OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Physicians from across Canada will converge in Yellowknife this August 12 to 15 to discuss health equity and how to address health gaps within the population. The Canadian Medical Association's 145th annual meeting will kick off with Sir Michael Marmot, a world-renowned advocate for health equity and groundbreaking researcher on the social determinants of health.
In keeping with this year's General Council theme, Best Care. Best Health. Best Value. From Consensus to Action, Canada's doctors will continue to advance health care transformation and explore the physician's role in health equity. Other highlights include discussions on achieving health care sustainability by increasing efficiency and on the future federal role in health care.
The Media Guide to CMA's General Council is now available online at: http://www.cma.ca/media-guide-gc2012. It contains details on the program, the media services available, how to register, and more. Please note that hotel accommodations for members of the media must be booked through the CMA; the deadline is June 29.
For further information:
Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Medical Association
Tel.: 1-800-663-7336 / 613-731-8610 ext. 1266 Cell: 613.447.0866