Media Alert - Reminder - Wait Time Alliance Fall Report - Five new sets of benchmarks

    OTTAWA, Nov. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Wait Time Alliance (WTA) will release
its 4th report including new wait-time benchmarks and performance goals for
five medical specialties: emergency care, psychiatric care, plastic surgery,
gastroenterology and anesthesiology. Theses clinical areas represent
specialities in which thousands of Canadians require treatment every day.
    The WTA will unveil and provide details on these benchmarks during a
technical briefing via teleconference with members of the media at 9:15am,
Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.

    Wait Time Alliance Teleconference technical briefing with media:

    Date:            Nov. 26, 2007 at 9:15am (Eastern)

    Where :          Queen's University, Policy Studies Building
                     Room 212, 138 Union St., Kingston (Ontario)

    Speakers:        WTA co-chairs, Dr. Lorne Bellan, of the Canadian
                     Ophthalmalogical Society; and Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain of
                     the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine; a
                     spokesperson from each speciality area will also take
                     part in the briefing

    Dial-in number:  866-303-7746 or 416-641-6124
                     (confirmation number: 3241917)
                     (Instant replay:  416-695-5800 or 1-800-408-3053 -
                     passcode: 3241917#)

    Materials:       Available at 8:00am on Nov. 26, 2007 at
            - under embargo until 10:00am

    WTA co-Chairs and spokespersons, Dr. Lorne Bellan and Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain
and spokespersons from the specialty societies will be available for
interviews after the technical briefing.

    Waiting for Medical Care 2007

    The 4th report of the Wait Time Alliance will be formally released in a
speech by CMA Past-President Dr. Colin McMillan to a joint conference on wait
times co-hosted by Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University. "Wait
Times In Canada: Writing the 'Script for Success" will explore possible
solutions to this high-profile health care issue.

    Date:            Nov. 26 and 27, 2007

    Location:        Queen's University, Policy Studies Building, Room 202
                     138 Union St., Kingston (Ontario)

    For more information on the conference, consult

For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, Media Relations Manager,
Canadian Medical Association, 1-800-663-7336 ext. 1266, (613) 731-8610 ext.
1266, Cell: (613) 447-0866

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