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Political action: Education session: The demographic shift in Canada: our health care system and the aging

(Tues., Aug. 25, 3:05–4:20 pm)

The session focuses on advancing the priority CMA places on seniors care and issues, and will identify grassroots advocacy opportunities for physicians.


Tasha Kheiriddin, public policy analyst and author

Kathleen Monk, strategic communications and public affairs consultant, Kathleen Monk Consulting, Ottawa

Bruce Anderson, founder of Anderson Insight and i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising

Learning objectives

In this session delegates will:

  • leverage the unique value that attendees bring as advocates for the best in health and health care
  • connect with political specialists, drawing on the shared experiences of patients and physicians that strengthen the physician value proposition
  • discern different approaches to health care advocacy and engagement with the political process
  • enhance advocacy skills by learning elected politicians’ perspectives vis-a-vis physicians and their patients


This event is an Accredited Learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 14.5 credits.

The program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for up to 15 Mainpro-M1 credits.