Media Alert - End-of-life care issues in Canada Discussed at Day Two of CMA's 147th Annual Meeting in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) 147th annual meeting continues with a focus on how to ensure quality of end-of-life care for Canadians now and in the future. CMA President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti will also deliver his valedictory address to delegates. Former Québec premier Jean Charest will speak at the Election 2015: CMA election readiness political session. The CMA will be presented with the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service. The medal is the highest recognition the Canadian Armed Forces can afford to an individual or agency.

Program highlights for Tuesday, Aug. 19:

8:00 am10:45 am EDT
Strategic session 2: End-of-life care issues in Canada

10:45 am11:15 am EDT
Delegates' motions

11:45 am12:10 pm EDT
President's valedictory address

12:10 am12:25 pm EDT
Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service

1:45 – 2:30 pm EDT
Delegates' motions

3:15 – 4:30 pm EDT
Education session: Election 2015: CMA election readiness
Jean Charest, former Québec premier

News conference:

Date:                      

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Time:                     

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Location:               

Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr., Room 201

Speakers:               

CMA President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti and Dr. Pierre Harvey, French spokesperson

Members of the media attending in person are asked to register at the media office upon arrival at the Ottawa Convention Centre (Room 203). Reporters may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-789-9572; code: 6853970 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference. Instant replay: 905-694-9451 / 800-408-3053; code: 9905843

More details on the CMA's 147th General Council meeting can be found at: https://www.cma.ca/gcmedia2014

Webcasting schedule: https://www.cma.ca/en/Pages/147-annual-meeting.aspx

 

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 80,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is to serve and unite the physicians of Canada and be the national advocate, in partnership with the people of Canada, for the highest standards of health and health care. 

 

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: Lucie Boileau, Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Medical Association, Tel.: 613-731-8610 | 800-663-7336 ext. 126, 6Aug. 17-20, 2014: 613-288-9558, Cell: 613.447.0866, lucie.boileau@cma.ca; Dominique Jolicoeur, Communications Officer, Canadian Medical Association, Tel.: 613-731-8610 | 800-663-7336 ext. 2038, Aug. 17-20, 2014: 613-288-9558, Cell: 613.809.5669, Dominique.jolicoeur@cma.ca