On March 17, 2010, the NCCHPP brought together 25 representatives from Canadian provinces and territories, along with individuals from key federal health agencies and international pandemic policy experts, to discuss the application and integration of normative ethical analysis within public health practice and policy.

The meeting aimed to explore the relevance and utility of ethical deliberation and justification in the context of a public health emergency. It also aimed to explore the unmet needs and directions for the continued development of applied public health ethics tools and guidance.

Click here to read the workshop agenda.

Click here to read the reference guide for the workshop.


Opening presentation
François-Pierre Gauvin and François Benoit,
National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

Survey of pandemic plans and related policy statements containing frameworks for ethical decision-making
Christopher W. McDougall,
National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

Enhancing the Legitimacy of Pandemic Response through the Lens of Public Health Ethics
Cécile Bensimon,
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

Ethics in influenza preparedness and response plans
Pilar Ramón-Pardo,
Pan American Health Organization

Ethics and Pandemic Flu: a Perspective from the UK
Lindsay Wilkinson,
UK Department of Health

2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic Debrief
Eve Cheuk,
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases