Media Advisory - CMPA annual meeting and information session

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) will host its annual meeting and information session on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Québec City, Québec. The theme of the information session is: The Physician Voice: Empowering better healthcare.

Doctors have traditionally been called on to speak up on behalf of patients or others in need, and to influence policy or program changes that lead to improved safety and quality of healthcare delivery. Indeed, healthcare advocacy is intrinsic to a physician's role. The information session will address challenges that physicians face when advocating in today's complex healthcare environment, including medical-legal issues, and best practices and techniques to support effective advocacy.

The CMPA has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers to address this relevant topic:

  • Prof. Antonia Maioni, Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Health and Social Policy, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, McGill University
  • Dr. Annie Léger, Director of Professional Services and University Academics, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, board member of the Association des conseils des médecins, dentistes et pharmaciens du Québec (ACMDPQ)
  • Dr. Andrew Smith, President and CEO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto

Onsite registration is available. One-on-one interviews with panelists or CMPA representatives can be arranged.


Hilton Québec, 1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. East, Québec, QC  G1R 4P3


August 23, 2017


CMPA annual meeting – 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Information Session – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

About the CMPA:

The CMPA protects the professional integrity of more than 95,000 member physicians and promotes safe medical care in Canada. The CMPA provides a range of services to members in both English and French including medical liability protection, advice and assistance, risk management and education, and publications.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Protective Association

For further information: Dima Hanhan, Media Relations, Canadian Medical Protective Association, (613) 316-7513,


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