Dr. Louis Francescutti represents the Royal College on Remembrance Day

OTTAWA, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - This morning, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognized and celebrated the service of all military men and women, including Fellows who have served in military conflicts, during the 2013 National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, Ont.

Louis Hugo Francescutti, MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FACPM, CCFP, FACP (Hon.), ICD.D, laid a ceremonial wreath at the National War Memorial during Canada's largest remembrance event. Dr. Francescutti, a Royal College Past-President, is currently the President of the Canadian Medical Association. A renowned educator and physician, he is also an honorary colonel of 1 Field Ambulance Edmonton.

The Royal College honours a long legacy of service in military conflicts, including World Wars I and II, Korea and Afghanistan. The organization is deeply proud of its many members who have or are currently sacrificing their time, energy and personal safety for their country. We are all indebted to the service of these men and women.

About the Royal College
As a national, non-profit organization, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada speaks for more than 44,000 medical and surgical specialists and resident physicians. The Royal College oversees the medical education of specialists and, as such, advocates for the best health and the best care for all Canadians.

To find out more, please visit royalcollege.ca.

SOURCE: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

For further information:

Sandra Shearman
Communications and External Relations
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada  
613-730-8177, ext 474 | 1-800-668-3740 ext. 464

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