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Providence Health Care is not sponsoring an Ethics Conference in the spring of 2018 but please hold April 26, 2019 for our annual conference. Details will be coming!

Contemporary Health Care Ethics: Issues That Will Challenge Us For The Next 10 Years (FULL!!!)


Friday, April 28, 2017 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Location: Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC


Registration fee: $100 including continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks (Free for PHC staff and physicians)



Shelly Benjaminy, BSc, MSc, Ethics Fellow, Providence Health Care (PHC); PhD Candidate, National Core for Neuroethics, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Tania Bubela, BSc, PhD, JD, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta (U of A)

Nadine Caron, MD, MPh, FRCSC, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine (Northern Medical Program), UBC;
Co-Director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Camille Ciarniello, BSN, LLB, Corporate Director, Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Patient Relations & Infection Prevention and Control, Providence Health Care (PHC)

Jagbir Gill, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Scott Harrison, RN, BScN, MA, CCHNC, Director, Strategy & Transformation, Urban Health, Mental Health & Substance Use, HIV/AIDS and Addictions, St. Paul's Hospital, PHC

Scott MacDonald, MD, Physician Lead, Providence Crosstown Clilnic, PHC

John Pinkney, Community Member

Ross Upshur, BA(Hons) MA, MD, MSc Head, Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation; Assistant Director, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health Systems; Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (U of T)



- Addiction

- Compassionate Access

- First Nations Issues in Health Care

- Gene Therapy

- Global Health

- Medical Assistance in Dying

- Organ Transplantation


Click HERE to view conference schedule

Click HERE to download registration form.

The conference will follow the PHC Intensive Health Ethics Seminar: An Introduction to Health Care Ethics, April 24 - April 27, 2017

How to Register:

By e-mail - complete registration form and email jmonthatawil@providencehealth.bc.ca

By fax - complete registration form and fax to 604-806-9071

By mail - complete registration form, inclulde cheque payable to: Providence Health Care and mail to:

June Monthatawil
PHC Ethics Services
c/o St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

For any questions regarding registration, please call 604-806-9952

Registration deadline: April 14, 2017

Registration contact: jmonthatawil@providencehealth.bc.ca


Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown, 1234 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC (located half a block from the seminar site)

Here is the reservation link: Book your group rate for PHC Ethics April 2017

Room: Studio Suite (with fully equipped kitchen)

Rate: $179 (CAD) per night

Phone: 1-604-688-1234

Toll-Free Reservation: 1-877-515-4135

Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yvrdr-residence-inn-vancouver-downtown/

When making reservations by phone, fax or email, please be sure to mention Providence Health Care Ethics in order to be quoted the seminar rate. Reserve your room by April 1, 2017.