OTTAWA, March 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) past-president Dr. Chris Simpson will appear before the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on March 24 to discuss meaningful federal action to ensure Canada is prepared to meet the needs of its aging population.
The standing committee is examining dementia in Canada. The CMA will stress the urgent need to support the growing number of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a key health priority given the country's aging population.
Dr. Simpson will also touch on the importance of more and better continuing care services, like home and long-term care, as a way to provide more appropriate and efficient care to seniors.
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.
SOURCE Canadian Medical Association
For further information: To schedule an interview or for further information, please contact: CMA Media Relations: MediaInquiries@cma.ca, 613-806-1865