OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Tom Clark and Marie-Claude Lavallée will co-host the 2012 CMA Media Awards for Health Reporting on October 17 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Their combined experience in the field of journalism and in understanding health care policy issues in Canada is sure to make this year's ceremony a can't-miss event.
Tom Clark is currently Global National's chief political correspondent and host of the network's weekly political program, The West Block. His many years spent covering the political scene have given him a unique perspective on Canadians' views on a wide variety of topics, including health care.
As the host of several Radio-Canada television shows over the years, Marie-Claude Lavallée is a well-known and respected journalist. Her most recent show, RDI santé, has given her the opportunity to speak with many doctors and health care professionals, making her an ideal choice to co-host this event.
"We are very excited to have two such prominent journalists joining us this year," said Dr. Anna Reid, president of the CMA. "The awards will bring together some of the top media personalities in Canada and highlight the important issues that are facing our health care system today."
The CMA Media Awards for Health Reporting honour outstanding Canadian journalism that enhances the public's understanding of health, the health system and the role of health professionals. Winners are chosen by select panels of judges in 11 categories, including television, radio and print reporting. This year, new categories including international health reporting and multicultural health reporting have been added to the roster.
SOURCE: CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
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