Dr. Loubani released from detention at last; still in Cairo

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on October 8, 2013 - 21:34

We'd like to thank our readers who joined the tens of thousands of others who petitioned the Canadian government, called the Egyptian embassy and showed their support for our colleague, Dr. Tarek Loubani. As you will have heard by now, Tarek and filmmaker John Greyson (who was travelling with him on a medical mission to Gaza when the pair were arrested in Cairo) were released from prison on Sunday morning after fifty days in detention without charges.

On physician compensation

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 27, 2013 - 13:38
Today's Globe and Mail does put it neatly: "Canada has more doctors, making more money than ever". Although it really needs a much closer and sensitive look.

Yesterday, at the rally outside the Egyptian consulate in Montreal....

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 25, 2013 - 10:51

Outside the tallest skyscraper in Montreal, the mood was somber. Tuesday, September 24 marked the thirty-ninth day since two Canadians were arrested and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cairo on their way to the Gaza strip. Friends, family, colleagues and supporters of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson filled the corner of De la Gauchetière and Mansfield, under the shadow of the tower that houses the Egyptian consulate. They rallied for the immediate release of the two men, promising never to forget them.

Media release: Defining hospitalist physicians using clinical practice data

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 17, 2013 - 16:29

Open Medicine

A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.


Defining hospitalist physicians using clinical practice data: a systems level pilot study of Ontario physicians.

Opening medicine

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 3, 2013 - 15:08

If you’re on our Facebook group (and if you’re not, you should get on right away), or following this blog, or even if you ever read the daily newspaper, you’ll have heard about Tarek Loubani. Dr. Loubani is a London, Ontario emergency physician and humanitarian. He’s also Open Medicine’s technical advisor (he get our articles up on the web, and manages pretty much all other technical aspects of our bold venture into open access medical publishing).

Help bring Dr. Loubani home

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on August 18, 2013 - 13:58
Dear Open Medicine community,

Curing what ails us

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on August 7, 2013 - 12:07

Who will champion the CMA’s health policy recommendations?

The Canadian Medical Association, which has lately been taking a far more social determinants-focused approach to health, has come out swinging with a report clearly titled “Health Care in Canada: What Makes Us Sick?”, which identifies poverty as one of four fundamental factors external to the health care system that underlie ill health among Canadians.

Synchronizing research into HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on July 22, 2013 - 10:18

The latest issue of Open Medicine is not our usual research paper or comment piece. This week, we are proud to feature the proceedings of the Afri-Can Forum, which took place in Entebbe, Uganda in January of this year.  Researchers from African and Canadian institutions as well as senior officials of public funders and NGOs met for three days.