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Media Room - GC 2015

148th Annual Meeting
Aug. 23-26, 2015
World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax

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.

Media Agenda

Strategic and education sessions

Strategic sessions

1. Enabling the physician role as part of the national seniors’ strategy
Mon., Aug. 24 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

2. Principles-based approach to assisted dying in Canada
Tues., Aug. 25- 9:00 - 10:30 am
(Committee of the Whole)

3. Building momentum for change in the postgraduate medical training system: matching output with practice opportunities
Tues., Aug. 25 - 1:45 – 2:45 pm
(Committee of the Whole)

Education Sessions

1. Opioid use in pain management: balancing legitimate use with the potential for addiction
Mon., Aug. 24 - 1:30 – 3:00 pm

2. Setting the context for a principles-based approach to assisted dying in Canada
Tues., Aug. 25 - 8:15 – 9:00 am

3. CMA election readiness
Tues., Aug. 25 - 3:05 – 4:20 pm

Speeches

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 12:00-12:20 pm
President’s Valedictory Address – Dr. Chris Simpson

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 11:50 am-12:15 pm
Inaugural Address of Incoming President – Dr. Cindy Forbes

2015 General Council documentation

Resolutions
(more information to come)

Bios
President, President-Elect, French spokesperson

Media releases, backgrounders

Media alerts
August 25 - Dr. Cindy Forbes of Nova Scotia Commits to Strengthening the Doctor-patient Connection in the 21st Century as the CMA’s new President
August 24 - Canadians to federal candidates: Ignore seniors care at your peril this election
August 24 - Assisted Dying in Canada Discussed at CMA's 148th Annual Meeting in Halifax
August 21 - Seniors Care and Opioid Use Discussed at CMA's 148th Annual Meeting in Halifax
August 6 - The “Parliament of Canadian Medicine” Meets on the East Coast

Press releases
August 25 - August 25 - CMA members discuss physician role in assisted dying
June 19 - CMA Celebrates Leaders in Health Care

Statements
August 26 - 148th Annual Meeting of Canadian Medical Association’s General Council Closes with Call to Action
August 26 - Statement from Dr. Cindy Forbes, president of the Canadian Medical Association
August 24 - Canada’s doctors tackle seniors strategy
August 24 - Doctors deliberate physician role in addressing Canada’s prescription opioid crisis