Canadian Medical Association

CMA activity and submissions

2021

January 21, 2021

Learning from the pandemic – Transforming and improving Quebec’s health care system

This submission for the 2021–2022 Quebec government budget outlines CMA recommendations on physician wellness, access to virtual care, the care of older persons and Indigenous peoples, and the health impacts of climate change.
2020

November 19, 2020

Virtual care and its impact on the practice of medicine

In this presentation as part of a provincial symposium, CMA Quebec spokesperson Dr. Abdo Shabah covers the uptake of virtual care services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians’ experience with them and the legislative and policy changes needed to support their continued expansion. Available in French only.

September 29, 2020

CMA submission: Valuing caregivers and recognizing their contribution to Quebec’s health system

In this submission to the National Assembly review of Bill 56, on the role of caregivers in Quebec, the CMA makes several recommendations to support their critical work by expanding tax credits and training for caregivers and improving access to virtual care.

May 27, 2020

Supporting physicians with mindfulness training

To help physicians cope with the COVID-19 crisis, CMA subsidiary Joule offers the first of a series of online workshops in French, featuring the core components of Mindful Practice programs

February 10, 2020

CMA member forum in Quebec City

During the day-long forum, physicians and medical learners consider three topics — access to care, physician health and wellness, and visioning the future — and share ideas for how to address them

February 7, 2020

CMA member forum in Rouyn-Noranda

During the day-long forum, physicians and medical learners consider three topics — access to care, physician health and wellness, and visioning the future — and share ideas for how to address them

February 5, 2020

CMA submission: Climate governance in Quebec

In this submission to the Quebec Committee on Transportation and the Environment on Bill 44, the CMA recommends a health representative be part of the minister’s advisory committee, and a portion of the Green Fund be dedicated to greening health systems

January 15, 2020

CMA submission: Senior care and prevention – For a healthier Quebec: Pre-budget submission for the 2020–2021 Quebec government budget

This submission to the National Assembly of Quebec proposes recommendations to support seniors and their caregivers, heavily tax vaping and tobacco products, and financially support the Choosing Wisely Quebec campaign

2019

November 13, 2019

Calling for action on climate change

Dr. Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers from the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment shares recommendations from the CMA-sponsored Lancet climate change report at an event in Montreal

November 2, 2019

Exploring the impact of art in medicine

The CMA holds the first of two sessions in Montreal on the impact of art in medicine with Julie Théberge, a PhD student exploring the topic

September 25, 2019

Federal election advocacy prep in Quebec City

The CMA heads to Quebec City to meet with members as part of its campaign to get health back on the agenda ahead of the October 2019 federal election

January 28, 2019

CMA member forum in Montreal

In this day-long session, members explore two pressing issues facing the profession — physician workforce challenges, and physician health and wellness — and propose their ideas and solutions to address them

2018

December 6, 2018

Fostering health innovation

The CMA holds the first of three sessions with physicians in Montreal on health innovation and virtual medicine, along with Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, founder of the Reacts physician–patient communication platform

June 18, 2018

Federal election advocacy prep in Montreal

The CMA heads to Montreal to meet with members as part of its campaign to get health back on the agenda ahead of the October 2019 federal election

May 31, 2018

Stress management training for physicians

Along with psychologist and ER physician Dr. Richard Fleet, the CMA holds the first of 28 stress management sessions with physicians across the province

2017

February 9, 2017

Fighting stigma around physician mental health

The CMA kicks off a 21-stop regional tour across Quebec with Dr. Benafcheh Hejazi, director of the physician health documentary Les médecins pleurent aussi [Doctors cry too]

2016

April 19, 2016

CMA supports training on overdiagnosis

The CMA begins a series of nineteen sessions across the province on overdiagnosis, featuring key experts in the field

2015

March 25, 2015

Accessibility: the solution lies in cooperation

A joint brief from the CMA and the Québec Medical Association on improving access to health care in the province of Quebec
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