JSGS/WRTC Lecture~ Stem Cell Tourism: Physician Involvement and the Role of Professional Regulation

Presented by Amy Zarzeczny, Assistant Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina and External Research Fellow, University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute

Friday March 21, 2014

Start Time: 12:30 PM - End Time: 2:00 PM

Category:Public Lecture
Campus:Both campuses
Saskatoon Location: Room A204, Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan Campus
Regina Location:JSGS Window Room, 2nd Floor, Gallery Building, University of Regina, College Avenue Campus*
Description:Medical tourism has a long history and covers a broad range of activities. One facet of this industry that has begun to attract attention in recent years is the emergence of ‘stem cell tourism’, a practice whereby individuals pursue stem cell-based interventions for a wide range of conditions despite insufficient evidence of safety or efficacy. As is true of many areas of medical tourism, stem cell tourism raises various health policy issues and presents a number of research challenges. This presentation will present results from an on-going research agenda exploring the scope of this phenomenon and the associated implications for health systems, health care providers, biomedical research communities and patients. It will include discussion about a current research project examining the involvement of physicians in stem cell tourism and the role of professional regulation in this context.
Please Note:*Please be advised that the JSGS Window Room is located on the second floor of the Gallery Building. Individuals with mobility difficulties should contact us at 306.585.5863 or js_outreach@uregina.ca at least one week prior to the event.
Contact:Janice Yule

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