Canadian Medical Association

On Sunday, Aug. 22, the CMA is hosting two virtual events focused on wellness, culture and the changes needed within the medical profession:

Register for the Health Summit   Register for the AGM

12:00–2:30 pm ET

Health Summit Session 3: Thriving in a reimagined culture of medicine: What does it mean to be “healthy”?

Keynote speaker Dr. Jillian Horton will share her insights on the causes of physician burnout and ways to create a new medical culture – one that prioritizes physical and mental well-being and embraces equity and diversity.

She will be joined by occupational medicine expert Dr. Aditi Amin and patient advocate Michelle Hamilton-Page for a panel discussion on how to redesign health care environments so all physicians can truly thrive in training and practice.

Video transcript available here

The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, moderated by journalist Althia Raj, and a series of small, 40-minute breakout sessions where participants will brainstorm on actions. CMA past-president Dr. Sandy Buchman will be the host.

3:00-6:00 pm ET

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM will begin after a short break, where discussion will shift to the CMA’s bold agenda of change, how to achieve equity and diversity at the board and committee levels, and to welcome the new president and president-elect.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the CMA’s work over the past year and its new strategy, Impact 2040, as well as take part in a moderated Q&A session.

This year, members will be also asked to vote on proposed governance changes aimed at ensuring equity and diversity in CMA leadership. The proposed changes include shifting to a national election for CMA president; and creating a Leadership and Diversity Search Committee for CMA board, committee and other leadership positions. Learn more about the changes.

All CMA members who register for the AGM are eligible to vote to appoint the auditors, approve bylaw amendments and participate in the Q&A. Physicians and medical learners must join or renew with the CMA before 8:00 pm ET on Aug. 16 to have membership privileges at the AGM. Non-members, including members of the public, may register to observe the meeting.

Due to high demand, registration remains open until Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 5:00 pm ET.

Visit the event page for the complete agenda.

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