The First Canadian Patient Summit

Patients want a say in government decisions about their health

TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - More than 100 patients living with chronic medical conditions will share their solutions for ensuring that patients are part of government decisions on the future of Canada's health care system.

    WHAT:  Canadian Patient Summit
    WHEN:  Monday 29 March 2010
           8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    WHERE: MaRS Centre Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto
    WHY:   Patients will vote on their top three recommendations on how
           government can bring the needs of patients into health policy

Patients and keynote speakers will be available for interviews.

This event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous interpretation is available.

Organizations participating at the Canadian Patient Summit include:

    -   CARP / Zoomer
    -   Sclerosis Society of Canada
    -   Asthma Society of Canada
    -   The Arthritis Society
    -   Canadian Pain Coalition
    -   Alzheimer Society B.C.
    -   National Aboriginal Diabetes Association
    -   Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN)
    -   Alzheimer Foundation for Caregiving in Canada
    -   Connected in Motion
    -   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    -   Assembly of First Nations
    -   One Patient, One Record


For further information: For further information: and the agenda, please visit or contact: Tiffanie Ing, Communications Coordinator, (416) 485-2292; Karen Philp, Chair, Canadian Patient Summit, (416) 485-2292; Marc Kealey, Communications, (647) 292-2537

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