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Media Room - GC 2014

147th Annual Meeting
Aug. 17-20, 2014
Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr.

The CMA's Annual Meeting and General Council is often called the "parliament of Canadian medicine" because it's where many of this country's doctors gather to discuss health issues and concerns that matter to the nation.


Strategic and education sessions

Keynote address Social responsibility and the medical profession
Dr. Brian Goldman, CBC host of White Coat, Black Art
Mon., Aug. 18 - 10 - 10:50 am

Strategic sessions

1. Social responsibility and the medical profession
Mon., Aug. 18 - 11:15 am - 12:20 pm
(Committee of the Whole)
Strategic Questions and Issues for Discussion - Strategic Session 1

2. End-of-life care issues in Canada
Tues., Aug. 19- 8 - 10:45 am
(Committee of the Whole)
Strategic Questions and Issues for Discussion - Strategic Session 2

3. Strategic direction and emerging issues; delegates’ motions
Tues., Aug. 19 - 1:45 – 2:30 pm
Wed., Aug. 20 8:35 – 11:50 am

Education sessions
Marijuana for medical purposes
Mon., Aug. 18 - 1:45 – 3:05 pm

Election 2015 — CMA election readiness
Tues., Aug. 19 - 3:15 – 4:30 pm


Tuesday, Aug. 19, 11:45-12:25 p.m. (EDT)
President’s Valedictory Address – Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (MDT)
Inaugural Address of Incoming President – Dr. Chris Simpson

Media contact: Lucie Boileau

Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Outreach
Cell: 613-447-0866


Media registration

Media registration form

Media facilities

Media facilities will be located at the Ottawa Convention Centre – 55 Colonel By Dr.

CMA media office
Room 203
Noon-5 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 17
8 a.m.-6 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 18-20

Reporters office
Room 202
8 a.m.-6 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 18-20

Press conferences
Room 201

2014 General Council documentation

(more information to come)

President, President-Elect, French spokesperson

Media releases, backgrounders

Media alerts
Dr. Chris Simpson of Ontario Commits to Seniors Care as the CMA's new President
End-of-life care issues in Canada Discussed at Day Two of CMA's 147th Annual Meeting in Ottawa
Medial marijuana discussed at CMA’s 147th annual meeting in Ottawa
CMA to release its 14th Annual Report Card on Health Care in Canada
The “Parliament of Canadian Medicine” to Gather in National Capital

Press releases
Dr. Chris Simpson of Kingston New President of the Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Cindy Forbes of Nova Scotia New President-Elect at the Canadian Medical Association Annual Meeting
Canadians desperate for a national seniors care strategy as population ages
CMA Awards Medal of Honour to Juliet Guichon
CMA Recognizes Outstanding Young Physician Leaders
Dr. Anne Fanning to receive the CMA's highest honour
Dr. Barbara Stubbs to Receive the CMA May Cohen Award for Women Mentors
Dr. David Butler-Jones Awarded 2014 CMA Medal of Service
Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid to Receive CMA's Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action
Dr. Ted Boadway to Receive CMA's Physician Misericordia Award
CMA Recognizes Dr. Eric Wasylenko for Excellence in the Field of Medical Ethics

Report card
14th Annual National Report Card on Health Care

CMA General Council - Press statement Aug. 18, 2014

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