Press Releases 2011

  • Québec physicians are open to extending the responsibilities of pharmacists under certains conditions.

    Thursday 18 August 2011

    Montréal, August 18, 2011 – The large majority of Québec physicians are open to extending the responsibilities of pharmacists. However, they feel that these new responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with certain specific conditions that will guarantee the safety of patients. These are the findings of a survey conducted last June by the Québec Medical Association (QMA) among all Qué...

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  • The Government Must Clear Up All Confusion

    Monday 04 July 2011

    Montréal, July 4, 2011 - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is concerned by the emergence of business or professional practices that the population could perceive as obstacles to the accessibility of health care services. For several years now, many medical clinics have been promoting various options to take advantage of what they consider grey areas in legislation. The option of annual or qua...

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  • National physicians surveys : results that recognize the solutions advocated by the QMA

    Monday 04 July 2011

    For immediate release HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS: THE QMA RESPONSE Montréal, June 29, 2011 – The survey conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada brought to light one of the main causes behind the health care accessibility problem: the increase in the number of patients with chronic...

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  • April 18, 2011 - Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt Takes Over as President of the Québec Medical Association

    Monday 18 April 2011

    Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt Takes Over as President of theQuebec Medical Association Montréal, April 18, 2011 – The Quebec Medical Association (QMA) closed its annual convention, entitled Transform medical practice… or transform the system?, by designating its new President, Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt. In her acceptance speech, Dr. Vander Stelt addressed the issue of access to family medicine, and emph...

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  • April 12, 2011 – Media Invitation : AMQ Annual Convention

    Tuesday 12 April 2011

    MEDIA INVITATION Transform medical practice …. or transform the system? Montréal, April 12, 2011 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is inviting media representatives to its annual convention on April 15 and 16 at the Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville. By bringing together physicians, and health care and medical industry professionals, the convention aims to take a look at concret...

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  • January 24, 2011 – The Québec Medical Association to go on a fact-finding and observation mission to British-Columbia and the US

    Monday 24 January 2011

    Montréal, January 24, 2011 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is organizing an innovative fact-finding and observation mission in order to find solutions to improve the Québec health care system. Physicians, health care professionals (nurses, pharmacists), managers and researchers will meet with the directors of the Providence Health Care medical centre (in British Columbia) and the Cleveland...

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  • January 19, 2011 – Information technologies : an essential tool for chronic disease management

    Wednesday 19 January 2011

    Montréal, January 19, 2011 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) invites the media to its symposium on medical organization and computer solutions titled: Will chronic diseases get the best of my medical practice? About 50% of the population in North America suffers from at least one chronic disease. And 25% have two or more chronic diseases (and the number rises to two out of three people in th...

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