PTMA Newsletter — Issue 5, 2018
CMA’s open letter to Ontario’s political party leaders
Health care has featured prominently in Ontario’s current provincial election campaign. The CMA took this opportunity to issue an open letter to Ontario’s political party leaders on May 25, in advance of the final leaders’ debate. In its letter, the CMA highlighted the issue of wait times — linking to the OMA’s #NotASecondLonger campaign — and the rising numbers of unmatched medical graduates. The CMA emphasized that both are provincial issues of national importance. The letter was posted to the CMA’s website and distributed on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Azin Peyrow, Director, Provincial/Territorial & Municipal Collaboration, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Bergeron, Senior Advisor, Provincial/Territorial & Municipal Collaboration, email@example.com
The CMA introduces a new process for members to advance policy
The CMA introduces a new process for members to advance policy: cma.ca/memberproposals.
Healthy Canadians Grants application: Deadline is fast approaching
Last month the CMA — in partnership with the CMA Foundation — launched the Healthy Canadians Grants program to support community initiatives making a difference in the health of Canadians.
Under the theme of seniors’ wellness, this year’s grants will recognize community-led programs that benefit seniors, their families, and the physicians who care for them. Examples of initiatives include exercise, meal and transportation programs for seniors, as well as respite programs for caregivers.
The deadline to apply is June 22, 2018. Please click here for more information on grant criteria and application procedures. If you have any questions, contact the CMA Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Patient perspective: Call for nominations open for the CMA Patient Voice
At the CMA, ensuring a patient perspective is included in all our campaigns and strategies is a key part of our new Strategic Plan.
That’s why we’re so excited to launch an open call for our new CMA Patient Voice engagement group. The goal of the CMA Patient Voice is to bring an informed patient perspective to the CMA’s work, and to highlight emerging issues that matter to patients and the public.
We’re looking for 12 engaged patient representatives from across Canada to join us.
Are you interested in being a part of these conversations and influencing the future of the CMA? Do you know someone in your community who would be a vibrant addition to the CMA Patient Voice? Please visit cma.ca/patientvoice for more information, including the terms of reference, FAQ, and the code of conduct.
The deadline to apply is July 13, 2018.
Jasmine Neeson, Senior Advisor, Patient and Public Mobilization, email@example.com
This month’s DemandaPlan.ca updates
May was a busy month for Demand a Plan supporters. They had the chance to apply to the Health Summit’s patient sponsorship program, submit their seniors care project proposal for the Healthy Canadians Grants and apply to join the CMA Patient Voice. In the upcoming months, we’ll be looking to provide our supporters with even more opportunities.
Demand a Plan is the CMA’s campaign on seniors care. If you haven’t done so already, sign up here to support our call for a national seniors care strategy.
Audrey Grandmaison, Advisor, Patient and Public Mobilization, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student and Resident Line of Credit Incentive Program Launched
On May 22, we launched the Student and Resident Line of Credit (SRLOC) Incentive program. A one-time incentive of $500 will be offered to new clients who open a SRLOC between May 22 and September 30, 2018. For more details about the program, please visit the webpage.
Upcoming events in your province or territory
|14-June||Transition to Practice||London||ON||Seminar|
|15-June||Physiatry Residents Academic Half Day|
University of Alberta
|15-June||General Internal Medicine Residents Academic Half Day|
University of Alberta
|15-16-June||Financial Talk for Residents at the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting||Montreal||QC||Seminar|
|16-June||Private Screening of: Incredibles||Hamilton||ON||Family Event|
|16-June||Private Screening of: Incredibles||Kamloops||BC||Family Event|
|16-June||Private Screening of: Incredibles||St. Catherines||ON||Family Event|
|17-June||Pediatrics Resident Retreat|
University of Saskatchewan
|19-June||Financial Planning Seminar|
|19-June||Physician Appreciation Event|
MD update from Brian Peters with a whisky tasting
|Richmond Hill||ON||Appreciation event|
|19-June||Financial Planning for Women in Medicine||Windsor||ON||Seminar|
|21-June||Incorporation and Insurance Seminar||London||ON||Seminar|
|22-June||Incorporation Seminar at the|
Ottawa Civic Hospital
|22-June||Psychiatry Residents Retreat|
University of Saskatchewan
|22-June||Financial Talk: Canadian Dermatology Association Annual Conference||Montreal||QC||Seminar|
|25-June||Knowledge Café||Richmond Hill||ON||Seminar|
|26-June||Elder Care Seminar||Hamilton||ON||Seminar|
|26-June||Exploring Career Fairs at McGill|
|26-June||Insurance Seminar||North York||ON||Seminar|
|26-June||Incorporation and Insurance Seminar||Windsor||ON||Seminar|
|4-July||Prince Albert Site Visit ||Prince Albert||SK||Lunch and Introduction for Residents|
|5-July||North Battleford Site Visit||North Battleford||SK||Lunch and Introduction for Residents|
|6-July||Swift Current Site Visit||Swift Current||SK||Lunch and Introduction for Residents|
|9-July||Financial Talk for Residents: Canadian Association of Pathologists Annual Meeting ||Quebec City||QC||Seminar|
|12-July||Moose Jaw Site Visit||Moose Jaw||SK||Lunch and Introduction for Residents|
To find out more contact Angela Moffatt.