Media Alert - "Change that Works. Care that Lasts." Patient-centred care the
focus of CMA's 143rd annual meeting in Niagara Falls, ON

OTTAWA, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) 143rd annual meeting (General Council) will be all about patient-centred care as delegates will converge in Niagara Falls, ON from August 23 to 25, 2010 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel.

This year's General Council theme is Change that Works. Care that Lasts.

Key features of the meeting include a presentation by Canada's Auditor General, Sheila Fraser, on the need to improve accountability and responsibility in the health care system.

Other strategic and education sessions will focus on the sustainability aspect of CMA's Health Care Transformation project and its Patient-centred care Charter.

The "Media Guide to CMA's General Council" is now available online at: This new tool provides members of the media detailed information on registration to GC, program description, hotel accommodations and more. Hotel reservations must be made before July 17th.

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: For further information: Lucie Boileau, 1-800 663-7336, or (613) 731-8610 ext. 1266, Cell.: 613 447-0866,

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