Québec's Science & Policy Issues

Proceedings 2013

We would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, advisers and speakers for an outstanding 2013 SPE conference.

The 2013 conference report summarizes the panel discussions, including the interaction between the speakers and the public and will be soon available..

All 2013 SPE conference panels can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Opening keynote

Dr. Catalina López Correa, PhD; Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Génome Québec

The Future of Family Medicine: A new model of care for better health outcomes

Dr. Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, McGill University
Dr. Alain Vadeboncoeur, MD; Chief, Emergency Care Service, Montreal Heart Institute; Associate Professor, Université de Montréal; President, Médecins québécois pour le régime public
Claudio Del-Grande, MSc; (Moderator), Researcher, Health Systems and Services, CRCHUM

Special Keynote

Dr. Joe Schwarcz, PhD;Professor, Department of Chemistry; Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University

Open-Access Journals: Who owns the science?

Dr. Stevan Harnad, PhD; Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Sciences, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
Dr. Madhu Pai, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Dr. Florence Piron, Associate Professor, Information and Communication Department Louis-Jacques-Casault, Université Laval
M. Paul Dufour (Moderator), Principal, PaulicyWorks; Fellow, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

The PhD Bubble: What is the reality behind the myth?

Dr. Michael W. McBurney, Senior Scientist, Program Director, Cancer Therapeutics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
M. Jesse Vincent-Herscovici, Strategic Accounts and Business Development, Mitacs
Mme. Lorna MacEachern, MA; Graduate Student Career Advisor, McGill University
Dr. Morag Park, PhD; (Moderator), Professor, Department of Biochemistry; Director, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre, McGill University

Drug addiction in Quebec: Do our social, health, and legal policies lead to well-being and safety?

Me. Louis Letellier de Saint-Just, LLB, LLM; Chairman, CACTUS Montréal; Board member of the Canadian HIV/Aids Legal Network
M. Guy Pierre Lévesque, Méta d’Âme Montréal, and member of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Steering Committee
Dr. Elise Roy, MD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke
Senateur Pierre Claude Nolin, L.L.L.; Conservative Party of Canada, The Senate of Canada
Dr. Jean-François Boivin, MD, ScD, FRCPC; (Moderator), Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University

Special Keynote

 Mr. Jakob Teitelbaum, MBA, Senior Associate, McKinsey & Company

Closing Keynote

Mr. Rafal Rohozinski, PhD, Principal & CEO, The SecDev Group

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