Spring online symposium – registration open!

  • March 10, 2022

On April 6, join us for our online symposium: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Canadian Health Law – through the Pandemic and Beyond. Renowned speakers will discuss the emergent roles of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, pandemic issues in labour and employment and the impact of the pandemic on standard of care and regulators! Join health lawyers, experts, and academics from across the country for a day of learning and networking!


We invite all Section members to the virtual networking event on April 6, taking place immediately after the symposium. Participation in the social event is free. Register to mix and mingle!

Advocacy highlights

Our Section is actively involved with the CBA End-of-Life Working Group. In early February 2022, the Working Group made a submission on Medical Assistance in Dying, namely issues about mature minors, advance requests and mental illness. The Working Group has consistently recommended that amendments to the Criminal Code for MAiD align with the criteria established by the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter.

2022 Essay Contest

Our annual Student Essay Contest is now open! Students can submit a scholarly paper or article on a subject relating to Canadian health law. Entrants have a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize and have their essay published on the Section webpage. This year’s contest is sponsored by Carbert Waite LLP.

Check out the eligibility and submission criteria. The deadline is May 2, 2022. Enter today!

Coffee in the times of covid – cohort stream, coming soon!

Our Section will present a Coffee in the Times of COVID cohort stream starting at the end of May. If you are a law student or new lawyer, watch for dates to be announced and share in your network!

Save the date – virtual introduction to health law for students

Our next virtual introduction to health law for law students will take place September 15, 2022. Stay tuned for details. If you have any ideas or suggestions about speakers or content you’d like to see, we would love to hear them!

New member articles

If you would like to submit a member article to be featured in Pulse, please contact Sari Feferman. Check out our latest member articles below!

Branch updates

Check out some recent and upcoming events by provincial Health Law Sections. The events listed can be accessed by all CBA members.

New Brunswick

The CBA New Brunswick Health Law Section presented in French in February on “Essential Issues in Medical Negligence Litigation”. The discussion focused on the standard of care, causation, expert evidence and class actions.


On April 4, 2022, the OBA Health Law Section will present “Mental Health and the Law”. The program will look at the intersection between mental health and professional regulation. In February, the Section presented “Health care law and its intersection with the indigenous experience”.

Stay informed and get involved

More relevant, recent PD!

On-demand recordings are now available:

Thank You,
CBA Health Law Executive Committee