Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Canadian Doctors for Medicare

August 11, 2012 12:37 ET

Media Advisory: A Healthy Society Book Launch with Dr. Ryan Meili

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2012) - Drawing on his experiences as a family physician in inner-city Saskatoon, Mozambique, and rural Saskatchewan, Dr. Meili argues that health delivery too often focuses on treatment of immediate causes and ignores more fundamental conditions that lead to poor health.

WHAT: Dr. Ryan Meili will be speaking about his new book, A Healthy Society.
WHO: Dr. Ryan Meili, author
Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
Libby Davies, Deputy Leader and Health Critic, New Democratic Party of Canada
WHERE: Yellowknife Book Cellar, 4923-49 Street
WHEN: Monday, August 13, 4:30 p.m.


Ryan Meili is a family doctor at the West Side Community Clinic in Saskatoon. He also works for the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan as head of the Division of Social Accountability, where he's responsible for helping ensure that Saskatchewan's future doctors are equipped to meet the health needs of the diverse communities they will serve. Ryan also serves as vice-chair of the national advocacy organization, Canadian Doctors for Medicare.

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