Mar 21, 2018  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm
City-Wide Medical Grand Rounds

City-Wide Medical Grand Rounds: André Picard

2018 Barnet Berris Lecture
André Picard

Fixing medicare: What are the impediments to health reform

André Picard

André Picard is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail and the author of five books, including the current bestseller Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada.
He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University and has received honorary degrees from six Canadian universities, including the University of Toronto.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the pros and cons of Canada’s medicare system through an examination its history.
  2. Discuss the financial, political and administrative barriers to reforming Canada’s health system.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving social contract between government, patients and health professionals. 
  4. Reflect on the necessary systemic changes to meet evolving societal needs through dialogue with representatives of the pharmacy community.

Hosted at:

  • Sinai Health – Mount Sinai Hospital
    18th floor Auditorium

Interactive videoconference:

  • Baycrest
    Telehealth boardroom
  • Markham Stouffville
  • Michael Garron
    Gray Steele conference room
  • Sinai Health
    Bridgepoint: G.001
  • St. Josephs
    Sunnyside Lounce
  • St. Michael’s
    LKSKI: Keenan Research Centre auditorium - 2nd fl.
  • Sunnybrook
    Bayview: McLaughlin Lecture Theatre, EG 61
    St. John's Rehab: S3 332
  • Trillium Health Partners
    Credit Valley: ADMIN Meeting Room #1 (4F119)
    Mississauga: Clinical Admin Building, CA4 Large Boardroom “A”
  • University Health Network
    Toronto General: Medical Education, Eaton Ground 025/026
    Toronto Western: Main auditorium, 2W 401
  • West Park
    R3 Sunroom
  • Women's College
    Auditorium, 2501

Webcast available

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Evaluation & Attendance

Attendance for Maintenance of Certification credit will only be tracked if evaluation and attendance surveys are completed.

CWMGR Poster - 18-03-21.pdf