TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The spiraling costs, aging population and debt reduction strategies are squeezing the Canadian health system to its thinnest.
At the Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care 2012, The Conference Board of Canada will bring together health leaders to discuss research, hear from national and international experts, and explore Canada's structure and funding challenges
A conference call with journalists will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern with Conference Board of Canada experts. The phone number is 416-597-9200, ext. 7041
|When:||Tuesday, October 30.|
|| Canada's Health Care System and Canadian's Health—Defining What Ails Us
Alex Jadad, Chief Innovator and Founder of Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, will present his vision for the transformation of health care and also explore the pressing issues in health care in a panel discussion.
Irfan A. Dhalla, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Physician at St. Michael's Hospital; Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at The Conference Board of Canada and Head of the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care; Gaetan Lafortune, Senior Economist at the Organisation for Economic, Co-operation and Development.
|| Is Canada's Health Care System Really Universal? Addressing Inequalities of Care
Anna Reid, President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), will explain how the health care system fails marginalized groups such as Aboriginal people, those with mental illness, isolated elderly people and northern communities, from her perspective as the first CMA President from the Northwest Territories.
Population Health: Mental Health
|| Hon. Kristy E. Duncan, Member of Parliament,
David S. Goldbloom, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Senior Media Advisor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,
Karla Thorpe, Director, Leadership and Human Resources Research at The Conference Board of Canada.
| 2:45 p.m.
|| Health Care Leaders' Debate
Debate motion: End-of-Life Decisions Belong to the Individual, moderated by Ralph Benmergui, Senior Advisor to the President, Sheridan College, and Award-winning Broadcaster, Journalist and Host
Arguing for the Motion: Wanda Morris, Executive Director, Dying with Dignity Canada and Daniel Weinstock, Professor of Law, McGill University
Arguing against the Motion: Bernard J. Lapointe, Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Care, McGill University, and Rhonda Wiebe, Co-Chair, Ending of Life Ethics Committee, Council of Canadians with Disabilities
|Where:||The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario.|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/12-0146/default.aspx
This event is sponsored in part by Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company, The Watson Group, Government of Alberta, Medtronic, Pfizer, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, and GE Healthcare.
SOURCE: CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA
For further information:
Media are asked to register in advance, as space is limited.
For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Françoise Makanda, Media Relations Coordinator,
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389. E-mail: [email protected].