This conference would be a good learning experience for anyone sitting on a complaint or discipline committee. - Assistant to the Registrar, College of Physicians
and Surgeons of PEI
23nd Annual Event!

RegPro2018 - Professional Regulation & Discipline

Protect the Integrity of Your Profession and the Public Interest with Effective Complaints, Investigation, and Resolution Processes

September 25 - 26, 2018  ·  Vancouver, British Columbia
Last Year's Faculty of Speakers (2017)

William Clark, Partner, Harper Grey LLP

William Clark is the Chair of Harper Grey's Professional Regulation group and is the Assistant Chair of our Health Law group. He represents clients in both civil and regulatory matters. He has acted as counsel for most types of professionals, including doctors, dentists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, engineers and nurses. Professionals rely on William to provide practical advice on regulatory and disciplinary matters. His experience in and intimate knowledge of how regulations such as the Health Professions Act are typically applied, and how professionals often structure their practice allow for very reliable advocacy.

Julie K. Gibson, Associate, Harper Grey LLP

Julie Gibson practices administrative law, professional regulation and health law. She has civil litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels. Julie has successfully represented clients in criminal law proceedings. Julie has broad experience appearing before administrative tribunals including the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and professional regulators. For several years, Julie served as Assistant Chair of Harper Grey's Professional Regulation practice group. Julie has lectured and led workshops for health care professionals, law students and lawyers on topics including professional conduct, risk management, dispute resolution, and health law and policy. Julie is co-author of the Interlocutory Practice chapter in Continuing Legal Education's Administrative Law Practice Manual (2012 with update June 2013).

Heather Hettiarachchi, Owner/Lawyer, Integritas Workplace Law

Heather Hettiarachchiis a lawyer, workplace investigator and mediator with extensive hands-on human resources management and labour relations experience. Heather is also an entrepreneur and small business owner and founder of Integritas Workplace Law. Heather's practice focuses on all aspects of employment and labour law arising in unionized as well as non-union, provincial and federal workplaces. She has extensive expertise in conducting workplace investigations, resolving workplace conflicts, preventing and addressing bullying and harassment WorkSafeBC compliance, accommodation and human rights, workplace restructuring and developing human resources policies. Heather also provides coaching and training on a wide range of workplace related matters and general human resources support to employers.

Carol Humphries, Principal, Ideal Consulting Ltd.

Carol Humphries is an experienced complaint investigator and director having worked in these positions with several Colleges and non-regulated organizations including the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada; the Alberta Dental Association and College, the College and Association of Registered Nurses and the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was also Complaints Director of the College of Alberta Denturists. She has served as Executive Director with several organizations including the Canadian Link to Lifelong Learning, the Canadian Reflexologists Association and the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society.

Jennifer Lawrence, Registrar, College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia

Jennifer Lawrence joined the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia as CEO/Registrar on May 7, 2007. She has worked for several years for the BC Government and has expertise in a variety of areas including communications, strategic planning and policy development, review and implementation. Prior to joining CDHBC Jennifer served in a variety of roles in the BC government, including the Ministerial Assistant for the Minister Responsible for Child Care and the Executive Assistant to the Minister for Health Planning. Jennifer currently serves as the Chair of the Health Regulatory Organization of BC as well as the Chair for the Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulatory Authorities.

David Martin, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

David Martin's practice is focused on administrative law relating to self-governing professional bodies. David advises these bodies on their governing statutes and is regularly called upon to make revisions to the bodies' statutes, regulations, and bylaws. He also acts for professional associations in disciplinary action taken against members, and as independent counsel to disciplinary tribunals. David represents self-governing professional associations in court when appeals are taken from disciplinary action, and in litigation on all issues that affect these bodies, such as registration issues. David has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Paul McLean, Partner, Employment Law and Litigation Practice Group, Mathews Dinsdale LLP

Paul McLean has been advising employers for over 20 years on all aspects of the workplace relationship. Recognized by Best Lawyers as a Leading Litigator, he has significant experience in workplace litigation, administrative proceedings, injunctions, occupational health and safety and he regularly appears before courts, administrative tribunals and commercial arbitrators. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law, where he teaches employment law.

Julie Menten, Employer Counsel, Roper Greyell

Julie practices in all areas of workplace law, including employment, labour, human rights, occupational health and safety and privacy law. Combining her legal expertise with more than a decade of professional experience counselling people with mental health issues, she brings a unique skill set and perspective when advising employers who are addressing complex issues in the workplace, particularly those relating to workplace misconduct, bullying and harassment, mental health disabilities and drug and alcohol problems. When it comes to helping clients, Julie uses her broad skill-set to provide trusted guidance when navigating complex problems and to skillfully represent clients when complaints and allegations arise.

Joven Narwal, Partner, Narwal Litigation LLP

Joven Narwal is the founder of Narwal Litigation LLP, an adjunct professor at UBC Law and the President of the Vancouver Bar Association. His practice is devoted primarily to complex criminal litigation, professional discipline and administrative hearings before regulators such as the BC Securities Commission. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia where he earned many awards for academic achievement and a Master of Laws from Columbia University in New York City. He began his career as Crown Counsel, prosecuting a wide variety of criminal offences, before founding Narwal Litigation LLP, a boutique downtown Vancouver law firm. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, where he teaches an upper-level seminar of his own design entitled "White Collar Crime". He is also President of the Vancouver Bar Association, an organization founded in 1892 to serve the interests of the 1500-plus lawyers that practice in the city of Vancouver.

Alastair Wade, Lawyer, Shields Harney

Alastair Wade is a trial and appellate counsel in civil and commercial litigation and acts in a broad range of matters, including professional regulation and administrative law, shareholder and director disputes, defamation, real estate and construction disputes, personal injury litigation and sports law. He is also a civil mediator and arbitrator. Alastair has appeared before all levels of court including the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada. He provides advice on the governance and discipline procedures of self-governing professions. He conducts discipline and other regulatory hearings for a variety of professions under the Health Professions Act as well as statute specific professions. He is a frequent lecturer on administrative law issues and provides training on the investigation and resolution of complaints, conducting discipline hearings and writing reasons for decision.

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Professional regulation is rapidly evolving. Complaints, disciplinary charges, and misconduct of professionals are making headlines. It is vital for you to understand the implications of all the recent and upcoming changes in your regulatory field. Responding to allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in a timely and proficient manner is essential but often difficult, time consuming, and costly.

INFONEX's 23rd anniversary RegPro: Professional Regulation and Discipline is the landmark event for the disciplinary and regulatory community. Our faculty, representing regulatory bodies and private practice, will lead you through the most important cases and key practical developments. By attending this event you can exchange ideas and experiences with people from other regulatory bodies to ensure you are applying the right and up-to-date standards.

Our panel of expert speakers, whom regularly handle professional regulatory and disciplinary cases, will provide you with practical and tactical guidance, and will enable you to gain insight from recent professional regulation cases. Attend and hear how to define "good character" in registration and examine processes for verifying foreign credentials . Learn how to investigate and collect and sift through evidence to ensure the success of your hearings, and how to protect public interest by demonstrating transparency and efficiency.

Building on over two decades years of successful, informative events, this is a great opportunity for you to equip you with the latest strategies, and network with your peers and share your experiences. Register today!

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