Media Alert - CMA hosts 6th annual Leaders' Forum "Connecting great people and great ideas"



    OTTAWA, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will
host its 6th annual leadership conference from October 13-15 at the
Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. Over 190 physicians and medical trainees
are already registered.
    The Leaders' Forum is designed to help participants build their
leadership and management skills to take on new challenges and become involved
in advocacy and leadership roles in society.
    The following plenary sessions will be open to the media. Media members
can register on site anytime at the CMA Registration Desk located in the
Ballroom Foyer.

    
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    Saturday, October 13, 2007 - CMA Leadership Workshop for Medical Women
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    8:45am -     Plenary: "From Hunting the 1918 Flu to Inspiring Change,"
    9:45am       with  Kirsty Duncan, medical geographer, author, expert in
                 pandemic influenza, environment and human health (Ballroom,
                 Château Laurier)
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    3:45pm -     Plenary: "Making career decisions in medical leadership"
    4:45pm       - Moderated by Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai, former president of
                 the CMA, this town hall panel will feature Dr. Cindy Orlaw,
                 President-Elect of the Northwest Territories Medical
                 Association, Dr. Prism Schneider, National Student
                 Representative for the Federation of Medical Women of
                 Canada, Dr. Charmaine Roye, Past President of the Federation
                 of Medical Women of Canada and Dr. Don Atkinson, President
                 of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives. (Ballroom,
                 Château Laurier)
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    Sunday, October 14, 2007-- CMA Leaders' Forum
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    8:45am -     Interactive Plenary: "Strong Leadership Equals Strong
    9:45am       Teams", with Marion Balla, President of Adlerian Counselling
                 and Consulting (Ballroom, Château Laurier)
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    3:45pm -     Plenary: "Challenges of the 21st Century - Setting the Real
    4:45pm       Bottom Line", with David Suzuki, Award-winning scientist,
                 environmentalist and broadcaster. (Media availability with
                 Mr. Suzuki from 4:45pm to 5:15pm.) (Ballroom, Château
                 Laurier)
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    Monday, October 15, 2007- CMA Leaders' Forum
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    7:45am -     Plenary: "Canadian Forces in a Dangerous World", with
    8:45am       General Rick Hillier, Canadian Forces' Chief of Defence
                 Staff (Ballroom, Château Laurier)
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    11:15am -    Plenary: Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach with
    12:15pm      Swimming Canada (Ballroom, Château Laurier)
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For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, (613) 731-8610, 1-800-663-7336,
ext. 1266


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