Virtual Conference | March 8, 2021: 9am-1pm PST | March 9, 2021: 12-4pm PST | Free

The UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is pleased to announce our 33rd annual Health Policy Conference. CHSPR’s long-standing conference promotes discussion between policy-makers, academics, providers, patients and national organizations on timely issues shaping health systems in Canada. The focus of the 2021 conference is how integrated care systems are shifting the way that health and social care are organized, delivered and paid for. Challenges of medical and social complexity, and a growing percentage of Canadians living in ill health, are creating a population increasingly inadequately served by organizations and providers operating autonomously. The effects of SARS-CoV-2 have brought these problems into stark relief, in particular by exposing the problems that fragmented health and social care systems face in adapting to crises that require urgent and/or collaborative responses.

The 2021 CHSPR Conference will bring together research and policy experts, students, patients, and care practitioners from across the health care and social systems, to examine barriers, experiences and evidence from elsewhere, and options and priorities for moving us to a more efficient and effective integrated care system. Key topics include physical and virtual models for integrating care, workforce skill and training requirements, regulatory barriers and solutions, and funding and financing models that are able to align system goals with personal and organizational incentives.


Registration is free, but required: Register here

Call for abstracts

The conference planning committee invites submissions of abstracts for virtual poster presentations on health services and policy research topics. More details:


Confirmed speakers

Pierre-Gerlier Forest, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

Carolyn Steele Gray, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation & University of Toronto

Adeera Levin, Providence Health Care & University of BC

Morgan Price, University of BC Department of Family Practice

Alexander Singer, University of Manitoba Department of Family Medicine

Walter Wodchis, University of Toronto & Trillium Health Partners

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