MedSchoolForYou - mdBriefCase launches new Online Resource for Patients

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - mdBriefCase Inc. is pleased to announce a new website that will provide health related on-line resources for Canadian patients.

MedSchoolForYou (www.medschoolforyou.com) will provide Canadian patients with access to free, convenient, interactive and easy to understand information on various health related topics.

www.mdBriefCase.com is the market leader in providing online education to Canadian Healthcare Professionals. These members receive access to the highest-quality accredited programs, integrating the best practices from leading experts in the field. Through partnerships with professional associations and societies, such as the Canadian Pain Society, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, these Web sites offer health professionals access to more than 50 continuing education programs per year.

A challenge for Canadian patients is that the majority of online medical information they access is from the US. www.medschoolforyou.com, is a patient dedicated website offering qualified information about various disease states and therapies. The content has been created by Canadian healthcare professionals for Canadian patients.

"We are very excited to be using our expertise in education and translate that into helping patients," said Nancy Thomson, Vice President of mdBriefCase. "There are many interesting opportunities when it comes to health education and we look forward to providing patients across Canada with a suite of unparalleled tools and resources.

One of the initial programs includes health information related to Pain and Pain Management and was supported by the Canadian Pain Society. Other health related topics will follow shortly.

The Canadian Pain Society is a voluntary organization of more than 850 health professionals, scientists and other members across Canada, advocating for more research, better education and adequate resources to treat needs of patients with pain. This new website with mdBriefCase promises to enhance the information provided to patients by increasing their both their visibility and accessibility by using Web-based tools.

"There is a huge need to provide, high quality accessible information to the 6 million Canadians suffering from undertreated chronic pain," said Roman Jovey, M.D., a pain practioner and a past president of the Canadian Pain Society. "The online Chronic Pain Self-Management Program gives patients and health care professionals a good overview of the principles and content of this important aspect of pain treatment,"

The CPS and mdBriefCase are working together to provide programming on MedSchoolForYou that will promote better pain management and optimize outcomes.

mdBriefCase is a Canadian physician-only Continuing Medical Education (CME) website dedicated to providing the best quality, accredited and innovative on-line programs. The web-site, www.mdBriefCase.com has been in existence since March of 2002 and since then has had approximately 35,000 physicians register. These programs are all accredited, interactive and multimedia. They are developed by leading Canadian opinion leaders and academic institutions.

SOURCE mdBriefCase

For further information: For further information: Nancy Thomson, Vice President, mdBriefCase, (416) 488-5500 ext. 227, nthomson@mdbriefcase.com, http://www.mdBriefCase.com; Greg Cook, President, mdBriefCase, (416) 488-5500 ext. 225, gregcook@mdBriefcase.com, http://www.mdBriefCase.com

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