Geographic Access to Gender-Affirming Care

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About the talk While the extant literature has established the barriers to accessing care that transgender and gender diverse communities face, less attention has been paid to where gender-affirming care is provided and how geographically accessible it is. This talk focuses on a case study modeling access to gender-affirming hormone therapy in Texas, and looks […]

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Data Science and Health (DASH) Cluster AI Meets Ethics #4

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In this fourth session featuring Dr. Julie Robillard, we will explore the impact of social robot use in the context of brain health and illness, and discuss key ethical implications surrounding their use. Dr. Julie Robillard is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and Scientist in Patient Experience at BC […]

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Café Scientifique: A Unique Exploration of Indigenous Health and the Gut Microbiota

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We're excited to invite you to a free special event hosted by Indigenous leaders and researchers from the University of British Columbia. Join us for an evening at Café Scientifique at Musqueam Cultural Centre on February 29th, 2024, where we delve into the critical topic of the gut microbiota and its impact on Indigenous health. […]

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The Path Ahead for Innovation in Reimbursement

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Join the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) for an in-person afternoon of presentations and panel discussion convened by the IHE Health Technology Innovation Platform. The program will include provincial, national, and international perspectives on the implementation of innovative reimbursement agreements to support the adoption of promising new technologies and deliver treatments to patients in a timely and […]

$75

PharmaWhere? Exploring the Future of Drug Coverage in Canada

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The 36th annual Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) health policy conference will explore the future of drug coverage in Canada at a time of potentially significant policy development. As millions of Canadians cannot afford their prescription drugs, the federal government is in the process of developing new legislation that will enable a more […]

iCON South Asian Health Forum: Healthy Living, Healthy Heart

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iCON South Asian Health Forum: Healthy Living, Healthy Heart will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Delivered in Panjabi with simultaneous English interpretations available. Free to attend and boxed lunch will be provided. Also, explore and interact with the various community partners present at the exhibit hall.   Location: Surrey City Hall   This hybrid (online and […]

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Placebo and the ethics of deception in brain research and clinical care

UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The placebo effect is powerful in many neurological and psychiatric disorders and clinical trials often use placebos when developing and testing new treatments. Some people question the ethics of including a placebo group in research, while others would argue that to not do so is ethically fraught. In some cases, estimating the placebo effect and […]

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BC Provincial Deprescribing Webinar Series #6

Online/Virtual Event

When challenged by complex cases involving people taking too many medications, we may ask: Can I stop any of these? Which should I stop first? Do I need to taper this drug? If so, how? What should I monitor for after stopping, and when? Many clinicians address these clinical questions successfully, improving outcomes for patients. […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ experiences and realities within the Canadian Healthcare system: What’s the impact on health outcomes?

Online/Virtual Event

Indigenous peoples have consistently faced health inequities in the Canadian Healthcare system, which have contributed to poorer outcomes. This disparity is still a reality for many Indigenous peoples seeking care. It is important to understand how systemic racism and stereotypes influence the care they receive today. The SBME Indigenous Engagement Committee in collaboration with the […]

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