[lg policy] International conference: Language and Health - Ethical and Policy Issues

Yael Peled yael.a.peled at gmail.com
Mon May 23 10:55:10 EDT 2016

Language and Health: Ethical and Policy Issues

HCALM 2016 International Conference

June 17-18

Centre Mont-Royal - Cartier I

2200 Mansfield, Montreal, QC


Friday June 17 

9.00 – 9.15       	Registration

9.15 – 9.30        	Welcome and opening remarks (Daniel Weinstock, IHSP and Law, McGill)

9.30 – 11.00       	Session I: Healthcare Provision in Multilingual Contexts – Canada

- Ethical Considerations in Cross-Linguistic Clinical Care: Challenges to address Social Inequalities of Health (Bilkis Vissandjée, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal)

- Digesting Data: A Multimodal, Genre-Based Analysis of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide (Christen Rachul, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Carleton) 

11.00 – 11.30     	Break

11.30 – 13.00     	Session II: Epistemic Issues in Language and Healthcare Ethics

- Is consent based on trust morally inferior to consent based on information? (Nana Cecilie Halmsted Kongsholm, Philosophy, University of Copenhagen)

- “The patient is overwhelmed”: Emotion, reason, and partial disclosure (Colin Halverson, Anthropology, University of Chicago)

13.00 – 14.00     	Lunch

14.00 – 16.15     	Session III: Healthcare Provision and the Deaf Community

- Les besoins de la communication ne sont pas universels : comment pouvons-nous faciliter l’accès pour les personnes sourdes dans le domaine de la santé? (Darren Saunders, Michel Turgeon et Éric Dubé, Coalition des Sourds du Québec)

- Developing a Parent Sign Language Curriculum: Ethical and Policy Issues in Early Intervention for Deaf Children (Kristin Snoddon, Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton)

- Accessing Bilingual Cancer Genetics Materials: Ensuring Health Equity for the Deaf Community (Patrick Boudreault, ASL & Deaf Studies, Gallaudet; Christina Palmer, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA)

16.15 – 16.30     	Break

16.30 – 17.00     	Discussion

Saturday June 18

9.00 – 10.30        	Session IV: Multiple Disadvantage in Language and Health

- Exploring language and literacy barriers for newcomer Canadians through the lens of Intersectionality: Implications for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Gender Based Policy Analysis (Nancy Clark, Vancouver Community College; Bilkis Vissandjée, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal)

- Correlations between health and ancestral Indigenous language use (Alice Taff, Alaska Native Languages, University of Alaska Southeast)

10.30 – 11.00     	Break

11.00 – 13.15     	Session V: Healthcare Provision in Multilingual Contexts - Quebec

- “One size does not fit all”: Health policy implications of the geographic distribution of the English Official Language Minority Community in the province of Quebec (Jan Warnke, Geography, Laval)

- Supplementary Health Insurance among Anglophone Minorities in Québec (James Falconer, Sociology, McGill)

- A Comparison of Characteristics of English and French Speaking Seniors in Quebec that Likely Influence Their Health (Duncan Sanderson, Bishop’s University; Jan Warnke, Geography, Laval; Cheryl Gosselin, Sociology, Bishop’s University)

13.15 – 14.15     	Lunch

14.15 – 16.30     	Session VI: Mental Health and Language

- « Je veux être soigné dans ma langue » : Des soins de santé mentale en français en Ontario (Marcel Martel, History, York University)

- Discursive Communication in Emergency Psychiatry: the experience of newly arrived immigrants and their treating team (Alessandra Miklavcic, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital; Eric Jarvis, Psychiatry, McGill University and Cultural Consultation Service, Jewish General Hospital).

16.30 – 16.45     	Break

16.45 – 17.15     	Discussion and closing remarks

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is essential. To register and for further details please contact Melissa Bahamonde at melissa.bahamonde at mail.mcgill.ca <mailto:melissa.bahamonde at mail.mcgill.ca>.

The conference is funded by Health Canada and administered by the McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project <https://www.mcgill.ca/hssaccess/trhpp/research>.


Dr. Yael Peled		

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Language and Health
The Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities (HCALM <https://www.mcgill.ca/hssaccess/trhpp/research>) Network

Institute for Health and Social Policy
McGill University
Charles Meredith House 
1130 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3
Tel.: 514-398-1236 

Faculty of Law
McGill University
Chancellor Day Hall
3644 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec 
Canada H3A 1W9
Tel.: 514-398-6666 
Website: www.peledy.com <http://www.peledy.com/>
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