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Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics and Professionalism

The Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics and Professionalism honours the CMA's first chair of the Committee on Ethics. Dr. Marsden was CMA president in 1873-74 and presided over the first draft of the CMA Code of Ethics, approved in 1868.

The award recognizes a CMA member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment and dedication to the cause of advancing and promoting excellence in the field of medical ethics or medical professionalism in Canada.

Candidates must demonstrate, in one of the following areas:

  • high level of commitment to furthering the cause of medical ethics or medical professionalism in Canada.
  • leadership in enhancing ethical and professional behaviour amongst Canadian physicians.
  • excellence in research and/or teaching initiatives in medical ethics or medical professionalism.

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Recipients

2017 Dr. James Silvius
2016Dr. Chip Doig
2015Dr. Paul Byrne
2014Dr. Eric Wasylenko
2013Dr David McKnight and Dr. Ian Mitchell
2012Dr. Vincent P. Sweeney
2011Dr. Bonnie Cham
2010Dr. Eugene Bereza
2009Dr. Nuala Kenny
2008Dr. Philip Hébert
2007Dr. John Dossetor