Symposium on the Comparative Program on Health and Society's Contributions to the Social Determinants of Health

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 20178:00AM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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Join the Comparative Program on Health and Society as we commemorate seventeen years of the Program and celebrate its achievements in advancing research on the social determinants of health. Presentations by distinguished alumni will include discussions of their current research, with topics ranging from the health impacts of fracking in British Columbia to the Trade in Human Liver Lobes.


8:00 Registration and Breakfast

8:45 Opening Remarks by Stephen Toope, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, Peter Warrian, Co-Founder and Chair, Lupina Foundation, Lisa Forman, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

9:00 The History of CPHS
Peter Warrian, Co-Founder and Chair, The Lupina Foundation, Senior Research Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Margret Hovanec, Co-Founder and Director, The Lupina Foundation
Lisa Forman, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Joshua Goldstein, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
Bianca Seaton, Qualitative Researcher, St. Michael’s Hospital

10:30 Break

11:00 Socio-Economic Status and Health Outcomes

Social Determinants of Health in Rural Anhui
Weizhen Dong, Associate Professor, Sociology and Legal Studies, The University of Waterloo

When personal healing leads to reconciliation: a longitudinal study
Regine King, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba

Gender and health inequalities: Implications of the extended working lives agenda
Laurie Corna, Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London

Beyond the Ideology of Heterosexuality: Researching Structural Inequalities in Health Services
Andrea Daley, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, York University; Director, School of Social Work, York University

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Socio-Economic Status and Access to Healthcare

Where are the social determinants of health in this fracking conversation? Exploring the cumulative (health) impacts of resource development in northern British Columbia
Chris Buse, Project Lead, Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium, University of Northern British Columbia

Reflections on CPHS and Global HIV Social Science Research
Rusty Souleymanov, PhD Candidate, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

A program of work to advance the pan-Canadian measurement of equity in health care
Sara Allin, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Riding the wave. Understanding episodic disability and its impact on labour market participation in young adulthood and across the life course
Arif Jetha, Associate Scientist, Institute for Work and Health

15:00 Break

14:00 Human Rights, Globalization, and Ethics

Ethical issues related to the development and implementation of new technologies to fight tuberculosis
Diego Silva, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

HIV and the Limits of Securitization
Suzanne Hindmarch, Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick

Trade in Human Liver Lobes: Violence, Exploitation, Suffering
Monir Moniruzzaman, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Anthropology Michigan State University

Public Health as Social Justice
Maxwell Smith, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University Institute for Health and Social Policy

17:00 Closing Remarks from Lisa Forman

***Reception to Follow***


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