September 19 & 20, 2013 Forum and Annual General Meeting
The 2013 Forum and Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, 2013 at the Ottawa Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Event registration is now open and accommodation is available at special group rates.
Substance use and addiction have a tremendous impact on individuals and communities in our country and have been estimated to cost Canada around $40 billion per year. There is a growing body of science regarding solutions to this challenge, but this is a complex societal issue where moral and emotional perspectives introduce a critical overlay to the available evidence. This is precisely the kind of challenge that the CanadianAcademy of Health Sciences is meant to confront and accordingly, the forum on September 19th, 2013 will address the full spectrum of these issues. Three multi-disciplinary sessions will respectively address the Biologic Approaches to Understanding Addiction, the Societal and Environmental Determinants of Substance Abuse, and Innovations in our Approach to Addiction. The symposium will conclude with a scholarly debate on the resolution of whether or not the use of illicit substances should be legalized. As in the past, it is hoped that the symposium will represent the launch of a full assessment by CAHS of an issue that is of major concern to Canadian society. We are most grateful to Drs. Tony Phillips, Marty Schechter, John Cairns, Greta Cummings, Joy Johnson, Harvey Skinner, Sherry Stewart and Tim Stockwell, the organizers of this year’s Forum.
The Paul Armstrong Lecture will be given this year by Dr. Lorne Tyrrell. Scientific presentations, successfully introduced last year to spotlight the work of our Fellows, will be given by Dr. Neil Cashman who will speak on Prions and prion-like diseases: Twisted sisters and Dr. Joy Johnson who will speak on Why Gender Matters to Public Health: A Tale of Three Studies. Dr. David Sackett will be inducted as our 2013 Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Sackett is a pioneer in the field of clinical epidemiology in Canada. He will speak at the Induction Dinner.
Event Registration Event registration is $325.00 plus $125.00 for the Banquet. A late registration fee of $375.00 will be applicable effective September 1, 2013. Online registration for this event is now open and may be accessed via the link provided or our website at http://www.cahs-acss.ca/e/home/ To Register Now Click Here
Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON. A block of rooms is being held on Wednesday, September 18, Thursday, September 19, and Friday, September 20, 2012. To make your reservation please call 1-800-441-1414 and quote the CAHS2013 group rate. The block of rooms will be available until it sells out or August 19, 2013 whichever comes first.
|Fairmont with View||$265.00|
Cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to arrival will be accepted and the deposit refunded for the full night’s stay. A credit card is required to guarantee all hotel reservations. Book early to avoid disappointment!
September 20 and 21, 2012, Forum and Annual General Meeting
End of Life Care in Canada: The Last 100 Days marked the Academy’s 7th Annual Forum and Annual General Meeting at the Ottawa Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Dr. Deborah Cook and her planning team are congratulated on creating a program that stimulated what many considered to be our most exciting dialogue to date. The Academy, while striving to increase Fellow engagement in meaningful ways, specifically designed the program to emphasize audience interaction and did so very successfully. CAHS Forum Program_September 2012 How much have you thought about this universal human experience: the end of life? Whereas most of us have some personal experiences with this subject, care at the end of life care is not a private matter nor necessarily remote. End of life care is delivered daily from coast to coast in our universal health care system, largely in a contemporary technologically-advanced hospital. With a grounding plenary lecture, several mini-symposia and panel discussions reflecting national and international evidence on this topic, the program provided a state-of-the-art and state-of-the-science review of end of life care, sharing both present realities and emerging research. This environmental scan of end of life care has implications for many stakeholders: patients, families, clinicians, policy-makers and all citizens. Dialogue served to highlight current controversies, underscore unmet needs, and forge future directions to improve end of life care for all Canadians. The keynote address, from Daren Heyland, was followed by presentations from Drs. Paul Armstrong, Kerry Bowman, John Cairns, Deborah Cook, Sharon Carstairs, Sara Davison, Jocelyn Downie, Robert Fowler, Jonathan Howlett, David Kuhl, Andreas Laupacis,Graeme Rocker, Peter Singer, and Kelli Stajduhar. The event closed with remarks from our President, Tom Marrie. Slide presentations will be posted here shortly.
