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2nd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights:
“From Evidence and Principle to Policy and Practice”
and 2010 Annual General Meeting
 

June 11, 2010 (8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.) — Symposium
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
475 Yonge St. (between Wood St. and Alexander St.), Toronto

June 11, 2010 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) — Public Lecture  
Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, The Global Fund
Following the 2010 Awards for Action on HIV and Human Rights
Grand Banking Hall
1 King Street West (southwest corner of King St. and Yonge St.), Toronto

June 12, 2010 (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) — Annual General Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
475 Yonge St. (between Wood St. and Alexander St.), Toronto

June 12, 2010 (11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) — Symposium Closing Plenary
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
475 Yonge St. (between Wood St. and Alexander St.), Toronto

2nd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights:
“From Evidence and Principle to Policy and Practice”
 

Friday, June 11, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
475 Yonge St. (between Wood St. and Alexander St.), Toronto

The Legal Network invites policy-makers, legal professionals, health researchers, activists, and people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS to this Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights — a selection of panel discussions on advancing Canadian law and policy, based on scientific evidence and human rights principles.

Speakers

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
  • Dr. Barry Adam, Professor, University of Windsor, and Senior Scientist and Director of Prevention Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
  • Michael Battista, Barrister & Solicitor, Jordan Battista LLP
  • Glenn Betteridge, Consultant (legal and policy research), Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure
  • Laura Bisaillon, Doctoral candidate, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa
  • André Ceranto, Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT)
  • Stéphanie Claivaz-Loranger, Barrister & Solicitor, Program Coordinator Human Rights and HIV/AIDS, Coalitions des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-SIDA)
  • Rebecca Cook, Chair in International Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Khatundi Masinde, Research Assistant, Families, HIV & Housing, Fife House, and Chair, Voices of Positive Women
  • Shari Margolese, Community Consultant, Women’s College Research Institute
  • Dr. Eric Mykhalovskiy, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University
  • John Norquay, lawyer, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) (HALCO)
  • Ryan Peck, Executive Director, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) (HALCO)
  • Suzannah Phillips, International Legal Fellow, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Lisa Power, Head of Policy, Terrence Higgins Trust (U.K.)
  • Shannon Thomas Ryan, Executive Director, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, and Member, African and Caribbean Council on HIV in Ontario
  • Amutha Samgam, Support Program Women Worker, Asian Community AIDS Services

Symposium registration and travel subsidy

  • The registration period is now closed.

Translation and interpretation

Simultaneous French/English interpretation will be provided for all events at the Symposium, including the public lecture on June 11.  All symposium materials will be available in both English and French.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible.

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Public Lecture by Dr. Michel Kazatchkine
 

Friday, June 11, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Banking Hall
1 King Street West (southwest corner of King St. and Yonge St.), Toronto

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    2010 Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
    Presented by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch

    "Time to redouble our efforts on AIDS and human rights" (PDF)
    Public Lecture by Dr. Michel Kazatchkine
    Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

    Listen to the public lecture (English and French, mixed):

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Reception

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2010 Annual General Meeting
 

Saturday, June 12, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
475 Yonge St. (between Wood St. and Alexander St.), Toronto

Documents

Translation and interpretation

Simultaneous French/English translation will be provided for the full AGM.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible.

AGM and Symposium registration and travel subsidy

  • The registration period is now closed.

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Symposium Closing Plenary: Housing, HIV and Human Rights
 

In partnership with the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation
Saturday, June 12, 2010
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
475 Yonge St. (between Wood St. and Alexander St.), Toronto

  • Michael Shapcott, Director, Community Engagement, Wellesley Institute

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Symposium funders:

  Ontario Trillium Foundation    Toronto Community Foundation
Ontario HIV Treatment Network     Canadian Institutes of Health Research     Public Health Agency of Canada

Symposium sponsor:

VIA Rail Canada

News Releases

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June 9, 2010 —
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4 June 2010 —
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