OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Jean-Joseph Condé as President of the Association.
Dr. Condé is a practising specialist in family medicine in Val-d'Or, Québec and is an active staff member at the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue and at the Clinique Familiale des Pins. He also serves as member of faculty supervising medical students and family medicine residents of McGill University.
First elected to the CMPA Council in 1995, Dr. Condé has since served on the Executive Committee and many of the Association's governance committees, and has chaired the Audit Committee, Case Review Committee, Extent of Assistance Committee, and the Regional Affairs Advisory Group. Prior to his election as president, Dr. Condé served as the CMPA's second and first vice-president. He takes over the CMPA presidency from Dr. Edward T. Crosby, an Ottawa, Ontario anesthesiologist.
"It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I assume this very important role," said Dr. Condé. "Today's healthcare and medical liability environments are complex and challenging. The healthcare system and governments are under a tremendous amount of financial pressure and we are continuing to hear concerns about the rising cost of healthcare including medical liability costs," continued Condé. "CMPA Council and I are committed to supporting the full implementation of our strategic change initiatives to ensure that we continue to meet the evolving needs of our members while containing costs and working to ensure the sustainability of a well-functioning medical liability system well into the future."
The CMPA Council would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Edward Crosby for tremendous contribution as the Association President over the last two years. Under his stewardship, the CMPA introduced its ambitious 2015-2019 Strategic Plan that will see strategic change initiatives undertaken to assist physicians, contribute to safe medical care, and support the medical liability system in Canada. Dr. Crosby will continue to sit as a member of the CMPA Council.
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, [email protected]