/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - New CMA online tool allows patients to manage their diabetes/



    
    The mydoctor.ca Health Portal enables physicians and patients to "discuss
    diabetes" online
    

    OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    What:     Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President, Dr. Robert
              Ouellet, will unveil a new online diabetes management module,
              the latest addition to the mydoctor.ca Health Portal launched
              last year.

              The new module, created by Practice Solutions, a CMA company,
              will allow patients and physicians to share important
              diabetes-related information such as blood sugar, weight and
              exercise results in a collaborative online environment.

              Media are invited to participate in a webinar briefing lead by
              Dr. Ouellet, which will include a demonstration of the diabetes
              component of the mydoctor.ca Health Portal.

    When:     Tuesday, June 9, 2009
              Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

    Agenda:   11:00 - Introductions
              11:01 - Dr. Robert Ouellet, President of CMA
              11:05 - Larry Mohr, President of Practice Solutions
              11:10 - Dr. Jay Mercer, Medical Director of CMA.ca, leads a
                      DEMO of mydoctor.ca Health Portal
              11:20 - Wrap up
              11:25 - Q&A

    How:      Please dial in by phone at 888-789-9572 (passcode 1462530) and
              log on to the following URL:
              <a href="http://events.startcast.com/events6/Default.aspx?EID=a8ec64ef-5fe2-43aa-b4ba-3915ce70d9f0">http://events.startcast.com/events6/Default.aspx?EID</a>
              <a href="http://events.startcast.com/events6/Default.aspx?EID=a8ec64ef-5fe2-43aa-b4ba-3915ce70d9f0">=a8ec64ef-5fe2-43aa-b4ba-3915ce70d9f0</a>

    Facts:    - By 2010 it is estimated that diabetes will cost the Canadian
                healthcare system $15.6 billion per year.

              - Over two million Canadians have diabetes and that number is
                expected to reach three million by 2010.
    





For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, Media Relations Manager,
Canadian Medical Association, (800) 663-7336, (613) 731-8610, ext. 1266,
Cell.: (613) 447-0866, lucie.boileau@cma.ca


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