February 4, 2011 – 10:30 am
Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building,
6135 University Ave, Halifax NS
Neil J. MacKinnon PhD
Come hear from one of the authors of the bestselling book Take as Directed: Your Prescription for Safe Health Care in Canada. Called “a sensible, honest look at the state of affairs of Canada’s health care system” Neil MacKinnon PhD and Rhonda Church MD’s book is aimed at demystifying the Canadian health care system. They offer a first hand “behind the curtain” look at how physicians and pharmacists think and solve problems.
Neil will weave together patient stories, sound advice and useful information. He will suggest useful strategies for patients seeking care for themselves and their families, and provide useful guidance for navigating the complexities of Canadian healthcare.
For more information, view the DalNews story at http://dalnews.dal.ca/2010/09/09/directed.html.
Neil MacKinnon, PhD, FCSHP, is a Professor, the Associate Director for Research at the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy and a Dalhousie alumnus. Neil is also cross-appointed to the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Health Administration. In 2007-08, Neil was selected as one of 13 individuals worldwide to complete a Harkness Fellowship in international health policy with the Commonwealth Fund in New York City. Neil has an active research program that focuses on improving the safety and quality of the medication-use system. Neil is the president of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.