Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture
Andre Picard

Building a Healthier Health System

Mr. Andre Picard
Health Columnist, Globe and Mail
Theatre B, 745 Basic Medical Sciences
Thursday, February 8, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM
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Mr. Picard will be examining the challenges in Canada’s medicare system, drawing from both historical and current social responsibility perspectives.  He will address needed systemic changes and speak to the role and delivery of psychological services in our universal health system.


·    Enhance knowledge of the pros and cons of Canada’s medicare system.
·    Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving social contract between government,
     patients and health professionals such as psychologists.
·    Discuss the appropriate role of psychological services
     (including public and private delivery) within a universal health system.
·    Reflect on the necessary systemic changes to meet evolving societal needs,
     recognizing economic limitations.

MBTelehealth will be available for this event. Please contact Ariane Bruyere by email at by Monday, January 29, 2018.

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