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HRPC Berlin Symposium - Programme

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1st Annual International Symposium on Human Rights in Patient Care

November 10-11, 2017

Thursday 9 November

19:30 – 20:30

Welcome Reception

 

Venue TBD

 

 

Friday 10 November

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and Introduction

 

Sue Babich, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health

 

Kasia Czabanowska, ASPHER/Maastricht University

 

Judy Overall, ASPHER HRPC Initiative / IU Fairbanks SPH

 

 

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote Address – Human Rights in Patient Care and EU Law

 

Andre den Exter, Jean Monnet Chair European Union Health Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

 

09:30 – 10:30

Panel debate – What is HRPC?

 

Short introduction to Human Rights in Patient Care (HRPC) concept, principles and target audiences; panel discussion of HRPC initiative successes by HRPC Core Network members

 

Introduction, concept and Moderators

 

Judy Overall, ASPHER HRPC Initiative / IU Fairbanks SPH 

 

Tamar Ezer, Yale University, United States of America

 

 

 

HRPC Core Network Panel:

 

HRPC Practitioner Guides 

Violeta Zopunyan, Center for Rights Development, Yerevan, Armenia

 

HRPC Legal Fellowships

Tamuna Dekanosidze, Georgia Young Lawyers Association, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

HRPC Academic Network and Schools

Iryna Senyuta, Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University/ Foundation of Medical Law and Bioethics of Ukraine

 

HRPC Junior Faculty Scholars

Javier García Amez, Oviedo University / Asturias Health Service, Spain

 

HRPC Community of Practice

Dmytro Klapatyi, Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University/ Foundation of Medical Law and Bioethics of Ukraine

 

 

 

Panellists on new initiatives:

 

Indiana Univeristy + ASPHER Partnership

Sue Babich, IU Fairbanks SPH

 

Practitioners’ Guide Translations

Asma Imam, Al-Quds University, Palestine (Arabic)

Suncana Roksandic Vidlicka, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Croatian)

 

Public Health Reviews: Special Issue on Human Rights in Patient Care

 

Tamar Ezer and Judy Overall, Guest Editors

 

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

 

 

11:00 – 12:00

Thematic Session 1: HRPC and Women’s Health – Women in Long-term Care Workshop

 

Gender-related aspects and issues regarding informal long term care (LTC) among the countries of the Region; mapping of gender- related barriers in accessing and receiving LTC services; gender- related LTC aspects that can be addressed using HRPC mechanisms; identifying and distinguishing between violations / abuses that may be HRPC violations and those that are not and how to determine; examples of HRPC remedies and non-HRPC remedies

 

 

 

Moderators: Tamar Ezer and Kasia Czabanowska

 

 

 

Topics covered:

 

 

 

Gender and Long-Term Care (LTC): an Unequal Distribution

 

Aasa Níhlen, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

 

 

 

Human Rights in Patient Care and LTC: Potential Violations and Remedies – ASPHER HRPC Core Network

 

Tamar Dekanosidze, Strategic Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Young Laywers Association (GYLA)

 

 

 

Gender Barriers in Access to Long-Term Care

 

Valia Kalaitzi, Maastricht University, Department of International Health

 

 

 

Reflections and summary

 

 

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch

 

 

13:15 – 13:30

Introduction to Afternoon Thematic Sessions and Agenda

 

Sue Babich and Kasia Czabanowska

 

 

13:30 – 14:30

Thematic Session 2: HRPC, Law and Ethics

 

Differences and similarities among disciplines of human rights, medical law, and bioethics in the arena of delivery of health care services; examples of potential violations/abuses in delivery of health services and possible remedies available in each discipline; discussed within context of debate over vaccines and vaccinations

 

 

 

Moderators: Judy Overall and Tamar Ezer

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Peter Schröder-Bäck, Professor, Maastricht University, the Netherlands / President, EUPHA Section on Public Health Ethics

 

Jan Hartman, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

 

Ross Silverman, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and School of Law

 

Maya Peled-Raz, University of Haifa School of Public Health / Center for Health, Law and Ethics, Israel

 

 

14:30 – 15:30

Thematic Session 3: HRPC and Migration

 

Need for effective solutions for migration issues in health care and public health at the levels of public health, medical, and legal training and in the field, shaped under a human rights approach; data and real cases; identification of human rights in patient care involved in access and care by migrant populations; effective non-legal barriers to access to health services; HRPC and legal tools and procedures against discrimination in access to care; parallel actions to improve the situation

 

 

 

Moderators: Robert Otok and Kasia Czabanowska

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor, IOM MHD RO Europe

 

Oliver Razum, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany

 

David Larios, Vice-President, Spanish Health Lawyers Association

 

 

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

 

 

16:00 – 17:00

Panel debate: HRPC Patients, Providers, and the State – country perspectives

 

National level experiences regarding activities to protect/enforce protections of patient/provider human rights in patient care; use of international and regional human rights mechanisms and advocacy campaigns; State responsibilities, actions and/or inactions

 

 

 

Moderators: Judy Overall and Tamar Ezer

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Armenia: Mariam Torosyan, Center for Rights Development

 

Georgia: Tamar Dekanosidze, Georgia Young Lawyers Association

 

Spain: Javier García Amez, Oviedo University / Asturias Health Service

 

Ukraine: Dmytro Klapatyi, Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University / Lviv Regional Charity Fund "Medicine and Law”  

 

Israel: Maya Peled-Raz, Haifa School of Public Health

  Lithuania: Kristina Selli, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
   

17:00 – 17:15

Adjourn for the Day

 

 

Saturday, 11 November

 

 

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and Reflections from Day 1

 

Sue Babich and Kasia Czabanowska

 

 

09:15 – 10:15

Thematic Session 4: LGBTQ Perspective – HRPC and Transgender Health Care

 

Change of transgender (trans) health care from a psychiatric assessment model towards an informed consent approach and recognition of gender transition as a human right; legal gender recognition without medical requirements; short advocacy video on trans issues filmed by the HRPC Core Network Team in Ukraine; research on genetic testing in cis and trans patients; international and country-specific experiences and best practices; strategies for strengthening human rights perspectives in trans health care and the protection of human rights in patient care using HRPC principles and mechanisms.

 

 

 

Moderators: Tamar Ezer and Irina Senyuta

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Amets Suess Schwend, Andalusian School of Public Health, Spain

 

Dmytro Klapatyi, Danylo Halytski Lviv National Medical Universtiy /Lviv Charity Fund “Medicine and Law”, Ukraine

 

Michelle Panting, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

 

Perspectives and examples from other session participants

 

Reflections and summary

 

 

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

 

 

10:45 – 11:30

Plenary discussion with all participants

 

How do we feel at the end of the day? Testing what we learned

 

 

 

Moderators: Sue Babich and Kasia Czabanowska

 

 

11:30 – 12:00

Wrap-up and final remarks

 

Judy Overall and Tamar Ezer

 

 

12:00

Adjourn

 

Kasia Czabanowska and Sue Babich