OTTAWA, Nov. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Wait Time Alliance (WTA) will release
its 4th report including new wait-time benchmarks and performance goals for
five medical specialties: emergency care, psychiatric care, plastic surgery,
gastroenterology and anesthesiology. Theses clinical areas represent
specialities in which thousands of Canadians require treatment every day.
The WTA will unveil and provide details on these benchmarks during a
technical briefing via teleconference with members of the media at 9:15am,
Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.
Wait Time Alliance Teleconference technical briefing with media:
Date: Nov. 26, 2007 at 9:15am (Eastern)
Speakers: WTA co-chairs, Dr. Lorne Bellan, of the Canadian
Ophthalmalogical Society; and Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain of the
Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine; a spokesperson
from each speciality area will also take part in the
Dial-in number: 866-303-7746 or 416-641-6124
(confirmation number: 3241917)
(Instant replay: 416-695-5800 or 1-800-408-3053 -
Materials: Available at 8:00am on Nov. 26, 2007 at
www.waittimealliance.ca - under embargo until 10:30am
WTA co-Chairs and spokespersons, Dr. Lorne Bellan and Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain
and spokespersons from the specialty societies will be available for
interviews after the technical briefing.
Waiting for Medical Care 2007
The 4th report of the Wait Time Alliance will be formally released in a
speech by CMA Past-President Dr. Colin McMillan to a joint conference on wait
times co-hosted by Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University. "Wait
Times In Canada: Writing the 'Script for Success" will explore possible
solutions to this high-profile health care issue.
Date: Nov. 26 and 27, 2007
Location: Queen's University, Policy Studies Building
138 Union St., Kingston (Ontario)
For more information on the conference, consult
For further information:
For further information: Lucie Boileau, Media Relations Manager,
Canadian Medical Association, 1-800-663-7336 ext. 1266, (613) 731-8610 ext.
1266, Cell: (613) 447-0866