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Election 2015: CMA election readiness

Education session


Jean Charest, former premier of Quebec

Expect to gain insight, knowledge and context on the federal political environment at this session, setting the context for CMA advocacy efforts on behalf of Canadian physicians in the pre-election and election phases. The focus is on seniors care, as well as delving into the vital role physicians can play in advocacy — including grassroots participation in local ridings.

Participants will:

  • learn how to leverage the unique value proposition they offer as advocates for the best in health and health care
  • discover the techniques and skills required to effectively connect with and influence elected officials, drawing on the shared experiences of patients and physicians
  • discern between different approaches to health care advocacy and engagement with the political process
  • build comprehension of the perspectives of elected politicians vis à vis physicians and their patients for municipal, provincial or federal advocacy 

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This event is an Accredited Learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 16.5.  This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 16 Mainpro-M1 credits.