Ontario's Doctors congratulate Dr. Chris Simpson, Ontario CMA President-Elect Nominee

TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario's Doctors wish to congratulate Dr. Chris Simpson as Ontario's nominee for the position of Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President-Elect for 2013-2014.

Pending CMA General Council ratification, the Ontario nominee would become CMA President-Elect, and then assume the office of CMA President at the 2014 CMA annual meeting, to be held August 17 to 20, 2014 in Ottawa.

Dr. Chris Simpson has built a career focused on championing improvements to patient care. With a strong interest in public policy, Dr. Simpson strives to improve access to care and partnerships between family physicians and specialists. He is the Chair of the Canadian Wait Time Alliance and the Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Standing Committee on Health Policy and Advocacy.  His work has lead to a comprehensive set of wait time benchmarks for all cardiovascular consultations, tests and procedures. Dr. Simpson served as the first President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society and was the first recipient of the Canadian Medical Association's Award for Young Leaders. He is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Queen's University as well as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Program at Kingston General Hospital. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and on numerous editorial boards and advisory committees.

Every year, the CMA president-elect is nominated in a different part of the country based on a pre-determined rotation cycle involving the 12 provincial/territorial medical associations that form the CMA. More information can be found on the CMA website at www.cma.ca

SOURCE: Ontario Medical Association

For further information:

OMA Media Relations at (416) 340-2862 or toll-free at 1-800-268-7215 ext. 2862


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