Celebration Lecture


The Department of Family Medicine invites you to our 50th Anniversary Celebration Lecture on May 30, 2018 in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.

Opening remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the lecture will commence at 1:30 p.m., with a celebratory reception to follow.

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Danielle Martin, MD’03, alumna, family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto as the keynote speaker for our cornerstone anniversary event.

Danielle practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital (WCH) where she is also the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions.

Her policy expertise and passion for equity have made her a leader in the debate over the future of Canada's health care system, as well as abroad. In 2017, she was asked by the federal Minister of Health to participate in a national review of eight major federally funded Pan-Canadian Health Organizations to make recommendations for their future.

Danielle holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She has received many honours and awards. Her national bestselling book Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians, was released by Penguin Random House Canada in January 2017.

As a practicing doctor, a hospital administrator, and a policy expert, Danielle offers a unique perspective on health system change.

We welcome Dr. Danielle Martin back to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and Western University, to present:

Better Now: Building a Movement in Canadian Health Care

Canada's health care system was built on a promise we can all be proud of: the promise of access to services based on need, rather than the ability to pay. We can continue to be proud of that promise, but to deliver on it, health care needs to be improved. Creating better relationship-based health care for all Canadians is one big idea that will help get us there. But to make progress on this idea, we need to engage the public in meaningful ways. In this presentation, Dr. Martin will reflect on the growing movement for Better in Canadian health care... and what family physicians and our patients can do to support it.


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