Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

June 05, 2006 12:06 ET

CMA President Will Host a Media Teleconference Briefing on Wednesday to Release CMA's Discussion Paper: It's About Access!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 5, 2006) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President, Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai, will release a report detailing the current realities of the interaction between public and private financing of health care in Canada, on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 via teleconference.

The discussion paper titled: It's about access! was prepared by the CMA Task Force on the Public-Private Interface with input from about 3,000 physicians. The paper was developed in response to a resolution at the CMA's annual meeting last August and explores four scenarios, providing a comprehensive analysis of how each one affects patients. A public opinion poll on Canadians' attitudes regarding the scenarios will also be released.

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM (EDT)
Call-in number: (613) 233-2604 or
1 (866) 898-9626

The CMA's discussion paper will be available to media on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM (EDT) with an embargo to 1:30 PM at:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Carole Lavigne
    (613) 731-8610 or 1-800-663-7336 ext. 1266