Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
3rd Annual Health Law Day

New Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest and Liability

Friday, November 22, 2002
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bennett Lecture Hall – Flavelle House
78 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Conference Agenda

Abstracts are available for some presentations.  Click on the hyperlinked titles to download the abstract. The document format is indicated in brackets.

See the speakers' biographies by clicking on the speaker names.

8:00 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

Plenary Session: Canadian and American Perspectives on Research Regulation




Professor Bernard M. Dickens, Dr. William M. Scholl Professor of Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Professor Anna Mastroianni, University of WashingtonSchool of Law and School of Public Health and Community Medicine

"Swinging on the Pendulum: The Continuing Evolution of US Policies Protecting Human Subjects" 

Professor Kathleen Cranley Glass, Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGillUniversity

“Questions and Challenges in the Governance of Research Involving Humans: A Canadian Perspective”

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

Workshop 1: Conflict of Interest: Ethical and Legal Approaches




Mr. Gilbert Sharpe, Partner, Goodman and Carr LLP

Dr. David Naylor, Dean of Medicine, University of Toronto

"Managing the Spout: Publication Policies and Policy Harmonization in TheTorontoAcademic Health Science Complex"

Professor Sheldon Krimsky, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
"Reforming Research Ethics in an Age of Multi-vested Science" (Word format)

Professor Trudo Lemmens, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
"The Human Subjects Trade: Ethical and Legal Issues Surrounding Recruitment Incentives" (Word format)



Workshop 2: Bill C-13 and Stem Cell Research




Dr. Duff R. Waring, Research Associate, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Mr. Glenn Rivard, General Counsel, Legal Services, Health Canada

"Research Involving Humans:  Federal Governance" (Power Point format)

Dr. JanetRossant,, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount SinaiHospital

“Bill C-13 from a Scientist’s Perspective”

Professor Angela Campbell, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
"Criminal Law and Bill C-13: Is Parliament Flexing the Wrong Political Muscle?" (Word format)

12:20 p.m.

Workshop Discussions

12:50 p.m.


1:50 p.m.

Plenary Session: Legal Liability in Gene Therapy Research and the Case of Jesse Gelsinger




Ms. Shelley Birenbaum, Senior Associate, Goodman and Carr LLP

Mr. Alan Milstein, Legal Counsel, Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose and Podolsky, P.A.

"Clinical Trials And Human Subject Protection: A Plaintiff’s Perspective" (Powerpoint format)

Mr. Paul Gelsinger, father of the late Jesse Gelsinger

Ms. Mary Thomson, Legal Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault

“The Transfer from Research to Therapy: Liability Anyone?”

2:50 p.m.



3:30 p.m.




The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
The Ontario Genomics Institute (Genome Canada)
The Stem Cell Genomics and Therapeutics Network