Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

January 14, 2008 11:37 ET

Media Advisory/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, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - 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 luncheon.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Lucie Boileau
    613-731-8610 or 1-800-663-7336, ext. 1266
    Cell.: 613-447-0866