By the standards of any organization, 2014 has been momentous for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).
In addition to developing a new strategic plan to guide us through the next three years and radically restructuring the organization to allow us to better serve our members and meet future challenges, the CMA has also adopted a new mission and vision.
The mission: Helping physicians care for patients
The vision: CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians, and the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.
Both the mission and vision speak clearly about why the association exists, and why I feel it will continue to be a vital force in supporting members and helping sustain a vibrant health care system in Canada.
These are statements that will serve the CMA well as the organization continues to support Canadian physicians and patients in meeting whatever challenges 2015 might bring.
As we end this remarkable year, I would like to extend to all CMA members and their families best wishes for the holiday season and the year to come.
Dr. Chris Simpson
President, Canadian Medical Association