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Orientation session for General Council participants

(Sun. Aug. 23, 4:15-5 pm)

This session sets out the procedural/background knowledge needed to prepare participants for their delegate role in the strategic debate sessions at General Council (GC).


Dr. Blake Woodside, Speaker, General Council

Dr. Maria Alexiadis, Deputy Speaker, General Council

Resolutions committee members: Dr. Alan Gow, Joel Yelland, Ernst Schuster, Daniel Tardif

Learning objectives

In this session delegates will:

  • recognize the role of the Speaker at General Council in advancing policy decisions and direction
  • apply the process/procedures for strategic discussion that delegates will apply during strategic debate sessions
  • undertake the role and responsibilities of the physician delegate, during and after GC


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.