There is an urgent need to stabilize the health care system – as well as growing calls for its transformation.
Solutions are not in short supply. But getting from now to next depends on bold choices.
The CMA is hosting a series of events to tackle those choices, bringing together physicians with other health stakeholders for unfiltered debate.
Join us for the next session of Bold Choices in Health Care – December 8, 2022 – to discuss the issue at the heart of an effective and efficient health system: How we deliver care to our patients.
On August 17-18, 2023, the CMA will also be launching our first hybrid Health Summit, including in-person sessions in Ottawa.
More details to come. Sign up to be notified when registration opens
The Canadian Medical Association’s Health Summit Series brings together leading experts, advocates, health care providers and patients for candid conversations about tough challenges – and sustainable solutions.
Summit sessions have focused on issues from urgent gaps in primary care to unprecedented levels of burnout among health workers to the promise of connected care. Keynote speakers have included Dr. Verna Yiu, former president/CEO of Alberta Health Services, Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University, and Dr. Jillian Horton, an award-winning physician, musician, writer and podcaster.
Learn more about previous Health Summit sessions below and watch live recordings.
The Canadian health care system is in crisis. But COVID-19 can be the catalyst for change. The 2022 Health Summit series, which drew 1700 attendees over four virtual sessions, focused on creating solutions for a more stable and sustainable health system in the future by:
This session gathered together all the interconnecting problems we’ve seen over the past 18 months, which will hopefully help break down the silos and bring renewed thinking to the possibilities of new innovations.
The pandemic exposed troubling gaps in Canada’s health care system and left many people on the sidelines. The 2021 CMA Health Summit was the start of a movement to create:
The worst outcomes of this pandemic have been felt by those who have been least able to speak up, or least likely to be heard and taken seriously. We have watched the real-time impact of ableism, ageism, racism and other structures of oppression.