Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series

The Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series is an annual series of bilingual conferences / webinars that aim to bring together multiples public agents regarding different subjects in health ethics. The series’ objective, supported by many academic institutions located in Montreal, is to promote interdisciplinary reflection as well as foster new ways of thought that better assemble the larger public.

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ABOUT THE SERIES

The Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series aims to bring clinicians, academics, patients, politicians, public figures, students and community members together to think about and discuss issues in health ethics. This series was formerly known as the Montreal Neuroethics Network. It has hosted dozens of scholars from local and international institutions since 2007.

2022 THEME: Information and Health: Still the crux of the matter?

After decades of promoting patient rights and organizational transparency, is information still the crux of the matter in healthcare? It is clear that many barriers to an optimal flow of information: the opacity of information on the functioning of the health system, the overabundance of contradictory information on mental and physical health, the emergence of telehealth platforms, and the role of the media in providing accurate information on health in times of pandemic. The Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series will call on various stakeholders from political, scientific, and government circles, as well as patients to determine whether information and its accessibility are still a fundamental health issue. We will try together to understand why and for whom this issue persists and discuss the possible solutions and promising practices.

2022 PROGRAM
05/20/2022.- Maladies mal comprises, soins de qualité et information en santé (panel)

Speakers:

Animation : Ariane Quintal, PhD student, Pragmatic health research ethics, IRCM

 

Download summary here. (in French)

06/09/2022.- Le partenariat de soins et de services au niveau clinique : un soutien émotif, informationnel et éducatif grâce à l'accompagnement par les pairs
09/15/2022.- Les prises de risque d'une pédagogie de l’Éducation thérapeutique du patient.

Dr Rémi Gagnayre,  laboratoire de Santé publique : éducations et pratiques de santé, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord

Résumé La pédagogie de l’Education thérapeutique du patient comporte le risque de soutenir des apprentissages renforçant une biomédicalisation ou un développement personnel sans lien avec la réalité de soin. Ce risque découle de la tension qu’éprouvent les acteurs de cette pédagogie dans leur volonté de lutter contre les injustices épistémiques et leur assujettissement aux processus de normalisation et de domination à l’oeuvre dans la santé. Dans ce contexte, une pédagogie autonormative de l’éducation thérapeutique peut-elle advenir ?

10/13/2022.- Une analyse politique des barrières à l’accès aux données pour la recherche en santé

Dr. Damien Contandriopoulos, Professor and acting director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, University of Victoria

11/10/2022.- What is brain death? The imperative to communicate honestly and transparently with the public

Dr. Robert Truog, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

SummaryThe position of the American Academy of Neurology is that “brain death” signifies the biological death of the person, just like when death is declared following cardiopulmonary arrest. We now know that this is not true – although these patients have a devastating brain injury, some may “survive” for years. A lack of honesty and transparency about the meaning of brain death threatens the trust of the public in the medical profession.

12/01/2022.- Panel de clôture
  • Animation : Dr. Abdou Simon Senghor
  • Speakers: to be confirmed
PAST CONFERENCES
04/21/2022.- Les données cliniques 'en vie réelle': Pourquoi est-ce à la fois si nécessaire, difficile et risqué ?

04/01/2022.- Sport, information et santé mentale

03/17/2022.- Innovations et information en santé : Dialogue avec Dre Michèle de Guise, présidente – directrice générale par intérim, INESSS

02/17/2022.- Les aspects légaux de l’information en santé, Me Geneviève Piché

02/27/2022.- Les aspects légaux de l’information en santé