The Health Policy PhD Program at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada is pleased to announce our annual graduate student conference, New Frontiers in Health Policy. This year, New Frontiers went virtual! A weekly series of short sessions were held online between November 1 and 30, 2021. These sessions are available for viewing below. 


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About the Conference

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On behalf of the McMaster Health Policy PhD program, thank you for your interest in the New Frontiers in Health Policy conference. Our 2021 conference was held virtually in November 2021. 


The conference theme was “Building a Better Normal: Innovation for Equitable Post-Pandemic Health Policy”. Between the lessons learned from a global pandemic and discussions around social equity, we need to start looking toward the future. Exploring innovative equitable solutions to health system challenges provides avenues for change.



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2021 Conference Videos

Panel: Rebuilding the plane as we fly: Innovation within existing policy structures

November 23, 2021

Oral Session: Political Science

November 2, 2021

Oral Session: Health Systems and Society

November 9, 2021

Oral Session: Health Economics

November 16, 2021

Poster Session 1

Exploring self-reliance in primary healthcare: among families using traditional medicine in Southern India: A phenomenological study

Poster Session 2

Development of an online system navigation database to support equitable access to assistive technology in Canada

Committee Members


Tamika Jarvis



Tatiana Villacres



Alex Cernat

VP External


Le-Tien Duong

VP Communications


Cara Evans

VP Internal


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