2024-01-30 12:00:00 2024-01-30 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles How seismic changes in mainstream media are impacting access to health care information — and what Canadians can do about it Virtual event (Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation),

Tuesday January 30, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual event (Bilingual – simultaneous interpretation)

About the Event

Guided by the Canadian Medical Association’s new Health & Media Annual Tracking Survey, we’ll examine complex issues of trust that underpin the dissemination of health care information in Canada.

The Canadian media landscape is undergoing a seismic shift. From resource and business struggles in newsrooms to social media disruption and misinformation, Canadians are experiencing a systemic change in how they receive and interact with media and information. Simultaneously, Canada’s health care systems are at a breaking point, and, as the Public Policy Forum’s (PPF) recent report states “that public expectations have changed suddenly and significantly, with the tenor of the national conversation [on the universal health-care system] moving from pride to peril.” The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in collaboration with Abacus Data, is working to understand the impact of this pervasive shift, convening a dialogue with PPF to discuss exclusive polling results.

When we know better, we do better. By mobilizing knowledge around the relationship between Canadians and quality health information in the media ecosystem – and tracking it year over year – the CMA hopes to empower Canadians to take back their health care and inspire system-wide innovation.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET, PPF and CMA hosted an event to hear the presentation on the results of this inaugural research from David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts, including CMA President Dr. Kathleen Ross.

Kathleen Ross, MD MSc MCFP
David Coletto
Wency Leung
Dr. Victoria Lee
Marian Campbell Jarvis