Last day of the Canadian Medical Association's General Council in Montreal: Dr. Robert Ouellet of Montreal takes over as President of the Canadian Medical Association

    MONTREAL, Aug. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Robert Ouellet, a Montreal
radiologist, will give his inaugural speech as President Elect of the Canadian
Medical Association (CMA) at the third and final day of the CMA General
Council. Attended by over 400 physicians from across the country, the
141th assembly of the General Council will close tomorrow, August 20, 2008.
The day will begin with a debate on delegates' motions ranging from topics
such as safe-injection sites, obesity, environmental health, and more.
    At the press conference scheduled in the afternoon, CMA spokespeople will
give an update on "More Doctors. More Care." campaign. Representatives from
provincial medical associations will talk about the doctor shortage in Canada
and the impact of this shortage on their respective jurisdictions.
    The day will end with the installation of the new President as well as an
awards ceremony where recipients will be recognized by the CMA for their
remarkable contributions to the profession, to patients and to the country.

        Canadian Medical Association's General Council - 141th General
                         Wednesday, August 20, 2008

    9:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.    Delegates' motions

    11:50 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.   Inaugural Address of Incoming President,
                               Dr. Robert Ouellet

    12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.    Press conference on the "More Doctors. More
                               Care." Campaign
                                  - Dr. Brian Day, CMA President
                                  - Dr. Robert Ouellet, CMA President Elect
                                  - Dr. Anne Doig, Incoming CMA President
                                  - Dr. Jean-Bernard Trudeau, President of
                                    the Quebec Medical Association
                                  - Other provincial medical association

    5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.     Installation and Awards Ceremony(*)

    The CMA General Council takes place from Sunday, August 17 to Wednesday,
August 20 at the Sheraton Centre in Montreal (1201 René-Levesque Boulevard

    (*) The Installation and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Windsor
    room located at 1170 Peel Street.

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For further information: Lucie Boileau, Manager of Media Relations,
Cell: (613) 447-0866; Media room: (514) 876-4305

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