Friday, March 28, 2008

Population Health Symposium: Inequities and Health

Time sensitive
Registration deadline is April 15, 2008

Population Health Symposium: Inequities and Health
April 29, 2008
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Vancouver General Hospital
Paetzold Centre Auditorium (Jim Pattison Pavilion)
855 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC

The issue of growing health disparities is of paramount concern to our health system. This symposium is an opportunity to engage in an ongoing dialogue on issues surrounding the impact of the socioeconomic determinants of health. The purpose is to raise awareness of inequities, including an understanding of the research evidence and lessons from other jurisdictions. Topics will include:

  • The communication of population health information
  • The economic costs of poverty
  • Policy options to be considered in addressing inequities
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Dennis Raphael (Director of the School of Health Policy and Management at York University) who will present the keynote address and facilitate our panel discussion. Panel and breakout session presenters will be Mr. Seth Klein (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Dr. Vivian Labrie (Quebec National Strategy to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion) and Dr. Michael Hayes (Simon Fraser University).

The symposium is divided into two sessions. The morning will feature a keynote session and panel discussion. The afternoon will provide more in-depth presentations on each of the three topic areas and will provide an opportunity to identify potential areas of action.

Registration is free for this event but space is limited. To reserve
your space, please register for the event online at:

For registration inquires, please contact:
Sharon Baskett
Tel: 604-945-3574

Registration deadline is April 15, 2008.