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Strategic session 1: Enabling the physician role as part of the national seniors’ strategy

(Mon, Aug. 24, 10:30 — 11:30 am)

In this session, delegates validate the physician role in implementing a seniors strategy, and debate motions that will provide direction on what CMA can do – independently or in partnership with others – to enhance the delivery of seniors care in Canada.

Learning objectives

Through debate and discussion delegates will:

  • Reflect on education and training experiences to determine how the CMA can contribute to improving resources and addressing needs in medical education and training
  • Determine the tools and resources needed to support physicians day to day in ensuring appropriate care for elderly patients and their caregivers, notably at care transition?
  • Recommend key metrics and indicators should be monitored and reported on to support improving seniors care in Canada
  • Advise how the CMA can contribute to the integration of care of general practitioners, specialists and other health care providers to support physicians in their care of patients

Delegates will also:

  • review and validate output from the Sunday workshop on the physician role in implementing the national seniors strategy.
  • debate directive motions on how CMA can support physicians in the delivery of patient-centered care for Canada’s seniors

Delegates have been provided with a background document (see Appendix 1 to the Reports to General Council, 2015, "Enabling the Physician Role as Part of the National Seniors Strategy") in preparation for this session and asked to consider the following questions for discussion and debate.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 14.5 credits.

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 Nova Scotia Chapter for up to 15 Mainpro-M1 credits.