The Inaugural Paul Armstrong Lecture In an expression of gratitude for Paul Armstrong’s vision and wisdom that continues to benefit and steer the Academy, we are delighted to launch this special Lectureship. Paul’s leadership and commitment to advance academic health sciences through academic service and innovation at local, national and international levels has led to achievements that are truly extraordinary. This year’s recipient, Jean Rouleau, spoke to “How best to bring clinical, health systems and population health research forward in Canada over the next 10 years”.
Henry G Friesen International Prize in Health Research Professor Marc Tessier-Lavigne, 2012 Recipient of the Henry G Friesen International Prize in Health Research, gave a luncheon address on “Brain development and brain degeneration: molecular control of nerve growth and pruning”.
Invited Scientific Presentations by CAHS Fellows A new element introduced to the program this year was the opportunity to showcase the research of some of our Fellows. These three quite varied but equally fascinating presentations included The Future is Aging: Canadian research priorities in global context by Anne Martin Matthews; Knowledge Translation – Where do we go from here? by Ian Graham; and Badgers, Cattle and People: The epidemiologic triad of bovine tuberculosis in Ireland by Wayne Martin.
53 New Fellows Inducted to the Academy in 2012 The distinctive competencies of these distinguished individuals have led to accomplishments and academic service to the full breadth of academic health sciences that is truly remarkable. The Induction Ceremony, led by Drs. Paul Armstrong and Jocelyne Feine, included many family members this year adding to the warmth of our celebrations.
|Benjamin Alman||University of Toronto|
|Todd Anderson||University of Calgary|
|William Avison||University of Western Ontario|
|Ross Baker||University of Toronto|
|Regina Browne||McMaster University|
|Roy Cameron||University of Waterloo|
|Ann Chambers||University of Western Ontario|
|William Clark||University of Western Ontario|
|Donald Cockcroft||University of Saskatchewan|
|Kerry Courneya||University of Alberta|
|Barbara Croy||Queen’s University|
|Denis Daneman||University of Toronto|
|Heather Dean||University of Manitoba|
|Raisa Deber||University of Toronto|
|Eleftherios P. Diamandis||University of Toronto|
|Ivan George Fantus||University of Toronto|
|Eduardo Luis Fabiano Franco||McGill University|
|Jan Marshall Friedman||University of British Columbia|
|Rebecca Fuhrer||McGill University|
|Subrata Ghosh||University of Calgary|
|Brenda R. Hemmelgarn||University of Calgary|
|Sally Jody Heymann||McGill University|
|William George Honer||University of British Columbia|
|David A. Hood||York University|
|Brian Patrick Kavanagh||University of Toronto|
|Richard Brian Kim||University of Western Ontario|
|Lorrie Allan Kirshenbaum||University of Manitoba|
|Andrei V. Krassioukov||University of British Columbia|
|Gary Lewis||University of Toronto|
|Joel Lexchin||York University|
|Christopher Warren Loomis||Memorial University, Newfoundland|
|Andres M. Lozano||University of Toronto|
|Gregory P. Marchildon||University of Regina|
|Robin S. McLeod||University of Toronto|
|Steven A. Narod||University of Toronto|
|Christian C. G. Naus||University of British Columbia|
|Peter William Nickerson||University of Manitoba|
|Beverley Anne Orser||University of Toronto|
|Marc Ouellette||Universite Laval|
|Jacques Pépin||Universite de Sherbrooke|
|Constantin Polychronakos||McGill University|
|Linda Rabeneck||University of Toronto|
|Kim Denise Raine||University of Alberta|
|Reinhart Reithmeier||University of Toronto|
|Molly S. Shoichet||University of Toronto|
|Weihong Song||University of British Columbia|
|Timothy Richard Stockwell||University of Victoria|
|Marcello A. Tonelli||University of Alberta|
|Rhian M. Touyz||University of Glasgow|
|Christos Michael Tsoukas||McGill University|
|Brian J. Ward||McGill University|
|Eric M. Yoshida||University of British Columbia|
|Bernard Zinman||University of Toronto|
September 15 & 16, 2011: A Highly Successful Forum & AGM
