Canadian Medical Association

2019 CMA Annual General Meeting and General Council


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a forum for CMA members to hear reports on the activities of the CMA, consider association business like bylaw amendments and ask questions of the CMA’s leaders. It’s also where the new CMA president is installed. General Council (GC) delegates have the opportunity to vote on elected positions during the elections. Learn more about the AGM, GC, governance and engagement at the CMA.

CMA members are invited to attend this year’s AGM and GC elections on Aug. 11, 2019, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Members are also encouraged to join the discussion on the current state of virtual care in Canada and the challenges it creates during our GC policy discussion at the CMA Health Summit on Aug. 13.

152nd AGM and GC elections — Aug. 11, 2019


The 2019 CMA Report to Members (including bylaw amendments) is available under “Reference documents.”

The agenda is subject to change. Schedule is in Eastern Daylight Time.

Time TBD       Light lunch in the lobby
  Business meeting
1:15 pm - 1:25 pm Opening (Dr. Ernst Schuster)
1:25 pm - 1:35 pm Presentation of Annual Report (Dr. Brian Brodie)
1:35 pm - 1:45 pm President’s Listening Tour report (Dr. Gigi Osler)
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm Appointment of auditors (Dr. Guruswamy Sridhar)
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Governance Committee Report (Dr. Shelley Ross)
Approval of bylaw amendments
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Member discussion forum 
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Installation of CMA president and inaugural address
(Dr. Sandy Buchman)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Adjournment of AGM and break
  General Council elections
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Elections (Dr. Laurent Marcoux)
4:30 pm Adjournment

GC policy discussion — Aug. 13, 2019

  Dialogue on virtual care in Canada
10:00 am - 12:00 pm A discussion on the current state of virtual care in Canada and the challenges it creates will be held at the Health Summit (Plenary stage, Hall G)


Reference documents

* Please check back frequently for new information and materials

2019 CMA Health Summit

2019 CMA Health Summit

The second annual CMA Health Summit will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Aug. 12‑13. This year, our theme is Connected in Care. We want to hear from you on how to integrate services into a high-functioning system of care, foster effective information exchanges, scale up virtual care, identify which policy issues should be debated during the 2019 federal election and more.