Simon Fraser University

The Romanow report 2 years later:
its impact on health care in Canada

Tom Koch, adjunct professor gerontology, 604.714.0348 or cell 604.842.0348
Susan Jamieson-McLarnon, Media & PR, 604.291.5151,

April 27, 2004
The 14th John K. Friesen Conference
at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
May 20-21
Thursday, 9 am-5 pm and
Friday, 9 am-12 noon

Health care is a concern of all Canadians. No subject binds us more closely nationally, or divides us more sharply in our respective provinces. How do we sustain the goal of the Canada Health Act and the promise of appropriate care for all Canadians, irrespective of income or location?

The 2004 John K. Friesen Conference, sponsored annually by Simon Fraser University's Gerontology Research Centre, will have as its keynote speaker, Roy Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan and head of the Royal Commision on the Future of Health Care in Canada. His 2002 report was a thorough and penetrating review of the status of health care in Canada, what it achieves and what it needs in the future. He will speak on the status of health care in Canada, and on the lessons learned not only in the report but the years since its publication.

Other speakers will consider elements of the Romanow report and problems of health care in Canada. Full program details and registration information at

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