February 22-23, 2011
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC
The Canadian population is aging. In 2011, the leading edge of the baby boom turns 65 – with the great bulge of that generation to follow. That simple fact has focused important attention on some key realities such as the likely major increase in Canada’s dependency ratio. But it has also spawned a dizzying number of assertions, myths, half-truths and misunderstandings about the implications of aging for our health care system. These tend to deflect attention away from the very serious decisions that will need to be made over the coming decades.
So how do we untangle the truth from the fiction and begin to make the changes and encourage the innovations that will be needed if we are to provide appropriate care for an aging population? These are some of the critical questions that will be addressed by some of the world’s experts, at CHSPR’s 2011 health policy conference. The program over the day and a half conference will be organized around a series of compelling questions, in which are embedded some of the leading myths that undermine our capacity to focus innovation and resources where they are most needed. Speakers will parse each theme, identify any embedded myths, their motivations and the reality, and discuss the possible, the probable, and the emerging innovations and evidence from Canada and beyond.
For more information go to: http://www.chspr.ubc.ca/hpc