The 6th Annual CAHS Forum and Annual General Meeting was held at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa on September 15 & 16, 2011. On the first day, a provocative and stimulating full day symposium was held entitled “Smarter Caring for a Healthier Canada: Embracing System Innovation” led by Brian R. Golden, the Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor in Health Sector Strategy at the Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto, and The University Health Network. An audience of 150 CAHS Fellows and invited guests interacted with panelists and speakers in this solutions-focused event that highlighted innovations that can truly change how the system operates and how care is experienced by Canadians. Adapting the model of the Citizens’ Jury process, the event included a Community panel charged with responding to what they had heard about disruptive innovation, equity, efficiency and sustainability and how they saw the ideas and examples impacting on citizens who receive care from the health care system. CAHS Annual Meeting 2011_Forum Summary Presenters this year included – Keynote: Brian R. Golden. Equity: Nancy Edwards (presenter and panel chair)*; Margo Greenwood; Louise Nasmith*. Efficiency: Jack Kitts; Patricia Kosseim; Robyn Tamblyn*; panel chair – Bartha Knoppers*. Sustainability: Don Drummond; Jeremiah Hurley; Kevin McNamara panel chair – Pierre-Gerlier Forest*. Citizen’s Jury: Cindy Blackstock; Sharon Sholzberg-Gray; Anne Snowdon; panel chair – André Picard. *=CAHS Fellows Slide Presentations: Edwards_approved2; Golden_approved; Greenwood_approved; Hurley_approved; Kitts_approved; Kosseim_approved; McNamara_approved; Nasmith_approved; Tamblyn_approved2; Turnbull_approved In the evening, 45 new Fellows (see below) were inducted into the Academy together with the fifth Distinguished Fellow, Mr. Stephen Lewis. Although unable to attend in person, Mr. Lewis joined us via video address and spoke passionately on the subject – “The Battle Against AIDS Can Be Won, But It Won’t Be Won: Why Not?” The session ended on September 16th as Fellows attended the annual business meeting, listened to updates about ongoing assessments, potential future assessments and participated in lively discussion around impact and the effective dissemination of our work.
The 2011 Distinguished Fellow – Mr. Stephen Lewis An outstanding international champion for social justice and improved health of populations in developing nations across the globe whose achievements are truly extraordinary.
45 New Fellows Inducted At the 2011 Induction Ceremony the following outstanding individuals were welcomed into the Academy:
|Armstrong||Robert||University of British Columbia|
|Bend||John (Jack)||University of Western Ontario|
|Chambers||Larry||University of Ottawa|
|Cummings||Greta||University of Alberta|
|Fenster||Aaron||University of Western Ontario|
|Goel||Vivek||University of Toronto|
|Graham||Ian||University of Ottawa|
|Gregoire||Jean Pierre||Universite Laval|
|Gullane||Patrick||University of Toronto|
|Hancock||Robert||University of British Columbia|
|Hieter||Philip||University of British Columbia|
|Hill||David Joseph||University of Western Ontario|
|Illes||Judy||University of British Columbia|
|Klip||Amira||University of Toronto|
|Labonte||Ronald||University of Ottawa|
|Lang||Anthony||University of Toronto|
|Levy||Emile||Universite de Montreal|
|Li||Ren-Ke||University of Toronto|
|Madrenas||Joaquin||University of Western Ontario|
|Mody||Christopher||University of Calgary|
|Moses||Stephen||University of Manitoba|
|Postl||Brian||University of Manitoba|
|Potter||Andrew||University of Saskatchewan|
|Roos||Noralou||University of Manitoba|
|Rutka||James||University of Toronto|
|West||Lori||University of Alberta|
|Wiebe||Samuel||University of Calgary|
|Zlotkin||Stanley||University of Toronto|
September 30 and October 1, 2010: AGM & Forum
The 2010 CAHS Annual Meeting was held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on September 30 – October 1, 2010. Click here to download the Program. Slide presentations are provided below.
