(November 28, 2007 - Insidermedicine) On November 26th and 27th, 2007, health care and policy experts from across the country were invited to help write the prescription for managing wait times for health care at the "Wait Times in Canada" conference, co-hosted by Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University.
At the conference, we had a chance to speak to Mr. Andre Picard. Mr. Picard is the public health reporter at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He has received much acclaim for his writing, including the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, the Canadian Policy Research Award, the Atkinson Fellowship for Public Policy Research and the Award for Excellence in Women's Health Reporting. In 2002, he received the Centennial Prize of the Pan-American Health Organization as the top public health reporter in the Americas. Mr. Picard is the author of three best-selling books; "Critical Care," "The Gift of Death," and "A Call to Alms".