Media Advisory - Nurses' conference in Moncton to focus on health care

    OTTAWA, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Nurses and health stakeholders from across
the country will convene in Moncton, New Brunswick, on August 8 to attend a
conference on health care hosted by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
    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 will be 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 featuring 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 nine medicare advocates
including 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, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Where:    Crowne Plaza Hotel, Westmorland/Carleton Room
              1005 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick

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)

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