Media Alert - CMA Whitehorse town hall on issues of care at the end of life

OTTAWA, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with Maclean's, will host a town hall in Whitehorse on April 16 as part of its National Dialogue on end-of-life care.

Launched in February, the National Dialogue consists of a series of five public town halls across Canada focusing on physician-assisted dying, advance care planning and palliative care. Canadians can also take part in the National Dialogue by leaving their comments on the Maclean's website (www.macleans.ca/healthseries ) or on Twitter - #eolcdn.

Date:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Time:

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. PST



Location:

Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Dr, Whitehorse, YT



Panelists:

Wenda Bradley, Family caregiver
Dr. Danusia Kanaschowski, Palliative care physician
Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Executive Director Medical Ethics, Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, President, Canadian Medical Association
John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Maclean's (moderator)

 

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: Media interviews with a CMA spokesperson can be arranged by contacting Lucie Boileau at 613 447-0866 or lucie.boileau@cma.ca