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Health Providers for Refugee Care: National Day of Action June 18th

Submitted by Wajid Sayeed on June 11, 2012 - 14:14

As my colleague pointed out here and here, the current federal government is going to be instituting major cuts to health services for refugees starting at the end of the month.

On June 18th, a broad alliance of physician's organizations accross Canada will be participating in public demonstrations of opposition to the cuts.

Why I'm cheering for the Québec protesters

Submitted by Wajid Sayeed on May 31, 2012 - 20:57

Reading through some of the coverage pertaining to the ongoing tuition crisis in Québec, I've noticed certain people arguing vociferously against the students' demands. Let's call them "Team Race to the Bottom."

Drug-Pushing and Bribery at the American Academy of Neurology

Submitted by Wajid Sayeed on May 14, 2012 - 23:08

I recently returned from a university-sponsored junket to New Orleans, where I attended the 2012 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.  I learned a few things, met a few people of interest to me, and took a stroll or two through the displays in between sessions. In one (smaller) hall, there were daily displays of posters from academic institutions all over the world. In the larger hall (at the very back of which we were served a soggy and repetitive lunch), scenes like these were to be beheld:

The Trouble with Preventive Care

Submitted by Wajid Sayeed on April 21, 2012 - 12:26

I love CBC radio. I play it loud with the windows down while driving through quiet residential neighbourhoods. The content and production values surpass anything else on the radio in this country.  I had to turn off my radio to write this, because otherwise I'll be too distracted.  I continue to love it, despite the fact that my favourite show is being cancelled this summer, a decision for which I blame . . . well I won't get political here.

The more things change...

Submitted by Wajid Sayeed on April 18, 2012 - 14:33

My name is Wajid Sayeed. I graduated from UWO medical school in 2010, and started a Neurology residency program at the University of Manitoba shortly thereafter. When I was approached about writing for the Open Medicine blog, I was on vacation, said I'd think about it, and then fully intended to dally an hour or two away watching YouTube videos.