Press Releases 2014

  • The QMA and the AQESSS are joining forces to eliminate overdiagnosis in the health care system

    Friday 31 October 2014

    Montréal, October 31, 2014 - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) and the Association québécoise d’établissements de santé et de services sociaux (AQESSS) are calling on physicians and health institutions to work together to address the problem of overdiagnosis in the health care system. At a press conference this morning, the AQESSS pledged to actively support the QMA in the efforts it has been m...

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  • Bill 10 - The QMA Requests Redistributing the Regions in the New Structures and Reducing the Minister’s Powers

    Thursday 23 October 2014

    Montréal, October 23, 2014 - During its presentation before the health and social services commission on Bill 10 this morning, the Québec Medical Association (QMA) expressed its interest and concerns regarding the Bill, which poses a high risk of disrupting the health care system over the next few years. It requests that the regions in the new structures be readjusted and that the powers be redist...

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  • The Québec Medical Association Puts Patients at the Centre of the Health and Social Services System Reform

    Thursday 02 October 2014

    Montréal, September 30, 2014 - At this morning's press conference, the Québec Medical Association (QMA) supported the approach taken by the four major patient advocacy organizations and shared the concern of patients who feared that the reform proposed by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette would distance them from the decision-making centres. The intent of Bill 10 is to offer better care and bet...

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  • The Québec Medical Association Presents Its Work to 500 International Experts

    Thursday 18 September 2014

    Second International Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference Montréal, September 17, 2014 - "After the first day of discussing overdiagnosis with some 500 experts from 20 countries, we can already confirm that the situation in Québec is no different than in other countries: the causes of overdiagnosis are multifaceted and multidimensional, and the strategies designed to neutralize this phenomeno...

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  • The QMA Unveils an Action Plan for Overdiagnosis That Would Allow Major Health Budget Savings

    Monday 18 August 2014

    Montréal, August 18, 2014 - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is embarking on a new phase today in its effort to tackle the issue of overdiagnosis by unveiling an action plan that would allow major health budget savings. The plan is a result of concerted action between the main stakeholders in the health care system - physicians, representatives of medical and professional associations, the Col...

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  • The Québec Medical Association Welcomes the Adoption of Bill 52

    Friday 06 June 2014

    Montréal, June 5, 2014 -The Québec Medical Association (QMA) welcomes the adoption of Bill 52 respecting end-of-life care. The QMA took active part in the debate surrounding this social issue to ensure that the Québec population has access to quality palliative care, and that the conditions used in end-of-life care are adequate while also respecting physicians' right to conscientious objectio...

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  • The QMA Congratulates Dr. Gaétan Barrette on His Appointment to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

    Wednesday 23 April 2014

    Montréal, April 23, 2014 - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) congratulates Dr. Gaétan Barrette on being appointed to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and to the Cabinet of the new government. Dr. Barrette's extensive experience in health care as a radiology specialist and as the former president of the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec will be an asset in ful...

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  • 1st Québec Symposium on Overdiagnosis and launch of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign

    Wednesday 02 April 2014

    Overdiagnosis: The Québec Medical Association continues its work regarding this major health care issue Montréal, April 2, 2014 -The Québec Medical Association (QMA) is holding the 1st Québec Symposium on Overdiagnosis today in Montréal, which is being attended by physicians from all clinical environments, as well as representatives of medical and professional associations, the Collège des médeci...

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