Future Healthcare Leaders Address Healthcare Worker Crisis

    MONTREAL, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Over a hundred future healthcare leaders
from across the country will gather at the World Health Organization
Simulation (McWHO) conference on February 15th through 17th to debate the
Migration of Healthcare Workers and the current global crisis it exasperates.
    Primarily from the fields of Medicine and International Development,
students will seek solutions to mitigate the global shortage of health
professionals. The exodus of Healthcare Workers leaves Canada's regions devoid
of physicians and Africa with 3% of the world's Healthcare Workers to deal
with 24% of the global burden of disease. This rapidly growing problem is
addressed widely on local and international levels and warrants attention from
the future healthcare leader community.
    Specialists will share their expertise on the issue on Friday,
February 15th (4-9 pm), in preparation for the week-end's debate. Amongst
them, the Canadian Medical Association will provide a workshop presenting the
Canadian experience of physician migration.
    The conference is hosted in collaboration between the IFMSA-Quebec, the
international branch of the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ),
and the International Relations Students' Association of McGill (IRSAM).

    What:   World Health Organization Simulation (McWHO) conference
    Theme:  Migration of Healthcare Workers

    When:   February 15-17th, 2008

    Where:  Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
            1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2L7

For further information:

For further information: Ben Albright, Executive Director, (514)
824-7683, ben.albright@mcwho.org; www.mcwho.org

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