The Gatekeeper’s Dilemma 2

Wading through the ethics of allocating funded IVF to Ontarians

June 29th, 2016
12:45 to 5:00pm
Hart House, University of Toronto

The funding of fertility treatments by Ontario poses opportunities, but it also poses significant moral and ethical challenges to clinical providers. Clinicians in Ontario have been put in the position as the gatekeepers for those seeking funded fertility care.

In this edition of the Gatekeeper’s Dilemma, participants will learn how the Ontario Fertility Program is being implemented by various clinics, and how priority setting in this environment can be done. A didactic overview on the subject will be followed by two small-group, case-based interactive sessions and panel discussion. Challenges will be shared and discussed by clinicians, guided by ethical principles and legal constraints. This practical workshop will provide tools to navigate the new system Ontario Fertility Program.

The half day session will feature Kerry Bowman (PhD), a clinical ethicist, who has an academic appointment with the University of Toronto in Family and Community Medicine and serves with the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.

CFAS Members $75
Non-Members $100
Fellows and Students $50

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 3.5 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.