Media Alert - CMA sets new course for health care

OTTAWA, July 29 /CNW Telbec/ - On Tuesday, August 3rd, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will release "Health Care Transformation in Canada: Change that Works. Care that Lasts." This document sets out a comprehensive plan for making our system patient-centred, efficient and universally accessible.

The new document will also serve as the centrepiece of the upcoming annual meeting of the CMA (Aug. 23-25, Niagara Falls, ON) where delegates will discuss next steps around strategies to transform the health care system included in the plan.

Details on the document will be released during a technical briefing via teleconference with the media:

    Date:              Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
    Time:              11:00 am (Eastern)
    Speakers:          Dr. Anne Doig, CMA President
                       Dr. Robert Ouellet, French spokesperson

    Dial-in number:    866-696-5910 or 613 233-1979
    Pass code:         8615844
    Instant replay:    800-408-3053 or 416 695-5800 - pass code: 8854714

The "Health Care Transformation in Canada: Change that Works. Care that Lasts." document will be available at 9:00 am on August 3rd, 2010 under embargo until 11:00 am (Eastern). For copies, please email:

Interviews with CMA spokespeople can be arranged after the technical briefing.

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: For further information: Lucie Boileau, Telephone: 613 731-8610, 800-663-7336 ext. 1266, Cell.: 613 447-0866,

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