February 27, 2024

Structure, Agency and Vision: Public Health in the 21st Century

Pierre-Gerlier Forest comments on a paper that's authors want healthcare to make use of the experience gained during the current health crisis (COVID-19) to fully engage in the resolution of those major problems, which happen to share many characteristics with a “classic” pandemic. Forest argues the paper does not pay much attention to institutional factors and policy processes. Commentary available here.


Monday, March 04, 2024  - Toronto Leadership Discussion

Is Our Health System Ready for Where Science is Taking Us?

Dr. Bob Bell, Former Deputy Minister of Health, Ontario,
Dean Duffin, Patient Advocate and Kids Cancer Care Board Member,
Dr. Ronan Foley, Clinical Hematologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences,
Dr. Elise Héon, Staff Director, Ocular Genetics Program Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children and
Moderator: Avis Favaro, Health Journalist


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