Monday, October 25, 2010: 10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom East (Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel)

* Candidate for the Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Competition

Session Chairs:
Ahmed M. Bayoumi, MD, MSc and Murray D. Krahn, MD, MSc
10:30 AM
Anthony J. Culyer, CBE, BA, Hon, DEcon, Hon, FRCP, FRSA, FMedSci, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Tony Culyer is also a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York, England.  Tony is founding co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics and was the founding Organiser of the world's first association of health economists (HESG in the United Kingdom) in 1970. He has served on many journal editorial boards in health economics, medicine, medical ethics, social science and medical law, and has published over 250 articles and more than two dozen books. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1994 Tony authored the "Culyer Report" supporting research and development in the NHS. In 1999 Tony was the founding vice-chair of NICE. He is chair of the Office of Health Economics (London) and was until 2010 Chair of the Canadian Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's Research Advisory Council (Toronto). In 2003-6, he was Chief Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (Toronto). Between 1992 and 1997 he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at York and his research took a bit of a nose-dive. His main research interests since then continue to be the development of the extra-welfarist approach to health service evaluation, the integration in decision making of ethical considerations beyond those embodied in ‘efficiency’, and the design of procedures and institutions that promote ‘good’ decisions.

11:00 AM
Paul P. Glasziou, Paul, P, University of Oxford, London, United Kingdom
Paul Glasziou is currently the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, and Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine in the department of Primary Care at the University of Oxford, and also continues work as a part-time General Practitioner. The author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, in medical decision making, clinical trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based medicine.  He is editor of the BMJs journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, and the author of six books related to evidence based practice. In 2008 he was awarded an NHMRC Australia Fellowship. He is a member of the management committee of the 3 largest clinical trials ever conducted in Australia: the LIPID, FIELD, and ADVANCE studies. He has published 6 books: Systematic Reviews in Health Care, Decision Making in Health Care and Medicine: integrating evidence and values, An Evidence-Based Medicine Workbook, Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-making, Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, and Evidence-Based Medical Monitoring: Principles and Practice. As Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine since 2002, Professor Glasziou has lead numerous workshops, in several countries, on both practicing Evidence-Based Medicine, and how to teach Evidence-Based Medicine.

11:30 AM
Daniel Callahan, PhD, The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY

Daniel Callahan was the co-founder of The Hastings Center, Garrison, N.Y., and its Director and President from 1969 to 1996. He is presently a Senior Researcher and President Emeritus at the Center. He has been a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Medical School, and is now a Senior Scholar, Institute of Politics and Policy Studies, Yale University. He is also an Honorary Faculty Member, Charles University Medical School, Prague, the Czech Republic. The Hastings Center is a research and educational organization founded in 1969 to examine ethical issues of medicine, biology and the environment. Dr. Callahan received his PhD in philosophy from Harvard, an MA from Georgetown University, and his B.A. fromYale. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, a former member of the Director’s Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control, and of the Advisory Council, Office of Scientific Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He won the 1996 Freedom and Scientific Responsibility Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was awarded the Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2006. Dr. Callahan is the author or editor of 41 books. They include Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care System (Princeton University Press),Medicine and the Market: Equity v. Choice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006);What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative (University of California Press, 2003); False Hopes (Simon & Schuster, 1998); The Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death (Simon & Schuster, 1993);What Kind of Life: The Limits of Medical Progress (Simon & Schuster, 1990); Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society (1987); The Tyranny of Survival (1973);Abortion: Law, Choice and Morality (1970); Ethics in Hard Times (1982); and, with his wife, Sidney,Abortion: Understanding Differences (1984).