Louise Binder speaks at Conference Board of Canada Dinner

In November, CCSN Health Policy Consultant Louise Binder gave a speech at the Conference Board of Canada dinner. Some topics covered included: the dichotomy in our health care systems, working within this basic construct of natural tensions in a world of limited resources, a professed desire for sustainability and growing health care demand. A copy

Alan Rock to be Honorary Chairman for PCCNO Conference

The Honourable Allan Rock to be Honorary Chair for 2017 PCCNO Conference! FOR RELEASE Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa (PCCNO) is pleased to announce that its 2017 conference “Prostate Cancer – Discover the Future” will be held at the Ottawa Convention and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa on September 15 – 16, 2017. We

Government of Canada to ban asbestos

Government-wide strategy will lead to a comprehensive ban to protect the health and safety of Canadians OTTAWA, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, along with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public

Clinical Trials Education for Health Care Practitioners

Are you a primary care provider? Do you see patients enrolled in clinical trials? We want to hear from you! The Office of Continuing Professional Development, Queen's University, in collaboration with AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, is inviting you to take part in a needs assessment survey to identify educational initiatives to support primary health care practitioners who have

Canadian Medical Cannabis Council Reacts To Legalization Task Force

Below is a statement on behalf of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council in regards to the Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.  Ottawa, ON – Philippe Lucas, Executive Director of CMCC today released the following statement regarding the release of the report by the Federal Task Force on Legalization: “We applaud the

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Announces New Research Projects to Develop Treatments for Metastatic Breast Cancer

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this year the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) launched the Drug Research Collaborative, an unprecedented new funding model aimed at bridging the gap between academic investigators and new drugs in development. Today, BCRF announced nine new projects that are part of this ground-breaking collaboration between BCRF, Pfizer

Medical marijuana ? Does it have a role in the treatment of cancer patients?

Webinar Information:    At this webinar the speaker discusses:    • Basic facts about medical cannabis in Canada  • The role of medical cannabis for cancer patients  • How to access medical cannabis under the current Health Canada process    Presenter Information:    Dr. Paul Daeninck is an oncologist and palliative care consultant with CancerCare

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) and the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec (CPCQ) welcome the announcement of the MSSS investment in colonoscopies and the Quebec Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (PQDCCR) with cautious optimism

MONTREAL, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ – The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) and the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec congratulate Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Québec Minister of Health (MSSS) on the investment of $4.7 million to add access to an additional 25,000 colonoscopies in Montreal and its surrounding region in 2017 as well as the