Media advisory - CMPA annual meeting and information session

OTTAWA, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) will host its annual meeting and information session on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. The theme of the information session is: Opioid prescribing: Conversations. Collaboration. Solutions.

Canada is facing an opioid crisis, and while there are many stakeholders involved, physicians are an important part of the solution. The information session will address the clinical, regulatory, medical-legal, international, and pharmacist perspectives.

The CMPA has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers to address this relevant topic:

  • Mr. Phil Emberley, Director of Professional Affairs, Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Dr. Benedikt Fischer, PhD, Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Professor,Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Gary Franklin, Research Professor, University of Washington; Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
  • Dr. Heidi Oetter, Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Dr. Gordon Wallace, Managing Director, Safe Medical Care, CMPA

Onsite registration is available. One-on-one interviews with panelists or CMPA representatives can be arranged.



Waterfront Ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver


August 24, 2016


CMPA annual meeting – 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Information Session – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


About the CMPA:
The Canadian Medical Protective Association provides advice, legal assistance, and an extensive risk management education program to more than 95,000 physicians. It is the principal provider of medical liability protection in Canada and is governed by an elected council of physicians. As an essential component of the healthcare system, the CMPA is firmly committed to protecting the professional integrity of physicians and promoting safe medical care.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Protective Association

For further information: Isabelle Des Chênes, Director, Communications, Canadian Medical Protective Association, T: 1-613-806-7820,


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890