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Mar 08 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Conversation with Jane Philpott

Revolutionizing Health Care: Dr. Jane Philpott’s Inspiring Event in Kingston

Dr. Jane Philpott, one of Canada’s most esteemed health professionals and former federal Minister of Health, is set to lead an inspiring conversation at the Confederation Place Hotel on Monday, April 8th. This event, titled “Health for All: An Evening with Dr. Jane Philpott,” centers around her new memoir/manifesto “Health for All: A Doctor’s Prescription for a Healthier Canada.” It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity for anyone passionate about healthcare and politics. Dr. Philpott’s book, praised by André Picard as a “healing balm for what ails Canadian health care, and democracy more broadly,” offers a profound meditation on the various dimensions of health—physical, mental, spiritual, and societal. This event is perfect for Kingston’s proactive and health-conscious community, especially women who are keen on understanding the intricate connection between health and politics.

Dr. Jane Philpott’s illustrious career includes her current roles as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University, CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization, and her experience as a medical doctor and Professor of Family Medicine. Her call for a radical disruption and reset of Canada’s healthcare system, aiming for universal access to primary care teams, is sure to resonate with those advocating for a healthier, more equitable society. The event will include a Q&A session and a book signing, with books available for sale from Novel Idea. Don’t miss this chance to engage with a leader who has been at the forefront of significant health policies, including the legislation of Medical Assistance in Dying and improving infrastructure for First Nations. Book enthusiasts, healthcare professionals, and advocates in Kingston, this is your opportunity to gain insights from a woman who has dedicated her life to transforming healthcare in Canada. Reserve your spot for an evening of enlightening conversation and empowerment.

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