Moderator:
MATTHEW GLOGOWSKI, Chair, Youth Affairs, Canadian Institute on Public Affairs

Session VII: The Citizen and the Health System: Rights and responsibilities
7:30–10:00 p.m

Speakers:
PROFESSOR PATRICIA ARMSTRONG, Department of Sociology, York University

NUALA KENNEY, MD, Director, Bioethics Education & Research, Dalhousie University
Moderator:

PAMELA WALLIN, Broadcaster

    Social Evening
    10:00 p.m.

 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2000

Session VIII: What Promotes and Sustains Good Health?
Lifestyle, Interventions and Evidence
9:30 a.m.

Speakers:
NATACHA JOUBERT, PhD, Head, Mental Health Promotion Unit, Health Canada

MICHAEL SMITH, ND, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Moderator:

ALAN PEARSON, Director, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

Closing Keynote:
"To Our Very Good Health"
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Speaker:
THE HON. ALLAN ROCK, Minister of Health, Government of Canada
(open forum question period following the Minister's comments)
Moderator:

PAMELA WALLIN, Broadcaster

Closing Comments
2:30 p.m.
MARGARET LEFEBVRE, Director, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs,
Chair, 2000 Couchiching Conference

 
CIPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 1999–2000

Trevor Bartram, President
F.W. Orde Morton, Vice-President, Program
Margaret Lefebvre, Chair, 2000 Conference
Cameron Campbell, Vice-President, Fundraising
Mark Boudreau, Vice-President, Finance & Treasurer
David Lakoff, Vice-President, Communications & Marketing
Elizabeth Waight, Chair, Year Round Programming
Tasha Kheiriddin, Chair, Marketing
Matthew Glogowski, Chair, Youth Affairs
Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Secretary
Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie, Chair, Western Canada
Stephen Probyn, Chair, Nominations
Ruth Abrahamson, Executive Director

 
CIPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 1999–2000

Madeline-Ann Aksich
Jan-Marie Divok
Gordon Floyd
Alex Frame
Karen Goldenberg
John Harbron
Megan Harris
Duncan Jackman
Dr. John Kirton
Eric Koch
Madeline Koch
Eliane Labendz
David McGown
Adam Ostry
Alan Pearson
Alexander Rose
Bobbi Speck
Barbara Thompson

 
THANKS TO OUR GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE SPONSORS
(confirmed as of July 2000)

Bank of Montreal
BDO Dunwoody LLP, Healthcare Advisory Services
Bombardier Inc.
Canada Lands Company Limited
Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Certified General Accountants of Canada
Donner Canadian Foundation
The Fulcrum Investment Group
Glaxo Wellcome Inc.
Henry of Pelham Estate Wineries
Industry Canada (SchoolNet)
Institute for Research on Public Policy Development
Hill and Knowlton
Jackman Foundation
Janssen-Ortho Canada Inc.
Liberty Health
Marjorie & Gerald Bronfman Foundation
National Public Relations Ltd.
Probyn & Company Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada
Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation
Stikeman Elliott
The International Children’s Institute
Universal Medical History & Information (UMED) Inc.
Vancouver/Richmond Health Board

    National Essay Competition
    Canada Post Corporation
    Certified General Accountants of Canada
    Canada Lands Company Limited

 
KURT SWINTON SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Ruchika Arora, Concordia University
Chris Buckle, McGill University
Sommer Buttu, University of Western Ontario
Michelle Dagnino, York University
Jill Daley, Dalhousie University
Justin Johnson, University of Ottawa
Mekalai Kumanan, Dalhousie University
Andrea Martin, McGill University
Natalie Moalem, York University
Mark Stewart, University of Guelph
Jordan Velestuk, University of Saskatchewan
Erica Zarkovich, University of Toronto

 
ACZEL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Farah Malik, University of Toronto
Marleen Morris, Vancouver/Richmond Health Board
Tamara Trottman, Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology