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Friday plenary session features keynote address
COA
Immediately following the graduation ceremony and business meeting on Friday, June 21, Dr. Calvin Stiller will deliver the Presidential Guest Speaker Address, Translation and Innovation — What is the Formula for Success? Held in Hall B, the plenary session begins at 11:00 and also features Dr. Edward J. Harvey's president elect address.
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Séance plénière du vendredi avec conférencier principal
L'ACO
Immédiatement après la cérémonie de fin de résidence et la séance de travail, le vendredi 21 juin, le Dr Calvin Stiller sera le conférencier invité par le président de l'ACO. Son allocution s'intitulera « Translation and Innovation — What is the Formula for Success? ». Tenue dans la salle B, la séance plénière commencera à 11 h et comprendra également l'allocution du président élu, le Dr Edward J. Harvey.
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Canada urged to boost 'modest' contribution to global health initiative
The Globe and Mail
The work of the international fund established to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is starting to show significant results, and one of this country's leading figures in humanitarian aid says Canada should move quickly to extend and enhance the country's monetary support. The Global Fund, the primary mechanism for delivering essential medicines in many developing nations, is asking for a three-year, $15 billion commitment from the world community to continue its work through 2016.
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Conference Board du Canada: Le Québec est en bonne santé
Le Journal de Montréal
Six provinces canadiennes ont obtenu des résultats inquiétants, mais le Québec fait bonne figure dans une analyse menée par le Conference Board du Canada sur l'état de santé des populations des provinces. Dans un bulletin de notes de «A» à «D», seuls la Colombie-Britannique, l'Alberta, l'Ontario et le Québec ont obtenu une meilleure note que «D» en ce qui a trait aux indicateurs de l'état de santé des populations, dont l'incidence de certaines maladies et le taux de mortalité attribuable à une maladie.
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Nouvelles cliniques de santé familiales dans 24 communautés albertaines
Radio-Canada
Le gouvernement albertain aménagera de nouvelles cliniques de santé familiales (Family Care Clinic ou FCC) dans 24 communautés de la province afin que davantage de citoyens aient un accès rapide aux soins de santé. La première ministre de l'Alberta, Alison Redford, compte remplir une de ses promesses électorales en implantant cette deuxième vague de cliniques de ce genre. Les trois premières FCC ont vu le jour à Calgary, Edmonton et Slave Lake, dans le cadre d'un projet pilote.
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Québec annonce une série d'investissements en santé
Radio-Canada
Les services à domicile aux personnes âgées, le centre de dialyses de l'Hôpital Maisonnneuve-Rosemont et l'Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal verront leur budget augmenter, a annoncé le ministre de la Santé du Québec, Réjean Hébert. Québec injectera 110 millions de dollars pour améliorer les services à domicile offerts aux personnes âgées, dont 16 millions pour la seule région de Montréal.
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Safe drug injection site rules emphasize local input
CBC News
The federal government says it is giving a voice to local communities with a bill that lays out criteria for getting permission to open a supervised drug injection site in Canada. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq introduced the proposed respect for communities act in the House of Commons and at a press conference she said the proposed rules are in line with a Supreme Court decision in 2011 that allowed Vancouver's InSite clinic to stay open.
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Study: Mobile health care catching on in Canada
Beacon News
Almost two out of three Canadians are using their handheld devices to access mobile health care for themselves and their loved ones, according to a new study. In its report, Making Care Mobile: Shifting perspectives on the virtualization of health care, international consultancy PwC says people are relying on mobile health care because of better and faster access to health information.
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Recall issued for 5 prescription drugs sold in Canada
CBC News
Four companies have announced the recall of several batches of prescription drugs in use in Canada. Health Canada said it has not received any reports of adverse effects related to the medications, and the recall is a precautionary measure. A statement released this morning said the decision was made after the four companies — Cobalt Pharmaceuticals, Laboratoire Riva, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Sanis Health — consulted with Health Canada.

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Des besoins moins grands dans la région
La Presse
Au cours de l'exercice 2012, un total de 244 personnes âgées attendaient une place en centre d'hébergement de soins de longue durée au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Elles représentent 2,8 pour cent des 8698 personnes en attente dans l'ensemble de la province. Ces données ont été dévoilées par l'Association québécoise des retraités des secteurs public et parapublic en vertu d'un document obtenu à l'aide de la Loi d'accès à l'information.

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Québec veut développer les soins à domicile
Radio-Canada
La première ministre Pauline Marois dévoile les grandes orientations de son gouvernement en matière de soins à domicile. Le ministre de la Santé, Réjean Hébert, a déposé à l'Assemblée nationale le livre blanc sur l'assurance autonomie qui contient ces orientations. Le gouvernement Marois entend ainsi répondre au défi que pose le vieillissement de la population québécoise et remplir une promesse électorale.

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Nursing home's long-term care beds sit empty
CBC News
A Charlottetown woman wants to know why her 90-year-old mother is being forced to wait for a spot in a nursing home, when the home where she wants to live has four vacant beds that no one can use. Darlene Harrison's 90-year-old mother Dorothy Bella was living independently in a senior's apartment at the South Shore Villa in Crapaud until she recently became ill. Now she's moved in with her daughter while she waits for a spot in a nursing home.
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