Matt Borsellino, The Medical Post, July 19, 2005
The June 8 th 2005 Supreme Court of Canada (Chaoulli-Zeliotis),
legalizing private health insurance in Quebec, rejected arguments
that the pain and disability of waiting were justifiable in order
to preserve the public system. The goal of this conference is to
provide answers to long debated questions regarding the Canadian
- Should other provinces revise their legislation to conform to the principles set forth by the Court or will they face court challenges of their own? What will the impact be inside and outside Quebec?
- A whole new range of finance and insurance products will be developed. Learn what lies ahead if private health insurance for all Canadians becomes a reality. How will you advise clients wishing to pursue private health opportunities? What does the decision ultimately mean for Canadians and what does it mean for your business?
- An economic boom? With the prospect of $40 billion dollars of new non government funding being directed into health care delivery in Canada each year, and with the potential for Canada to participate in and benefit from the $1.6 trillion dollar U.S. health system, might we witness the biggest stimulus that Canada's economy has ever seen?
- Medical Professionals: Is a new European style health system evolving in Canada? Are you ready to participate and what are the rules? Should you find a location or set aside time for private practice?
- What is the potential boost to hospitals, medical device and technology companies, and those involved in facility design, operation and construction? How might changes impact the practice and funding of nurses, nurse practitioners and other health workers?
Registration fees include admission to all sessions, panel discussions and conference
material. Also included are: two breakfasts, two lunches, a cocktail reception
and four coffee breaks.
GST Registration No. 857727200
· Active Member: $1,079 + $75.53 (GST) = $1,154.53
· Non-Member: $1,199 + $83.93 (GST) = $1,282.93
Receipts: Official receipts will be provided to delegates with
their program material at the conference registration desk.
Cancellation Policy: An administration charge of
20% will be charged on all refunds. Refunds will be made if notification
is received in writing and postmarked not later than October 7, 2005.
No refunds will be available after October 7, 2005. Refunds will
be mailed following the Conference.
Special Needs: Please indicate special dietary needs or
personal mobility problems on your registration form.
Room Reservation Procedures:
We have secured a room rate at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver of $179.00 single/double
for our participants. All rates are in Canadian dollars and are subject to prevailing
taxes at the time of occupancy.
Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by one of the following
· By phone: (604) 684-3131
· Toll free: 1 (800) 441-1414
· By fax: (604) 662-1924
· By email: email@example.com
· By Internet: Fairmont
When making your reservations please advise that you are registering for
the Canadian Independent Medical Clinics Association Conference - Group code "GRIMC1." Check-in
time is 3:00 pm, check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Rooms are subject to availability and will be processed on a first come, first
reserved basis. Room rates will only be reserved until Tuesday, October 11, 2005.
Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.
Cancellation Policy: You will be required to guarantee your
reservations for late arrival in cash or by use of a major credit card. Cancellation
of individual reservations made up to 48 hours prior to arrival will be accepted,
and the deposit refunded for those rooms for the full night's stay.
Air Canada discounted rates
Air Canada has been appointed the official airline of the "Saving Medicare: Strategies & Solutions" conference in Vancouver.
To book your flights and take advantage of special discounted fares, simply contact your travel agency or
Air Canada at 1 800 361-7585, and mention our convention number: CV050182.
Who Should Attend
Former CEO BMI / General Healthcare Group, UK
Mary Anne Bobinski
Dean of Law, University of British Columbia
Dr. Jacques Chaoulli
Quebec physician and appellant in the Supreme Court of Canada challenge
Lawyer and Director, Southern Cross Healthcare Group, New Zealand
Dr. Brian Day
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UBC
Hon. Madam Justice Janice R. Dillon
BC Supreme Court and Co-Author What's Law Got to Do with It? - Health Care
Reform in Canada
Robin Elliot QC
Professor and Associate Dean of Law, UBC
Senior Health Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute
Federal - Provincial relations expert, author and former leader BC Liberal
Dr. Mark Godley
Ida J. Goodreau
President and Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health
President, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Brussels, Belgium
Christopher E. Hinkson QC
Harper Grey, LLP, Vancouver
Peter Hogg QC
Former Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
Senator Michael Kirby
Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Former Leader of the Reform Party of Canada and Official Opposition leader
Chair of Advocis and Past President of CALU
Chief Executive of Southern Cross, New Zealand
Executive Director, CIMCA
Dr. William Orovan
Past President, Ontario Medical Association, Chair of Surgery, McMaster University
Senior Consultant, Health Benefits and Health Care, Watson Wyatt, Vancouver
Sally C. Pipes
President and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, San Francisco
Chief Executive, International Federation of Health Plans and a former British
Minister of Health
John H. Saunders
Davis and Co LLP. Vancouver, BC
Marvin R.V. Storrow QC
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Les Vertesi
Councillor, Health Council of Canada
Health Care and Business Consultant. Instructor, Faculty of Nursing The University of Manitoba
Federal Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto