New Publication Format for 2015

The Health Law Institute is pleased to announce a new format for its flagship publication, the Health Law Journal, to take effect in 2015. In the past, the HLI published the Health Law Journal, featuring peer reviewed scholarly articles of around 10,000 words, and the Health Law Review, with shorter articles of up to 3,000 words that were generally not externally reviewed. With our new format, the Review-style articles will be peer reviewed and incorporated into the Health Law Journal in a new section. We will no longer produce two separate publications. The Health Law Journal will be published twice per year (April and October) with greater online accessibility. Read more

Congratulations to the Health Law Institute's Research Associate Maeghan Toews who has been awarded a Canadian Blood Services James Kreppner Fellowship in Blood System Studies for her project Legal and Policy Strategies to Optimize Organ Donation in Alberta. This prestigious award for $150K will allow Maeghan to work closely over the next two years with a number of provincial and national policymakers some of whom supported her successful application. The Faculty of Law congratulates Maeghan Toews.

CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy

CALL FOR PAPERS: Health Law Journal and Review

Health Law Review (Vol 21, Number 3) and Health Law Journal (Vol 19, 2013) are now available

HLI Seminar Series:

Health Care Reform in the United States: Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning
Dr Howard P Greenwald
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
March 20, 2014

Panel Discussion: The Role of Incentives in Organ Donation in Canada?
Drs. John Gill, Scott Klarenbach, and Lori West
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
January 30, 2014

Picard Lecture:

What Does It Mean to Claim that Personalized Genomic Medicine is "Empowering" and "Precise"?
Eric Juengst
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
November 14, 2013

Upcoming Events:

University of Basel - Timothy Caulfield
Basel, Switzerland
August 2014

68 Annual Meeting American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine - Timothy Caulfield
San Diego, CA
September 10, 2014

The 15th International Meeting on Human Genome Variation and Complex Genome analysis (HGV2014) - Timothy Caulfield
Belfast, Northern Ireland
September 17, 2014

Spinning Science: Getting to the Truth About Our Health - Timothy Caulfield
Trudeau Foundation Conference
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
September 30, 2014


In 1977, Professor Ellen Picard (now Justice Picard of the Alberta Court of Appeal) launched the Faculty of Law’s Health Law Institute (HLI) and in so doing established the very first research institute in Canada in the health law field. Read more...

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