This seminar series brings guest speakers to the Faculty of Law to stimulate the discussion of issues related to the intersection of law with health care and related ethical and social issues.

The series is organized by the Health Law and Policy Group and the CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy

All Seminars are held at 84 Queen’s Park, Falconer Hall, Solarium, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM unless otherwise indicated.

Lunch will be provided.

2014 - 2015 SCHEDULE

Date of Seminar



September 11
Ubaka Ogbogu
Assistant Professor
Faculties of Law and Pharmacy
University of Alberta 
The Return of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Why Mandatory Immunization is the Right Policy Option

Camille Lemieux
Associate Director, Infection Prevention and Control
University Health Network; Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

October 9
John Dawson
Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Otago (New Zealand) 
Randomized Controlled Trials of Community Treatment Order Regimes

Tess Sheldon
PhD candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto 
October 16 

Health Law Session within the University of Toronto-Tsinghua University Joint Conference


November 13
Colleen Flood
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa 

Using the Charter to Privatize Medicare

Y.Y. Brendon Chen
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Co-sponsored by the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights

January 15

Angela Campbell
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law McGill University
Engaging with Surrogates' Choices: Tracing and Proscribing Viable Mothers in Law


Brenda Cossman
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Kyle Kirkup, PhD Candidae and Trudeau Fellow
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 
February 5

Michael L. Perlin, Professor
Director, International Mental Disability Law Program
New York Law School

 All His Sexless Patients”: Persons with Mental Disabilities and the Competence to Have Sex
Commentator: Sophie Nunnely, lawyer and SJD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 
February 12
Steven Hoffman
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa 
Achieving Global Collective Action for Improving Access to Antimicrobials and Sustaining their Effectiveness

Paul Grootendorst
Director, Social and Administrative Pharmacy and Associate Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto 
February 26 
Eric Feldman
Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Pennsylvania 
 E-Cigarettes: A New Challenge for Law and Public Health? 

Robert Schwartz
Executive Director, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 
March 12
Shannon Gibson
Research Associate
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 

 Regulating Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs in the Digital Era

Commentator:  TBD

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