Press Release

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 10, 2023 – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and leading experts in health and public policy will discuss bold solutions to rebuild Canada’s health care systems during the CMA’s Health Summit, taking place Aug. 17-18 in Ottawa.

WHAT: What Health Care Should Be: CMA Health Summit reimagines Canada’s health systems

The program includes sessions on Canada’s new health care agreements, fighting misinformation in health care, scaling up team-based care, Indigenous health, administrative burden, balancing public and private health care and much more.

Some of the speakers and panelists include:

  • The Hon. Mark Holland, Minister of Health
  • Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Dr. Kathleen Ross and Dr. Katharine Smart
  • Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law and policy and bestselling author
  • Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia
  • Dr. Melissa Lem, President, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid Institute
  • The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Former Minister of Environment and Climate Change

WHEN: August 17-18, 2023


  • In person: the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
  • Online

HOW: Members of the media are invited to register by contacting

For further information: To schedule an interview or for further information, please contact: CMA Media Relations:;; Elena Gabrysz, 514 839-7296; Eric Lewis, 506 566-1671


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