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Announcing Physician Assistants for Research, Scholarship and Education in Canada (PARSEC)

February 11th, 2020

Recently, the Canadian Physician Assistant Educator Association (CPAEA) has undergone a name change and is now known as Physician Assistants, for Research, Scholarship & Education in Canada (PARSEC). The change comes as the organization expands its work beyond supporting PA… Read more »

CAPA Submissions on Reforming B.C.’s Regulatory Framework For Health Care Professionals

January 10th, 2020

The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) has responded to consultation opportunities on the British Columbia Ministry of Health’s efforts to modernize the provincial health profession regulatory framework. Cayton Report In June 2019, the Government released and consulted on the… Read more »

Expanding physician assistants key to tackling shortage of health care providers and meeting needs of patients

November 27th, 2019

OTTAWA, November 27, 2019—On November 27 Canadian physician assistants (PAs) are marking National Physician Assistant Day and renewing their call for provincial and territorial governments to lift regulatory road blocks that prevent them from practicing in parts of the country… Read more »

A Message From CAPA’s President on Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2019

Today we remember more difficult times and the sacrifices of others.  Thank you to the PAs who give and have given so deeply of themselves for the safety and health of our country, and of people in need around the… Read more »

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Bringing medical care to remote mining camps

February 5th, 2020

Back in the day, when major mining properties were being discovered, workers would follow. Town sites would pop up. Think of Cobalt, Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Elliott Lake. Merchants, engineers, bankers, lawyers, teachers, and even homebuilders would arrive to set… Read more »

CAPA Member Maureen Taylor Discusses Coronavirus on CBC’s The Weekly

January 31st, 2020

Watch Maureen Taylor’s January 26 appearance on The Weekly with Wendy Mesley talking about misinformation around the coronavirus (jump to the 6:30 mark). You can also read the related article here. Prior to pursuing her PA career in Infectious Diseases, Maureen… Read more »