CMA health care panel discussion to focus on Indigenous health

VANCOUVER, Aug. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is hosting a special pre-General Council event on Indigenous health, in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The panel discussion will feature Dr. Marie Wilson, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Dr. Evan Adams, First Nations Health Authority, Dr. Karen Hill, Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, and Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Royal College Indigenous Health Advisory Committee. It will focus primarily on how to strengthen the role of physicians in improving and supporting wellness among Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Wellness and Canada's Health Care System: The Physician's Role
Sat. Aug. 20 from 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

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For further information: For registration information or to schedule an interview, please contact: CMA Media Relations:, 613-806-1865


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