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Seeking Solutions Symposium: Linking Ethics, Research Evidence and Policy-Practice Change

Toronto, Ontario
February 21-22, 2012

Ryerson University
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)

The Hospital for Sick Children, Women’s College Hospital and Ryerson University are jointly hosting a two-day health ethics, research evidence and knowledge translation symposium in Toronto, Ontario.

The Seeking Solutions Symposium will bring together ethicists, legal experts, researchers, practitioners, policy analysts, and community members to address access to care for individuals living in Canada without health insurance. Expert presentation syntheses and roundtable workshop discussions will examine ethical and legal debates, present emerging research evidence, share policy and practice experience, and develop concrete guidelines, recommendations and action plans to address this pressing health care & service delivery need.   

The objectives of the symposium and roundtable workshops are:

  1. To collectively examine and discuss ethics, rights, legalities and economics associated with the extension of universal health care provision to the uninsured
  2. To pool and synthesize available research data regarding the health status, access to care, service delivery, and health care outcomes of diverse uninsured populations
  3. To jointly identify and help formulate effective solutions to the health care access issue, by developing  practice guidelines and policy recommendations for uptake by practitioners and decision makers and formulating concrete action plans

Participation is open to all; advanced registration is required for attendance.  To register, please visit

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