Date: Monday, 16 February, 2009
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Place: McInnes Room in the Student Union Building, Dalhousie University
Title of Lecture: ICAP: A Tool for Quantifying the Health and Economic Costs
of Air Pollution
Dr. B.T. Boadway
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A COMPONENT OF THE "INFORMATION WITHOUT BORDERS"
CONFERENCE AND THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To register: http://iwbconference.informationmanagement.dal.ca/iwbconference/
The Illness Cost of Air Pollution (ICAP) program is an important breakthrough
for the health, government, and information fields. This discussion will cover
an introduction concerning why this information is important. It will then
progress to describe the model, how it works, how it can be manipulated and
finish with a discussion as to why it is important to have this technology
available online at no cost to users.
After practising 13 years as a family physician, Dr. Boadway spent 23 years as
Director of Health Policy for the Ontario Medical Association. During that time
he was extensively involved at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels in
a broad spectrum of health policy issues ranging from practice issues, to
privacy, to bicycle helmets and environment and health. He continues this
activity as a consultant to the OMA, CMA, and the federal and provincial
Governments. He presently chairs the Challenge Advisory Panel, established
under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, as part of the management of
After the publication in the mid nineteen nineties of his ground breaking paper
on the health effects of particulate matter and ground level ozone, he began
the development of a computer program on the Illness Cost of Air Pollution
(ICAP). This program has come to be widely used by academics, governments,
medical officers of health and interested public groups. The federal government
recently funded, through the Canadian Medical Association, it's expansion to
cover all of Canada. It is now available for every province at the CMA
School of Information Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia