Media Alert - Reminder - Dr. Brian Day, CMA President, to unveil new data on the costs of wait times at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on January 15, 2008

    OTTAWA, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
President, Dr. Brian Day, will unveil the most complete data available on the
economic costs associated with waiting for health care services in Canada. The
data will be part of a speech to the Economic Club of Toronto on January 15,
2008 in Toronto. Dr. Day will also launch a major national campaign aimed at
addressing the dire shortages of health care professionals in Canada.

    Date :       Tuesday, January 15, 2008
    Time :       11:45am to 1:30pm (address to start at approx. 12:40pm)
    Location :   The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto

    Teleconference Technical Briefing

    Details of the economic costs of wait times will be provided during a
    teleconference technical briefing with media:

    Date:        Tuesday, January 15, 2008
    Time :       10:30am
    Speakers :   Dr. Brian Day, CMA President; Dr. Robert Ouellet, CMA
                 President elect;
                 Dr. Lorne Bellan, Wait Time Alliance co-chair; Mr. Robin
                 Somerville, Director of Corporate Research Services at the
                 Center for Spatial Economics and author of the "The Economic
                 Cost of Wait Times in Canada".

    Dial-in-phone numbers : 866-898-9626 or 416-340-2216
    Instant Replay :
    Dial-in numbers : 800-408-3053 or 416-695-5800 Passcode : 3247721

    The report "The economic cost of wait times in Canada" and the summary
will be posted on the CMA's website at 7:00AM (EST) Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 -
under embargo until 12:00pm (EST) the same day - at:

    Drs Day, Ouellet and Bellan will be available for interviews after the

For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, (613) 731-8610, 1 (800) 663-7336
ext. 1266, Cell.: (613) 447-0866,

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