Media Advisory - Canadian Journalism Foundation hosts panel discussion: Reporting Medical Errors



    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, October 3, health practitioners,
media representatives and the public will converge to discuss a problem that's
killing more than 20,000 Canadians every year - medical errors.
    Is the public adequately informed? What do healthcare practitioners know
that they aren't telling us? More importantly, what's being done to improve
accountability and reduce the number of errors?
    Sunnybrook's Physician-in-Chief Dr. Wendy Levinson, RN and past cancer
patient Virginia Flintoft, Cancer Care Ontario CEO Dr. Terry Sullivan, and
Globe and Mail public health reporter André Picard discuss these and other
issues surrounding medical error reporting.

    
    What:  Canadian Journalism Foundation panel discussion: Reporting Medical
           Errors

    Who:   Sunnybrook's Physician-in-Chief Dr. Wendy Levinson
           RN and past cancer patient Virginia Flintoft
           Cancer Care Ontario CEO Dr. Terry Sullivan
           Globe and Mail public health reporter André Picard
           Visit http://www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm for panelist bios.

    When:  Wednesday, October 3, 2007
           Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
           Reception: 8:00 p.m.

    Where: George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto
           15 Devonshire Place
           (see map :
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=george+ignatieff+theatre,+tor
onto&ie=UTF8&ll=43.666009,-79.398344&spn=0.006504,0.013089&z=16&iwloc=A&om=1
    

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

    Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a
not-for-profit organization that exists to contribute to the achievement of
excellence in Canadian journalism. Better journalism means a better-informed
citizenry and an improved democratic process. Through leadership seminars,
panel discussions and other activities the Foundation builds bridges and
fosters open, informed dialogue between leading public and private
organizations and the media.




For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews with the panelists:
Heather McCall, Program Manager, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, (416)
955-0630 *, hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca


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