Media Alert - Dr. Chris Simpson of Ontario Commits to Seniors Care as the CMA's new President

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 250 physician delegates have gathered here to attend the CMA's 147th annual meeting of General Council taking place Aug. 17-20 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

An address by the Hon. Thomas J. Mulcair, delegates' motions and the incoming president's inaugural address are among the highlights of the last day of deliberations. The installation ceremony and the CMA's award ceremony will be held in the evening at the Westin Ottawa. This year, the CMA is recognizing 11 exceptional individuals, including dedicated physicians, talented medical students and outstanding health advocates.

Program highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 20:

8:15 – 8:35 am
Address by the leader of the official opposition, the Honorable Thomas J. Mulcair

8:35 – 11:50 am
Emerging issues and delegates' motions

11:50 am 12:15 pm
Inaugural address of incoming president, Dr. Chris Simpson

News conference:


Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014


1:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT


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


Incoming President Dr. Chris Simpson 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: 9586430 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference. Instant replay: 905-694-9451 / 800-408-3053; code: 6734189

More details on the CMA's 147th General Council meeting can be found at:

Webcasting schedule:

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, Tel.: 613-731-8610 | 800-663-7336 ext. 1266, Aug. 17-20, 2014: 613-288-9558, Cell: 613.447.0866,; Dominique Jolicoeur, Communications Officer, Tel.: 613-731-8610 | 800-663-7336 ext. 2038, Aug. 17-20, 2014: 613-288-9558, Cell: 613.809.5669,


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