Institute of Intergovernmental Relations

Institute of INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Institute of INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

The State of National Governance Relative to the New International Health Regulations

Ottawa, September 20-21

20 September

Setting the Stage

Introduction
Dr. David Fidler

Legal challenges and frameworks (A WHO perspective)
Mr. Bruce Plotkin

Current WHO approaches to Implementation Activities
Dr. Stefano Lazzari

Session 1

United States of America
Dr. Anthony Marfin

Brazil
Dr. Expedito Luna

Luncheon Speaker

SARS: The Toronto Experience
Dr. Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Session 2

Canada: Federal Perspective
Dr. Howard Njoo

Canada: Provincial Perspective
Dr. Jeffrey Scott

China
Dr. Li, Jian Guo & Dr. Zhang, Jianzhong

France
Dr. Stéphane Veyrat

21 September

Session 3

Australia
Ms. Cath Halbert

India
Dr. Sampath Krishnan

Russia
Dr. Yuri Fedorov

Mise en Oeuvre du RSI dans le Contexte Africain: Obstacles Eventuels
(IHR Implementation in the African Context: Possible Obstacles)
M. André Basse (Sénégal)

Synthesis Session

Session Trends and Tendencies
Dr. David Fidler

Summary Comments
Dr. Kumanan Wilson