The Boehm Lectures: Transforming Health Systems Towards Universal Healthcare

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Transforming Health Systems Towards Universal Care

Ireland has devised a ten-year plan for health reform through political consensus, spearheaded by Steve Thomas, Director of the Centre of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin.

This high-level policy roadmap will transform the country’s two-tier structure into a universal, needs-based healthcare system.
This keynote and panel discussion will explore the components of big bang policy change and system transformation — both in Ireland and Canada — including population health, entitlements, integrated care, funding and implementation.

A networking reception will follow the lecture, including refreshments and a host bar. Join us for an enlightening evening on health system reform with some of the brightest minds in the global community.


Steve Thomas, Director, Centre of Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin

Steve Thomas is the director of the Centre for Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin. He has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and has developed policies in Ireland including free general practice medical care for under-6s and over-70s. He has worked in international health economics research and government policy for more twenty years with long-term postings in South Africa, Bangladesh, and Uganda.


Dr. Rueben Devlin, Special Advisor Healthcare, Chair, Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine

Carolyn Hughes Tuohy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Founding Fellow in Public Policy, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto

Julie Drury, Patient and Family Advisor

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