Press Releases 2012

  • The QMA Highlights the Appointments of Dr. Réjean Hébert and Véronique Hivon to the Cabinet

    Thursday 20 September 2012

    Montréal, September 19, 2012 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) congratulates Dr. Réjean Hébert on his appointment as Minister of Health, Social Services and Seniors, and Véronique Hivon as Junior Minister of Public Health and Youth Protection in the new government. Dr. Hébert’s extensive experience in health care as a medical specialist in geriatrics and as a former dean of the Faculty of Me...

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  • Asbestos – At Last, the Medical Community Has Been Heard

    Wednesday 19 September 2012

    Montréal, September 19, 2012 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) applauds the decision of the federal government to no longer oppose listing the chrysotile form of asbestos as a hazardous substance in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention. This highly significant decision affirms the hazard of asbestos in all its forms. Since 1945, the medical community has been compiling and identifying the p...

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  • Election Blitz - The QMA is organizing a debate on health care issues and solutions!

    Tuesday 07 August 2012

    August 6, 2012 – As part of the election campaign in Québec, the Québec Medical Association (QMA) is inviting the health care leaders of the province’s political parties to a debate on the transformation of our health care system, its priorities and the solutions to improve the services offered. The debate will be organized for an audience of physicians who are members of the QMA, and media repres...

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  • Faire les choses autrement pour transformer notre système de santé!

    Wednesday 25 July 2012

    Le 25 juillet 2012 - L’Association médicale du Québec (AMQ) désire rappeler au Conseil de la Fédération certains éléments pour leur réflexion à l’occasion de leur rencontre à Halifax où des orientations significatives sur le système de santé canadien seront discutées. L’AMQ rappelle notamment aux Premiers Ministres que notre système de santé a beaucoup plus besoin de volonté politique pour faire l...

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  • Press Release - 15th Annual Convention of the Québec Medical Association: Get Ready to Do Things Differently!

    Friday 20 April 2012

    Montréal, April 19, 2012 – The 15th Annual Convention of the Québec Medical Association (QMA) starts this morning and will continue until April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Montréal, with the theme: Get ready to do things differently! QMA President Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt is proud of the 2012 Convention program: “The speakers who accepted our invitation are all renowned physicians, researchers and profe...

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  • Press Release - Drug Shortage

    Tuesday 17 April 2012

    Concerted Actions to Ensure the Quality and Safety of Care for Patients Montréal, April 17, 2012 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is pleased to note that the recommendations tabled this morning by the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, in collaboration with the Collège des médecins du Québec, the Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires and the Association des pharmaciens des éta...

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  • Press Release : Generic Drug Shortage

    Wednesday 28 March 2012

    Time for a Thorough Review of Generic Drug Supply Mechanisms Montréal, March 28, 2012 – In the light of the current shortage of several essential generic drugs, the Québec Medical Association (QMA) is urging the Québec government to undertake a thorough review of the procurement process for these drugs. “In particular, it is necessary to end an unacceptable situation in which professionals and i...

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  • Press Release : Report by the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity

    Friday 23 March 2012

    An Argument in Favour of Better Palliative Care Montréal, March 23, 2012 – The Québec Medical Association (QMA) welcomes the report by the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity, which was tabled in the National Assembly this morning, with great interest. QMA president Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt is quick to commends the political courage of the committee members who led a debate that affects all of Q...

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