CMA installs President and President-Elect for 2007-2008

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Brian Day, an orthopaedic surgeon
in Vancouver, will become the President of the Canadian Medical Association
(CMA) during the Installation Ceremonies of the 140th Annual General Meeting
of the association this evening at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, in Vancouver.
Dr. Robert Ouellet, from Laval, Que., has been elected to the position of CMA
President-Elect for the coming year.
    Born in Liverpool, England, Dr. Brian Day graduated in medicine from the
University of Manchester in 1970. After postgraduate studies in England, he
came to the University of British Columbia for a residency in orthopaedics. In
1978, following a trauma fellowship in Switzerland, England and Los Angeles,
he began his medical practice at the Vancouver General Hospital and the
University of British Columbia. It was there that he developed his interest
and expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has been a
part-time associate professor at UBC since 1987.
    In 1995, Dr. Day founded and became president of Cambie Surgeries Co. and
medical director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, a private surgical facility. He
has written more than 25 articles and lectured throughout Canada on health
policy and economics.
    Born in Longueuil, Quebec, Dr. Ouellet earned his medical degree from the
Université de Montréal's Faculty of Medicine in 1970.
    Dr. Ouellet began practicing medicine in 1975 in Mauricie. He joined the
Department of Radiology of the Trois-Rivières Regional Medical Hospital,
Saint-Marie Pavilion, and that of Saint-Joseph Hospital in La Tuque. In 1978,
he became the Director and Founder of the Clinique de radiologie des Récollets
in Trois-Rivières. He would remain in Mauricie for a total of six years before
heading to the Montréal area, where he successively served on the Cité de la
Santé de Laval's Radiology Department, that of L.H. Lafontaine Hospital in
Montreal, and at the Centre Hospitalier Ambulatoire Régional de Laval (CHARL).
    Dr. Ouellet and a few colleagues opened Tomo-Concorde in 1987. In 1997,
he created Réso-Concorde, Laval's first private Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI) clinic. In 2000, he opened a second MRI clinic in Laval called
    In 2004, Dr. Ouellet became the director of two diagnostic radiology
clinics - Radiologie Concorde in Laval and Imagerie Terrebonne in
Terrebonne -, which he fully transformed by bringing in cutting-edge digital
radiology technology.
    Dr. Ouellet has served as Treasurer, Vice-President and, in 2005,
President of the Quebec Medical Association.
    In 2003, Dr. Ouellet became a board member of the Canadian Medical
Association (CMA) and served on its Appointments and Review Committee.

    Full biographical notes for Dr. Brian Day and Dr. Robert Ouellet are
                               posted at

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For further information: Lucie Boileau, Media Relations, (604) 648-1333

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