Last chance to register for HSAs -Talking about Health Care" workshop

The public consultation phase of the provincial governments -Conversation on Health" has begun and will continue in different communities around the province until it wraps up in Vancouver on July 7. As health care professionals, HSA members have a great deal of expertise to contribute to this discussion about the future of public health care. As individuals, we have many questions and concerns about where Premier Campbell intends to take our health care system, and what it will mean for our communities, our families and ourselves.

HSA is offering a 2-day workshop where members can learn about and discuss the successes of, and challenges facing, our Medicare system. Members will also talk about ways to ensure that our family, friends, co-workers and other members of our communities have accurate information to use in deciding what kind of health care system will provide the best health care for everyone in B.C.

Workshop Dates: March 1 & 2, 2007
Location: HSA Office
300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Interested members should mail or fax completed application forms (attached) to the attention of Karin Herbert at the HSA office (Fax: 604.439.0976 in the Lower Mainland or 1.800.663.6119 for out-of-town). HSA will call you to confirm your registration. As with other HSA workshops, HSA will provide wage replacement and cover expenses for members to attend this workshop.

Members applying for this workshop are encouraged to register for the Conversation on Health event in your area. Members working in health care can register for the -Health Professionals Meeting. Members working in community social services should register for the -Regional Public Forum". Check the Conversation website ( for the deadline to register for the Conversation in your area. You can register on this website, or by calling the Conversation staff at 1.866.884.2055.

For further information about the workshop or the Conversation on Health, please contact Carol Riviere, Communications Officer, at the HSA office.