MONCTON, NB, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Nurses and health stakeholders from
across the country will convene in Moncton, New Brunswick, tomorrow (August 8)
to attend a conference on health care hosted by the Canadian Federation of
Nurses Unions (CFNU).
The conference, How soon is now? Health care for every generation, will
discuss issues and solutions related to health disparities and access to care
in Canada. The conference, chaired by CFNU President Linda Silas, features a
key note address by National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First
Nations, and panel sessions with Ted Schrecker (University of Ottawa), Dr. Bob
Gardner (Wellesley Institute), Dr. Steve Morgan (University of British
Columbia), Dr. Judith Shamian (Victorian Order of Nurses), and Dr. John Gillis
(Canadian Doctors for Medicare).
The conference will take place the day before Council of the Federation
meetings begin. Nurses are in Moncton to remind Premiers to keep health care
on their meeting agenda. At the conference, CFNU will launch its latest
publication, Conversations with Champions of Medicare. Authored by Ann
Silversides, this book features conversations with medicare advocates such as
Shirley Douglas, the Honourable Monique Bégin, and the Honourable Roy Romanow.
The book will remind premiers of the hard-fought battles to implement our
public health care system and urge their support for its continued
Founded in 1981, the CFNU is the largest organization of nurses in Canada
with 135,000 affiliated members from coast to coast.
What: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions conference
How soon is now? Healthcare for every generation
When: Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Westmorland/Carleton Room
1005 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick 1-506-854-6340
For further information:
For further information: Linda Silas, CFNU President, (613) 859-4314
(Cell); Teresa Neuman, Acting Director of Communications/Campaigns, CFNU,
(613) 292-9106 (Cell)