Events

Events


Events are invaluable to moving global health forward. They are opportunities to exchange insight, test out new ideas, and make connections.

All Dahdaleh Institute events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


Calendar

Jan
31
Thu
2019
Right to Health: An overlooked driver of access to essential medicines
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Right to Health: An overlooked driver of access to essential medicines @ Boardroom, DIGHR Offices

Dr. Katrina Perehudoff delivers her presentation to the Global Health Search Committee. This presentation is open to the public and everyone is invited to ask questions.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care | Discussion
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care | Discussion @ DIGHR Boardroom, Dahdaleh Building

Prof. Catherine Régis leads this casual talk hosted by the Global Strategy Lab to broadly discuss implementation of artificial intelligence in health care. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Catherine Régis is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and holds the Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy. She is also a researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP). Before joining Université de Montréal, she was a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law, where she directed its graduate program in health law and policies (2008-2012). She holds a Master’s degree in Health Law from Université de Sherbrooke, a Certificate in Clinical Ethics from University of Geneva and a Doctor of Law Degree (S.J.D) from University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis, supervised by Professor Colleen M. Flood, focused on optimizing modes of conflict resolution so as to address health care access problems in Canada. Professor Régis has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1999 and is an accredited mediator.

The recipient of numerous prizes, scholarships and grants from, most notably, the Canada Research Chair program, Canadian health research institutes and the Fonds de recherche Société et culture du gouvernement du Québec, she is frequently called upon to act as a consultant or educator for the health industry. Catherine Régis collaborates with several interdisciplinary and international research teams, notably in the areas of medicine, management and psychology. In addition, she has served on a variety of committees in the health and social services sector, including the consultation forum for the Quebec Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec (until 2011) and the Quebec Government’s Ethical Committee on Public Health (until 2007). She has also been a visiting professor at Université de Paris V (Paris-Descartes) and at Université de Montpellier I.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
A.I. and Health Equity: Opportunities and challenges for ethics and policy | External event
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A.I. and Health Equity: Opportunities and challenges for ethics and policy | External event @ Urban Space Gallery

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) brings fundamental change in our lives, affecting everything from business to government; working life to personal time. As increasingly sophisticated AI systems are created and used more widely, the effects on our health are unclear.

Effects on labour markets and employment are popular areas of public concern and debate, but the potential societal effects of A.I. extend more broadly. Questions have been raised about fundamental and complex topics such as algorithmic bias, transparency, governance, and inclusion.

This panel will examine diverse topics including ethics, policymaking and the health of our cities.

Our speakers will provide an overview of key A.I. concepts, their cross-cutting policy implications, and consider what health equity considerations we must undertake when thinking about the use of AI in the GTA.

Speakers:
Jennifer Gibson, Director, University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics
Vass Bednar, Head of Public Policy, Delphia

Moderated by Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute

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Doors will open at 6 p.m. Event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

If cost is a barrier, you require information in an alternative format, or have concerns related to the accessibility of this event, please contact contact@wellesleyinstitute.com.

NOTE: This is not a DIGHR event

Apr
17
Wed
2019
First Annual Student Symposium | Research Showcase
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
First Annual Student Symposium | Research Showcase @ DIGHR Boardroom, Suite 2150, Dahdaleh Building, 88 The Pond Road, YorkU Keele Campus

The 2018-19 academic year marked the first time the DIGHR engaged undergraduate interns. Mentored by Faculty and Research Fellows, student interns learned firsthand about today’s priority global health challenges and how to address them through excellence in research.

On April 17, student interns will showcase the work they did and share their experience at DIGHR. Join us as we celebrate their contributions!

Image: Student interns Sayo Falade (left) and Tanya Narang (right) take notes for the DIGHR water quality workshop.

This event is part of Seminars & Lectures series. To receive a reminder of this event, click here.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Information Design for the Common Good | Lunch & Learn
Aug 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Information Design for the Common Good | Lunch & Learn @ Boardroom, Dahdaleh Institute Offices

Designers are increasingly involved in the world of social good. Traditionally installed in commercial sectors, they are now collaborating with scientists, researchers and others non-designers with their own knowledge-base and processes. These interdisciplinary encounters are often new, exciting and challenging.

Drawing on her experiences of this phenomenon, and on the research behind her upcoming book Information Design for the Common Good, Courtney Marchese will lead a Lunch & Learn on interdisciplinary design collaboration in global health.

Courtney Marchese is a professional designer with over a decade of experience specializing in data visualizations, information graphics, UX design, and usability studies. She is also an Associate Professor of Graphic + Interactive Design, teaching a wide range of design theory, research, and technical skills at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Protecting Digital Public Health: Towards a Regulatory Framework for Internet Pharmacies | Seminar
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Protecting Digital Public Health: Towards a Regulatory Framework for Internet Pharmacies | Seminar @ Boardroom, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research

To address the rising cost of medicines, patients and policymakers are increasingly turning to personal importation through Internet Pharmacies. Despite their potential to improve access to affordable medicines, most countries do not sufficiently regulate Internet Pharmacies, exacerbating public health risks.

The aim of this presentation will be twofold. Using stakeholder and supply chain mapping, the first task will be to determine if and how safety and quality of medicines sold over the Internet can be protected. The broader objective will be to apply a public health framework to evaluate emerging strategies of regulating Internet Pharmacies. In addition to mainstream proposals of expanding the jurisdictional scope of existing regulatory authorities, we consider disruptive internet governance strategies that delegate public health functions to technology intermediaries.

Aria Ilyad Ahmad is the Global Health Foresighting Research Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Since 2014, he has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. Aria is a past Duke University Global Health Fellow and past faculty member of the Global Health Education Initiative at the University of Toronto. He has testified before the Canadian Senate on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, served on the board of directors of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and was the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières Access to Medicines Fellow in India. Aria received his HBSc and MSc in international pharmaceutical policy from the University of Toronto, and is completing his PhD in global health governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.

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