Students for Medicare presents our 5th Annual Conference
Students for Medicare presents our 5th Annual Conference:
Expanding the Canada Health Act: Pharmacare & Beyond
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 from 1000h-1400h
United Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto (close to St. George Campus)
People in Canada have repeatedly shown that healthcare is one of the biggest issues on their minds. While most can agree on the sanctity of health, there is often disagreement over how our system should work - Who should pay? Who should deliver services? What should be covered? Recently, many have been looking at the merits of a national pharmacare program in Canada. Just last month, Pharmacare 2020: Envisioning Canada’s Future brought together various stakeholders in Vancouver while nine provincial governments negotiate a bulk-purchasing initiative to get better value for drugs. Arguments are being made on the basis of equity, accessibility, quality of care and cost savings. Join us to hear the answers to some of these questions and to ask your own! We will hear from our experts and have plenty of opportunity for discussion and organizing for action! Whether you are a student, a health care provider or a community member, these issues affect us all and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Dr. Danielle Martin, Founder & Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Dr. Sanjeev Goel, Board Member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Dr. Marc-Andre Gagnon, Professor of Public Policy at Carleton University &
Author of the Economic Case for Universal Pharmacare
To Register: http://pharmacareandbeyond.eventbrite.com/
*** $10 suggested donation at the door or pay what you can ***
LUNCH IS PROVIDED!
If you would like to endorse our event, make a donation, or get more information, contact us:
Facebook: Students for Medicare
Twitter: @stdnts4medicare, #SFMConf2013
If your organization would like to request to have a table at our event to speak about your work and attract new members, please email (address above).