We concluded a highly successful Forum and annual general meeting in Ottawa on September 30 and October 1, 2010. On the first day, a provocative and stimulating full day symposium was held entitled “Personalized Health Care – Epigenetics, Ethics, Education, Economics”, led by Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director, The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. More than 100 Fellows and guests interacted with panelists and speakers including – Cheryl H. Arrowsmith, Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto; Morris L. Barer, Director, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Timothy Caulfield, Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta; Abdallah Daar, Professor of Public Health Sciences and of Surgery and Director of Ethics and Commercialization at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto; Mary Ensom, Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia; Robert G. Evans, Department of Economics and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia; Thomas Feasby University of Calgary; Jean Gray, Dalhousie University; Jeremy Grimshaw, Director, Centre for Best Practices, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa; Bartha Knoppers, Chair, Public Population Project in Genomics(P3G), McGill University; Michael Kobor, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Theapeutics, University of British Columbia; Roderick McInnes, Scientific Director, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University; Anita E. Molzahn, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta; Stuart Peacock, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency; Sally Thorne, Director, UBC School of Nursing; Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, Douglas McGill Director of McGill Studies on Suicide.
Participants were treated to a thought-provoking luncheon talk from Shirley Tilghman, the 2010 Friesen Prize winner, on the subject of Educating for the Future of Biomedical Science. The event, sponsored by the Council of Canadian Academies, was attended by The Honorable David C. Jacobson, the United States Ambassador to Canada.
In the evening, 37 new Fellows (see below) were inducted into the Academy together with the fourth Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Calvin R. Stiller. Dr. Stiller participated in the ceremony welcoming the new Fellows and provided some entertaining remarks about his remarkable career and his thoughts on the remarkable work being achieved and the critical need for investment in health sciences research in Canada. The session ended on October 1st, as Fellows attended the annual business meeting and heard updates about ongoing assessment work and impact and participated in a lively debate on our future strategic directions.
37 New Fellows Inducted At the 2010 Induction Ceremony the following outstanding individuals were welcomed into the Academy.
2010 Distinguished Fellow – Calvin R. Stiller M.D. An outstanding physician, scientist and entrepreneur who has championed innovation in health and biomedical research, and it’s application, for health improvements that are truly extraordinary.
|Aslam H Anis||University of British Columbia|
|Stephanie A Atkinson||McMaster University|
|Glen B Baker||University of Alberta|
|Allan B Becker||University of Manitoba|
|Deborah J Cook||McMaster University|
|Jay C Cross||University of Calgary|
|Alba DiCenso||McMaster University|
|Jocelyn G Downie||Dalhousie University|
|Hani S El-Gabalawy||University of Manitoba|
|Marvin J Fritzler||University of Calgary|
|William A Ghali||University of Calgary|
|Victor Han||University of Western Ontario|
|Paul C Hebert||University of Ottawa|
|Cyril M Kay||University of Alberta|
|Walter E Kipp||University of Alberta|
|George J Klein||University of Western Ontario|
|Maryse Lassonde||University of Montreal|
|Peter N Lewis||University of Toronto|
|John F MacDonald||University of Western Ontario|
|Brian A MacVicar||University of British Columbia|
|Nancy E Mayo||McGill University|
|Finlay A McAlister||University of Alberta|
|Linda McGillis Hall||University of Toronto|
|Jonathan B Meddings||University of Calgary|
|Christopher J Paige||University of Toronto|
|Claude Perreault||University of Montreal|
|Anthony G Phillips||University of British Columbia|
|Jean-Paul Praud||Universite de Sherbrooke|
|Leslie L Roos||University of Manitoba|
|James T B Rourke||Memorial University|
|Moira Stewart||University of Western Ontario|
|Gavin C E Stuart||University of British Columbia|
|R Andrew R Tasker||University of Prince Edward Island|
|Rui Wang||Lakehead University|
|Kishor M Wasan||University of British Columbia|
|V Wee Yong||University of Calgary|
|Gerald W Zamponi||University of Calgary|