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2016 Lecturer was the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. Prior to entering politics, Dr. Philpott led an extensive career in family medicine, public health, medical education and global advocacy for HIV/AIDS.

2014 Lecturer was Dr. Samir Sinha, Expert Lead of the Ontario Seniors Stratgegy, and Director of Geriatrics for Mount Sinai and University Health Network Hospitals. Dr. Sinha spoke about, "Canada's Coming of Age: How Ready are we to Meet the Needs of our Aging Population?" 

2013 Lecturer was Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist with The Globe and Mail. Mr. Simpson spoke about, "Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century."

2012 Lecturer was DrJeff Turnbull, Ottawa Hospital Chief of Staff and the immediate past president of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Turnbull spoke about "A New Health Care System for all Canadians: From Consensus to Action."

2009 Lecturer was the Honourable Elinor Caplan, best known as Ontario's Health Minister from 1987-1990. Ms. Caplan spoke about "Medicare in Canada: What is Wrong, and How to Fix It."

2008 Lecturer was Sister Elizabeth M. Davis, Chair of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Sister Davis discussed "New Journey, New Vision, New Promise: Interdisciplinary Health Care in a New Time." 

2007 Lecturer was Dr. Colleen M. Flood, Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research--Institute for Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR). Dr. Flood spoke about "Courts vs. Medicare."

2006 Lecturer was Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Butler-Jones discussed "Ethics and the Health of the Public: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides and Why?" 

2005 Lecturer was Dr. Anthony Culyer of the Institute for Work and Health, the University of Toronto, and the University of York (England). Dr. Culyer spoke about "Deliberative Processes and Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Health Care."

2004 Lecturer was Senator Michael Kirby, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Senator Kirby spoke on “Mental Health Reform for 21st Century Canada: Getting There from Here.” 

2003 Lecturer was Michael Decter, Chair, Canadian Institute for Health Information and former Deputy Minister of Health for Ontario. Mr. Decter spoke on “Improving Quality in Health.”

2002  Lecturer was Steven Lewis, a health care consultant and faculty member at the University of Calgary and former Director of the Saskatchewan Health Services Utilization and Research Commission. Mr. Lewis spoke on “Too Much Cash, Too Little Evidence: The Double Jeopardy of Canadian Health Care”.

2001 Lecturer was Robert G. Evans, Professor in the Department of Economics and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research,University of British Columbia. Professor Evans spoke on “Is Medicare 'Sustainable'? Phoney Arguments and Real Issues.”

2000  Lecturer was Dr. Noralou Roos, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and Co-Director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation. Her subject was “Where Did MRC Go? And What Is All This CIHR Understanding The Broader Determinants Of Health Stuff About?.”

1999 Inaugural Lecture was delivered by Dr. David Naylor, Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto on the subject “Canadian Health Care: The Troubled Transition.”