PTMA Newsletter — Issue 10 2017
CMA Board Highlights — December 2017
The CMA Board of Directors met December 8-9 to discuss a variety of issues. Please click here to find out more.
Tax fairness: Advocacy update
The Senate Committee on National Finance completed its study of the federal government’s proposed changes, hearing from over 130 witnesses in a total of 29 meetings across Canada. CMA President Dr. Marcoux presented to the committee in Ottawa, and several PTMAs and specialty associations seized the opportunity to voice their collective concerns — specifically with regards to the pace, complexity and impact of the proposed changes. According to the committee, many witnesses in Eastern Canada were concerned with attracting professionals, such as physicians, to the region if the proposed restrictions on income sharing and passive income were to go through. Witnesses there spoke to other potential negative effects of the changes as well — such as small business professionals being forced to reduce their pro bono work and to lay off employees.
The committee plans to release its report by December 15, 2017. We’ll keep you updated in future editions of the newsletter.
MD WEBINAR: UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES
On Nov. 14, the CMA and MD Financial Management hosted a webinar about the federal government’s proposed tax changes, including a discussion of Minister Morneau’s announcements the week of Oct. 16, and the implications of these for financial planning. The recording of the session can be viewed here.
LEND YOUR VOICE
We encourage you to participate in this advocacy effort by:
Visit the taxation page on cma.ca for more information and resources.
DemandaPlan.ca gets a refresh
Have you visited demandaplan.ca lately?
Our award-winning seniors care campaign has a brand new look and some great new content. Share our Facebook and Twitter posts with your members to encourage them to join over 52,000 Canadians in our call for a national seniors strategy!
Pan-Canadian Health Organizations (PCHO) External Review
The CMA participated in the review of the PCHO and respectfully offered two recommendations:
- That the government’s implementation plan following the PCHO review include mechanisms to address the following needs:
That the federal government challenge the PCHOs to develop and implement a national action plan to address the health and health care of Canada’s seniors. This work should be accomplished collaboratively with other federal agencies, provincial/territorial governments and stakeholders.
- for a national focal point that promotes a comprehensive approach to quality health care;
- for a well-resourced national patient voice that advocates for patient and family-centred health care;
- for greater recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health and health equity;
- for a national mechanism to drive the sustainable adoption of innovative technologies in health care across Canada; and
- for advanced analytical capabilities to conduct in-depth assessments of funding mechanisms and advance the collection and analysis of data generated by electronic medical records.
The CMA closes out historic year
2017 has been a year of celebration for Canada and for the CMA, as we both marked our 150th birthday. Thank you for helping to make our anniversary such a success!
Starting in January 2018, we ask that you please stop using the CMA 150 artwork and revert back to using our traditional CMA logo. For more information, please review our updated visual identity guide, and for any questions, please contact Erin Wyand (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As we close out our historic year, we’re drawing inspiration from our past and envisioning a future of even better health and health care in Canada. Please visit cma.ca/2020 to find out how we’re aiming for new heights to support a vibrant profession and a healthy population.
Celebrating a great 2017 — by the numbers…
To celebrate a great year including Joule’s 1st anniversary, 35 years of Physician Leadership Institute and many more, we have put together a short video of 365 things to be proud of in 2017. Watch now!
Meet 17 physicians who had an impact in 2017
Five grant recipients, two new members of Joule innovation council, three 3D printing challenge participants, four thought leaders and three founders of virtual care products — we could not be more pleased to introduce 17 incredible physicians who had an impact in 2017. Read more.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! CMA Members can take $150 off any PLI course in 2018 now until December 31
It’s officially that time of the year! From December 1-December 31, CMA members have access to an exclusive early-bird discount on all Physician Leadership courses in 2018. This is a great opportunity for our members to set the stage for their development in the New Year. Learn more.
Upcoming events in your province or territory
|14-Dec||Proposed Changes to Incorporation||Chilliwack||B.C.||Seminar|
|16-Dec||McGill University – CaRMS Mock Interviews||Montreal||Que.||Seminar|
|19-Dec||University of Toronto – Hematology Transition to Practice Seminar||Toronto||Ont.||Seminar|
|19-Dec||McMaster University – Family Medicine Transition to Practice Seminar||Waterloo||Ont.||Seminar|
|19-Dec||Estate Planning for Physicians||Quebec City||Que.||Seminar|
|20-Dec||University of British Columbia — Resident Seminar (Topic TBC)||Kelowna||B.C.||Seminar|
|21-Dec||McMaster University – Family Medicine Practice Management Curriculum||Hamilton||Ont.||Seminar|
|21-Dec||University of Calgary – Family Medicine Practice Management Curriculum||Calgary||Alta.||Seminar|
|4-Jan||University of Alberta – Transition to Residency Seminar||Edmonton||Alta.||Seminar|
|6-Jan||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews (Ontario)||Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Windsor||Ont.||Seminar|
|6-Jan||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews (Alberta)||Calgary, Edmonton||Alta.||Seminar|
|6-Jan||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews||Vancouver||B.C.||Seminar|
|6-Jan||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews||Winnipeg||Man.||Seminar|
|6-Jan ||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews||Saskatoon||Sask.||Seminar|
|7-Jan ||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews||Regina||Sask.||Seminar|
|9-Jan||University of British Columbia – Investing 101 Seminar||Vancouver||B.C.||Seminar|
|9-Jan||McMaster University – Family Medicine Day||Hamilton||Ont.||Seminar|
|10-Jan||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews||Thunder Bay||Ont.||Seminar|
|11-Jan||University of Calgary – Paediatric Hematology/Oncology Investing 101 & Rent vs. Buy Seminars||Calgary||Alta.||Seminar|
|11-Jan||CMA CaRMS Mock Interviews||Sudbury||Ont.||Seminar|
|11-Jan to 14-Jan||Pathology Residents Review Course||Toronto||Ont.||Seminar|
|12-Jan||Canadian Paediatric Review||Hamilton||Ont.||Seminar|
|15-Jan||Queens University - Introduction to Incorporation||Oshawa||Ont.||Seminar|
|16-Jan||University of Saskatchewan –Specialty Practice Management Curriculum||Saskatoon||Sask.||Seminar|
|17-Jan||University of Manitoba – Specialty Practice Management Curriculum||Winnipeg||Man.||Seminar|
|17-Jan||McMaster University - Resident Speaker Series||Hamilton||Ont.||Seminar|
|17-Jan||University of British Columbia – Radiology Introduction to Financial Planning Seminar||Vancouver||B.C.||Seminar|
|18-Jan||Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta – Transition to Practice Seminar||Lethbridge||Alta.||Seminar|
|19-Jan||Release Your Inner Foodie! – OMA/MD Open House & Perspectives on Market Performance Seminar||Ottawa||Ont.||Appreciation & Seminar|
|25-Jan||University of Calgary – Physical Medicine and Rehab Seminar (Topic TBC)||Calgary||Alta.||Seminar|
|25-Jan||University of Saskatchewan – Second Year Medicine – Preparing for Clerkship and Insurance Seminar||Saskatoon||Sask.||Seminar|
|26-Jan to 28-Jan||University of Alberta/Calgary - Alberta Medical Students’ Conference & Retreat (AMSCAR)||Banff||Alta.||Conference|
|30-Jan||University of Calgary – Seminars for Genetics (Insurance Planning, Investing 101, Transition to Practice, Tax Planning)||Calgary||Alta.||Seminar|
|31-Jan||McMaster University - Family Medicine Seminar||Hamilton||Ont.||Seminar|
To find out more contact Rebecca Ryan.