Jan. 22 Care to Chat is Sold Out!

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The BC Care Providers Association is pleased to announce that our Jan. 22 Care to Chat event is sold out! The event is being held at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.

The sell out marks a tremendous success for the Care to Chat series launched late last year. The first event in November, which featured the Hon. Suzanne Anton, QC, also sold out with over 150 people in attendance.

“We are thrilled to see such a great response to our Care to Chat series,” says CEO Daniel Fontaine. “What has been most amazing to see is the interest this series has generated from professionals outside the long term care sector. Among the crowd for our January event will be a range of attendees including security experts and members of the legal community.” 

Commercial-SurveillanceThe topic of Wednesday’s event is Big Brother in Seniors Care: Surveillance Technology, Ethics and Privacy. It will explore issues such as the use of hidden video cameras and GPS tracking of older adults. B.C. Information and Privacy Deputy Commissioner, Michael McEvoy will provide opening remarksCKNW radio talk show host Bill Good is set to moderate the panel of experts who will discuss strategies for finding an appropriate balance among respecting individual privacy rights, ensuring safety, and enhancing quality of care.

“Surveillance technology is a complex issue facing care providers today,’ says Heather Campbell, Director of Policy and Research. “While technology can help keep residents safe, it can also threaten their privacy and dignity. There are no easy solutions, and that is why we are bringing together key experts to explore the issues.”

Joining Good for the panel discussion are:

  • Professor Benjamin Goold, Associate Dean, UBC Faculty of Law, B.Ec., LL.B. (Tasmania), B.C.L. (Oxford), D.Phil. (Law) (Oxford)
  • Don MacAlister, Vice-President of Healthcare & Institutional Security, Paladin Security Ltd.
  • Paul Pulver, Lawyer, Coutts Pulver LLP
  • Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

Be sure to save the date for our next Care to Chat event, which will take place on April 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm. The topic will be announced at Wednesday’s event! Registration will be available through our online system. 

We would also like to extend a warm thanks to our Care to Chat sponsors:

Platinum

Medical Pharmacies as the Platinum sponsor for the Care to Chat series.

Gold

Rexall Specialty Pharmacy as Gold Sponsor

Silver

Coutts Pulver LLP